Ms. Amanda tells us about some great new picture books at the library.
Book Talk Time
Recommendations from our knowledgeable Children's staff!
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Book Talk Time Videos
Mr. John tells us about some interesting non-fiction books on a variety of unusual subjects.
Ms. Susan tells us about Halloween stories featuring popular storybook characters.
Mr. John introduces us to some scary stories for older kids.
Mr. John introduces us to some of his favorite wordless picture books, with stories kids can "read" even if they can't read yet.
Ms. Amanda introduces us to author/illustrator Grace Lin and her books.
Ms. Susan introduces us to a variety of books for Thanksgiving.
Our resident library caver, Mr. John, introduces us to some stories and fact books about caves and cave exploration.
Together with our library robot, Mr. John shares some of his favorite science-fiction stories for kids.
Ms. Susan shares some of her favorite Christmas board books and picture books.
Mr. John shares with us some children's Christmas stories that focus on the Nativity, the story of the birth of Jesus.
Mr. John introduces books that show how to make fun gadgets, toys, vehicles, and science experiments, most with items you already have around the house.
Mr. John introduces us to fun stories that teach something about sharing.
Ms. Amanda introduces us to some brand new books from Usborne recently arrived at the library.
Ms. Susan shares with us some great resources for reading aloud to your kids, finding them the best books, and even teaching them to read on their own.
Mr. John introduces some exciting adventure stories for kids.
Ms. Susan introduces picture book stories to help kids deal with things they may worry about.
Mr. John introduces some fun stories featuring dinosaurs!
February is Kindness Month! Ms. Susan introduces us to stories which show kids what kindness looks like.
Mr. John shares very funny picture books by by one of his favorite illustrator/authors, Chris Van Dusen.
Ms. Amanda introduces some fun new short paperback series, featuring stories about pets, puppies, ponies, unicorns and more.
Ms Amanda introduces the library's large print novels for kids, and explains how they may benefit from the format.
Mr John talks about how stories can help kids deal with challenging circumstances, and presents some sample books.
Book Talk Time Book Lists
- New Picture Books!
Links to all the books Ms. Amanda talked about in the New Picture Books video.
- Really ODD Non-Fiction!
Links to all the books Mr. John talked about in the Really ODD Non-Fiction video
- Halloween Stories with Favorite Characters
Links to all the books Ms. Susan talked about in her Halloween Stories video
- Creepy Stories!
Links to all the books Mr. John talked about in the Creepy Stories video
- Wordless Picture Books!
Links to all the picture books Mr. John talked about in the video and MORE!
- Books by Grace Lin
Links to all the books at the Decatur Public Library by author/illustrator Grace Lin
- Cave Exploring Books!
Links to all the books Mr. John talks about in his video on cave books
- Science Fiction books
Links to all the science fiction books Mr. John introduced as well as their sequels (for those in a series)
- Christmas board books & picture books
Links to all the Christmas books Ms. Susan talks about in her video
- Nativity Stories for Kids
Links to all the Nativity stories Mr. John talks about in the video.
- Books about Making Stuff
Links to all the books Mr. John introduces in the video, plus others like them
- Stories about Sharing
Links to all the stories about sharing Mr. John talked about, plus many similar ones.
- New Books from Usborne Publishers
Links to all the books covered by Ms. Amanda in the Usborne video
- Reading with your Child
Links to all the books Ms. Susan shares in her video about resources for reading with your child
- Adventure Stories
Links to all the books Mr. John talks about in the adventure stories video
- Books for Dealing with Worry
Links to all the books about worry Ms. Susan features in her video.
- Dinosaur Stories!
Links to all the books Mr. John talks about in the dinosaur stories video
- Kindness Stories
Links to the stories about kindness Ms. Susan introduces.
- Picture Books by Chris Van Dusen
Links to all the books at the Decatur Public Library by or illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
- New Paperback Series: Pets, Ponies, Puppies and More!
Links to all the new paperback series Ms. Amanda introduces in her video
- Large Print Books for Kids
Links to all the children's fiction in large print format at DPL
- Stories that Help
Links to all the book Mr John introduces in the video Stories that Help