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20Jun/130

Read Right Now! DRESSING

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DressUp WeGiveBooksSmall
Read My Dress Up Box - Each book in the DK Readers series is specially crafted to suit the interests and learning stages of beginning readers. My Dress-Up Box, readers join young children as they dress up as pirates, cowboys, firefighters, fairies, and more.

WhatShouldWeWear UniteForLiteracy75
Read What Should We Wear? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Baby Max Red Boots Baby Max can dress himself - with mittens on his ears and a hat on his foot. Silly Max!

Maxs Dragon Shirt WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Max's Dragon Shirt Max's old blue overalls are disgusting, and Ruby has exactly enough money to buy him one new pair. But what Max really wants is a ferocious, green dragon shirt. When the two get separated in the clothing store, the antics really begin.

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EllaSarah DressUpParty EveryDayDress PinkMeUp
EmporerClothes EmporerClothes2 EmperorCool

Favorite Books About Clothes:

ClothingElla ClothingFroggy ClothingHat ClothingSorts ClothingUnderpants
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14Jun/130

Read Right Now! BEDTIME

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A Sleepytime Song WeGiveBooksSmall
Read A Sleepytime Song - The moon comes out. The stars are bright. It’s time for families to say, “Good night.” Hush, you babies, not a peep. It’s time for all to go to sleep. Close your eyes, it won’t be long. Just listen to A Sleepytime Song. This is a Common Core-aligned book for Kindergarten.

LlamaRed WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Llama Llama Red Pajama - At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.

Bedtime UniteForLiteracy75
Read Bedtime Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

Moon Stories WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Moon Stories - Moon is lonely and would love to hear more stories. Will anyone help Moon? This is a stage 5 Ready Reader.

When Night Falls Tinga Linga Tales WeGiveBooksSmall
Read When Night Falls Tinga Linga Tales - When the sun sets in Tinga Tinga Tales it's bedtime for some animals -- Monkeys curl up their tails in the trees and Hippo and Tickbird say good night. But Owl and her nighttime friends all come out to play in the light of the moon!

Night Animals WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Night Animals - A sleepy girl reads a book about animals that come out at night. This is a stage 1 Ready Reader.

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Downloadable eBooks:

BedtimeNelly BedtimeArthur BedtimeDragon BedtimeBunnies
ScarryBedtime SleepyAlphabet GoodnightEngines GoodnightTrain
PigsPajamas BunniesBed LittleHoot SweetDreams
DiggersSleep GoodnightMonster GoodnightConstruction PrincipalFred
GeorgeGoodnight

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DinosaursGoodnight GoodnightMoon
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12Jun/130

Superman Day! 75th Anniversary

DC Comics has designated June 12thas Superman Day to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the legendary superhero. What better day to remember your own imaginary adventures being the Man of Steel than by reading a Superman adventure and then putting together a costume for your own little Superboy or Supergirl! You can use an old towel or try one of the more involved costumes below - either way, the imagination will take over.

Picture Books

DC Super Heroes Story Book Collection Superman: Attack of the Toyman Superman: Darkseid’s Revenge Superman: Parasite City Superman: The Story of the Man of Steel
Superman and the Mayhem of Metallo Superman: The Incredible Shrinking Super Hero!

Early Readers

Bizarro Day! Crime Wave! Superman: Escape from the Phantom Zone Superman: Superman versus Mongul Brain Freeze!
Superman: Superman versus Bizarro I am Superman

Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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12Jun/130

Read Right Now! DENTIST

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TripDentist WeGiveBooksSmall
Read A Trip to the Dentist - Sarah and Josh go to the dentist and learn how to keep their teeth clean.

LetsBrushOurTeeth UniteForLiteracy75
Read Let's Brush Our Teeth Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Downloadable eBooks:

BeholdCavities BerenstainDentist MaxDentist ToothFairy
BuddyTeeth

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DrDeSoto Silverlicious
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9Jun/130

Read Right Now! BABIES

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OurNewBaby WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Our New Baby - Sam is going to have a new baby brother or sister! Find out how he and his family get ready for the baby.

Baby Signs WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Baby Signs - Studies show that babies who use sign language feel less frustrated, throw fewer tantrums, and often learn to talk more easily. This book will teach both you and your baby how to communicate with as much effort as it takes to wave hello or good-bye.

