January 2021 Books

January 18th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Learn about how this leader changed the course of the civil rights movement with these books…

I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos

As a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. became aware of inequity — and vowed to do something about it as he grew up. This inspiring book details how early compassion and dedication can change the world.

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Using quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., this book is a great way to learn the history of one of the most important figures of American history. A thought-provoking way to begin conversations around MLK Day.

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr., illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech brought to life with vibrant illustrations. A thoughtful and easy-to-understand way of learning about this speech that changed the United States forever.

Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 51 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A. by Arlisha Norwood

Learn all about the important black trailblazers in American history and beyond! Accompanied by fantastic portraits, this book is a wonderful way to learn about and appreciate Black heroes in history.

Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Jared Andrew Schorr

What started the civil rights movement? How did people change laws and the way we treat others? By standing up for what was right! This book is a great introduction to equality and the idea that everyone deserves a voice.

January 12th is National Hot Tea Day! Pour a cup and celebrate with these books…

Teatime Around the World by Denyse Waisbluth, illustrated by Chelsea O’Byrne

How do different cultures prepare and enjoy their tea? A charming look at a pastime that is enjoyed around the world.

Tea Rex by Molly Idle

What happens at a tea party? You drink tea, you eat yummy desserts and you share them with your huge dinosaur friend! A cute story about a not-so-normal tea party.

January is the fresh start of a new year — and all about creating new goals! Set a goal and read this book…

Dream On!: A book about possibilities by Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed, illustrated by Elizabeth Allen

If you dream it, you can achieve it! A fun story about achieving your goals, never too big or small. A great way to get the reader inspired to dream big.

February 2021 Books

February 2021 Books

February 2021 Books February is Black History Month! Celebrate with these books… The ABC’s of Black History by Rio Cortez, illustrated by Lauren Semmer Told in rhyming text, this book follows the alphabet as we learn all about black history of the U.S. and around the...

February 2021 Amazing Activities 

February 2021 Amazing Activities 

February 2021 Amazing Activities February is Black History Month! Read a picture book by a black writer or illustrator together. Groundhog Day! Teach your child to make shadow puppets and look out for six more weeks of winter! February is also National Bird Feeding...

January 2021 Amazing Activities

January 2021 Amazing Activities

January 2021 Amazing Activities What is a goal for this year that you and your child can commit to achieving? January is National Hobby Month! What is a hobby your child can start this month? Do 15 sit-ups with your child! Trivia Day! What’s a random or fun fact you...

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Questions and Answers With recent, record highs of infections and deaths in California and the U.S. from COVID-19, the pandemic is far from over. But the recent approval and beginning of distribution of COVID-19 vaccines now offer hope that...