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General RecommendationsLet it Shine: Children's Books About the African-American Experience
Created on: Feb 20, 2015
The books listed are a sampling of the titles available for young readers and listeners. Ask your SFPL children's librarian fo...
General RecommendationsSFPL West Portal Mother-Daughter Book Group Suggested Titles
Created on: Aug 04, 2015
Books we've read and discussed
General RecommendationsWinners of the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) Award
Created on: Jul 29, 2017
The Women's National Book Association (WNBA) Award is presented every other year to “a living American woman who derives part o...
General Recommendations15 Newbery winners that have not been made into movies
Created on: Sep 22, 2015
All of these books have won the Newbery Medal and have not (yet) been adapted for the big screen. You'll find recent and older...
Topic GuideWorld War II on the Home Front - an SFPL Booklist for Children
Created on: Apr 09, 2015
These books give readers an idea of what it was like to live through World War II in the United States. An SFPL Booklist for Ch...
Topic GuideChildren and Gender Identity - An SFPL LGBT Resource Guide
Created on: Mar 17, 2015
More and more very young children are being very vocal about the fact that they are transgender, and there is now a lot of supp...
Topic GuideCelebrating Children's Literature - African American Heritage
Created on: Mar 16, 2016
This is an SFPL list of items that are only available in the Effie Lee Morris Historical Collection - they are older reference ...
Topic GuideSocial Change and Social Unrest: How Regular People Make History - An SFPL Booklist for Children
Created on: May 19, 2015
Regular people make history by participating in protests for change. These books tell the stories of a number protests. An SFP...
Topic GuideChildren's Literature with Negative Portrayals and Stereotypes for Curriculum
Created on: Mar 16, 2016
An SFPL list featuring negative stereotypes and portrayals in Children's Literature, which has become more inclusive and divers...
Topic GuideBuilding Safe Spaces and Fostering Resiliency for children
Created on: Dec 12, 2017
We at SFPL want to provide parents, caretakers, and educators with some tools (like this book list) to use in discussing diffic...
General RecommendationsHometown Talent: Books for Children Written or Illustrated by Bay Area Authors.
Created on: Jan 03, 2017
Feast your eyes upon this list created by SFPL Main Children's Center librarians focusing on local San Francisco and Bay Area a...
Topic GuideSFPL Effie Lee Morris Lecture presents Christian Robinson
Created on: Jun 02, 2016
Newbery and Caldecott Award-winning Bay Area illustrator Christian Robinson was the invited guest lecturer for the Main Childre...
Topic GuideWorks of Guest Speakers of the Effie Lee Morris Lecture Series
Created on: Dec 04, 2017
An SFPL Main Children's Center list of of the works of top authors and illustrators that have been Guest Speakers at the annual...
Genre GuideSFPL's Books for Reluctant 4th-6th Grade Readers: Fantasy
Created on: Apr 27, 2015
Compiled by Jenny Yap, SFPL Main Children's Center Intern.