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Watauga Library Youth Services 2021: Spotlight

Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes!  But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good.  Get to know Pete and his friends in the read-aloud story below, or check out Pete the Cat items at the library!

Bored toddler? Check out this video!

Watch Adrienne as she teaches you how to use something as simple as masking tape to keep your toddler occupied AND learning at the same time! Her Youtube page is a great tool for parents, teachers, and childcare workers, and her website provides additional learning opportunities.

Additional Resources

Great Websites for Kids
The Association for Library Service to Children has compiled a list of their favorite websites for learning and exploration. Search through the top web pages or browse in select genres such as Animals, Arts, History, Mathematics, or Sciences. Adults, be sure to check out the link at the top to websites for Parents and Caregivers!


Hour of Code
Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.


Kids Reads
Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? Or wished you had a place to discover new books? We know what this feels like. The Book Report Network aims to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week. We hope you'll visit our websites and discover why since 1996 the Book Report Network has been the best place online to talk about your last great read --- and find your next one.

2017 Caldecott Medal Winner

2017 Caldecott Medal Honor Books

2017 Newbery Medal Winner

2017 Newbery Medal Honor Books