Great Books for Babies and Toddlers

Great Books for Babies and Toddlers

More Than 500 Recommended Books for your Child's First Three Years

Book - 2003
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"The ideal time to begin sharing books with children is during babyhood, even with children as young as six weeks."
--Starting Out Right
National Research Council

All parents hope to give their children the best possible start in life. Many of them know it's a good idea to read to their children at a very young age, not with the goal of teaching their kids to read, but with the joy of having special time together looking at pictures and playing with words. Carefully chosen books that introduce children to the pleasures of language, simple story structure, and wonderful artwork are the foundation for a future love of books.

Great Books for Babies and Toddlers is the first book of its kind--a guide to the best age appropriate children's books available. Compiled by Kathleen Odean, former Chair of the Newbery Award Committee, Great Books for Babies and Toddlers provides lively annotations for more than five hundred books, divided into two helpful categories: Nursery Rhymes, Fingerplays, and Songs; and Picture-Story Books for the Very Young.

With story selections ranging from such classics of children's literature as Goodnight Moon and Where's Spot? to excellent new books like How Does a Dinosaur Say Good Night? and Buzz! , Great Books for Babies and Toddlers will be more than a cherished guide for parents--it will also be a child's first step in the lifelong adventure of reading.
Publisher: New York : Random House Ballantine Pub., 2003
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780345452542
Branch Call Number: 028.162/ODE 4565ch 1


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Zachary2709 Apr 17, 2012

Excellent resource guide to help in choosing books. I only wished it was arranged according to age group instead of randomly PER chapter. Other than that great "go-to" book.

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