Meet David Shannon!

Renown children’s author, David Shannon is coming to East Palo Alto! Best known for his series of books that began with No, David! back in 1998, Shannon has written and illustrated many other books such as A Bad Case of Stripes, Duck on a Bike, and the many sequels to No, David! A curious tidbit […]

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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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Getting Ready for Kindergarten?

Are you getting your child ready for kindergarten this fall? Beginning at a new school? These picture books will inspire soon-to-be kindergartners and their parents - making the up-coming new-school adventure one of brilliant color, play and excitement! There's something for everyone - from a nervous school to a nervous dad (with brave children and creative teachers […]

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El Famoso Flat Top de Furqan

Español | English Español Nuevamente llegado a nuestras bibliotecas, les presentamos Furqan: un niño Afro Latino que tiene ganas de algo diferente para su peinado. Este libro bilingüe es escrito e ilustrado por un autor local, Roberto Liu-Trujillo, con traducción por Cinthya Muñoz, y se llama El Primer Corte de Mesita de Furqan/Furqan's First Flat Top. […]

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Do you like animated movies? Have you seen the trailer for Coco, Disney and Pixar’s newest animated movie? According to Disney’s website Coco is about a boy, named Miguel (voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez), who “despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la […]

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Celebrating Winter

The Snowman, a magical adventure about a boy and a snowman, will be presented on screen and accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall December 16 through 18.  If you can’t catch a performance, your family can enjoy The Snowman (in book or DVD) and its sequel, The Snowman and the Snowdog (in book or DVD), […]

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One of those days

One of the perks of working in technical services at a library is you get to see lots of new materials come through. Sometimes a book will jump out at us and we have to stop and take a second look. Amy Krouse Rosenthal's One of Those Days is exactly that kind of book. With just a […]

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