Ozobots – Program Miniature Robots Using Color!

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Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! By using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be programmed to follow commands. Ozobots Channel ideas into reality – racetracks, puzzles, mazes, obstacle loops, battlefields Encourage sequential thinking and logical reasoning STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activity Ages 5 […]

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Fit for Fun

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Make fitness a fun fit for your family with help from these inspiring titles available at Tacoma Public Library. Books: The Kids' Baseball Workout Little Flower Yoga for Kids Strong Kids, Healthy Kids Proud Parents' Guide to Raising Athletic, Balanced, and Coordinated Kids Rookie Dad Arnold's Fitness for Kids Ages Birth to 5 eBooks: The […]

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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. 2017 Winner Kinda Like Brothers 2018 Nominees The Terrible Two […]

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Cooking for Mom

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Bust out your spatulas and chef hats and whip up a Mother’s Day smorgasbord with help from these mouth watering cookbooks available from Tacoma Public Library. The Wellness Mama Cookbook Complete Children's Cookbook The 8x8 Cookbook The Kitchn Cookbook Celebrate! National Geographic Kids Cookbook Add A Pinch Cookbook The Disney Princess Cookbook

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Celebrate National Teacher’s Day

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Countries around the world celebrate their teachers.  In the United States, Teacher Appreciation Week will begin on Monday, May 8 and end on Friday, May 12 with National Teacher’s Day falling on Tuesday, May 9th. In 1953, the 81st Congress of the United States passed a resolution to designate a National Teacher Day in our […]

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Jim Dale; Great Children’s Audiobook Narrator

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There comes a time during family road trips when parents are tired of quarrelsome children, syrupy children’s music and tedious children’s movies.  Children’s audiobooks can provide some relief.  They can serve as an introduction for family discussions, can model fluent reading to your child, and introduce you and your child to new authors and storytelling […]

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Novels in Verse for Children

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Children's Books in Verse.   Even if you do not like poetry, Verse Books are worth checking out.   They are gaining in popularity among readers of all ages and have been winning National Awards over the years.  This style of writing has a rhythm and pacing that are good for grabbing […]

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Pokémon: Gotta Read ‘Em All

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Tacoma Public Library is home to all of your favorite Pokémon juvenile fiction graphic novels. From Abomasnow to Zygarde, make Tacoma Library your first Poké-stop!

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Mem Fox for Diversity

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Mem Fox is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies and holds three honorary doctorates. Her childrens picture books have been translated into 19 languages and usually center around themes of acceptance and ethnic diversity. Mem Fox lives in her home country of Australia but is constantly on the move as an advocate for literacy […]

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Children’s Songs and Music

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Music should be a part of every child’s day. Sing and dance along with these fun albums, designed just for kids, available from Tacoma Public Library.

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