The books listed are a sampling of the titles available. Ask your Children's Librarian for further suggestions and tell us which are your favorites.
A car trip takes one boy and his mother past many familiar City sights.
Eight-year-old José explores the cultural life of his Mission District neighborhood. Also available in Spanish.
The late, great San Francisco columnist’s only book for children brings together San Francisco favorites – fog, a cable car, and the Chinese New Year parade.
Tour San Francisco’s varied neighborhoods and famous landmarks via colorfully whimsical collage art. Also available in Japanese.
The daughter of a local rabbi, 11-year-old Leora describes how and why her family observes this Jewish holiday.
Imagine yourself as a hummingbird at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park.
The 1906 earthquake and fire force a Chinese American girl and her family to temporarily move from Chinatown to Golden Gate Park.
For the youngest listeners, the City is presented throughout a day of sightseeing.
Based on her own childhood, the author tells about coming to San Francisco from Taiwan and anxiously awaiting the green cards that would make it legal for her parents to work.
The well-known spiritual is set visually in San Francisco.
Citizens unite to attempt rescue of the humpback whale that swims into San Francisco Bay by mistake. Also available in Japanese. .
Brief alliterative sentences introduce this diverse city, while further details of sights and history are provided in accompanying text and detailed watercolor paintings.
A Filipino boy helps organize a protest against the demolition of a hotel in his neighborhood. Bilingual English-Tagalog. Also: Lakas and the Manilatown Fish.
San Francisco successfully fights to save its beloved cable car in this reissue of a classic picture story. Also available in Japanese.
Former mayor and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein lives a busy life according to her enthusiastic 6-year-old granddaughter.
The famed boy detective and his dog solve yet another case, the first away from home.
A young girl works hard to win her school’s newspaper drive and to show the class bully that she is an American too. Set in Chinatown during World War II. Also: Landed.
A young girl and her friends participate in their San Francisco neighborhood garden and reap the rewards of a successful vegetable harvest.
Robert’s pride shines through as he describes his father’s work as a “skywalker” building the Golden Gate Bridge.
Elegantly illustrated life story of the patron saint of animals and the environment, after whom the city is named.
Learn about a colony’s relocation to Pier 39 from Seal Rock following the 1989 earthquake.
Who will win the bike race around Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake, the speedy Stella or her slow-but-steady younger brother?
A girl from El Salvador tells the inspiring story of her family’s backyard flower business in the Mission. Bilingual Spanish-English.