Reading with young children on a daily basis is a lifetime gift for everyone that:
- builds a stronger relationship with your child
- increases basic speech and communication skills
- improves logical thinking
- increases vocabulary
- enhances concentration and discipline
- helps ease transitions to major milestones or other potentially stressful experiences
- promotes school readiness
- encourages a love of learning
And, let’s not forget, it is just plain fun!
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Top 10 New Picture Books.
Every year the children's librarians at Calvert Library read hundreds of books in search of the perfect titles to recommend to our customers. These are a few of Ms. Megan's favorite new picture books from the past year. From learning about careers, to hilarious read-out-loud titles, to sweet bedtime stories, there is something for everyone. We hope that these become some of your favorite new books too!
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do - Kathryn Heling, Deborah Hembrook and Andy Robert Davies
Infinity and Me - Kate Hosford and Gabi Swiatkowska
No Bears - Meg McKinlay and Leila Rudge
Pete the cat and His Four Groovy Buttons - Eric Litwin and James Dean
This is Not My Hat - J. Klassen
Oh, No! - Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann
A Home for Bird - Philip Christian Stead
Z is for Moose - Kelly L. Bingham and Paul O Zelinsky
Oh No, George! - Chris Haughton
The Cloud Spinner - Michael Catchpool and Alison Jay
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.