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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 The Circus

The Amazing Love Story of Mr. Morf by Carll Cneut
Everyone around him seems happy being paired up, so Mr. Morf the circus dog sets off to find a special friend for himself.

Barnyard Big Top by Jill Kastner
When Uncle Julius visits his sister’s farm bringing his Two-Ring Extravaganza along, he livens up everything.

Circus by Lois Ehlert
Leaping lizards, marching snakes, a bear on the high wire and others perform in a somewhat unusual circus.

Dad Runs Away With the Circus by Etgar Keret
A wildly enthusiastic father surprises his family when he runs off to join the circus.

Emma’s Circus by Candace Fleming
A girl is excited when the circus comes to town, but her family on the farm is too busy with chores to enjoy it.

Emma's Circus

If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t! by Elise Parsley
Magnolia explains the many downsides to bringing a circus to a local library.

Little Monkey Says Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul
When Little Monkey says good night to the performers in the big top tent, he creates a circus of his own.

Last Night I Dreamed a Circus by Maya Gottfried
A young girl dreams of being part of the circus.

Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus by Susan Middleton Elya
Spanish language vocabulary about everything at the circus.

The Secret Circus by Johanna Wright
Mice carefully dress for an evening out, journey across Paris in a hot air balloon and finally arrive at a secret place to see the circus.

Sidewalk Circus by Paul Fleischman
A young girl watches as the activities across the street from her bus stop become a circus.

Simon at the Circus by Gilles Tibo
Tiny Simon dreams of being the ringmaster of a circus. In a cardboard box, he creates a circus with his animal friends, but his efforts to stage the show are frustrated. His sensible friend Marlene comes to the rescue with common-sense advice to save the day.

A Small Surprise by Louise Yates
A little rabbit, too small to even wipe his own nose, is just the right size to do one very special thing.

Song of the Circus by Lois Duncan
Gisselda and Bop, true children of the circus, stand up to the snarling tiger on the terrible day that the whole performance goes wrong.

Tightrope Poppy, The High-Wire Pig by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Poppy dreams of high wires, daring acrobatics and Big Top fame.

To the Big Top by Jill Esbaum
When the circus comes to the small town of Willow Grove in the early 1900s, best friends Benny and Sam enjoy an exciting day helping set up the tent, admiring the animals and anticipating the big show.

You See a Circus, I See… by Mike Downs
A young boy, who is a member of an acrobat family, describes the people and activities of his circus home.

Zebra on the Go by Jill Nogales
When Zebra accidentally steps on Lion’s toe, Lion gets angry and begins chasing Zebra in what turns out to be a remarkable show.

August 2018

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