Resources for Families


  • A list of recommended activities to help children (birth – age 6) build their language skills.

  • El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Information resource on reading, teaching, and tutoring techniques. Includes sections on reading aloud and suggestions for parents.

  • This wiki is meant for childcare workers, librarians, teachers and parents interested in reading and sharing picture books where people of color are featured prominently. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all people of color books. Rather, emphasis is placed on finding stories especially appropriate to share with groups of children, five years of age and younger, where people of color characters are shown in contemporary settings.

Native American and Alaskan Native

Asian/Pacific American