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
This delightful interactive picture book will encourage your toddler to clap, stomp, wiggle and dance with the children and animals in the illustrations.
Teaching children the alphabet is fun with this book’s colorful pages and infectious rhyme.
Bright colors and peek-a-boo windows are sure to grab your baby’s attention, and support vision and brain development. Playful guessing rhymes create a fun and engaging tone for reading with your little one.
High contrast, black-and-white images mixed with a few bright colors are sure to catch your baby’s eye.
Your little one will love listening to you read the words in this adorable book, especially if you add the loving actions as you read!
Have you ever gone shopping with your child on a day when he just doesn’t want to go? That’s what happens when Mama Llama takes her little one, Llama Llama, out for a day of shopping.
This adorable, interactive book lets your toddler learn about and tuck in different baby animals during their bedtime, a perfect way to get him ready for sleep at his bedtime!
This cute, informative book with illustrations by Alicia Padron will show your toddler how fun it can be to brush her teeth!
This book shows how a little boat can do really big and powerful jobs! You and your child can join the captain and crew aboard this busy red tugboat.
This sturdy board book is sure to become one of your child’s favorites! Exploring number concepts on the uniquely textured pages has never been so much fun.