Early Literacy - Talking

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Books are wonderful conversation starters. Talking to your child and having them talk to you increases vocabulary and comprehension. Check out these picture books that invite participation and wordless books that make you the storyteller!


Mark Newgarden, Megan Montague Cash
Description: A wordless picture book about a persistent terrier who spends a day following a bug through his neighborhood
Call Number: E New
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Bill Martin, Eric Carle
Description: Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them
Call Number: E Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Remy Charlip
Description: Good and bad luck accompany Ned from New York to Florida on his way to a surprise party
Call Number: E Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Peggy Rathmann
Description: An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo
Call Number: E Rat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Deborah Guarino, Steven Kellogg
Description: A young llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas and finds out, in rhyme, that their mothers are other types of animals
Call Number: E Gua
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Nancy White Carlstrom, Bruce Degen
Description: Rhymed text and illustrations describe Jesse Bear's activities from morning to bedtime
Call Number: E Car
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2016
Robert Kalan, Byron Barton
Description: A cumulative tale in which a frog tries to catch a fly without getting caught itself
Call Number: E Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Wanda Gág
Description: A lonely old couple decides to get a cat. Searching for the prettiest one out of a whole hillside filled with cats, the man comes home with "hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats." When the cats fight about who is prettiest, only one is left
Call Number: E Gag
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Pamela Duncan Edwards, Elicia Castaldi
Description: Rhyming tale of a sick dolly, the care she receives from her doctor and Miss Polly, and the treat she is offered when she becomes well
Call Number: E Edw
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Bill Grossman, Kevin Hawkes
Description: Little sister has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess
Call Number: E Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Jan Thomas
Description: As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of approaching danger
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Dennis Nolan
Description: A wordless picture book featuring a sandcastle that takes on a life of its own
Call Number: E Nol
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Shirley Neitzel, Nancy Winslow Parker
Description: A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow
Call Number: E Nei
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Paul Galdone
Description: 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
Call Number: J 398.2 Lit
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Mem Fox, Tricia Tusa
Description: A wizard's hat blows into town, changing people into different animals when it lands on their heads
Call Number: E Fox
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Audrey Wood, Don Wood
Description: In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite
Call Number: E Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Eric Carle
Description: Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep
Call Number: E Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Mercer Mayer
Call Number: E May
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Alexandra Day
Description: Carl, a large dog, and the baby in his charge fit right in when they follow Mom and Dad to a PTA masquerade party
Call Number: E Day
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Bill Thomson
Description: A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
David Wiesner
Description: The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam
Call Number: E Wie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
David Wiesner
Description: A young boy dreams of daring adventures in the company of imaginary creatures inspired by the things surrounding his bed
Call Number: E Wie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Jerry Pinkney, Aesop
Description: In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle
Call Number: J 398.2 Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Raymond Briggs
Description: When his snowman comes to life, a little boy invites him home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside
Call Number: E Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Eric Rohmann
Description: A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a natural history museum has an unsettling experience when the dinosaur seems to come alive and view the bird as a potential meal
Call Number: E Roh
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Donald Crews
Description: Follows the journey of a truck from loading to unloading
Call Number: E Cre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Suzy Lee
Description: A wordless picture book that shows a little girl's first experiences at the beach, as she goes from being afraid of the roaring waves to playing on the shore while gulls soar overhead
Call Number: E Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Alison Jay
Description: Small stories and details abound in this wordless picture book, inviting curious eyes to explore a zoo
Call Number: E Jay
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Jeannie Baker
Description: Chronicles the events and changes in a young boy's life and in his environment, from babyhood to grownup, through wordless scenes observed from the window of his room
Call Number: E Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Mark Newgarden, Megan Montague Cash
E New
Audrey Wood, Don Wood
E Woo
Bill Martin, Eric Carle
E Mar
Eric Carle
E Car
Remy Charlip
E Cha
Mercer Mayer
E May
Peggy Rathmann
E Rat
Alexandra Day
E Day
Deborah Guarino, Steven Kellogg
E Gua
Bill Thomson
E Tho
Nancy White Carlstrom, Bruce Degen
E Car
David Wiesner
E Wie
Robert Kalan, Byron Barton
E Kal
David Wiesner
E Wie
Wanda Gág
E Gag
Jerry Pinkney, Aesop
J 398.2 Pin
Pamela Duncan Edwards, Elicia Castaldi
E Edw
Raymond Briggs
E Bri
Bill Grossman, Kevin Hawkes
E Gro
Eric Rohmann
E Roh
Jan Thomas
E Tho
Donald Crews
E Cre
Dennis Nolan
E Nol
Suzy Lee
E Lee
Shirley Neitzel, Nancy Winslow Parker
E Nei
Alison Jay
E Jay
Paul Galdone
J 398.2 Lit
Jeannie Baker
E Bak
Mem Fox, Tricia Tusa
E Fox