Category Archives: Reading Skills

Read Right Now! ALPHABET

FREE Online Alphabet eBooks:

AAppleAlphabetFunWhere Do You See Letters?

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Curious George ABCDr. Seuss's ABCOn Beyond ZebraThe Sleepy Little AlphabetThe Alphabet BookMy First Bob BooksCurious George Learns the AlphabetAnimal ABCsABC Yoga

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Sesame Street Sing the Alphabet 200The Muppet Alphabet AlbumSesame Street Lyrical Letters

Books:

A is for Musk OxAlphaoopsThe Alphabet BookAlpha CityThe Alphabet from A to YAlphabet MysteryAnimaliaChicka Chicka Boom BoomEating the AlphabetE-mergencyGone WildThe Graphic AlphabetThe Handmade AlphabetHooper Humperdink Not Him!I Stink!If Rocks Could SingLMNO PeasMiss Spider's ABCMuseum ABCOld Black FlyPeanut Butty and JellyfishesShiver Me LettersSo Many BunniesSuperhero ABCA Apple PieZ is for MooseThe Z was Zapped

Alphabet Printables, Crafts & More:

 

Swat The Alphabet 100Salt TrayBubble Guppies 100Dora's Writing Paper 100

Read Right Now! FARM

FREE Online eBooks about Farms:

MaisyMorningDragon Goes to the FarmFresh From the FarmFarm Tractors at Work

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Thump Quack MooBooCowChickenBigChicksStepCluckyHenCowsCakeFarmDogHurryHurryLlamaLambMaxFarmMooMooOldMacEmberOldMacOwenOnlyCowsSallyFarmJollyBarnyardLittleLambToughChicksSilverstreetFarmYouBaby

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Printables, Crafts & More about the Farm:

Farm TracerH Horse TracerI Love the Farm Mini Bookfarm_animal_booklet_handwriting

Read Right Now! DENTIST

h2>FREE Online eBooks about Teeth:

LetsBrushOurTeethThe ToothArchies New ToothLet's Get a Checkup

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BeholdCavitiesBerenstainDentistMaxDentistToothFairyBuddyTeeth


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Silverlicious

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Read Right Now! RHYMING

FREE Online eBooks about Rhyming:

Dr Seuss on the Loose 150

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RhymeTimeBeMineItsyBitsyOtherGoose

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Read Right Now! BABIES

FREE Online eBooks about Babies:

BabyTalkBaby Animals

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Baby eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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PlayBabyeBookAlligatorThe BathGoBabyBabyFirstNakedBabyOllieOllieStomperBabyBabyBathtime

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Read Right Now! HELPING

The Little Red Hen’s friends are lazy and don’t want to do any work to make the bread they want to eat…kind of like children sometimes! Books are a great way to help children understand what it means to help out and be part of a team that gets things done. Sometimes, the thing that needs done is keeping the toys picked up and the house clean. Sometimes, the thing is setting the table so the family can eat or simply saying, “thank you!”

FREE Online eBooks about Helping:

FarmerDuckSmallDoing ChoresHelpingMyMomICanHelpNot Too Little To Help

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LittleRedHenSmallLittleRedHen2LittleRedHen3BearsMannersBearsMessyLittleOinkCleanRoomBeeBimBopDinoDont

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April – National Poetry Month

Kids love playing with words. I used to do a story time for four year-olds about sewing. They loved the words “spool” and  “thimble”. They used to walk around the room afterwards saying “thiiiiimboooooowl.” Why? Because it’s fun! Poetry books are a great way to share fun words with kids, especially words they don’t run into every day.  Wordplay is what poems are all about. Sure, hearing the words and seeing them will help build a child’s vocabulary, but also, your kid will laugh! From the very favorite “Where the Sidewalk Ends” to the Indiana born “The Frost is on the Punkin” you can find all kinds of poetry books at the library to keep you discovering new words that are just fun to say and poems that will make you smile. Here are some favorites as well as some new ones for 2015:

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Favorite Poetry Books:

The Arrow Finds its Mark CollectionA Child's Garden of VersesHere's a Little PoemMe & NeesieMeet Danitra BrownMirror, Mirror My Dog May Be a GeniusOmnibeasts: Animal Poems and PaintingsUnderwear SalesmanWhen We Were Very YoungWhere the Sidewalk Ends

New Poetry Books:

Bananas in my earsBeast Friends Forever!Bug off! Creepy, crawly poemsFollow followGrumbles from the ForestIf You Were a Chocolate MustachePigmaresPoem RunsPug and Other Animal PoemsSeeds, bees, butterflies, and more!Step Gently OutWe Go Together!Wee Rhyme's Baby's First Poetry BookWhen You’re a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate PoemsWorld Rat Day


Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

a is for musk ox

a is for musk ox

A confident, cheeky musk ox takes over the whole alphabet, convincing Zebra that musk ox actually belong on every single letter page, not just on the “m” page, stuck in the middle where nobody remembers.

I didn’t ruin your book. I saved it. Every other alphabet book starts with “A is for apple.” That’s sooo boring. I think you should do something different. How about this: a is for musk ox.

Zebra shouts in exasperation “But musk ox does not start with A!”

Ahh, but it DOES, and with many other letters too. Read on to find out how (but pay careful attention to m, p, t and z.)

A laugh out loud alphabet book with a sassy narrator and wonderful illustrations. If you can paint attitude, Matthew Myers does. Author Erin Cabatingan

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Here are some books that use the letters of the alphabet to tell a story…or a joke. These books make naming the letters and practicing with the sounds the letters make fun…just like musk ox and zebra!

A is for Musk OxAlphaoopsThe Alphabet BookAlpha CityThe Alphabet from A to YAlphabet MysteryAnimaliaChicka Chicka Boom BoomEating the AlphabetE-mergencyGone WildThe Graphic AlphabetThe Handmade AlphabetHooper Humperdink Not Him!I Stink!If Rocks Could SingLMNO PeasMiss Spider's ABCMuseum ABCOld Black FlyPeanut Butty and JellyfishesShiver Me LettersSo Many BunniesSuperhero ABCA Apple PieZ is for MooseThe Z was Zapped

Z is for Moose

Helping kids learn the letters of the alphabet can get kind of dull after awhile! A is for Apple. B is for Ball. Meh. The only interesting part is looking to see what the author came up with for “Q” and “X”.

This alphabet boredom is true for kids too! To keep their attention (and yours!) give them a fun twist on the usual alphabet book. Read one with an alphabet surprise in it.

In Z is for Moose Moose gets impatient and bossy when he can’t wait his turn for the letter “M” page. Watch Moose shove other animals out of the way, cross words out and generally make a nuisance of himself…so much so that MOUSE is chosen for M, which doesn’t improve Moose’s behavior AT ALL. Moose is in tears until his clever friend Zebra shows him that even Z isn’t too late for a Moose.

If you like Z is for Moose and the idea of an alphabet book that makes talking about the letters fun, try one of these. It’s one thing to name a letter and say a word that begins with that letter. It’s a step more challenging to point out an alphabet mistake. What kid doesn’t like pointing out the mistakes other people make!

A Isn't for Fox Alphaoops Alphoops Halloween