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Early Literacy Building Blocks   Tags: early_literacy, every_child_ready_to_read, print_motivation  

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Books to Grow With

To read, we need to be able to do six things: enjoy reading, name objects, know alphabet letters, aware of print, hear sounds and tell stories.  This month we will focus on the enjoying reading skill.

Enjoying Reading

What can be more fun than doing something a loved adult is doing too?  When you read, your child not only sees how it is done, but also learns it is something enjoyable.  Reading while snuggling on a lap helps reinforce this skill, too!   

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - written by Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle
Call Number: P Martin
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Call Number: P Willems
When the bus driver decides to take a break from driving, a wild and wacky pigeon pleads and begs to take his place, capturing the antics of a preschooler's temper tantrum.

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The Wide-Mouthed Frog - written and illustrated by Rex Schneider
Call Number: P Schneider
A wide-mouthed frog asks advice of the other animals in the Okefenokee swamp on proper diet. Then he meets an alligator who eats only wide-mouthed frogs.

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The Little Red Hen - retold and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Call Number: P Little
A newly illustrated edition of the classic fable of the hen who is forced to do all the work of baking bread and of the animals who learn a bitter lesson from it.

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Little Bunny Foo Foo: Told and Sung by the Good Fairy - written and illustrated by Paul Johnson
Call Number: P Johnson
In an adaptation of the children's song, the good fairy tells of her efforts to make the naughty bunny behave and what happens when these efforts fail.

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Tippy-Toe Chick, Go - written by George Shannon and illustrated by Laura Dronzek
Call Number: P Shannon
When a mean dog blocks the path to the garden where a delicious breakfast awaits, Little Chick shows her family how brave and clever she is.


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