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Looking to build your collection and increase family engagement?

NEW! Pennsylvania Pairs (PA Pairs) 

An exciting new initiative for Cruise into Kindergarten, PA Pairs, will produce lists of high quality fiction matched with related nonfiction for children ages four to eight. Each title will have discussion questions (Talking About the Book) & activities (Extending the Book) for parent and child to explore together. The content will be formatted to labels that you can place inside the books. This initiative is a work in progress. The first list and label sets are available below with more to follow!

DOWNLOAD the first list of 20 fiction/nonfiction pairs

5 sets of labels for the 20 fiction titles on this list are also available for download. The content will print four to a page just the way they are designed with Avery Label #5168. The size is 3 1/2" x 5."

DOWNLOAD Label Set 1a

DOWNLOAD Label Set 2a

DOWNLOAD Label Set 3a

DOWNLOAD Label Set 4a

DOWNLOAD Label Set 5a

 

Looking for books to support ECRR's five practices of talk, sing, read, write, play?

DOWNLOAD this annotated list of 100 Books for the Five Practices from Sue Nespeca! You can also view her giving booktalks of her top picks on YouTube!

 

Books on the Go!

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An exciting Cruise into Kindergarten resource, Books on the Go, together with Pennsylvania's Power Library, extends access to Book Flix electronic books by providing a guide with extension activities for parents and children to enjoy together. To access Book Flix for free, all you need is your library card or e-card number!

DOWNLOAD BOOKS ON THE GO GUIDE

Looking to add more diversity to your collection?

This list from Supercharged Storytimes has over 30 children’s book titles and brief descriptions from library staff who have used (and enjoyed!) them in their storytimes. Many of these books emphasize representation of diverse communities or experiences for children. 

DOWNLOAD THE SUPERCHARGED LIBRARY BOOKLIST

 

The ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from the ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, has created this bibliography to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home.

booksChildren ages 0-3

DOWNLOAD AGES 0-3 BOOKLIST ONE 

DOWNLOAD AGES 0-3 BOOKLIST  TWO

Children ages 4-7

DOWNLOAD AGES 4-7 BOOKLIST ONE 

DOWNLOAD AGES 4-7  BOOKLIST TWO

 

Need to give help in choosing a good book?

DOWNLOAD A Guide for Parents from Reading Is Fundamental

 

Looking for books for babies? 

DOWNLOAD this list from Babies Need Words Everyday 

DOWNLOAD this annotated list for infants-toddlers 

 

Looking for some new ideas for great books to share? 

DOWNLOAD this annotated list of 101 picture books 

Have parents or early childhood professionals asked you about easy readers?

DOWNLOAD this annotated list of recommendations! Included is a brief explanation about the difference between easy readers and picturebooks. 

 

Need books for STEM programming?

DOWNLOAD this list from the Bank Street Children's Book Committee

DOWNLOAD this list from ALSC: Building STEAM with Dia 

 

Looking for nonfiction?

DOWNLOAD this annotated list of informational picture books

DOWNLOAD this list of 100 nonfiction titles for pre-k to first grade

DOWNLOAD this bibliography of nonfiction for preschoolers