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.

 

June's Featured Books

Peek-a-WHO?

Birth to 5 Months Predictable Text

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.

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Tuck Me In!

18 to 23 Months Predictable Text

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!

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Tugboat

12 to 17 Months Storybooks

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.

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Alphaprints 1 2 3

12 to 17 Months Concept

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.

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