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 Text EARLY LIT to 888777 for weekly early literacy tips and storytime updates!


Early Learning Apps

Check out these sites that give guidance and insight into choosing educational apps:

Smart Apps for Kids

Balefire Labs

Children's Technology Review

Common Sense Media

Digital Storytime

Know What's Inside

Parents' Choice Awards


Sesame Street on Hoopla

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You have access to your favorite Sesame Street characters — Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and more! These kid-approved Sesame Street stories are available in eBooks, TV, and comics and help you through lessons in literacy & numeracy, health & wellness, and respect & understanding.


"Learn as They Grow" from Hennepin County Library

Learn how all family members and your public library can help prepare young children to be readers with five early literacy activities that are fun yet powerful ways to encourage early learning.


Book Quick Picks

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Apples and Robins - Lucie Félix
ISBN: 9781452132648
Publication Date: 2016-03-08
Using die-cut pages the story explores the shapes and colors of an apple tree through the passing of the seasons.

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A Tiger Tail - Mike Boldt (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481448857
Publication Date: 2016-07-05
Anya awakens to discover she has grown a tiger tail, and it just happens to be her very first day of school.

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Me and Annie McPhee - Olivier Dunrea; Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399168086
Publication Date: 2016-06-14
In this cumulative rhyme, a tiny island in the middle of the sea "just big enough for me and Annie McPhee," rapidly becomes very crowded with increasingly larger groups of animals.

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Be a Friend - Salina Yoon
ISBN: 9781619639515
Publication Date: 2016-01-05
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree... But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship--and how special he truly is!

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Dog Breath - Carolyn Beck; Brooke Kerrigan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554551804
Publication Date: 2011-11-02
A comfy dog bed, a red rubber ball, a favorite bone: a collection of images left behind stirs up memories, both poignant and humorous, of a child's best friend.


Other Early Literacy Resources

A great website to find out about other books that promote early literacy skills. Handpicked by children's librarians around the United States.

A great sign language dictionarywith videos with hundreds of different words you can teach your child.

A great website for all things early literacy and singing. Watch videos, browse the song library, and learn about the benefits of singing with your little one.

Get Ready with Words!

The first 2000 days are critical learning days for children 18 months to 5 years old. Children who don't get an early grasp of vocabulary lag far behind their counterparts who learn more words.

Get Ready with Words helps make it easy for parents and caregivers to find and share "Words of the Week" and activities sure to spark learning.


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