Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Today, December 15, we share...

...Books for babies!

One of the best gifts you can give your child is a love of reading. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers learn to love reading when they equate it with loving attention and a happy time of sharing. The best place to start with young children is with board books since they enjoy being able to handle books themselves. A board book is a type of book published on a hard cardboard. This cardboard is used for the cover as well as the pages, unlike a typical book with cardboard binding and paper pages, and is intended to be more durable. These books are intended for small children to use and play with, as well as luxurious editions of regular books, are often boarded.

Enjoy one of these books with the smallest book lovers!
From Usborne's Touchy Feely collection:
That's Not My Santa or That's Not My Reindeer
This series features delightful touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text. There are bright, colourful illustrations with textures to touch and feel on every page.

From Tomie DePaola:
Tomie's Little Christmas Pageant.
From Publishers Weekly:
Tomie dePaola adapts his 1978 The Christmas Pageant for the board book Tomie's Little Christmas Pageant, in which the boy narrator winningly tells the story of Christmas: "Welcome to our play. It is about a baby who was born many, many years ago on the very first Christmas. This is how it all happened." Ages 2-5.

From e.e. cummings:
Little Tree
Inspired by a poem by E.E. Cummings, this is the story of a little tree that finds its own special place in the world as a much-loved Christmas tree.

Enjoy these and other board books for little readers.

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