Why These Books?
The following books have been carefully selected by the Nemours BrightStart! early literacy specialists based on a number of characteristics such as:
- appropriateness for the age level
- quality of literature and appealing illustrations
- variety in genre
- appeal of the story or subject matter
- selection of well-known and less-known authors
- literary awards earned, such as the Caldecott Award
These books provide opportunities to teach children the four skills shown to predict reading success:
Keep your child excited about reading by checking back for new book lists and trying the suggested activities with other books your child enjoys.
December's Featured Books
Brightly colored fish will give your toddler lots of counting fun. The book’s dazzling colors and simple, rhythmic text will engage and entertain him.
Join the adventures of an unhappy chameleon as he searches for a color of his own. This book’s simple illustrations make it fun to watch …
This sturdy board book is perfect for little hands and features an energetic chorus-line of ten terrific rabbits, singing and hopping their way into your child’s imagination.
This heartwarming and silly book uses barnyard animals to tell a story about accepting others.
It’s Mine! is a clever story about three young frogs that refuse to share anything on the island until a fierce storm forces them to work together. This beautifully illustrated book demonstrates the power of friendship and sharing.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar also teaches readers about the days of the week, counting, nutrition, and the life cycle of a butterfly.
This book tells the story of a summer visit from distant relatives. Engaging illustrations show visitors and family settled in everywhere throughout the house, with …
In this beloved best-seller by Sesame Street series writer Jon Stone, Grover’s fears the monster at the end of the book, so he does everything he can to keep the reader from reaching the end.
You and your child will find much to love in this engaging story, and can use it to talk about your own family. Reading stories about the trials and joys of having a new sibling is a great way to help your child adjust to his new situation.
This little board book is perfect in shape and size for infants on the go. Take it with you when you visit the doctor, the …