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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 Families

Baking With Dad by Aurora Cacciapouti
Follow this comical, culinary adventure to discover what they are baking and who will be there to eat it.

Baking with Dad

Catherine and Laurence Anholt’s Big Book of Families by Catherine Anholt
Poems, letters and illustrations celebrate the entire family, including grandmothers, fathers, sisters and brothers.

Families by Shelley Rotner
Big or small, similar or different-looking, there are all kinds of families.

A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary
When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways - but the same in the one way that matters most of all.

Five Creatures by Emily Jenkins
In words and pictures, a girl describes the three humans and two cats that live in her house, and details some of the traits that they share.

Grandma’s Tiny House: A Counting Story! by JaNay Brown-Wood
In rhyming text, when the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma's house, it becomes clear that the house is much too small to hold them all.

Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house, until Cousin Garland comes to visit.

Little Brothers and Little Sisters by Monica Arnaldo
Minimal text paired with impressionistic, full-spread illustrations creates weight and emotion in this lovely book that will help kids feel understood in all the pains and joys of siblinghood.

Little Miss, Big Sis by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow Little Miss as she learns to be a wonderful big sister.

Mama’s Coming Home by Kate Banks
Papa prepares dinner and the boys set the table as they, the dog and the cat eagerly await Mama's return home after work.

One Big Family by Marc Harshman
A family reunion brings surprises, laughter, adventures and love.

One Family by George Shannon
In this story that introduces numbered groups from one to ten, we realize that families can be many things.

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.

We Belong Together by Todd Parr
In a kid friendly way, this book captures what it means for a family to belong together.

September 2019

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