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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.

Things That Go

Alphabet Boats by Samantha R. Vamos
Discover twenty-six types of vessels, from the more common―canoe and motorboat―to the unusual―umiak and Q-boat. The colorful art includes the letters of the alphabet hidden (and not-so-hidden) in supporting roles in the illustrations.

Animobiles: Animals on the Mooove by Maddie Frost
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal what happens when vehicles and animals are combined into such things as a tiger-train, parrot-plane or salmon-submarine.

Animobiles: Animals on the Move

The Cars and Trucks Book by Todd Parr
Illustrations and simple text reveal many things that cars and trucks like to do, from just being on the road to helping keep the planet clean. Includes safety tips.

Cool Cars by Tony Mitton
Rhyming text and illustrations describe different kinds of cars, including fast cars, police cars, taxis and convertibles.

Dig, Dig, Digging ABC by Margaret Mayo
Race through the alphabet in this action-packed A to Z of things that go.

I Drive a Garbage Truck by Sarah Bridges
Explains what happens when you drive a garbage truck.

I Like My Bike by Antongionata Ferrari
Illustrations and easy-to-read text show the advantages of being on a bicycle when streets are jammed with other vehicles.

Mighty Tug by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
From early in the morning until time to say, "Good night," Mighty Tug works in the busy harbor, guiding cargo ships, pulling barges and helping with rescues.

Old MacDonald Had a Boat by Steve Goetz
In this take on the classic folk song, farmer MacDonald and his wife gather their tools and with the helpful farm animals they build―a boat.

Red Car, Red Bus by Susan Steggall
Follows a red bus along the road as it is joined by cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles of different colors.

Roadwork by Sally Sutton
There are many big machines and busy people involved in building a road, and this picture book, with its rambunctious rhymes and noisy fun, follows them every step of the way, from clearing a pathway to rolling the tar to sweeping up at the end.

Supertruck by Stephen Savage
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it’s Supertruck to the rescue!

Tough Trucks by Tony Mitton
From dump trucks to garbage trucks, there are lots of hard-working vehicles to learn about.

Trains Can Float: And Other Fun Facts by Laura Lyn DiSiena
A book of fun facts about all sorts of vehicles and transportation.

Transportation: How People Get Around by Gail Gibbons
Depicts such modes of transportation as a ferryboat, a large jet plane, a sports car, a camper RV, a sailboat and a sightseeing boat.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car by Kate Dopirak
In this twist on the classic poem, a little red car takes a final cruise around town before going to bed, beeping good-night to all his vehicular friends.

February 2019

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