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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.

Informational Stories

Blue Sky by Audrey Wood
Throughout the day and into the night, a boy and his family observe the constantly changing sky.

Feeding the Sheep by Leda Schubert
In pictures and rhythmic text, a mother relates to her daughter all the steps involved in making her a snug, wooly sweater, starting at the very beginning with feeding the sheep.

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.

I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different colored animal every time, and guess what it is using a simple, factual clue.

It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall
A sister and brother plant and tend their own pumpkin patch so they will have jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.

My First Ramadan by Karen Katz
A boy observes the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with his family.

On the Moon by Anna Milbourne
Take a journey and find out what it would be like to go to the moon.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
A child describes the growth of a maple tree from seed to sapling.

The Sun is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch
Celebrates a child's love of the sun and the wondrous ways in which it helps the earth and the life upon it.

Where Does the Butterfly Go When It Rains? by May Garelick
Illustrations and simple text describe what different animals do when it rains.

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