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Audiobooks and Literary Podcasts for Kids That Encourage Gratitude

From Stratford’s Head Librarian Keira Pride and Chief Academic Officer Jeanne Huybrechts When we are asked if audiobooks are a good choice for our young readers, our reply is a resounding, “Yes!” Listening to good books read aloud has established benefits – both cognitive and in terms of convenience. The…
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Books to Celebrate the Spooky Season!

The children’s books we have selected for October reading speak to the ‘scary’ season prevalent in many cultures, with tales of ghosts, graveyards, and zombies, and references to folklore and superstitions embedded in both Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos. Scary stories have an enduring appeal, and nearly every fall,…
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Celebrating Women’s Contributions to History One Book at a Time

By Jeanne Huybrechts, Chief Academic Officer, and Keira Pride, Library Services Manager, Stratford School *Original artwork courtesy of a student at Stratford San Jose Middle School    The evolution of Women’s History Month spans nearly five decades, beginning with  local week long celebrations (often organized by schools) surrounding International Women’s…
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