Monday, May 12, 2014

Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Books

May is Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Below are some books to help celebrate!

Asian-American crafts kids can do!

Extraordinary Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

A kid's guide to Asian American history : more than 70 activities

The Asian Pacific American experience

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day Books

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11th this year. We have some awesome books about mothers!

The Berenstain Bears and the Mama's Day Surprise
As Mother's Day approaches, Papa Bear and the cubs do their best to surprise Mama with breakfast in bed and a gift, so Mama does her best not to ruin the surprise.

The Mother’s Day Mice
It's Mother's Day and the three mouse brothers, Biggest, Middle, and Little, have only a little bit of time to get their presents.

Anne Rockwell / E ROCKWELL
Mother’s Day
Students share how they will celebrate Mother’s Day with their class.

What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day

A boy offers advice about what not to give a mom on Mother's Day by providing examples of gifts that would be suitable for animal mothers.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Cinco de Mayo Books

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every May 5th to honor Mexican heritage and pride. Here’s a few books we have to help you celebrate.

Marco loves the food, parades, and fun of Cinco de Mayo. This year he's one of the dancers. As he listens to mariachi music, he thinks of the brave Mexicans of the past.


Mouse enjoys Cinco de Mayo, even looking forward to getting candy from a piƱata. Will Cat ruin Mouse’s plan?

Using the song "Bingo" as an inspiration, this story follows Pablo as he brings a calf named Rodeo to school for its Cinco de Mayo festivities. What will the other kids think?

Learn all about the celebrations of Cinco de Mayo.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Celebrating Springtime Books

Anyone else glad that we’re in the midst of springtime right now? It might not be as popular a season as summer is, but it’s definitely worthy of celebration. We think spring is an underdog season that is due for some appreciation by reading books!


Beautiful illustrations abound in this book about a boy who worries the seeds he planted won’t grow. Just wait to see what happens when spring arrives!


Mole is so happy about spring arriving, he wants to wake up Bear. When Bear doesn’t wake up, Mole has the perfect plan!


Baby goes for a walk on a spring day and explores the world around him.

Spring has come to Bugland and all the bugs are excited to celebrate.

Clementine has an eventful spring, including a trip to "Ye Olden Times" to learn about pilgrims.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Books to Celebrate National Look Up at the Sky Day

National Look Up at the Sky Day is April 17th. How often do you look up at the sky? During the day? At night? What about when it’s cloudy? These books will help you appreciate everything sky-related and more.


A retelling of Chicken Little, who, after an acorn falls on his head, runs in a panic to tell his friends the sky is falling.


Marisol’s teacher asks her to help paint a mural for her school library, but there isn’t any blue paint! How will she make a sky without blue? Marisol starts to dream and sees the possibilities.


On a slightly scary camping trip to study stars in the night sky, Owly and Wormy make new friends.


In a post-apocalyptic world, Christein wishes to go on adventures in the high skies with the Cloud Hunters, who are defined by the scars on their faces and labeled as outcasts.

An illustrated introduction to constellations that explains how constellations are useful, who discovered them, and more.

Tons of information about clouds, from how to identitfy them to how to make your own “cloud” at home!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Books for Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month! You might be surprised at how great some of the poetry books published in the last few years are. Some people think of poetry as being old, but fresh poetry is being written every day!


Marilyn Singer / J 811.54 SINGER


Lisa Wheeler / J 811.54 WHEELER


Dallas Clayton / J 811.6 CLAYTON


Hope Vestergaard / J 811.6 VESTERGA

Monday, March 31, 2014

Drawing Books

Many kids and adults love to draw. Want to learn how? These books offer step-by-step guides for anyone, whether you’ve drawn before or not.


J 741.2 AMES



5 steps to drawing faces by: Susan Kesselring




J 743.8629133 BRECKE



J 743.89629892 ROSIER

You Can Draw It!: Robots by: Maggie Rosier

Monday, March 24, 2014

Superhero Books

Here's some super superhero books!


SuperHero ABC by: Bob McLeod







Mighty Max by: Harriet Ziefert



Captain Awesome by: Stan Kirby