"So why test children’s and teens’ books for representation? The Bechdel Test is a great exercise that we can all use to be aware of the people around us. It teaches us to think more critically. Being aware of how people are represented in the books that children read can lead to children being aware … Continue reading Book Vloggin’ with Jan: The Bechdel Test
~post by Ellen, BookKids Inventory Manager A new feature in BookKids is the Staff Spotlight display. Each month, a staff member will have complete control over one of the full displays in the children’s department. The books in this display are completely the choice of the featured staff member. So far, the displays have included a … Continue reading BookKids April Staff Spotlight: Ellen!
If you’d like to keep up with all of our BookKids news, subscribe to our monthly BookKids e-newsletter. We also have all of our usual fun & fabulous storytimes happening this month for your very young readers. All storytimes and events are free and open to the public. Join us! ______________________________________________________________ U P C O M I N G E … Continue reading What’s Happening in BookKids in April
HARDCOVER FICTION Stone Cold by C. J. Box Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is about a mysterious man living on a massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming, but he discovers a lot more than … Continue reading New Releases – 3/11/14