Kids Read

Moral issues in: Be Kind

By Melody Palmer, Youth Librarian, South Broken Arrow Library

When you think about kindness, do you think about grand gestures and larger-than-life acts? Or does your mind immediately go to the time at the drive-thru when someone ahead of you purchased your meal? Kindnesses can be both large and small, but the book Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller is all about small acts of kindness that can make a very real difference in anyone's life. 

Moral Issues in "One"

By Tori Hamilton, Children's Associate, Glenpool Library

In "One" by Kathryn Otoshi, colors come to life. Blue, a quiet color, is constantly picked on by Red. Though the other colors see the mistreatment, no one speaks up. But every time Red is mean, he grows bigger and bigger. Soon, Red is so big that all the colors are afraid of him. Red's bullying only stops when One comes along and teaches the colors to stand up for themselves.

Moral issues: "We Found a Hat"

By Laura Raphael, Children's Services Coordinator

Parents have long wrestled with how to teach children the moral value of sharing...while keeping things fair (also a moral value). "Remember, you had the blue cup the last time we were at Grandma's; it's your brother's turn today!" "No, I made sure that all of the cake slices are the same size!"

Moral issues in: "My Friend Maggie"

By Melody Palmer, Youth Librarian, South Broken Arrow Library

As parents and educators, we want children to have a consistent moral compass. Part of building that compass is by providing opportunities to read stories with realistic moral dilemmas and relatable characters - but don't hit readers over the head with The Message.

Springtime is for PLAY!

By Tori Hamilton, Children's Library Associate, Glenpool Library

Welcome to the first day of spring!

In the winter, it's easy to convince young children to cuddle up under a snuggly old blanket with you and read a book together. However, as spring sets in, your children (and perhaps you as well) start itching to shove those books under the bed and rush headlong into the great outdoors.