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Books for the under 6 crowd

There are so many wonderful books to share with the under 6 crowd.  Rather than list authors and titles, we would like you to look at a number of different types of books that you can share:

Tactile – these books include touch and feel, books with moving parts, buttons to push or strings to tie.  The most important thing to think about when sharing these types of books is Safety first!  Because books aren’t considered toys, there may be small parts that could be a potential choking hazard.

Wordless – wonderful books to get your imagination in gear.  Check out Chalk by Bill Thomsom or the Frog series by Mercer Mayer.  This style of book is great for the reluctant reader or writer.  Get them to tell their own story and you record it.

Concept – are often not stories with a plot but look at the relationship between objects (a cat and a bunny are both animals).  This could include alphabet books, counting books, non-fiction books for young children.

Picture – most of the story can be told by through the illustrations alone.

Folktales and Fairytales – these stories have been passed on over generations.  Each culture has its own stories but sometimes the similarities will amaze you.

Predictable stories – have a phrase or idea that is throughout the book.  There is an opportunity to ask “and then what” in most of them.


Check out the following websites for additional list for this crowd:

www.famlit.ca click on the Resource tab, then resources for parents

100 Great Books to Read Together

100 More Great Books to Read

www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca then go to booklists