April, 2020 Books

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate with these books…

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

Whimsical poems meet silly drawings in this classic collection of poetry for children. An easy and funny introduction to rhyming words and lyrical phrases.

Poetry for Kids: Robert Frost by Robert Frost, edited by Jay Parini, illustrated by Michael Paraskevas

A beautiful collection of poetry by Robert Frost for young and old readers alike. Accompanied by vibrant illustrations, this collection is the perfect introduction to the work of Robert Frost.

It’s Raining Pigs & Noodles by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by James Stevenson

A delightful mix of silly rhymes and funny illustrations make for an awesome book of fun poetry that is fun to read aloud with even the youngest poetry lovers.

Earth Day is April 22nd! Celebrate our home planet and everything it does for us with these books…

Earth! My First 4.5 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by David Litchfield

What makes our planet so special? Dive into the fascinating history of our planet and what makes it the perfect place for life. Complete with facts and informative illustrations, this book is a great one to celebrate this important day.

What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French

Did you know there is a mass of trash more than twice the size of California in the Pacific Ocean? What can we do to better the planet, and what is being done? This book explores trash and ways of saving our environment and ecosystems.

The first week of April is Library Week! Check out these books…

Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude by Josh Funk, illustrated by Stevie Lewis

What happens when one of the two lion sculptures that guard the New York City Public Library goes missing? Join Fortitude as they look for Patience within the library.

Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

A group of mischievous bats have an unforgettable night at the public library. They splash around in the fountain, and look at their shadows on the walls. They fly around the hallways and bookcases, until it’s time to read!

Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

Sam the Mouse lives in the children’s section at the library. He loves to read all different kinds of books. What happens when Sam decides to write a book himself?

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day Indigenous Peoples' Day — while not a federal holiday — is recognized on the second Monday in October by many cities and states in the United States, including the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and California. The day...

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month Each year, the United States recognizes Filipino American History during the month of October. As the second-largest Asian American group in the country and the third-largest ethnic group in California, Filipino Americans...

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth When Terika Hameth found out she was pregnant last year, her initial joy was soon overwhelmed by anxiety. “I thought, ‘What if I die?’” she said. Her fear was not misplaced. Black women in Los Angeles County...

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day You are your child’s first teacher and are very important to their intellectual growth. From the beginning, your baby is learning language skills that will help with learning how to read, write and communicate out loud in the...

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31! When it comes to breastfeeding, racial equity is an issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fewer than 60% of Black mothers have ever breastfed compared to 75% of white mothers. Breastfeeding builds immunities, is...

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