Little Kids @ UAPL


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Two young girls standing and reading a book










I think we could all agree that the world can always use more kindness. Here are five picture books that demonstrate kindness and empathy. 


Last Stop on Market Street  A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

How to Heal a Broken Wing When Will finds a bird with a broken wing, he takes it home and cares for it, hoping in time it will be able to return to the sky.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his animal friends.  But one day he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes and received some unexpected guests.

Because Amelia Smiled A little girl's smile as she skips down the street in New York inspires a neighbor to send cookies to her grandson in Mexico, and the good will soon spreads around the world.

Each Kindness When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her. Because Maya has moved, Chloe will never get the chance to be kind to her.


Penguins Love the Cold!

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Brrrrr….it's really getting cold out there and you know who lives where it's really cold?  Penguins!  Whether you want to learn more about this flightless bird or just want a good (and possibly silly) story then the list below will be sure to please.  Reserve yourself a copy today and get to know these cool birds.


New Children's Holiday Books

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Holiday season is right around the corner.  The Upper Arlington Public Library has some wonderful new books to entertain the whole family.

Read all about a spruce tree’s journey from growing on a farm to being the most famous tree in America in John Duvall’s The Great Spruce.  Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold explores the wonders of belief.  Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with Annie and her family in Potatoes at Turtle Rock by Susan Schnur.

The entire list can be found using the Select Reads link at the bottom of our webpage.

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Series

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Elephant & Piggie are back to recommend some new easy readers!  In the “Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!” series, the Mo Willems characters show up to excitedly introduce new stories by different authors.  

To read along with Elephant & Piggie, check out the first three books in the series:

Two Peas in a Pod - Book Characters That Are Best Friends

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I was reading an Elephant and Piggie book by Mo Willems and it reminded me that there are other children’s books that feature two characters who have a great friendship. When I started looking, I found lots! The characters in these books have fun adventures but they also learn about kindness, fairness, and empathy. To get started, try some of the books below or click here for even more books about these characters - happy reading!