BabyTalk UniteForLiteracy75
Read Baby Talk Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

Baby Beep Beep WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Baby Beep Beep From cars to airplanes, baby will learn about all kinds of things that go in Baby: Beep! Beep!

Baby Pets WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Baby Pets Little ones will learn all about their favorite furry friends in Baby: Pets! This series of books is perfect for babies just starting exploring the world.

Baby Animals WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Let's Look Baby Animals Discover little lambs, fluffy chicks, baby zebra foals, and more, as your child learns all about baby animals. The Let's Look series uses colorful images, simple text labels, and fun "I spy" games to introduce curious preschoolers to the world. Check out these activities to go along with the book:


Nuts WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Nuts - Fuzz has a new baby sister, Frances, and he's not very happy about it. In fact, all he can say about her is "Nuts!" But Fuzz winds up teaching Frances something very special. Can you guess what it is? This is a Common Core-aligned book for Kindergarten.

Baby Penguins Everywhere WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Baby Penguins Everywhere - One day a penguin sees a most unusual sight: a hat floating in the icy water. Even more unusual? Out of the hat pops a baby penguin. But not just one baby penguin . . . or even two. But a third, and a fourth, and on and on!At first the mama penguin is happy for the company. Until she realizes that taking care of a family is very hard, very tiring work, and what she could really use is just a moment alone. Yet as newcomer Melissa Guion reminds us in her adorable debut picture book, alone time is all well and good, but, it's together time that's best of all.

Baby Colors WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Baby Colors - Perfect for reading aloud and encouraging early word recognition, Baby: Colors! contains a rainbow of objects, from green balloons to purple butterflies. Check out these activities to go along with the book:


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Read Baby Max & Ruby: Love Readers find out who Max loves best. Is it the one who wakes him? The one who takes him for a ride? The one who plays with him? The one who stays with him?MORE Baby Max & Ruby Books to read:


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PlayBaby eBookAlligator The Bath GoBaby
BabyFirst NakedBaby Ollie OllieStomper
BabyBaby Bathtime
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7Jun/130

Read Right Now! FARM

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MaisyMorning FriendMaisy
Read Maisy's Morning on the Farm - Morning is a busy time on Maisy's farm. There are chickens and pigs to feed, and the cow to milk. Moo! After the chores are finished, there's just one more thing to do--eat a yummy breakfast.

Oh Dear 150 The Big Little Book Corner 75
Read Oh, Dear! - Buster goes to collect the eggs for breakfast, meeting all the animals in his search, until finally he remembers where to look.

Noisy Farm 150 The Big Little Book Corner 75
Read Noisy Farm - We follow Sam the farm dog around the farm as he finds out who is making the various noises as the day begins.

Little Hide and Seek Farm WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Hide and Seek Farm - This book includes five farm-themed I-spy spreads featuring grown farm animals, baby farm animals, tractors, equipment and other fun things to discover on the farm. Young readers will love poring through the packed pages and searching for the hiding chick, developing picture- and-word association skills as they go.

My First Tractor Book WeGiveBooksSmall
Read My First Tractor - Introducing preschoolers to basic concepts, the My First Board Book series promotes early learning and encourages young readers to explore the world of words. My First Tractor Board Book is all about words found on the farm!

Dragon Goes to the Farm StarfallLogo
Read Dragon Goes to the Farm - A boy and his dragon take a trip to a farm. What will they find there?

GrowLamb WeGiveBooksSmall
Read See How They Grow: Lamb - Follow an adorable pony on its path from newborn to adult in this fun and informative picture book. See How They Grow introduces the fascinating world of animals and how they develop, step-by-step.Read More! See How They Grow:


Otis WeGiveBooksSmall EspanolIcon
Read Otis - Otis is a special tractor. He loves his farmer and he loves to work. And he loves the little calf in the next stall, whom he purrs to sleep with his soft motor. In fact, the two become great friends. But when Otis is replaced with the big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn...until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Then there is only one tractor—and it’s not big or yellow—who can come to the rescue. It is little old Otis who saves his friend. It is Otis who saves the day.

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BooCow ChickenBig ChicksStep CluckyHen
CowsCake FarmDog HurryHurry LlamaLamb
MaxFarm MooMoo OldMacEmber OldMacOwen
OnlyCows SallyFarm JollyBarnyard LittleLamb
ToughChicks SilverstreetFarm YouBaby

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GiggleQuack TroubleChickens

 

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6Jun/130

Read Right Now! HELPING

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The Little Red Hen's friends are lazy and don't want to do any work to make the cake 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 a 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. Sometimes the thing is simply saying thank you.


