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The following lists were created by the Tacoma Public Library's Youth Librarians to help parents, educators, and children find great, age-appropriate reading suggestions.


 Read Me a Story100 Picture Books Every Child Should Hear Before Starting School
This book list includes a mix of popular and classic picture books to read aloud to young children to help them develop early literacy skills.  Search the catalog using #100picturebooks for a list of titles or click here for a printable version.

Bouncing Babies and Thriving Toddlers
Reading is an excellent way to bond with your child while promoting language development and listening skills.  Search the catalog using #babyandtoddler for a list of titles or click here for a printable version.

 Newbery Medal Winners and Honor Books
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  Check out a list of Newbery Medal winners and honor books by searching the catalog using #newbery.
 Sasquatch Award
Awarded annually to the best book written for children in grades 4-8, as voted on by students in Washington State. For the list of 2014 nominees, search the catalog using #sasquatch2014.  For the list of preivious winners, search the catalog using #sasquatchwinner.
 Battle of Books 2013TPS Battle of the Books 2014
Congratulations to Bryant Montessori for winning the 2014 Battle of the Books! Search the catalog using #battleofthebooks2014 for a list of 2014 titles. Stay tuned for more information on the 2015 competition. If you would like to learn more about the Tacoma Public Schools' Battle of the Books competition, click here or ask your local School Librarian.
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