Reading Ahead – Books for Ages 0 to 4 (September/October 2008)

There were few, toddler-preschool books that really stuck out these past two months. There are a number of picture books for the 5 to 8 year-old audience that will be fun for this audience. Those book bags are coming up next! In the meantime, we have two new books we’re looking forward to reading.

South written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell. Wordless books are such a wonderful way to explore reading in its purest form: storytelling. McDonnell has paired Mooch with a bird (and some falling leaves) for this one. (Little, Brown and Company, 2008)

Broccoli, Carrots, and Beans by C. B. Chrismas, illustrated by Dan Cooper. Brightly colored illustrations and repetitive text work together to encourage kids to eat their veggies. Will it work? We don’t know yet. (AuthorHouse, 2008)