Kids Read

Great new parenting book: "How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen"

More than 30 years ago, a little parenting book became a huge hit. "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish was and continues to be an excellent guide to help parents and teachers communicate better with their children - which goes a long way to create family or classroom peace and harmony.

Get Your Summer Reading Prizes & More!

It's not too late to participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Tulsa City-County Library! Babies, children, teens, and adults have until August 5th to sign up and complete - simply go to any of our library locations (including the bookmobile!), get a reading log, and start reading!

Free Your Child! The Importance of Freedom of Choice in Reading

Our country just celebrated our Independence Day. (In my neighborhood, very loudly and with lots of fireworks!) If there is one value Americans hold dear, it is our freedom. Free to worship in the way we want, free to speak and protest, free to BE.

That freedom is key in helping your child become confident and independent readers. Research shows that children who have a free choice of what to read are more likely to read longer and with more attention.

5 Reasons You Should Teach Your Kids Traditional American Songs

I've got nothing against Katy Perry's music. I like a good Taylor Swift or Justin Timberlake song, and heaven knows, I have Miranda Lambert's latest CD on extreme repeat in my car.

But there's nothing better for children than hearing, learning, and singing traditional American folk songs.


New Book: Short Stories for Little Monsters

Most picture books for children feature a single narrative that carries from the first page until the last - a beginning, middle, and end, with a main character who wants something, encounters a problem, or must go somewhere.