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Early Childhood Education: Children's Books

Children's Books at Cañada College

Cañada's collection of children's books can be found at the front of the library.  To find a more extensive collection of children's books and videos, visit your local public libraryThe Peninsula Library System Catalog includes books from libraries throughout San Mateo County.  To request books from other libraries, place a Hold.  You will be asked to enter your library card number and PIN.  The book will be sent to Cañada in 3-5 days.

You can also find book recommendations for young readers compiled by Redwood City Librarians!

The San Francisco Public Library also has wonderful pathfinders in various subjects for young children (anyone in California can apply for a free SFPL library card).

Online Books: BookFlix

ebooks for Kids (you must have a Redwood City library card to use this collection):


Watch, Read, & Learn
Have fun online with paired fiction and nonfiction!

Tumble books offers online books in English and Spanish that students can listen to, follow the text, and watch.  Try it out!

Online Books: International Children's Digital Library

 The little girl and her brother

The Little Girl and Her Brother (2002), Gerardo Wipio, Peru

Children's books from around the world in many different languages, including Spanish, English, Farsi, Tagalog, and many others.

International Children's Digital Library

Recommended Reading Lists

Ready to learn! Feelings and Emotions About Going to School for the First Time

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 Ready to learn! Feelings and Emotions About Going to School for the First Time

  • Why this list would be relevant and of interest: This list will provide educators and parents with books and resources that will help young children (and their parents/guardians) with the transition of starting school.

  • What age or age range is the list intended for: The target age is PreS-Gr. 2, but the resources can easily accommodate older children in elementary school.