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Children's Literature

Alphabet Books

Baby Books

Concept Books

Concept books are instructional books that help children start to label and identify their world. The best of these books teach and entertain children at the same time.   -ALSC

Counting Books

Helping children understand basic math concepts helps them develop positive associations towards math learning and deepens their understanding of math. Pointing out and talking about numbers, shapes, patterns, measurements, sorting, and spatial relationships are all great ways to increase math literacy.  - NAEYC

Easy-to-Read Books

Graphic Novels

"Graphic novels can be a way in for students who are difficult to reach through traditional texts... Graphic novels can dramatically help improve reading development for students struggling with language acquisition, including special-needs students, as the illustrations provide contextual clues to the meaning of the written narrative. They can provide autistic students with clues to emotional context that they might miss when reading traditional text. English-language learners will be more motivated by graphic novels, and will more readily acquire new vocabulary and increase English proficiency."   -Scholastic Inc

Interactive Books

Multicultural Picture Books

To build a positive sense of self, children need to see themselves, their families, and their cultural traditions in the books we read to them.  -ALSC

Picture Books for Older Readers

Picture Storybooks

Postmodern Books

Predictable Books

Predictable books allow for use of the cloze technique, where words are left out of the story and children are required to fill them in. This is used to increase comprehension. Unconstrained skills like vocabulary and comprehension are the biggest long term indicators of reading success.  -Susan B. Neuman

Toy Books

Transitional Books

Wordless Books

Books without words encourages caregivers to talk with their children; an early literacy skill. Picture walks are also a great way to build reading comprehension.