Books to Checkout

Books to Checkout

Reading with young children is a great way to foster a love of words, books and reading. The books listed below were designed to deliver a great story while they build specific early literacy skills. The books are organized to connect with some of the Get Ready to Read! Activity Cards and the corresponding skill-building areas. 

Print Knowledge Activity Cards Bibliography
1. Making a Menu (Print Knowledge: Functions of Print)

  • Bee Bim Bop by Linda Sue Park
  • Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
  • Gregory, The Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

2. My Favorite Book (Print Knowledge: Functions of Print)

  • Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss
  • Library Lil by Suzanne Williams
  • Wild About Books by Judy Sierra

3. My Name Has Letters (Print Knowledge: Matching Letters)

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
  • The Dog from Arf! Arf! to Zzzzzz by Rhe Dog Artlist Collection
  • Kipper's A to Z : an Alphabet Adventure by Mick Inkpen

4. The Reading Puppet (Print Knowledge: Book Rules)

  • Giggle Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin
  • Tickle the Duck by Ethan Long
  • What Color is Your Underwear? by Sam Lloyd

5. Find A Word (Print Knowledge: Differentiating Print from Pictures)

  •  A, B, See! by Marilyn Janovitz
  • Discovering Nature's Alphabet by Krystina Castella and Brian Boyl
  • Ellsworth's Extraordinary Electric Ears and Other Amazing
  • Alphabet Anecdotes by Valorie Fisher.

6. Fishing for Letters (Print Knowledge: Naming Letters)

  • The Deep Blue Sea : A Book of Colors by Audrey Wood
  • I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
  • Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood

7. Name Memory (Print Knowledge: Naming Letters)

  • ABC, I Like Me! By Nancy Carlson
  • Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name by Tedd Arnold
  • Peanut Butter And Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book by Brian Cleary

8. Word Puzzles (Print Knowledge: Environmental Print)

  • The Artful Alphabet by Martina Jirankova-Limbrick
  • 26 Letters and 99 Cents by Tana Hoban
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

9. Letter Memory (Print Knowledge: Naming Letters)

  • A is For Salad by Mike Lester
  • I Stink! by Kate & Jim McMullan
  • Zoopa : An Animal Alphabet by Gianna Marino

10. My Word Box (Print Knowledge: Reading Simple Words)

  • Dog’s Noisy Day by Emma Dodd
  • I’m Not Cute! By Jonathan Allen
  • Who Hops? by Katie Davis

11. Pick a Letter (Print Knowledge: Naming Letters)

  • Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
  • G is For One Gzonk! : An Alpha-number-bet Book by Tiny DiTerlooney (a.k.a. Tony DiTerlizzi)
  • Q is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game by Mary Elting & Michael Folsom

12. Word Jump (Print Knowledge: Reading Simple Words)

  • Big Little by Leslie Patricelli
  • Does a Cow Say Boo? By Judy Hindley
  • Wiggle Waggle by Jonathan London
This list was compiled by the Middle Country Public Library Children’s Services Department, Centereach, New York