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Books and Beyond for Birth to 5 years

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Children's Booklists

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First Five Years

Theodor Seuss
Geisel Award
Caldecott Medal Winners

Books for Babies (pdf format)
Sharing books with babies builds their brain power, helps them learn language, prepares them to be readers and creates a special time together.
Books for 2s and 3s (pdf format)
Toddlers wants to hear the same story again...and again, and again. They might not know it, but the repetition is actually helping to build their vocabulary and develop verbal skills.
Books for 4s and 5s (pdf format)
Preschoolers like books that tell stories and make them giggle. Laugh along with them and you'll be help build a lifelong love of reading.
African American Experience (pdf format)
A list of books to share with preschoolers and young readers.

Read with your Ears!
Going on a trip? Rainy day indoors? Grab one of these great audiobooks for kids and time will fly!
Audiobooks for Grades PreK-1 (pdf format)

Favorite Characters favorite characters
Your kids love them and so do we. You might even find a new favorite! Check out our list of FRCs (Frequently Requested Characters).

Favorite Authors favorite authors
Want to know what other parents are reading to their little ones? We've listed some of the most popular authors and searched the catalog for you. You're welcome!


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