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Loteria: First Words Primeras Palabras: First Words / Primeras Palabras Cover Image
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay Cover Image
El Chupacabras Cover Image
What Can You Do with a Rebozo? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo? Cover Image
Waiting for the Biblioburro Cover Image
Cuauhtémoc Bilingual Wooden Shapes Puzzle
When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana Cover Image
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Cover Image
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx Cover Image
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Cover Image
Across the Bay Cover Image
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes Cover Image
Back to School: A Global Journey Cover Image
We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom Cover Image
Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens Cover Image
My School in the Rain Forest: How Children Attend School Around the World Cover Image
We Got This.: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be Cover Image
I Learn from Children: An Adventure in Progressive Education Cover Image
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:30am

Join author Michele Wong to learn English and Mandarin words with Gordon and Li Li as they celebrate the traditions and festivities of Chinese New Year in their latest bilingual book!
Gordon and Li Li are cousins. Li Li is from Beijing, China and speaks Mandarin. Gordon lives in Brooklyn, New York and speaks English. They are so excited to celebrate Chinese New Year together! Children and caregivers can learn about the preparation, the good luck foods, and special greetings that ensure a happy and prosperous New Year while learning words in English and Mandarin. Each word features the English and pinyin spelling along with the Chinese character and the phonetic Mandarin pronunciation to help readers practice.
This is an adorable and informative must-have book for any family who wants to get little ones excited to learn about Chinese New Year — and a second language.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 10:30am

Join us for a special Sunday Story Time! On Sunday, February 23 at 10:30 am David Heredia will be in the store to read from his new book Little Heroes of Color.

A perfect book for tomorrow's leaders, Little Heroes of Color educates and inspires by showing readers 50 trailblazers from a range of races and ethnicities. Bold colors and simple captions bring the youngest readers face-to-face with those who've shaped history and broken boundaries in science, the arts, government, and more.

David Heredia has worked for Walt Disney Animation, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Collectibles. His six-time award-winning education video series "Heroes of Color" has been featured in the New York Times, on NPR, and on PBS Online. He lives in Santa Clarita, California with his wife and three children. For more information, visit David at

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:30am

Esther Crow is coming back to Story Time! On Thursday, February 27 at 10:30 am, award-winning singer/songwriter Esther Crow will be guest-hosting. She'll bring her signature puppets and original music, and rock the Bookstore!

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:30am

Author Tara Knudson is coming on March 28 to read her new book, Easter Egg Day!  Kids will love watching how plain, white eggs are decorated with zig-zags, stripes, and patterns as this board book celebrates the classic Easter family tradition of dyeing eggs and hunting for them!

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:30am

Making a choice makes a difference!

With the next presidential election upon us, this witty, nonpartisan book will help explain the concept of voting to the youngest readers. I Voted explains the concept of choosing, individually, and as a group, from making a simple choice: "Which do you like better, apples or oranges?", to selecting a class pet, to even more complicated decisions, like electing community representatives. Serge Bloch's effortless and charming illustrations paired with Mark Shulman's funny and timely text create a perfect resource for discussing current events with your children. This title also includes reference information about the United States electoral process.

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