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Memoirs by definition are non-fiction, but this list also includes "fictionalized memoirs" to use as examples for kids who are interested in writing their own memoirs. Even the fictionalized titles on this list are mostly based on true experiences in the life of the author or someone the author knows. Choose one of these and open a window into the author's world!

October 7, 2019
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Enjoy these great reads to go along with learning to use the potty.

August 14, 2019
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In partnership with the Friends of the Library, the Library brings you the Story Walk, a page-by-page reading and walking journey at local parks. Each stop on the Story Walk offers a fun reading activity designed to build literacy skills while having fun as a family.

April 17, 2019
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Want to start a book club for kids? Looking for new titles for your existing club? The Library has a unique collection just for you! "It's in the Bag" juvenile book club kits are available for a 6 week checkout period. Kits contain 8 copies of a title, discussion questions, and enrichment materials.

March 7, 2019
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Honoring an important part of American History with these children’s stories about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life—and the Civil Rights movement of which he was part.

December 7, 2017
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Thanksgiving isn’t all about pilgrims and turkey. Take a moment this holiday to acknowledge the experiences of Native Americans, in Indiana and beyond.

November 9, 2017
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Picture books are an entire art exhibition all the in the compact form of a book.  Picture book artists use a variety of techniques to produce art and a story all together for an often critical but very loving audience--children.  This list pulls together some interesting and unique picture book art and a few books about picture book art and the artists that create it.  If you want to peruse some great art, check out some of these books or look into the vast collection of picture books in the

October 19, 2017

These multicultural stories are told using both Spanish and English.

October 4, 2017

Picture books about building, designing and creating with science and math skills.

May 11, 2017

Many writers have lived in the Hoosier state and if there is any one thing that they have in common, it's drawing inspiration from their friends and neighbors.

September 15, 2016

Chapter book stories for children about pioneers of the American frontier.

March 3, 2013

These books are examples of illustrated versions of children's songs.

November 7, 2012

These books are examples of question and answer stories.

November 7, 2012

These books are examples of stories that make use of familiar sequences, such as days of the weeks, months of the year, and sequences of numbers.

November 7, 2012