June 2020 Books

June 2020 Books

June 2020 BooksJune 1 is National Aquarium Day! Learn about the spectacular ocean and the creatures that inhabit it with these books … The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, translated by J Alison James A fish with beautiful scales does not want to share his shimmering...

May 2020 Books

May 2020 Books

May 2020 BooksIt’s Gifts from the Garden Month! Learn about the world of gardening with these books … The Little Gardener by Jan Gerardi What does it take to plant a successful garden? It takes a little hard work, some care and a lot of patience. Accompanied by sweet...

April, 2020 Books

April, 2020 Books

April, 2020 BooksApril 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...

Celebrate National Poetry Month: Try Haiku and Rhymes

Celebrate National Poetry Month: Try Haiku and Rhymes

Celebrate National Poetry Month: Try Haiku and RhymesWriting and reciting poetry enhances vocabulary and language skills –– and it is really fun! Try writing haiku and simple rhymes with your child this April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Haiku Haiku is a...

March, 2020 Books

March, 2020 Books

March, 2020 BooksMarch is National Music in Our Schools Month! Celebrate music with these books... We are Music by Brandon Stosuy, illustrated by Nick Radford What is the history of music? This book explores the vast world of music, from classical and jazz all the way...

First 5 LA’s February, 2020 Books

First 5 LA’s February, 2020 Books

First 5 LA’s February, 2020 BooksFebruary 14th is Valentine’s Day! Celebrate this love-filled holiday with these books: This is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgins, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins A charming book that celebrates all forms of love in a unique way....

Legislators & Literacy: Reading Recommendations

Legislators & Literacy: Reading Recommendations

Legislators & Literacy: Reading RecommendationsTo inspire early literacy and reading with your family, we've asked three California legislators to share their reading habits and favorite books from their childhood. Read below for reading tips and recommendations from...

January 2020 Books

January 2020 Books

January 2020 BooksJanuary is all about counting! 1...2...3… read these books! 1 Big Salad: A Delicious Book on Counting by Juana Medina Counting is fun with the romp to the zoo. This easy-to-read book, featuring colorful illustrations, is a great one for little ones...

December 2019 Book List

December 2019 Book List

December 2019 Book List December 22 is the first night of Hanukkah! Celebrate the holiday with these books: Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah by Norman Bridwell How does Clifford the big red dog celebrate Hanukkah? Follow along as Clifford and family sing songs, eat latkes...

First 5 LA Resources for Young Readers

First 5 LA Resources for Young Readers

First 5 LA Resources for Young Readers Celebrate Young Readers Day on Nov. 12 (and throughout the month) by reading to your child! Studies show that reading aloud from birth builds bonds and enhances a child’s success in school and their later life. Reading with...




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