September 25 is Native American Day! Learn and celebrate with these books…

The Tongva (Spotlight on the American Indians of California) by Mary Graham

Learn about the culture and traditions of the Tongva people, who are some of the Original Peoples of California, and who lived in the area that is now known as the city of Los Angeles.

The Very First Americans by Cara Ashrose, illustrated by Bryna Waldman

Before European settlers arrived, hundreds of Native Americans lived throughout what is now the United States. Learn about some of the culture, traditions and lives of these groups in this introduction to Native peoples.

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

In celebration of a Native American tradition, this fun, lively book explores the important role of a special food — fry bread — for family, community and culture.

September is Classical Music Month! Here are a few books to get the melodies flowing…

Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 by Carolyn Sloan, Illustrated by James Williamson

What is a symphony? What instruments are in a symphony? An awesome read that inspires readers to listen to more classical music!

Becoming Bach by Tom Leonard

Learn this history of an extraordinary composer. Complete with beautiful illustrations, this informative book shows how Bach became Bach!

September 13th is Grandparent’s Day! Celebrate with these books…

My Grandparents Love Me by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Judi Abbot

There is something so special about grandparents! In this fun picture book, a zebra and their grandparents share a fun-filled family day.

Grandpa and Me by Danielle McLean, illustrated by Alison Edgson

Little Bear and his Grandpa always have the best time together. They go swimming, play games, and eat treats! A charming story for little ones and grandparents alike.

How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish

A silly “how-to” on how to babysit your Grandpa! You can “learn” what to eat with your Grandpa, how to play and how to make the day a perfect one.

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