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Support Early Literacy Skills With These Titles

Support Early Literacy Skills With These Titles

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play!

 As you learn about early literacy, it becomes easier to spot great books that support learning in babies and pre-school children.  Click on the book covers below to place a hold.

Talking: Books that Invite Participation

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea
Poses rhyming questions about what grows and what does not.



Where's Walrus? by Stephen Savage
In this wordless picture book, follow Walrus on a happy-go-lucky spree through the big city, as he tries on different hats to disguise himself from the chasing zookeeper.

Singing: Books with Songs and Rhymes

The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
Different animals--including seals, tigers, geese, rabbits, monkeys, and more--make their own sounds as they ride all around the town on a bus.

Peck Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins
Pecking his way through the door of a house, an intrepid little woodpecker busily raps on a rhyming sequence of indoor objects, from a hat and a mat and a racket and jacket to a teddy bear and a book called Jane Eyre.

Reading: Books with Rich Language

All the World by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
Follow a circle of family and friends through the course of a day as they discover the importance of all things great and small, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.

What About Moose? by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Fox and her friends are building a playhouse. Everything goes smoothly until bossy Moose tromps in and tries to be in charge of everything. When Moose's bossing causes the project to go awry, can the friends work as a team to come up with a solution?

Writing: Book For Fun with Letters

The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra
Sleepy letters of the alphabet get ready for bed.

Put It On the List by Kristen Darbyshire
When family members see the consequences of forgetting to write things on the grocery list, they not only do better at keeping the list up-to-date, they also help with the shopping to ensure they never again eat pickled grubs.

Playing: Books That Invite Movement

Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
A ladybug invites the reader to play a game of "let's pretend."

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
An interactive story that invites kids to imitate animal movements. Watching giraffes bend their necks or monkeys wave their arms is fun, but nothing could be better than joining in. From their heads down to their toes, kids will be wriggling, jiggling, and giggling as they try to keep up with these animals!