Great New Picture Books

The following list was put together to highlight new books that incorporate the 6 Early Literacy Skills your child needs to be ready to read.

All of the books were published in 2009 or 2010. Click the catalog links to see if your local branch has a copy or place a hold on the ones you want to see firsthand. These books would also make great presents for children in your life this Holiday!

Print Awareness Books:


Billy and Milly Short & Silly by Eve Feldman

I Want My Light On! by Tony Ross

Don’t Spill the Beans by Ian Schoenherr

Print Motivation Books:


Lulu the Big Little Chick by Paulette Bogan

If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley

Can You Make a Scary Face by Jan Thomas

Phonological Awareness Books:


Tap Tap Bang Bang by Emma Garcia

Drum City by Thea Guidone

What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound? by Mo Willems

Vocabulary Books:


A Plane Goes Ka-Zoom by Jonathan London

Who Said Coo? by Deborah Ruddell

Opposnakes by Salina Yoon

Letter Knowledge Books:


LMNO Peas by Keith Baker

Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

A Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra

Narrative Skills Books:


Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson

The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood

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