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Great Reads: Picture Books (Toddlers/Preschoolers)

Librarian selected, kid approved book titles for everyone.

Tips for Choosing Books

Look for books with some of these attributes:


  • Books about your child's favorite interests

  • Books with large fun pictures

  • Favorite characters

  • Books you loved as a kid

  • Concept books; ABC's 1,2,3's

  • Wordless Books

  • Books you and your child enjoy (you will have to read them a million times)



  • Books that relate to your child's life

  • Wordless books

  • Longer books with more in depth stories

  • Search and Find books

  • Favorite characters

  • Non-fiction



Early Literacy Skills

Early Literacy Skills are what children learn about reading and writing before they can actually read or write.  

The Six Early Literacy Skills Are:

Print Motivation | Having fun with books  (​Children who enjoy books will want to learn to read.)

Print Awareness | Learn about print (Being familiar with printed language helps children feel comfortable with books and understand that print is useful.)

Phonological Awareness | Learn about the sounds of speech (Being able to hear the small sounds in words helps children sound out words they see and learn to speak new words.)

Letter Knowledge | Learn your ABCs (Knowing the names and sounds of letters helps children sound out words they see.)

Vocabulary | Learn your words (Knowing many different words helps children understand what they hear and read.)

Narrative Skills | Tell a story (Learning to tell a story helps children develop thinking and comprehension skills.)

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