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9 Best Children’s Books of 2019 Librarians share their favorite books for kids from the past year

best children's books of 2019

We asked our friends at the Baltimore County Public Library to pick the best children’s books of 2019. These wonderful tales, all published this year, are perfect for gift-giving and library-borrowing. BOARD/TODDLER “Baby Play” by Skye Silver A wide variety of babies, caregivers and families are featured dancing, laughing, splashing …

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Patriotic Prose 7 Questions with Baltimore Writer Chris Formant on His New Book ‘Saving Washington’

Another riveting read to add to the collection of powerful books on America’s beginnings is local writer Chris Formant’s newest historical-fiction novel, “Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn.” Based on a lesser-known historical event, Formant tells the story of a group of …

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Strengths Based Parenting

One of the things that really made me like this book was how it addressed how we so easily compare our first born kids to that of our friends. We often wonder why our baby isn’t sleeping through the night or is so fussy while our friend’s child sleeps like …

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DK’s Early Literacy Program

As my eldest is finishing up preschool and heading to kindergarten, we are beginning to explore early reading. We have combed the library shelves for easy readers and found many different options. While my son loves the fictional, illustrated early readers that feature recognizable cartoon characters, he also enjoys the …

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What Great Parents Do

This book was written by Erica Reischer, Ph.D., and gives 75 strategies for raising great kids. I found this to be an absolute great resource and reference for all age groups. The book contains short chapters which makes it easy to read. It really got me thinking about how I …

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This Is Me

I loved reading this story, and my 8-year-old cousin was fascinated by it. The book starts out with a teacher talking to her class about where her ancestors are from and how they had to choose what they would pack to bring on their journey to America. She explains that …

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Little Bitty Friends

This book is adorable. It starts off with the author dedicating the book to her child “who saw and loved the little things that only little eyes can see.” That sums up exactly what this book is about…seeing nature through the eyes of toddlers and how they simply adore the …

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Casey and Friends Books

       When we head out of the suburbs and into the country, one of my son’s favorite things is to observe all the “big machines” out in the fields of the many farms. We do our share of fruit picking at local farms and some small vegetable growing at home, …

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Bunnies Are a Lot Like You and Me

Many families with young children are often contemplating whether or not add a pet to their household. One of the biggest concerns when making the decision is if the children are old enough and will understand how important it is to care for another living creature. Bunnies Are a Lot …

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