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Carly Picks Family-Friendly Reads

Celebrating yesterday's NEA Read Across American Day, local librarian offers her five children's books suggestions.

’s Children’s Librarian Carly Rencsko suggests these family-friendly reads in honor of  yesterday’s National Education Assocaiton Read Across America Day. Happy page turning.

Mr. Brown Can Moo...Can You? by Dr. Seuss

This book asks the kids to be interactive and is a lot of fun!

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (or any title by him really)

Shel Silverstein provides a fun and non-threatening introduction to poetry. Fun fact: Branford Patch editor Nicole Ball recited his poem, "The Little Boy and the Old Man” at her third-grade talent show; she however, did not win.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Before this tale was on the big screen, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was an awesome book with illustrations to satisfy fantasy lovers.

The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood

This one is new book, which is touching and is great right before bed.

Flotsam by David Wiesner

This award-winner is an edgy choice since it is wordless. Kids and parents can make up the story! Get a sneak peek here.

Did you know you can take children's books out on the Nooks available at the library? Click here to learn more. Also, your daily columnist Debbie St. Thomas who pursued a masters degree in fine arts in writing for children, recently offered her list of .

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