June 2020 Books

June 1 is National Aquarium Day! Learn about the spectacular ocean and the creatures that inhabit it with these books …

My Visit to the Aquarium by Aliki

A child’s trip to the aquarium is filled with animals, color and wonder! Take a journey into the wonderful world under the water and see why the aquarium is a special place to visit.

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, translated by J Alison James

A fish with beautiful scales does not want to share his shimmering scales with other fish. How does he overcome his own selfishness and make friends with the animals in the sea?

Hello, World! Ocean Life by Jill McDonald

A great introduction to the fascinating world under the sea! Accompanied by vibrant illustrations, this book is a perfect way for children to learn all about the animal and plant life in the oceans.

June 8 is Best Friends Day! Read these books with a friend …

Moon: Earth’s Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Stevie Lewis

What makes the moon the Earth’s best friend? This fun and informative book explains in an easy-to-read way the relationship between the Earth and the moon, and how it came to be.

We Are Best Friends by Roger Priddy

Best friends can take many forms. In this lively picture book, best friends come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni

Little Blue and Little Yellow are the best of friends. One day, they get lost and can’t find each other. What happens when they finally find each other and give each other a big hug?

June is Pride Month! Celebrate pride and diversity with these books …

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten

You’re invited to a beautiful pride celebration, where everyone is appreciated and accepted! Told with colorful pictures and rhyming text, this book is a great way to celebrate Pride Month.

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

When Julián sees three ladies dressed up like mermaids in the subway, he wants to dress up like that too! He goes home and makes a beautiful blanket mermaid tail, and a long hairpiece out of a fern. What will his grandma think of his transformation?

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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