Launch My Child's Reading!
Start building literacy with your child by reading these great books!
Boldt, Mike, author, illustrator
A little girl gets a cat as a new pet but insists it's a dog, even if it doesn't act very dog-like.
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?
Martin, Bill, 1916-2004, author
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.
My day with Gong Gong
Yee, Sennah, 1992- author
May isn't having fun on her trip through Chinatown with her grandfather. Gong Gong doesn't speak much English, and May can't understand Chinese. She's hungry, and bored with Gong Gong's errands. Plus, it seems like Gong Gong's friends are making fun of her! But just when May can't take any more, Gong Gong surprises her with a gift that reveals he's been paying more attention than she thought.
My dog banana
Brouillard, Roxane, author.
A child takes a dog for a walk. At least, so the child insists. But nobody else sees a dog! Neighbors try to figure out why a child is walking a banana on a leash, while the child tries to make them understand that the banana is really a dog. A dog named Banana!
One, two, buckle my shoe
Four chicks have fun hiding while Rabbit and Mommy Hen prepare a party for the little pigs' birthday.
Raven squawk, orca squeak
Vickers, Roy Henry, 1946- artist
With bright and bold illustrations by celebrated Indigenous artist Roy Henry Vickers, this sturdy board book introduces iconic sounds of the West Coast and supports the language development of babies and toddlers. From the "geek geek" of the eagle, to the creak and rustle of cedar branches in the wind, to the sacred drumming of a potlatch and the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, the rhythmic text, vibrant illustrations and glossy tactile finish of Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak will delight the very youngest readers.
Red is best
A little girl likes the color red best but her mother doesn't understand about red.
Kerbel, Deborah, author
"Rhyming couplets celebrate the varied aspects of snow from a preschooler's perspective. Mixed-media collage art shows small children engaging in a range of winter activities, including skating, throwing snowballs, and making snow angels. A final page shares age-appropriate information about snow."-- Provided by publisher.
When we are kind
Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- author
This beautiful picture book looks at how the simple act of being kind, to others and oneself, affects all aspects of a child's life.