Books for Early Talkers

(Birth to Two-Year-Olds)

Alborough, Jez
Hug
Narrative skills
2000

Baker, Keith
Big Fat Hen
Phonological awareness
1994

Blake, Michel
Baby’s Day
Narrative skills
2007

Boynton, Sandra
Moo Baa La la la
Phonological awareness, print motivation
1995

Brown, Margaret Wise
Goodnight Moon
Phonological awareness
1947

Cabrera, Jane
Ten in the Bed
Phonological awareness
2006

Carle, Eric
Eric Carle’s ABC
Letter knowledge
2007

Cimarusti, Marie T.
Peek-A-Moo and Peek-A-Zoo
Print motivation

Cowell, Cressida
What Shall We Do With the Boo-Hoo Baby?
Narrative skills
2000

Hill, Eric
Where’s Spot?
Print motivation
1980

Hoban, Tana
Black on White and White on Black
Print awareness

John Deere Co.
John Deere Farm ABC
Letter knowledge
2006

Katz, Karen
Counting Kisses and Where is Baby’s Belly Button?
Print motivation

Kubler, Annie
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Phonological awareness
2002

Lawrence, John
This Little Chick
Narrative skills
2002

Lewis, Kevin
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo
Narrative skills
1999

Martin, Bill
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See (and other similar titles)
Phonological awareness
1996

Martin, Bill
Chicka Chicka ABC
Letter knowledge
1993

Martin, David
We’ve All Got Belly Buttons
Print motivation
2005

Miller, Margaret
Baby Faces and Baby Food and Peekaboo Baby
Print motivation

Murphy, Mary
I Kissed the Baby and I Like it When
Print motivation

O’Connell, Rebecca
Baby Goes Beep
Print awareness
2003

Opie, Iona
My Very First Mother Goose
Phonological awareness
1996

Oxenbury, Helen
Tickle Tickle (and other rhyme board books)
Phonological awareness
1999

Oxenbury, Helen
Tom and Pippo Stories
Print motivation
1998

Rathmann, Peggy
Good Night, Gorilla
Narrative skills
1994

Reiser, Lynn
You and Me, Baby
Phonological awareness, print motivation
2006

Votry, Kim
Out for a Walk
Vocabulary (Infant sign language - ASL)
2003

Williams, Vera
More, More, More Said the Baby
Vocabulary
1990

More book suggestions for early talkers are available at www.wccls.org under the Kid’s Place link, as well as bilingual book suggestions.

Ask a librarian for the accompanying Every Child Ready to Read @ your library brochure for more ideas about how you can help your child be ready to read.