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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.

Children's Picture Books: Babies and Toddlers

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  • What's New in Children's Picture Books: Babies and Toddlers
  • Recommended Reading for Babies and Toddlers

What's New in Children's Picture Books: Babies and Toddlers

This publication shares new library books published in the last several years. 

Recommended Reading for Babies and Toddlers

Big and little : a story of opposites

Big and Little: A Story of Opposites by Cheryl Pilgrim 
Two dogs―one big, and one little―approach the same outdoor adventure in very different ways. 
Themes: Opposites, Dogs 

Busy Babies by Amy Schwartz 
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrate babies as they play, make trouble, think and nap.  
Theme: Babies 

Colors by Shelley Rotner 
A red fire truck races, orange pumpkins glow and purple flowers bloom in vivid pictures of familiar things that inspire children to look more carefully at their environment. 
Theme: Colors 

The Don't Worry Book by Todd Parr 
In his new book about things that might make kids worry―from loud news, to loud neighbors or a big day at school―bestselling and beloved author Parr reassures kids who are feeling the weight of their world, offering solutions and comfort, as well as giggles. 
Theme: Worry 

I Like My Car by Michael Robertson 
Animals show how much they love their cars, of all different colors, while driving, caring for them and even hugging them. 
Themes: Cars, Colors 

The Kindness Book by Todd Parr 
Looks at different ways to show kindness, including choosing kind words, giving compliments and offering help without being asked. 
Theme: Kindness 

One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller by Kate Read 
An illustrated counting book in which one famished fox finds five snug eggs but must face three plump hens to get them. 
Theme: Counting 

Picture the Sky by Barbara Reid 
The sky can often tell different stories: in the clouds having a parade, in the stars blanketing the night and in our imagination. Every hour, every day, in every season, the sky is different. 
Themes: Sky, Nature, Imagination 

Welcome to Spanish with Sesame Street by J.P.Press 
Sesame Street characters help readers learn Spanish so they can connect with new friends who speak the language. 
Themes: Spanish Words, Sesame Street 


April 2021

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