Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Book Poster Image

With its rhythmic language and familiar images, this classic Eric Carle book makes a fun teaching tool for young children, who delight in pointing out the different colors and animals.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Book Poster Image

Both the read-to-me set and beginning readers will enjoy the vibrant art and bouncy rhymes of this upbeat alphabet tale. The colorful letters' appealing personification turns them into much more than just the plain old ABCs.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Book Poster Image

With a simple plot, large lettering, and bold illustrations, Mo Willems' first Pigeon book does double duty as a hilarious read-aloud and cute early reader. The fresh point of view -- second-person narrative -- sets the Pigeon books apart.

Pat the Bunny Book Poster Image

Here's what interactive meant in 1940: This sweet picture book encourages toddlers to explore their world and their senses by patting soft fur, smelling flowers, looking in a mirror, and touching the sandpaper of "Daddy's scratchy face."

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Book Poster Image

This is THE book for kids who love vehicles and are just starting to string together words and simple sentences. With lots to see and talk about on every page -- from banana mobiles to pencil cars -- it really gets their motors running.


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Common Sense Tips

  • Reading to kids -- even those who can read on their own -- helps reinforce the rhythm of the language and correct pronunciation.
  • You read a page, she reads a page. Taking turns is a great way to help kids learn to read.