Sesame Street ® Brings Friends Together

There are many ways young readers can change the world. They can help animals, create imaginative art, and be an upstander against racism. This fall, Sesame Street® brings young readers together with new activities, new characters, and new places. Read on to discover this season’s titles and the online resources that will encourage young readers to continue learning!

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Yesterday was Indigenous Peoples Day. Below you’ll find a list of books that cover Indigenous history, people or fictional characters, as well as an interesting resource to find out which Indigenous lands you’re living on.

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Moving Forward Through Tough Times

In Lawrence J. Cohen’s book, The Opposite of Worry, he describes the “Second Chicken” effect. If a baby chicken gets scared by a sudden noise or movement, it will freeze in place and look for a second chicken. If that second chicken is happily pecking and scratching at the dirt, the baby chicken will unfreeze and continue to peck and scratch and go about its business. If there is no second chicken, the baby chicken will remain paralyzed with fear.  

Anxiety, worry, and fear loom like a large shadow. Children look to others to know how to react. Educators are the second chickens. They are leading the way in classrooms, libraries, school cafeterias, and everywhere students look for reassurance and redirection.

Sharing books with resilient characters is another way to help students move forward. These books show that even during difficult and dark times, there are ways to keep learning, growing, and engaging with others.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Is Here Again!

Let’s celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage through literature! From graphic novels and YA fiction to series nonfiction about places and cultures, we’ve got something for everyone.

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Celebrating Intergenerational Stories

By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist

Let’s face it. Grandparents are the best. They share very unique, very powerful connections with the generations that follow. Between fishing trips, board games, and epic fantasy battles, a grandparent can infuse moments with adventure and warmth. These moments become treasured memories that remind us how much we can love someone else.

Today we explore fiction and nonfiction titles that celebrate these relationships. Fill your shelves with these meaningful, heartwarming stories that readers will want to share with their own grandparents. And don’t forget to observe Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, September 12th!

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