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:

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October's Featured Books

It's Mine!

3-Year-Olds Storybooks

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.

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The Relatives Came

4-Year-Olds Storybooks

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 …

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The New Small Person

5-Year-Olds Storybooks

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.

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