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Early Reading Books

Find book recommendations and reading lists for early readers.

5 Activities To Practice Sight Words

Learning sight words is one of the first steps to learning to read! By working on these as you begin to understand letter sounds, kids will be able to quickly identify frequently used words without having to sound them out. Here are some fun ways to practice this skill. read more

8 Classic Dr. Seuss Books for Kids of All Ages

Dr. Seuss books are a must-have in every child's library! To celebrate Dr. Seuss Day on March 2, we've rounded up our favorite classics by this best-selling author. Which is your favorite? read more

Baby Bookworms! 7 Tips for Reading Aloud to Babies & Toddlers

Did you know that reading to your baby can boost his brain power? The American Academy of Pediatrics announced a new policy in June 2014 advising that parents regularly read aloud to kids from infancy through at least age 5 because it stimulates development, supports the parent/child bond, and helps build language, literacy, and social/emotional skills at a critical time in children's lives. Plus, it's just plain fun! read more

Best Books for Babies and Toddlers

Best Books for Babies and ToddlersThis list of seventy authors and their books is in no way complete. Each author may have written many titles, of which only one or two are included here. Many great children's authors and books have not been included — not because they are not worthy, but because to include them all would require another volume! This list includes books and authors that are recommended by experts in the field of children's literature. Our family has read and enjoyed many of these books over the years. read more

Books for Ages 2-4

Books for Ages 2-4Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark, by Jennifer Plecas When she loses a tooth, Agapanthus discovers that she can make an angel hoot by blowing through the hole in her smile. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a mother looking at them. read more

Design a Book Scene Postcard

Children summarize a section of a book by incorporating a picture and text into a postcard format. read more

Does Your Gifted Child Have ADD or LD?

Some of our greatest geniuses had learning disabilities. Does yours? Take our quiz. read more

Dr. Seuss Book Trivia

Scratch your head and loosen your tresses. We've got a Seuss quiz, how good are your guesses? read more

Dr. Seuss's Books

How much do you know about Dr. Seuss's books? read more

I Think I Can

I Think I CanFor this activity you'll need the book The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. A library will have a copy, but this is one of those books you'll want to own. Materials The Little Engine That Could Directions read more

Make Way for Ducklings Quiz

Make way for knowledge when you take this quiz about the beloved children's story, Make Way for Ducklings. read more

Matilda Quiz

Test your magic powers by answering questions about the book Matilda. read more

Stuart Little Word Search

Look up and down for words from the book Stuart Little. read more

The Bottom Line

You read The Sandy Bottom Orchestra, now let's see what you remember! read more

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet

Bring Eric Carle's classic book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to life with these exciting and educational lesson plans and projects. The booklet includes enrichment activities in science, math, and spelling; a create-your-own mobile pattern; and ideas for holding a caterpillar-themed party in your classroom – just in time to celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on March 20! Complete this kit with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities. read more

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities

Celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on March 20 with this fun poster and early-learning activities for Eric Carle's classic book. This printable includes a 40th anniversary poster, a coloring page, a counting activity, a maze, and more. View The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet to find enrichment activities and party ideas for your classroom. read more

Thomas Takes Off

All aboard! Next stop: Thomas the Tank Engine Quiz. See how much you remember. read more