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?

California’s Tax Credit Helps Working Families

California’s Tax Credit Helps Working Families

California’s Tax Credit Helps Working Families If you are working and pay taxes, you may be eligible for a California Earned Income Tax Credit that can give you a refund — or reduce your family’s taxes — by thousands of dollars. And if you have young children, you can...

COVID-19 Challenges: Thank a Childcare Worker!

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COVID-19 Challenges: Thank a Childcare Worker! As most parents are keenly aware, quality child care is critical to a child’s development, parents’ ability to work and families’ well-being. While Los Angeles County child care providers have long faced considerable...

Inspiring Children’s Books for Women’s History Month

Inspiring Children’s Books for Women’s History Month

Inspiring Children's Books for Women's History Month Inspire your young reader with these empowering books in honor of Women's History Month! Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The World By Susan Hood (Author) Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Emily Winfield...

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...

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