Early Literacy - Playing

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Children learn about language through different kinds of play. Have fun playing with these books.


Anita Jeram
Description: Little Duckling and Miss Mouse come to live with Mommy Rabbit and her bunny and enjoy playing all sorts of games with them
Call Number: E Jer
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Harriet Ziefert, Elliot Kreloff
Description: Edward wants to be bigger than Daddy, so for one afternoon they pretend to exchange places
Call Number: E Zie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Rosemary Wells
Description: Max makes an earthworm cake for Grandma's birthday and help Ruby with her angel surprise cake. At the store, the grocer can't read all of the shopping list, until Max solves the problem by drawing a picture
Call Number: E Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Sarah Weeks, Sam Williams
Description: A lively young rabbit finds many ways to have fun--and cause havoc--on a rainy day
Call Number: E Wee
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Barbara Karlin, James Marshall
Description: In her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper
Call Number: J 398.2 Kar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Lorinda Bryan Cauley
Description: Rhyming text instructs the listener to find something yellow, roar like a lion, give a kiss, tell a secret, spin in a circle, and perform other playful activities along with the human and animal characters pictured
Call Number: E Cau
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Christine Loomis, Ora Eitan
Description: Little bunnies spend their day pretending to be cowboys: riding their ponies, mending fences, counting cows, eating chow, and singing cowboy tunes until it is time for bed
Call Number: E Loo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Eric Carle
Description: Encourages the reader to exercise by following the movements of various animals; presented in a question and answer format
Call Number: E Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Annie Kubler
Call Number: E Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Anna Grossnickle Hines
Description: A young boy imagines himself to be different types of trucks as he plays in the sand
Call Number: E Hin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
James Warhola
Description: Jungle animals sing the verses of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement
Call Number: E War
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Tony Fucile
Description: Believing they have done all there is to do, two bored boys come up with a strange new activity to keep them occupied and discover an entirely new way to pass the time by doing--nothing
Call Number: E Fuc
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Emma Quay, Anna Walker
Description: When their playhouse turns out to be too small, Panda, Owl, and Sheep think of a different game to play
Call Number: E Qua
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Kate Banks, Boris Kulikov
Description: When Max finds a box of long-forgotten toys, he builds a kingdom filled with adventures for himself and his two brothers
Call Number: E Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Harriet Ziefert, Elliot Kreloff
Description: As Max imagines himself as the super hero--Mighty Max--while at the beach, he saves a game, a castle, and his lunch from some hungry gulls
Call Number: E Zie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Antoinette Portis
Description: To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always just a box
Call Number: E Por
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
William Steig
Description: What do you do when Pete's in a bad mood? When it is raining and he cannot go out and play? Turn him into a pizza, of course!
Call Number: E Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Tomie DePaola
Description: Grandma Concetta heals everyone with her remedies and advice, and when she retires, she leaves Nona her magic pasta pot with its secret ingredient
Call Number: E DeP
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger
Description: Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions, but his odd behavior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps
Call Number: E Les
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Alexandra Wallner
Description: An illustrated version of the traditional game song accompanied by music
Call Number: E Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Paul Galdone
Description: The Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone he meets until he happens upon a fox more clever than he
Call Number: J 398.2 Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Wilhelmina Harper, Barbara Upton
Description: A little girl cautioned never to go into the jungle, wanders in deeper and deeper while searching for flowers --and is suddenly confronted by the gunniwolf
Call Number: E Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Iris van der Heide, Marije Tolman
Description: Sara is bored, but none of the toys or other objects she gets in trade from other children is quite right for her, until she gets back the piece of chalk she started with and uses it to play with her friends
Call Number: E Hei
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Anna Milbourne, Elena Temporin
Description: Several children enjoy playing in the snow
Call Number: E Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Paul Galdone
Description: Three bears return from a walk and find a little girl asleep in baby bear's bed
Call Number: E Thr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
David Gordon
Description: Three little rigs look for help when the big, bad wrecking ball comes to destroy their garages. "Little rig, little rig, let me come in!" "Not by the chrome on my chinny chin chin." "Then I'll crash and I'll bash and I'll smash your house in." When the three little rigs set out to build their own garages, each one thinks that his is going to be the strongest. But then the big bad wrecking ball comes to call and threatens to smash their new homes to smithereens. The brothers learn that it's only by bravery and teamwork that they can win the day. A comic sequel to the ugly truckling. Annotation. "Little rig, little rig, let me come in!" "Not by the chrome on my chinny chin chin." "Then I'll crash and I'll bash and I'll smash your house in." When the three little rigs set out to build their own garages, each one thinks that his is going to be the strongest. But then the big bad wrecking ball comes to call and threatens to smash their new homes to smithereens. The brothers learn that it's only by bravery and teamwork that they can win the day. A comic sequel to the ugly truckling
Call Number: E Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Paul Galdone
Call Number: J 398.2 T41
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Allan Ahlberg, Gillian Tyler
Description: After her parents treat Tilly to a treasure hunt, they all play hide-and-seek
Call Number: E Ahl
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury
Description: Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat
Call Number: E Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
All Together Now
Anita Jeram
E Jer
Not A Box
Antoinette Portis
E Por
Bigger Than Daddy
Harriet Ziefert, Elliot Kreloff
E Zie
Pete's A Pizza
William Steig
E Ste
Bunny Cakes
Rosemary Wells
E Wel
Strega Nona
Tomie DePaola
E DeP
Bunny Fun
Sarah Weeks, Sam Williams
E Wee
Tacky The Penguin
Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger
E Les
Cinderella
Barbara Karlin, James Marshall
J 398.2 Kar
The Farmer In The Dell
Alexandra Wallner
E Wal
Clap Your Hands
Lorinda Bryan Cauley
E Cau
The Gingerbread Boy
Paul Galdone
J 398.2 Gal
Cowboy Bunnies
Christine Loomis, Ora Eitan
E Loo
The Gunniwolf
Wilhelmina Harper, Barbara Upton
E Har
From Head To Toe
Eric Carle
E Car
The Red Chalk
Iris van der Heide, Marije Tolman
E Hei
Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes
Annie Kubler
E Hea
The Snowy Day
Anna Milbourne, Elena Temporin
E Mil
I Am A Backhoe
Anna Grossnickle Hines
E Hin
The Three Bears
Paul Galdone
E Thr
If You're Happy And You Know It : Jungle Edition
James Warhola
E War
The Three Little Rigs
David Gordon
E Gor
Let's Do Nothing
Tony Fucile
E Fuc
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Paul Galdone
J 398.2 T41
Let's Play House : A Book About Imagination
Emma Quay, Anna Walker
E Qua
Treasure Hunt
Allan Ahlberg, Gillian Tyler
E Ahl
Max's Castle
Kate Banks, Boris Kulikov
E Ban
We're Going On A Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury
E Ros
Mighty Max
Harriet Ziefert, Elliot Kreloff
E Zie