Lisa Crisman's Posts

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Earth Day 2021

Posted about 5 months ago by Lisa Crisman
“In nature, nothing exists alone.”— Rachel Carson, 1962 Even if a big Earth Day celebration is not happening in RVA, there are events going on virtually. From National Geographic’s Earth […]
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Get Growing!

Posted about 6 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Spring is here, bulbs are popping, trees are budding and the birds are busy! Working with seeds and plants is a great way to relieve stress and to focus on […]
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Women’s History for Kids: Picturebook Biographies

Posted about 7 months ago by Lisa Crisman
It’s Women’s History Month! To discover someone new to you or read a current title about someone familiar, browse the recently published books listed below. Picturebook biographies are an excellent […]
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Focus on the New: Middle Grade Fiction, ages 8-12

Posted about 7 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Calling all readers ages 8-12…it’s National Reading Month! Listed below are new titles from 2020 and 2021. A wide range of genres include fantasy, friends, and family. Some are set […]
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Black History Month: Picturing Families

Posted about 8 months ago by Lisa Crisman
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History develops themes for Black History Month each year. The themes “reflect changes in how people of African descent in […]
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“Black Food Matters”

Posted about 10 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Full disclaimer: I borrowed this phrase from Mark Whitaker on CBS Sunday Morning. The show aired Sunday, November 22, 2020. I had been waiting for our library’s copy of Marcus […]
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Veteran’s Day 2020

Posted about 11 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines armistice as “temporary stopping of open acts of warfare by agreement between the opponents.” In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh […]
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Focus on the New: Nonfiction for Kids

Posted about 11 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Do you have a young reader who loves books full of facts and information? Check out this sample of new titles available for curbside pickup @ your local Richmond Public […]
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Voting and Elections for Kids!

Posted about 12 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Voting and elections are in the news. It’s important and sometimes difficult to talk to kids about the process, results and why it’s all so necessary. Here are some titles […]
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Focus on the New: Picture Books

Posted about 12 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Picture books are equal parts text and illustration. All ages may delight in the settings and characters as pictures help tell the story. Here’s a baker’s dozen new titles available […]
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