March, 2020 Books

March 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 to rap and rock! A great book to read during the month of March for Music in Our Schools.

Music is… by Brandon Stosuy, illustrated by Amy Martin

Music has so many different genres, sounds and moods, so music can be for everyone! This charming book explores music in a visual way, using fun illustrations that readers and music lovers alike will love.

88 Instruments by Chris Barton, illustrated by Louis Thomas

A boy and his parents take a trip to a music store to pick out an instrument for him to learn. But there are so many musical instruments to pick from! What instrument does he choose?

March 14 is Learn About Butterflies Day! Celebrate these special creatures with these books…

Ten Magic Butterflies by Danica McKellar, illustrated by Jennifer Bricking

An awesome book to practice counting, all while enjoying a fantastical world filled with flowers, butterflies and magic! Accompanied by detailed illustrations, this book is a great introduction to counting.

One Million Monarchs by Dawn Leon, illustrated by Taera Harman

Fly along with the butterflies as they migrate from Mexico. An informative and fun read that shows the fascinating journey these small creatures of the sky take!

A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long

An informative look into the world of butterflies! An awesome read to learn all about the different kinds of these beautiful creatures and what makes them so special.

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day! Read these lucky books…

The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun by Jeffrey Burton, illustrated by Sanja Rescek

A retelling of the famous nursery rhyme, but with an Irish twist! This amusing story is a good one to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the magical folklore of leprechauns!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George by H.A. Rey

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Curious George wants to celebrate! He enjoys a day of dancing, music and lots of eating. What happens when George wants to go to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

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...

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...

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day While Americans traditionally celebrate July 4th as the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence which declared the original colonies to be free from British rule, the reality of the matter is that not everyone...

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