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My Very First Mother Goose

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

This spritely collection of both familiar and less well known rhymes is presented in an oversized format just right for sharing. Young children will likely examine lighthearted, detailed illustrations as they extend the rhymes' action with verve and humor.

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

What better way to introduce children to things fantastic or real than through these 200 short poems? Engagingly illustrated, this classic book features a variety of rhymes both old and new.

There's a Wocket in My Pocket!

Genre:
Fiction, Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

What kind of house do you live in? In this classic beginner book from Dr. Seuss, the simple, bouncy rhymes show all kinds of strange creatures living in the different rooms of a house. Some are rather nice and some not at all. The amusing, silly tale will keep a youngster's attention to the very end.

Dinosaur Roar!

Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Delightful dinosaurs strut, jaunt, and parade across the sturdy pages of this book to the rhythm of a gently rhyming text. Young children respond to the lively language and illustrations in which dinosaurs introduce new words and ideas.

My Shadow

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

A contemporary child delights in observing his shadow is depicted by crisp line and wash paintings in this accessible picture book of a classic poem.

I Love You As Much

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction, Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Celebrate Mother's Day every day. This celebration of the bond between mothers and their babies can be shared at naptime or bedtime or whenever it is time to say "I love you."

Diez Deditos: 10 Little Fingers and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America

Genre:
Fiction, Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

This attractively animated collection of lively songs and rhyming games is a great opportunity to have fun with language! Written in both English and Spanish, this playful book expands your word game repertoire.

Animal Crackers: A Delectable Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Lullabies for the Very Young

Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

The large format and lush illustrations appeal to young children, and adults will appreciate the organization by topics of interest. Categories such as Animals, Playtime, and Bedtime make this an ideal collection for sharing — whether you have just a few minutes or a long, leisurely afternoon.

Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling

Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Gentle illustrations show this familiar ditty in a modern light. A boy brings a book for his father to read to him and after they both fall asleep, Mom carries the boy to bed while the family dog follows with his shoe. This book makes a wonderful bedtime choice.

Hickory Dickory Dock

Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Young children will enjoy the sound of the familiar rhymes but older readers — including parents who share it with young children — will take pleasure in the deadpan humor of the illustrations. Now presented in board book format, this will hold up to multiple readings.

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables