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This newsletter shares early literacy information and related library resources. Go to ¿Habla Español? to see Spanish versions of newsletters.
This publication shares new library books published in the last several years. Go to ¿Habla Español? to see Spanish versions of What's New in Children's Picture Books?
An early literacy publication featuring a book and related activities that will help you read, talk, sing, write and play with toddlers.
Early literacy posters designed to help caregivers read, talk, sing, write and play with young children. Go to ¿Habla Español? to see Spanish versions of the poster series.
All We Know by Linda Ashman
A tender story of a mother's unconditional love for her child. Stars shine, seasons change and waves rise and fall. Invoking the majestic beauty of the natural world, a mother affectionately explains that some things just come naturally – like a parent's love.
Themes: Nature, Parent and Child Relationship
Because of an Acorn by Lola Schaefer
This enchanting and informative picture book explores the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem, relating how every tree, flower, plant and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life.
Themes: Forest, Acorns
Big Horse Small Mouse: A Book of Barnyard Opposites by Liesbet Slegers
Little mouse is small. Horse is big. His neck makes a great slide for little Mouse.
Themes: Synonyms, Antonyms, Opposites
Bird, Bear, Balloon by Il Sung Na
A shy bird, new to the forest, wants to become friends with a bear, but the bear already has a friend – a bright, shiny red balloon.
Themes: Friendship, Kindness, Courage
Daddy Cuddle by Kate Mayes
Young bunny rises early and is eager to start the day, but Daddy is still asleep.
Themes: Morning, Fathers
Fish Jam by Kylie Howarth
Jazz is a scat-singing fish who is way too noisy. He needs to find a place to play without being shoo, shoo, shooed away.
Themes: Bands, Music
Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton
The animals in the forest are ready to snuggle up with their families for the night, but Little Bear thinks he can stay awake a while longer.
Themes: Bedtime, Forest Animals
Goodnight Numbers by Danica McKellar
Illustrations and simple text help the reader understand the numbers one to ten and recognize them as they appear all around us, especially at bedtime.
Themes: Numbers, Counting, Bedtime
I Can Do It! by Tracey Corderoy
After learning how to button buttons, Baby Bear wants to do everything by himself. During a trip to the library he learns that when things are too tricky he needs to ask for help.
Theme: Self Reliance
I Love My Baby Because by Paullina Simons
A loving mother celebrates everything her exuberant toddler can do throughout the course of a typical day, from getting dressed and feeding herself to snuggling up for bedtime stories.
Theme: Mothers and Babies
Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn
Baby Leo loves the water, so his father takes him to swim class with the other toddlers.
Leo Loves Baby Time by Anna McQuinn
Leo loves to go to baby time where he sings, plays and makes new friends.
Themes: Babies, Playtime
Libby and Pearl: The Best of Friends by Lindsey Bonnice
Follow the charming real-life adventures of Libby, and their family pig, Pearl.
Theme: Human and Animal Relationships
Little Owl's Day by Divya Srinivasan
Little Owl explores the forest at daytime after being woken up by a noisy squirrel.
Themes: Bedtime, Forest Animals
Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Lola plants a flower garden with her parent's help and watches it grow.
Mama's Kisses by Kate McMullan
Mother jungle animals follow their rambunctious little ones through the jungle as they try to corral them for bedtime.
Me and the Animals by Liesbet Slegers
A book for toddlers about the many animals that live around them. Includes animals that live on the farm, in the garden and inside the house.
Me and My House by Liesbet Slegers
A child describes some of the many things he sees in his house, from plants and lamps to toys and books.
Themes: Dwellings, Household Objects
Me and the Seasons by Liesbet Slegers
A child describes what he enjoys about all four seasons, from listening to birds sing in spring and collecting shells on the beach in summer to seeing colorful leaves in fall and building a snowman in winter.
Nope by Drew Sheneman
A tale of a baby bird's first flight. Baby bird isn’t so sure it's a good idea to leave the nest.
Themes: Birds, New Experiences
Owl Sees Owl by Laura Godwin
A baby owl leaves the nest one night, explores the world around him, sees his own reflection and then returns to the safety of home.
Themes: Exploring, Owls
Pretty Little Tails by Liesbet Slegers
Many animals have similar tails. The donkey's tail waves just as cheerfully as a zebra's. And the tail of a little fish looks like the tail of a big whale.
Theme: Animal Tails
Spunky Little Monkey by Brian Won
Little monkey will not get out of bed, so the doctor prescribes some exercise, and monkey learns
We Love You, Rosie! by Cynthia Rylant
Rosie is a family dog who goes about her day exploring opposites. No matter what she does, her family always loves her.
Themes: Dogs, Opposites
You Are Two by Sara O'Leary
A baby's second year is full of memorable milestones. Walking, running, climbing, understanding more words, speaking their names and forming first memories are all exciting achievements.
Theme: Growing Up
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