Creating Readers: Recommended Books for Parents and Caregivers

Help your child get ready to read with these recommended books on literacy.

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Alphabet Art: With A to Z Animal Art & Fingerplays
Artist/Author/Cast:
Press, Judy; Williamson, Susan (Editor)
Call Number:
J372.55 P9353a
Description:

This innovative book offers creative ways to teach the alphabet using poems, crafts, games, fingerplays, and books.

AlphaTales Teaching Guide
Call Number:
J372.414 A4565 2001
Description:

A great teacher's guide filled with easy lessons, awesome activities, and reproducible versions of all 26 AlphaTales storybooks.

Art Across the Alphabet: Over 100 Art Experiences That Enrich Early Literacy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Campbell, Kelly Justus
Call Number:
372.5 C1888a 2003
Description:

These art-centered activities for children aged three to six will reinforce letter recognition, build phonemic awareness, and teach pre-reading skills.

Baby Read-Aloud Basics : Fun and Interactive Ways to Help Your Little One Discover the World of Words
Artist/Author/Cast:
Blakemore, Caroline; Weston-Ramirez, Barbara
Call Number:
372.4 B6368b 2006
Description:

A guide to developing early language and pre-reading skills in babies and toddlers.

The Between the Lions Book for Parents
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rath, Linda K.; Kennedy, Louise; Cerf, Christopher (Foreword by)
Call Number:
372.4 R234b 2004
Description:

A resource to help children become good readers and also develop a lifelong enjoyment of reading.

Born Reading:  Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age--From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between
Artist/Author/Cast:
Boog, Jason
Call Number:
372.425 B7244b 2014
Description:

A guide to raising kids who love to read.

Every Child Ready to Read: Literacy Tips for Parents
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lee Pesky Learning Center
Call Number:
372.414 E93 2004
Description:

Helps parents motivate their children to learn to read and to become confident, enthusiastic readers.

A Family of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Children's and Young Adult Literature
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sutton, Roger
Call Number:
809.89282 S9675f 2010
Description:

A definitive guide to choosing books for children and nurturing their love of reading.  

Fee, Fie, Phonemic Awareness: 130 Prereading Activities for Preschoolers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hohmann, Mary
Call Number:
J372.465 H7194f 2002
Description:

This book offers activities to meet the standard of 20 hours of phonemic awareness practice recommended for all preschool children.

Great Books for Babies and Toddlers: More Than 500 Recommended Books for Your Child's First Three Years
Artist/Author/Cast:
Odean, Kathleen
Call Number:
028.162 O2324g 2003
Description:

More than five hundred annotated listings for a variety of recommended books for young children up to three years old.

How to Read a Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Messner, Kate
Call Number:
J028.9 M5858h 2015
Description:

A picture book celebration of the act of exploring--and sharing--a book.  

Playful Reading: Positive, Fun Ways to Build the Bond between Preschoolers, Books, and You
Call Number:
372.4 M9693p 2005
Description:

Reading aloud helps early literacy development and creates a bond between children and their caregivers.

Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write, from Baby to Age Seven
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gentry, J. Richard
Call Number:
372.6 G3397r 2010
Description:

Help your child build reading and writing skills by learning the phases of literacy.

Read with Me: Best Books for Preschoolers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zvirin, Stephanie
Call Number:
028.533 Z9697r 2012
Description:

This book offers more than 300 age-appropriate and subject-specific book selections from librarians for reading time with young children.

Read, Rhyme, and Romp:
Artist/Author/Cast:
McNeil, Heather
Call Number:
027.625 M1696r 2012
Description:

This lively book explores the six basic pre-literacy skills that young children need in order to learn to read.

The Read-Aloud Handbook
Artist/Author/Cast:
Trelease, Jim
Call Number:
028.5 T7882r 2013
Description:

The classic guide to the best read-alouds, why reading aloud is essential, and how to create a welcoming reading environment.  

Reading Comprehension and Fluency, Grade 1
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rose, Mary
Call Number:
372.4 R7972r 2004
Description:

This resource offers week-by-week reading homework for first graders to help build reading comprehension and fluency.

Reading Comprehension and Fluency, Grades 2-3
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rose, Mary
Call Number:
372.4 R7972re 2004
Description:

Second- and third-graders can practice reading comprehension and fluency with these reproducible week-by-week homework selections.

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fox, Mem; Horacek, Judy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
372.677 F7933r 2008
Description:

Mem Fox explains the benefits of reading to young children, suggesting ways to help children learn to read by themselves.

A to Z Letter Formation Practice Pages
Artist/Author/Cast:
Scholastic, Inc.
Call Number:
J372.634 A1117
Description:

Help your children learn to write using these reproducible letter-formation practice pages.

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