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
Who drew the funny face? Who ate the cookie? Who lost their pajamas? This lift-the-flap book will have your little one giggling with joy as she meets a silly group of baby friends.
Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but gets discouraged by his clumsiness and the teasing by the other animals. After encouraging words from a friend, Gerald discovers that he can dance in ways that amaze everyone!
Take your child on an amusing alphabet adventure with Kipper and his little friend, Arnold.
When Owen’s parents bring home a bear named Gary to complete their family, Owen is not happy at all. Though it takes Owen time to get used to Gary, he grows to love him.
Good Night, Gorilla is a humorous wordless storybook. You and your child are sure to be amused by the mischievous antics of these zoo animals!
This read-out-loud book about a family who embark on a venture to find a bear will have your little one intrigued from the start.
This fun and interactive lift-the-flap board book is a great way to introduce zoo animals to your child’s world.
This sturdy board book combines large, vivid pictures of adorable cats with funny, melodic text. With its enchanting pictures, this book is sure to become one of your baby’s favorite stories.
This book combines a routine that your child can relate to with an adventure to the moon and back! There are so many things to see and many opportunities to engage your child in conversation.
This informative book was written by a mother whose daughter was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of four.