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by Eve Bunting
Farah, a Muslim immigrant girl, goes apple picking with her classmates with happy results.
by Nancy L. Carlson
Henry's imagination takes over during show-and-tell.
by Gennifer Choldenko illustrated by S.D. Schindler
Lili is so shy that her voice is never heard in class until the day a good friend needs her help.
by Kate DiCamillo pictures by Harry Bliss
Longing for adventure, intrepid Louise leaves her comfortable nest and goes to sea.
by Amy Hest
A hard working girl and a lonely dog meet one stormy day.
by Deborah Hopkinson pictures by John Hendrix
In 1816, seven-year-old Abe Lincoln falls into a creek and is rescued by his best friend.
by Barbara McClintock
When Adèle walks her little brother home from school, he loses one more thing at every stop.
by Matthew McElligott
The animals learn about sharing at Lion's annual dinner party.
by Zachary Shapiro
After being on the ark for months, the ants get antsy, the bees bored, and Noah finds a way to help everyone get along.
by David Wiesner
A boy takes a picture with a camera he finds on the beach.
by Jacqueline Woodson illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Two girls, one white and one black, become friends as they sit on the fence that divides their town.
Easy To Read Books
by Denys Cazet
Minnie and Moo want to knit a sweater for the farmer on his birthday, with surprising results.
by Elissa Guest
Walter's birthday party guests are supposed to go for horseback rides, but the horse, Rain, has other ideas.
by Lola M. Schaefer pictures by Susan Kathleen Hartung A kitten digs a hole under a fence and meets a new friend.
by Jean Van Leeuwen pictures by Ann Schweninger Amanda Pig is reluctant to pull out her first loose tooth.
by Mo Willems Gerald accidentally breaks Piggie's new toy.
Informational books to share
by Jon Agee
Tangle your tongue with these funny-sounding tongue twisters.
by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Words and pictures describe animal adaptation.
by Jeanette Winter
Wangari Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in Kenya.
by Peter Yarrow
The adventures of a boy and his dragon are told in this classic song.
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld illustrated by Lucia Washburn
Scientists learn about dinosaurs when they discover their tracks.
Raising a Reader
- Read to your child every day. It's the best thing you can do to help your child become a good reader.
- Keep reading aloud even after your child knows how to read. You will model fluency and expose your child to books beyond his or her reading ability.
- Visit your library often and let your child choose a variety of books to borrow. Ask the librarian to recommend some titles.
- Talk about what you read together. Conversations increase your child's language skills, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
- Take books with you so you're always ready to read when you have the opportunity.
- Have paper and pencils, crayons, or markers available to encourage your child to write.
- Set an example. Be sure your child sees you reading for yourself.
- Relax and enjoy the pleasure of reading with your child!
Last updated: December 4, 2010