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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.


Animal Colors by Christopher Neal
Humorously mashes up two animals of different colors to create a unique and funny creature.


Birds of a Color by Elo
This flock of black-and-white birds has a vivid surprise in store. Lift the flaps to learn your colors in style.


Black Bear, Red Fox: Colours in Cree by Julie Flett
A book demonstrating colors in English as well as in Cree, along with the pronunciation.


Black Bird, Yellow Sun by Steve Light
As a solitary black bird wings its way through the day, little ones are treated to a magnificent flight from one vibrant color to another.


Colors by Susan Steggall
Ten bright colors, twenty big vehicles and a wheel to turn.


The Extraordinary Gardener by Sam Boughton
Joe lives in a very grey world. Nothing special ever happens to him, but he does have a wild and wondrous imagination. Then, one day, Joe has the seed of an idea that will take his world from ordinary to extraordinary.


Little White Fish by Guido van Gunechten
As Little White Fish searches for his mother, he meets several other animals who do not look like his mother.


Little White Fish

My Colors by Patricia Mitter
Introduces young readers to ten different colors represented by ten different birds.


Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman
A celebration of how colors are for everyone depicts characters engaging in their favorite activities.


Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson
In this photographic concept book, babies and toddlers are introduced to the Pride flag and the meaning behind each color.


Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch
Brigid really, really loves markers. She convinces her mom to buy a new set of five hundred washable coloring markers, then five hundred coloring markers that smell, then five super-indelible-never-come-off-till-you’re-dead-and-maybe-even-later coloring markers. She must decide which colors to use when when she colors on herself.


Vivid: Poems and Notes About Color by Julie Paschkis
Playful poems and facts celebrate the colors of the rainbow in this beautiful nonfiction picture book.


What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele
Illustrations and lyrics introduce a song, first recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, which celebrates the wonders of nature, loving friends and the promise of the future in a baby's cry.

May 2019

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