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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
  • Read, Write, Talk, Sing, Play Poster Series
  • 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. 

Read, Write, Talk, Sing and Play: Poster Series

Recommended Reading for Babies and Toddlers

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Hello Autumn! by Shelly Rotner

All the signs of autumn including leaves turning colors, animals preparing for the winter or migrating, the harvesting of fall produce, cooler weather and shorter days are noted in this photo-essay about the season.

Themes: Autumn, Seasons

If Animals Went to School by Ann Whitford Paul

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow different members of the animal kingdom as they experience a day at school.

Themes: Animals, School

Our Favorite Day by Joowon Oh

Follows Papa and his granddaughter as they spend another Thursday together.

Theme: Grandparent and Child

Peekity Boo What You Can Do! by Heidi Bee Roemer

Rhyming text follows a toddler's bedtime routine, from an energetic bath to choosing jammies, reading a book, cuddling with a favorite toy and snuggling with loved ones before gently falling asleep.

Themes: Bedtime, Toddlers

The School Book by Todd Parr

Todd Parr introduces readers to all the things they can do at school.

Theme: School Day

Some Days by Karen Orloff

Come along and follow a year in the life of a young boy and girl as they discover their many different and ever-changing emotions, including joy, fear, anger, jealousy, excitement, pride, disappointment, loneliness and contentment.

Theme: Emotions

Sun by Sam Usher

A grandfather and his grandson embark on an adventure to find the perfect picnic spot on a hot sunny day.

Themes: Summer, Picnicking

Sunny Day: A Celebration of the Sesame Street Theme Song by Joe Raposo

Beloved picture-book artists have each created an artwork interpreting a different line from "Sunny Day," the iconic Sesame Street theme song.

Theme: Children's Songs

The Thank You Book by Mary Lyn Ray

Explores the ways thankfulness can find expression throughout the day.

Theme: Gratitude

August 2021

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