A River, the Sea, an Island

2017 featured a bounty of fantastic picture books. As I thought about last year's treasures, I started to think in categories -- historical stories, humorous tales, poetic books, and books with gorgeous illustrations. Within the illustration category, there were three books about water that really stood out. A River by Marc Martin A child imagines…
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Must Read Latinx Picture Books

Share the life stories of inspiring Latinx historical figures with your little ones. These colorful, informative, and engaging picture book biographies are great for young children of all ages. Check out the Latinx Heritage Month activities happening at San Mateo County Libraries during September 15 - October 15. These events are sure to appeal to…
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Captain Underpants…The Movie!

It's been 20 years since 4th graders George and Harold first hypnotized their cruel principal and turned him into the larger-than-life, silly superhero, Captain Underpants. Author Dav Pilkey's The Adventures of Captain Underpants book series has been a favorite of kids who love outrageous humor, fantastic situations, and comic books. Coming Soon... The big news: a…
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Pancakes From Distant Lands

"Someone who eats pancakes and jam can't be so awfully dangerous. You can talk to him." - Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll Dublin I recently had a quick 24 hours in Dublin, Ireland. Having been there before, I knew a couple of very important things I had to accomplish during my short stay: buy an…
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Make It March

Have you ever had that moment where you see something for sale and think, “Hey, I could make that at home!” Throughout the month of March, San Mateo County Libraries is encouraging kids of all ages to drop in, roll up their sleeves, and make stuff. Unplug, DIY and STEAM These days, it’s so easy…
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