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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.


 Summer Reading

2014 Summer Reading Recommendations
Grades K-2: Search the catalog using #2014summergradesk-2 for a list of titles or click here for a printable version.

Grades 3-5: Search the catalog using #2014summergrades3-5 for a list of titles or click here for a printable version.

Grades 6-9: Search the catalog using #2014summergrades6-8 for a list of titles or click here for a printable version.

 Read Me a Story

100 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.

 Read, Set, Read!

Ready! Set! Read! Tacoma
Ready! Set! Read! - Tacoma is an engaging pre-school literacy and kindergarten-readiness program sponsored by the Tacoma Public Schools, Communities in Schools, and The Milgard Foundation. Search the catalog using #readysetread for a list of titles, click here for a printable version, or print a color copy of the official poster. Please note that a few titles are not available through the Tacoma Public Library. To learn more about the program visit here or talk to your local School Librarian. 

 WACCWashington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
The Washington Children's Choice Award is slected annually by Washington State's K-3 students. For the list of 2015 nominees, search the catalog using #wacc2015. For a list of previous winners, search the catalog using #waccwinner.
 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 2015 nominees, search the catalog using #sasquatch2015.  For the list of previous 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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