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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: Preschoolers

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  • What's New in Children's Picture Books: Preschoolers
  • Fun With Reading: Book Activities for Preschoolers
  • STEAM Book Poster Series
  • Read, Write, Talk, Sing, Play Poster Series
  • Recommended Reading for Preschoolers

What's New in Children's Picture Books: Preschoolers

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

STEAM Book Poster Series

Early literacy posters designed to show caregivers how to connect books to the concepts of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). 

Check out our STEAM Kits!

Recommended Reading for Preschoolers

Bear Likes Jam

Bear Likes Jam by Ciara Gavin 
In their blended family, Mama Duck worries when Bear eats too much jam, but when the ducklings play a game with their vegetables, Bear starts to eat the strange green things on his plate. 
Themes: Food Habits, Nutrition 

Daddy Honk Honk! by Rosalinde Bonnet 
With a little help from his friends on the tundra, an arctic fox learns how to be a good daddy to a noisy gosling. 
Themes: Parental behavior in animals, Animals—infancy 

Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin 
Groovy Joe is a guitar playing dog who loves to sing and dance and when many other dogs come and join him his home gets a little crowded, but the party is fun, and Joe is definitely a guitar hero. 
Theme: Counting 

Doctors and What They Do by Liesbet Slegers  
A book about children visiting the doctor's office. 
Theme: Physicians, Occupations 

How to Catch a Dragon by Adam Wallace 
A real, wily dragon winds through streets in China, eluding the traps set by a group of children during the Chinese New Year celebration.  
Theme: Chinese New Year 

Little Owl's Snow by Divya Srinivasan 
Little Owl looks forward to his first snowfall. 
Themes: Snow, Winter 

Mother Goose of Pudding Lane by Chris  Raschka 
Tells the story of Elizabeth Foster Goose of late 17th-century Boston, who sang lullabies and songs and made up rhymes and poems to help her care for her big and boisterous family of fourteen children. 
Themes: Nursery Rhymes, Mother Goose 

The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett 
After hearing about winter from his friends, Hedgie the hedgehog tries to stay awake to experience its wonders. 
Themes: Winter, Hibernation 

Sweet Shapes: A Forest of Tasty Shapes by Juana Medina 
Introduces different shapes, depicting a forest full of animals created out of tasty confections and pastries.  
Theme: Shapes 

Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo 
Yoga Bunny helps readers and his friends relax and unwind as they learn beginning yoga poses, from downward dog to tree pose. 
Themes: Yoga, Exercise 

April 2021

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