Welcome to WiserKids, a blog designed to help you and your kids grow, learn, read, play and explore with the library and beyond.

Written and managed by youth librarians at Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries, we strive to help grow readers and life-long learners. We offer reading recommendations, early literacy info, fun learning ideas, library info, and more. We hope you find something helpful here- whether you are a parent, librarian, child care provider, educator or anyone else who shares an interest in growing readers.

Recent Posts

Spring and Garden Books for Toddlers

April 24, 2017|0 Comments

Here are favorite Spring and Garden-themed stories, rhymes, songs and activities for two and three year olds. (Learn more here about how to choose books for this age). [...]

Celebrating Earth Day with School Age Kids

April 19, 2017|0 Comments

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have [...]

Celebrate Earth Day with Young Kids

April 14, 2017|0 Comments

"If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering [...]

Tips for Reading to Babies and Ones

April 7, 2017|0 Comments

          Snuggle with your baby and read for a short time. Stop when your baby tells you she's done. Singing [...]

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Kindness Counts! Books for Parents and Kids

March 31, 2017|Comments Off on Kindness Counts! Books for Parents and Kids

We've recently featured bullying resources- here are a few more we'd recommend. And don't miss all the great kids books with themes of kindness and friendship- check out the [...]

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Teen Book Review: Panda-Monium

March 31, 2017|Comments Off on Teen Book Review: Panda-Monium

Funjungle is getting a panda. Funjungle is a zoo where Teddy’s parents work. The truck delivering the panda arrives, but no panda is inside. The panda has been “panda-napped.” 13-year-old sleuth, Teddy, decides to help solve the mystery of who “panda-napped” Li Ping the panda!

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