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Family Literacy Month 2017

Recommended reading in celebration of Family Literacy Month 2017.

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Workman, Hawksley, 1975- author.
The lyrics to the song of the same name translate into a warmly illustrated picture book which can be read to children of all ages.
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Jeffers, Oliver, author.
In a book which makes clever illustrations out of the written word and which references many well-known stories, a girl shares her love of how stories have shaped her world.
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Gaiman, Neil.
A sneezy Panda has a busy day out and about with his parents.
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Heras, Theo, 1948- author.
What to take for going out? It's hardly an obvious choice and depends on what else and who else comes along.
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Larsen, Andrew, 1960- author.
A boy wants to write like his big sister but doesn't know how. She gives him some advice to get him started and keep him interested.
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Bruel, Nick.
Bad Kitty is sick and needs to go to the vet. She's challenged to be nice to her housemate Puppy or face Puppydog Paradise, but can she change before it's too late? Part of a series.
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Wick, Walter, 1953- author.
Families will enjoy poring over this puzzle/picture book with more than 1,000 hidden objects for readers to find.
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Angleberger, Tom, author.
This is the hilarious story of a skateboard-riding detective who happens to be a Venus flytrap. Will Flytrap and his trusty assistant Nina the Goat, solve their BIG DEAL mysteries? First in a series.
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Weeks, Sarah, author.
Ravi has moved to the United States from India, where he was popular with good grades, but now he's an outsider. Will he ever fit in and find a friend?
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Gravel, Elise.
This simply illustrated and comical book about the spider gives kids insight into why this eight-legged creature is so disliked. Part of a series.
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Levine, Joni.
Written by an experienced child-care expert, hundreds of toddler activities, songs, games and art projects that will support your child on the road to literacy.
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Boog, Jason.
An incredible resource on how to raise kids who love to read. Features interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians and reading recommendations for kids, birth to age five.
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Young, Caroline.
A wide range of ideas and activities for children two to five years old. It includes easy to follow tips on using books, pre-reading activities and indoor games.
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Policastro, Margaret Mary.
Tips and strategies to help parents make that home-to-school connection. Includes how to build a home library, develop a reading routine and how to make every day literacy-rich.