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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.


The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
While all the other animals on the farm enjoy eating their regular food, the cow chooses to eat the one thing that she loves best.

The Cow Loves Cookies

Down on the Farm by Merrily Kutner
Simple rhyming text describes the sounds and activities of animals during a day on the farm.

Faraway Farm by Ian Whybrow
Simple rhyming text encourages the reader to search the illustrations for animals and other items found on a farm.

Farm Fresh Cats by Scott Santoro
A farmer is surprised to discover that he has grown a crop of very unusual cats instead of cabbages.

Farm Life by Elizabeth Spurr
Rhymed descriptions of life on a farm introduce basic colors and the numbers one to ten.

Go, Little Green Truck! by Roni Schotter
Little Green is a strong pickup truck who loves helping with chores until the farmer bought a big new blue truck and Little Green is left out to rust.

I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
An interactive introduction to farm animals invites youngsters to make animal noises and practice color and letter recognition while peeping through a spy hole on every page and observing clues to guess which animal will be revealed next in the story.

Job Wanted by Teresa Bateman
Arriving at a farm with sore paws and an empty stomach, a dog tries to convince the farmer that he could be just as valuable as a cow, a horse or a chicken.

Old MacDonald’s Things That Go by Jane Clarke
Old MacDonald and his farm animal friends introduce the numerous vehicles that are on the farm from bicycles and tractors to buses, boats and airplanes.

Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowley
Tired of being washed by Mrs. Wishy-Washy, a cow, pig and duck leave her farm and head for the city.

Stanley the Farmer by William Bee
It's going to be a busy day down on Stanley's Farm. From plowing the field, to planting the seeds, to harvesting the wheat, Stanley and his friends Shamus and Little Woo have a lot to do.

Summer Sun Risin’ by W. Nikola-Lisa
An African American boy enjoys a summer day on his family's farm, milking the cows, fishing and having fun.

Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer
Follow the creation of a family meal from the farm to the picnic table on a warm sunny day. Told entirely in words beginning with S, this lively book will help children appreciate where their food comes from.

September 2018

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