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Santa Cruz Public Library

Preschool Storytime Mondays 10:00am Garfield Park
Tuesdays 10:30am La Selva Beach
Tuesdays 11:00am Scotts Valley
Wednesdays 11:00am Live Oak
Thursdays 10:00am  Downtown
Thursdays 10:00am  Branciforte
Fridays 11:00am Capitola
Toddler Time Mondays 10:00am Live Oak
Tuesdays 10:00am Aptos
Wednesdays 10:00am Boulder Creek
Thursdays 10:00am Scotts Valley
Fridays 10:00am Downtown
Spanish Storytime Mondays 5:30pm Live Oak


Watsonville Public Library

Bilingual Baby Laptime

Wednesdays 10:30 am
Freedom Branch Library

Bilingual Toddler Time

Wednesdays, 11:30am
Freedom Branch Library

Thursdays, 10:30am
Main Library Storytime Room



Caldecott Award awarded to "artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."

2015 Caldecott Medal Winner The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, illustrated and written by Dan Santat

In four delightful “visual chapters,” Beekle, an imaginary friend, undergoes an emotional journey looking for his human. Santat uses fine details, kaleidoscopic saturated colors, and exquisite curved and angular lines to masterfully convey the emotional essence of this special childhood relationship

Newbery Award awarded for "distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

2015 Newbery Medal winner is The Crossover,  by Kwame Alexander

Twelve-year-old narrator Josh Bell uses the rhythms of a poetry jam to emulate the "moving & grooving/popping and rocking" of life on the basketball court with his twin brother, J.B. This powerful novel in verse paints an authentic portrait of a closely-knit family on the brink of crisis. Swish! This book is nothing but net!

 Pura Belpré Award presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

2015 Pura Belpré Award I Lived on Butterfly Hill, written by Marjorie Agosín

When warships appear, in “I Lived on Butterfly Hill,” Celeste’s idyllic life is shattered. As people disappear, Celeste’s parents go into hiding, and she is sent into exile. When she returns home, she works to reunite people she loves and to move her country forward. Lyrically written by acclaimed poet, Marjorie Agosín, this Chilean story offers a refreshing perspective on resiliency.

 Find more in the Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature - search by age, historical period, ethnicity/nationality of protagonist, gender and more.


Websites for Parents & Children

Reading Rockets - Resources on reading and literacy

Colorín Colorado -  Resource for educators and Spanish-speaking families 

Kirkus Book Reviews - book reviews

Santa Cruz Public Library Kids

Watsonville Public Library Kids



Children’s Books about the Disability Experience (National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped)

Children's about Coping with Loss or Trauma (National Association  of School Psychologists)

Children's Books about Cancer (Children's Cancer Research Fund)

50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know (Cooperative Children's Book Center)

Anti-Bias Education Books (Children's Peace Library)

Children's Books about Nutrition (School Nutrition Association)

A Rainbow Celebration - Gays and Lesbians in books for Children (San Francisco Public Library)

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