Early Literacy - Playing

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Children learn about language through different kinds of play.  Have fun playing with these books.


All together now Cover
Anita Jeram
Little Duckling and Miss Mouse come to live with Mommy Rabbit and her bunny and enjoy playing all sorts of games with them
E Jer
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Bigger than Daddy Cover
Harriet Ziefert
Elliot Kreloff
Edward wants to be bigger than Daddy, so for one afternoon they pretend to exchange places
E Zie
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Bunny cakes Cover
Rosemary Wells
Max makes an earthworm cake for Grandma's birthday and help Ruby with her angel surprise cake. At the store, the grocer can't read all of the shopping list, until Max solves the problem by drawing a picture
E Wel
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Bunny fun Cover
Sarah Weeks
Sam Williams
A lively young rabbit finds many ways to have fun--and cause havoc--on a rainy day
E Wee
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Cinderella Cover
Barbara Karlin
James Marshall
In her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper
J 398.2 Kar
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Clap your hands Cover
Lorinda Bryan Cauley
Rhyming text instructs the listener to find something yellow, roar like a lion, give a kiss, tell a secret, spin in a circle, and perform other playful activities along with the human and animal characters pictured
E Cau
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Cowboy bunnies Cover
Christine Loomis
Ora Eitan
Little bunnies spend their day pretending to be cowboys: riding their ponies, mending fences, counting cows, eating chow, and singing cowboy tunes until it is time for bed
E Loo
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Dancing in my bones Cover
Sylvia Andrews
E And
Book
Nov 8, 2011
From head to toe Cover
Eric Carle
Encourages the reader to exercise by following the movements of various animals; presented in a question and answer format
E Car
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Head, shoulders, knees and toes Cover
Annie Kubler
E Hea
Book
Nov 13, 2011
I am a backhoe Cover
Anna Grossnickle Hines
A young boy imagines himself to be different types of trucks as he plays in the sand
E Hin
Book
Nov 13, 2011
If you're happy and you know it : jungle edition Cover
James Warhola
Jungle animals sing the verses of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement
E War
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Let's do nothing Cover
Tony Fucile
Believing they have done all there is to do, two bored boys come up with a strange new activity to keep them occupied and discover an entirely new way to pass the time by doing--nothing
E Fuc
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Let's play house : a book about imagination Cover
Emma Quay
Anna Walker
When their playhouse turns out to be too small, Panda, Owl, and Sheep think of a different game to play
E Qua
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Max's castle Cover
Kate Banks
Boris Kulikov
When Max finds a box of long-forgotten toys, he builds a kingdom filled with adventures for himself and his two brothers
E Ban
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Mighty Max Cover
Harriet Ziefert
Elliot Kreloff
As Max imagines himself as the super hero--Mighty Max--while at the beach, he saves a game, a castle, and his lunch from some hungry gulls
E Zie
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Not a box Cover
Antoinette Portis
To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always just a box
E Por
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Pete's a pizza Cover
William Steig
What do you do when Pete's in a bad mood? When it is raining and he cannot go out and play? Turn him into a pizza, of course!
E Ste
Book
Nov 13, 2011
Strega Nona Cover
Tomie DePaola
Grandma Concetta heals everyone with her remedies and advice, and when she retires, she leaves Nona her magic pasta pot with its secret ingredient
E De P
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Tacky the penguin Cover
Helen Lester
Lynn Munsinger
Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions, but his odd behavior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps
E Les
Book
Nov 8, 2011
The farmer in the dell Cover
Alexandra Wallner
An illustrated version of the traditional game song accompanied by music
E Wal
Book
Nov 13, 2011
The gingerbread boy Cover
Paul Galdone
The Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone he meets until he happens upon a fox more clever than he
J 398.2 Gal
Book
Nov 8, 2011
The Gunniwolf Cover
Wilhelmina Harper
Barbara Upton
A little girl cautioned never to go into the jungle, wanders in deeper and deeper while searching for flowers --and is suddenly confronted by the gunniwolf
E Har
Book
Nov 8, 2011
The red chalk Cover
Iris van der Heide
Marije Tolman
Sara is bored, but none of the toys or other objects she gets in trade from other children is quite right for her, until she gets back the piece of chalk she started with and uses it to play with her friends
E Hei
Book
Nov 13, 2011
The snowy day Cover
Anna Milbourne
Elena Temporin
Several children enjoy playing in the snow
E Mil
Book
Nov 13, 2011
The three bears Cover
Paul Galdone
Three bears return from a walk and find a little girl asleep in baby bear's bed
E Thr
Book
Nov 8, 2011
The three little rigs Cover
David Gordon
When the three little rigs set out to build their own garages, each one thinks that his is going to be the strongest. But then the big bad wrecking ball comes to call and threatens to smash their new homes to smithereens. The brothers learn that it's only by bravery and teamwork that they can win the day.
E Gor
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Three Billy Goats Gruff Cover
Paul Galdone
J 398.2 T41
Book
Nov 8, 2011
Treasure hunt Cover
Allan Ahlberg
Gillian Tyler
After her parents treat Tilly to a treasure hunt, they all play hide-and-seek
E Ahl
Book
Nov 13, 2011
We're going on a bear hunt Cover
Michael Rosen
Helen Oxenbury
Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat
E Ros
Book
Nov 8, 2011
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Anita Jeram
E Jer
Harriet Ziefert
Elliot Kreloff
E Zie
Harriet Ziefert
Elliot Kreloff
E Zie
Antoinette Portis
E Por
Rosemary Wells
E Wel
William Steig
E Ste
Sarah Weeks
Sam Williams
E Wee
Tomie DePaola
E De P
Barbara Karlin
James Marshall
J 398.2 Kar
Helen Lester
Lynn Munsinger
E Les
Lorinda Bryan Cauley
E Cau
Alexandra Wallner
E Wal
Christine Loomis
Ora Eitan
E Loo
Paul Galdone
J 398.2 Gal
Sylvia Andrews
E And
Wilhelmina Harper
Barbara Upton
E Har
Eric Carle
E Car
Iris van der Heide
Marije Tolman
E Hei
Annie Kubler
E Hea
Anna Milbourne
Elena Temporin
E Mil
Anna Grossnickle Hines
E Hin
Paul Galdone
E Thr
James Warhola
E War
David Gordon
E Gor
Tony Fucile
E Fuc
Paul Galdone
J 398.2 T41
Emma Quay
Anna Walker
E Qua
Allan Ahlberg
Gillian Tyler
E Ahl
Kate Banks
Boris Kulikov
E Ban
Michael Rosen
Helen Oxenbury
E Ros