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
Need a refresher on popular nursery rhymes and finger plays? This is the board book for you! Colorful illustrations accompany rhymes, games and finger plays that will soon have your toddler singing and playing along.
Read about the ordinary and simple ways that this child and his mom share life in ways that develop a loving bond.
Jim Aylesworth tells an inspiring story of a resourceful and thrifty young man who immigrated to America. The story is narrated by a grandchild, who takes the reader on a life journey of the grandfather and his growing family.
This book features nutritional information based on the latest USDA MyPlate recommendations and includes 16 bonus pages of simple, fun physical activities and kid-friendly, healthy recipes.
Staying Healthy covers a variety of topics that affect good health: exercise, diet, hygiene, safety, mental health and sleep. The importance of healthy habits is …
This award-winning book is a colorful and beautifully illustrated rendition of the traditional nursery rhyme, “1, 2, Buckle My Shoe.”
This interactive guessing book will introduce your child to the many interesting ways animals use their noses, ears, tails, eyes, feet, and even mouths.
This book has two types of text: one page has easy-to-read bold text with simple rhyming sentences; the other has additional tidbits that are great conversation starters and vocabulary builders for your child.
Join the game of jungle hide-and-seek as Mama JoJo tries to find her baby lemur, Jazzy. Die-cut pages and vivid tropical colors show a peek of what’s to come as your child explores and encounters jungle friends.
Toddlers will love this sturdy touch-and-feel book inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. With its fur, flaps, and feathers, this silly book will entertain your little one over and over again.