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Safe Sleep for Baby

According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, "On average, almost 400 Texas babies die in their sleep each year - suddenly, unexpectedly, and without a clear explanation or due to accidental suffocation or strangulation. That's why it is so important to always give babies "Room to Breathe."

There are several simple steps that parents can take that will help ensure the safety of their infant. Additional information can be found on the links below.  

Women's Suffrage Movement

In less than twenty four hours, election day polls will open and women will help determine who our next President will be. Sadly, his was not always the case, but  we can thank women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth and Carrie Chapman Catt for leading the Women's Suffrage Movement. Due to their actions the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was added allowing women the right to vote.  

Day of the Dead

"Día de los muertos <<DEE ah deh lohs MWEHR tohs>> is a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. Many Mexican American communities also celebrate it. Día de los muertos is a Spanish phrase meaning day of the dead. On this day, families gather in churches, at cemeteries, and in homes. They pray for and remember loved ones who have died. The celebration is usually on November 2, the Roman Catholic religious festival of All Souls' Day. Some people celebrate over several days, including All Saints' Day on November 1.

 

Rolling with Reading

When I began this post, I was going to write about kid friendly forms of transportation such as; bikes, scooters and skateboards. I changed my focus, after I had a discussion with a friend about how books have the ability to change our lives. 

 

 

Take Pride In The U.S.A.

Parents and teachers, can help children develop a sense of pride and patriotism for America by sharing books.

The Pledge of Allegiance. Francis Bellamy

Mammals

With a few exceptions, mammals are animals that have fur/hair on their bodies, regulate their body temperature, nourish their young with milk and  they give birth to live young.

Dig into a Good Book!

 Children are memorized by the machinery which helps us move mountains and build skyscrapers. The items below are the perfect choice for those who desire a good book to "dig" into.

Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? Brianna Caplan Sayres

Yo-ho-ho!

Have you ever wondered what the Children's Librarians like to read?  Recently, they were asked  what their favorite pirate books are. I have listed their responses below. 

The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle

Create, Explore and Learn with LEGO® Books

Children and tweens alike, have been playing with LEGO® bricks for 80 years and their popularity continues to grow.

Luckily, LEGO bricks are not only fun but also educational as well. Many studies recognize that children gain valuable skills when they play with LEGOs, such as; creativity, problem solving, decision making and math. If you have ever wondered what to do with all of those LEGO bricks after you completed the planned project checkout a few of the suggested titles below. 

150 Years Ago, President Abraham Lincoln, Issued The Emancipation Proclamation

On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, making all slaves in seceding states free as of January 1, 1863. If you are interested in learning more about this topic checkout some of the books that I have listed below.

The Emancipation Proclamation  Stephen Krensky.

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