Sasquatch Award

Awarded annually to the best book written for children in grades 4-6, as voted on by students in Washington State. Check out the previous Sasquatch winners and nominees available at Tacoma Public Library.  Many titles are also available in eBook and eAudiobook format through our eBook catalog. 2018 Winner The Honest Truth 2019 Nominees Fuzzy Sputnik's Guide…
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Electrical Snap Circuits

Fun, fast and easy way for a child and adult to build electronics and confidence together! http://www.snapcircuits.net Learn how electricity moves Follow colorful pictures and build exciting projects Encourages experimentation and independent thinking Parts mounted on plastic modules and easily snap together Excellent bonding activity for child and accompanying adult STEM (science, technology, engineering and…
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EggBot

EggBot is an art robot that draws on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Ping pong balls provided. People may bring and experiment with eggs, light bulbs, and holiday ornaments. Ages 6 – 18 (manufacturer recommended age 10 and up) Required: Registration and assisting adult EggBot kits borrowed from Washington State Library …
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And The Winners Are…

Forget the Golden Globes and the Oscars, Tacoma Public Library’s favorite award show of the year is the American Library Association’s (ALA) Youth Media Awards!  Every year ALA honors the best books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults with notable awards such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Coretta Scott King, and many more…
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Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are awarded annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library’s Coretta Scott King award winners. 2018 Author Award Winner Piecing Me Together 2018 Illustrator…
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Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library's Caldecott winner and honor books! 2018 Caldecott Winner Wolf in the Snow 2018 Caldecott Honor Books Big Cat, Little Cat Crown A Different Pond Grand Canyon…
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Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library's Newbery winner and honor books. 2018 Medal Winner Hello, Universe 2018 Honor Books Crown Long Way Down Piecing Me Together…
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Roominate

Open ended, snap together building system makes many things, from houses to helicopters! Uses electricity and motors to teach use of circuits that create moving parts and lights. Expand, accessorize, and populate a world of your own! Encourages problem solving, confidence and creativity. Ages 4 – 18 (manufacturer recommended age 6  - 12) Required: Registration…
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Books set in Washington

128 years ago, the State of Washington became the 42nd state to join the Union. Check out the Washington State Historical Society website for more information and find out how a forgotten signature delayed Washington from becoming a state…oops. Over the years, many great children’s chapter books have been set in the State of Washington…
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Dear Tooth Fairy

Children’s Museum of Tacoma is hosting a National Tooth Fairy Day event the week of August 21st.  Go prepared to take a closer look inside your mouth, learn important ways to take care of your smile, and go home with a kit to aid in your daily dental routine. Check out their website for details…
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