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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 Friendship

All Kinds of Friends by Shelley Rotner
Photographs and simple text explore the many kinds of friends children have in their lives.

All Kinds of Friends

Angel in Beijing by Belle Yang
In busy Beijing, New Year's Eve firecrackers scare a stray white cat into the courtyard of a young girl. The two become fast friends, riding the girl's bike through the city and seeing all kinds of people and things.

Be Kind by Pat Miller
When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this thoughtful story explores how each act, big or small, can make a difference or at least help a friend.

Black Cat White Cat by Silvia Borando
A black cat who only ever goes out during the day and a white cat who only goes out at night meet in the middle and start a beautiful relationship together.

Colette’s Lost Pet by Isabelle Arsenault
Disappointed she cannot have a pet, Colette, who has just moved to a new house, claims she's lost a pet parakeet and two neighborhood boys agree to help her find it.

Come Home Already by John Jory
An excited Duck wants to hang out with Bear. But Bear's gone fishing for a whole week and is happy to finally get a second alone. Duck must decide what to do while his best pal is away.

Harold Loves His Woolly Hat by Vern Kousky
Harold is a very special bear who always wears a woolly hat, so when a crow steals the hat from him, he tries to win it back.

If Wendell had a Walrus by Lori Mortensen
Wendell goes looking for a walrus but finds a new friend instead.

I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems
Piggie really likes slop. She likes it so much, she wants Gerald to try some! Gerald must find the courage to do it, in spite of the horrible smell.

Mimi and Bear Make a Friend by Janee Trasler
A rabbit named Mimi and her toy bear meet a new friend at the playground.

Mother Bruce by Ryan Higgins
Bruce is a grumpy bear who likes no one and nothing but cooked eggs, but when some eggs he was planning to boil hatch and the goslings believe he is their mother, he must try to make the best of the situation.

The Sasquatch and the Lumberjack by Crix Sheridan
Illustrations and sparse text reveal a developing friendship between a sasquatch and a lumberjack, from their first meeting through a year of apple picking, skiing, hiking and swimming.


February 2019

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