What are our DIBS Kids reading? Top 31 DIBS Books!

Woo! It's DIBS' favorite month! No, not October. National Book Month! Enjoy this countdown of our most popular books! One for every day this month. #31: The Family Level: A Times checked out: 77 Number of copies DIBS has: 2 #30: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Level: K Times checked out: 77... Continue Reading →

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Should my child be reading this? Tips for addressing challenging topics in children’s books

“When we share our stories, what it does is, it opens up our hearts for other people to share their stories. And it gives us the sense that we are not alone on this journey.” -Janine Shepherd This week is Banned Books Week, and as a nonprofit that puts books in the hands of some... Continue Reading →

The Secret to Better Writing

The first time I met Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield, she began our conversation with, "I see so many awful writers in college." Not the most eloquent way to begin a conversation, but I figured there was a point to her claim. I just watched her. Hoping she would continue with her thought. She did. "Do you know why?"

The Strong-Willed Mom: A Tribute to Teachers

Many DIBS supporters might not know how much this program was originally inspired by teachers. Really just one teacher, actually. This post is a small tribute to that very teacher who retires later this month after a twenty-year career as a kindergarten teacher in one of Omaha’s highest-poverty schools. That teacher is probably best known... Continue Reading →

A Reflection of Me: El Día de los Niños

April 30th may seem an ordinary day, one that comes five days after what is described as “the perfect date” by contestant Cheryl Frasier in Miss Congeniality, but it’s the culmination of a promise that lasts all year. Commonly known as Día, El Día de los niños/el día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is... Continue Reading →

A Reflection of Me: More Than A Disability

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness month, which focuses on celebrating the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities as well as understanding their specific needs and the progress made toward improving quality of life for them. It is a reminder that a person with a disability is a person first, and like everyone else they are... Continue Reading →

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