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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Birds, Birds, Birds

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Each spring, Tahoma Audubon sponsors a bird drawing contest for Pierce County youth in grades 1-8. Their 18th annual contest is now open for 2017!  The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2017.  This year's contest features three backyard birds common in the Pierce County region: American Robin Red-breasted Nuthatch Spotted Towhee Check out their […]

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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Look left, look right, look up, and look down, at Tacoma Public Library there are books all around! Explore Tacoma Library’s inspiring collection of children’s picture books because, as Dr. Seuss once said, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

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Go Fly a Kite

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The seasons are changing and it is time to start going outside…maybe try flying a kite. Young and old do not wait; National Kite Day is on Wednesday, February 8th or if you need a whole month to celebrate April is just around the corner for National Kite Month. Check out these fabulous kite resources […]

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And The Winners Are…

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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. 2017 Author Award Winner March 2017 Illustrator Award Winner […]

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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. 2017 Medal Winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon 2017 Honor Books Freedom Over Me The Inquisitor's Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy […]

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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! 2017 Caldecott Winner Radiant Child 2017 Caldecott Honor Books Leave Me Alone Freedom in Congo Square Du iz tak? They All Saw A Cat

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