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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.

Picture Books About Colors

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

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

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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