LittleRedHenSmall PBSKidsSmall Read The Little Red Hen - The Little Red Hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it.

FarmerDuckSmall CandlewickSmall
Watch Farmer Duck - A kind and hardworking duck suffers at the hands of a lazy farmer. When he nearly collapses from overwork, the rest of the animals come to his aid.

HelpingMyMom UniteForLiteracy75
Read Helping My Mom Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

ICanHelp UniteForLiteracy75
Read I Can Help Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Baby Max and Ruby Clean Up Time WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Baby Max Clean Up Time Baby Max and Ruby put away the toys! Blocks in the block box. Trucks in the bin. Baby Max and Ruby are picking up their toys.

Max Cleans Up WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Max Cleans Up Max's room is a mess! His sister, Ruby, is quick to take charge, but Max has his own ideas about picking up his room, so things don't turn out exactly as Ruby planned...

Not Too Little To Help StarfallLogo
Read Not Too Little to Help 

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LittleRedHenSmall LittleRedHen2 LittleRedHen3 BearsManners
BearsMessy LittleOink CleanRoom BeeBimBop
DinoDont BearThank HippoSays MouseSorry
PenguinPlease

Downloadable Audiobooks:

LittleRedHenSmall CliffordGood
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5Jun/130

Read Right Now! ROBOTS

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Robomop WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Robomop - This is Robomop, a hardworking robot who's good at his job, which is cleaning...well, yes, the public restroom. But it's not all mopping, slopping, rubbing, and scrubbing. Robomop also does a wicked honky-tonk dance to the window washer's radio, and he dreams of seeing the sun and sky. So when he's carried outside one day, Robomop believes his wish has come true at last. Has it? Well one thing is for certain: for this little robot, finding his place in the world means never giving up trying.

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eBookBoyBot DougUnplugged BeeBah
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4Jun/130

Wordless Picture Books

You might wonder what's so great about a book without any words in it. Does it even qualify for a book if there are no words? With no words, isn't it just pictures? The truth is, a wordless picture book tells a story without using words. The PICTURES have meaning. The ability to look at pictures an understand from them what is going on is an important skill for small children to practice. Looking at wordless picture books helps your child acquire several skills, even before he/she begins to recognize letters or words.

  1. Comprehension - understanding the meaning of the pictures
  2. A book is understood from left to right
  3. Stories have a sequence
  4. Inferring meaning - understanding what has just happened based on the picture, for example, a facial expression.
  5. Predicting what will happen next
  6. Vocabulary - yes, even without words a wordless picture book helps build vocabulary because the reader comes up with their own words, and when reading with a parent, hears the parent's words that describe the same picture...but in different words. Instant vocabulary building!
  7. Lastly, what great books for kids who have trouble with letters and words!

A picture really is worth a thousand words. Looking for more? Search our catalog under the subject “Stories without Words” to find other great wordless reads!

New Wordless Picture Books:

A Ball for Daisy Bee & Bird The Birthday Cake Mystery Bluebird The Boy & the Airplane
Chalk Mirror Rainstorm The Shadow The Treasure Bath
The Umbrella Waterloo & Trafalgar Welcome to the Zoo Where’s Walrus?

Classic Wordless Books:

Anno's Journey Carl Goes to Day Care Do You Want to Be My Friend? Flotsam Free Fall
The Lion and the Mouse One Frog Too Many Pancakes for Breakfast Polo and Lily Robot Dreams
Snow Day Time Flies Truck Wave

Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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23May/130

Staff Pick: A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Zoo keeper, Amos McGee loved working at the zoo and visiting his friends the elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros, and owl. Until one day he woke up not feeling well and had to take the day off. Of course his friends wondered where he was and decided to take matters in their own hands to see about their friend. They make a surprise visit to see Amos and cheer him up on his sick day as he would do for them. In this wonderfully illustrated picture book children will learn the lessons of compassion and friendship.

Recommended by: Denyce Malone - Flanner House Library

More books about sick days and the people who show up to help out:

Llama Llama Home With Mama Sick Day Bear Feels Sick Mr. Large in Charge
Rooster Can't Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Dr. Squash the Doll Doctor
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