|February is Black History Month!|
The month of February is dedicated to black history:
To those who fought to live in freedom like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.
To those who fought for equal rights like Martin Luther King, Jr and James Baldwin.
And to those of the modern generation who continue to fight for justice and equality like Ta-Nehisi Coats, Laverne Cox, Michelle Alexander, and many more.
We hope you enjoy reading The Patchwork Path and Joseph's Big Ride. Two very different stories, from children separated by time and circumstance.
Patchwork Path is about a little girl striving to be reunited with her family amid gross injustice and slavery of the mid 1800s United States.
Joseph's Big Ride is about a little boy who came to North America as a refugee, and learns to trust and make new friends.
|February 1: National Wear Red Day|
People wear RED on February 1st in honor of Heart Health.
Kelly LOVES the color red! In "Red is Best" let her tell you why it is simply the best!
|February 2: Groundhog Day|
"El Señor Marmota quiere el dia libre."
We hope you enjoy this Spanish TumbleBook!
For an animal that only has to work one day a year, Mr. Groundhog is awfully eager to give his job away! Why? He's tired of everyone blaming him for predicting six more weeks of winter!
|February 2: Super Bowl LIV|
Super Bowl LIV - that's 54 in Roman Numerals! - is on February 2nd!
Who do you think will be victorious?
Every road to Super Bowl Sunday has to start somewhere!
NFL superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber wrote "Teammates" together, and they show just how far teamwork and perseverance can take you!
|February 6, 1952: Princess Elizabeth Windsor becomes Queen Elizabeth II|
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch in history! Her official coronation was in June of 1953. She's been queen for almost 70 years!!
TumbleBooks knows of another Princess Elizabeth! The Paper Bag Princess!
|February 11: Born on this day... Thomas Edison (1847-1931)|
Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison! If he were alive today, he'd be 173 years old!
Thomas Edison is a famous American inventor, who held over 1200 patents, including those for the incandescent lightbulb and the phonograph!
|February 12: Born on this day... Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)|
Happy Birthday Mr. President! If he were alive today, Abraham Lincoln would be 211 years old!
Abraham Lincoln is one of the United States' most honored presidents. Go back in time with Mr. Caruthers' third grade class and learn about the man behind the legend!
|February 14: Valentine's Day! <3|
Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate LOVE in all its forms!
As the Beatles would say, "All you need is Love"!
In TumbleBooks' "Porcupining", Cushion is a lonely little porcupine with a penchant for poetry (and music)… who could love him, with all his spikey quills?
Wherever they are, Cushion's going to find them!
|February 15: Born on this day... Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)|
Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony! If she were alive today, she'd be 200 years old!
Susan B. Anthony is an American icon who fought for women's rights in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
She once said: "I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand."
Today's book is "Keesha's Bright Idea" which celebrates a little girl's ingenuity... something Ms. Anthony would have been proud of!
1. Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! by Dan Santat
2. Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider, by James Dean
3. Pinkalicious Fishtastic! by Victoria Kann
4. Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breatout Game, by Chris Grabenstein
5. The Hawaiian Heist, by Geronimo Stilton
6. Theodore Boone: The Accomplice, by John Grisham
7. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, by Jeff Kinney
8. Shouting at the Rain, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
9. The First, by Katherine Applegate
10. I Have an idea! by Herve Tullet
Join in the fun as a young boy awakens to find that eveything around him is "odd". See if you find all the odd things that surround him throughout the day - both at home and at school. Will his "odd day" end when he goes to bed that night?
This book is specifically designed to be both fun to read and a launch pad for discussion and learning. eBooks with Auto-flip, Auto-Read, and selectable English and Spanish text,
2019 Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Children's Book and Honor Books
Winner: Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
2019 Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books
Winner: Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner and Honor Books
Winner: Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor
2019 Coretta Scott King Award Winners and Honor Books
Author Award Winner: A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield
Illustrator Award Winner: The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer