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Word Awareness
One of the skills children need before they learn to read is print awareness. The books in this list emphasize words by using large type or giving them special treatment.
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  Cover Art: The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo Allen, Jonathan
The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo
Animals on the farm experiment with languages other than their own. Children can read along when they see the animal noises in large print.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: No Sleep for the Sheep! Beaumont, Karen
No Sleep for the Sheep!
A sheep wants nothing but to go to sleep in the big red barn on the farm, but each time he closes his eyes, another animal moos or neighs or peeps to come in.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Z is for Moose Bingham, Kelly L.
Z is for Moose
Moose, terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together, behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Not All Animals are Blue Boutignon, Beatrice
Not All Animals are Blue
Pictures help children spot differences in colors, movement, attitude, and even discoveries. An interactive book for adults and children to play with together.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Woof Meow Tweet-tweet Boyer, Cecile
Woof Meow Tweet-tweet
Actual words represent dogs, cats, and birds, from the sounds they make, how they behave, and what happens when they all meet.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Can You Growl Like a Bear? Butler, John
Can You Growl Like a Bear?
In rhyming text, the reader is asked to mimic a variety of animal noises (shown with large, boldface words) in preparation for a good night's sleep.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Bounce Cronin, Doreen
Bounce
Rhyming text offers advice on the best ways for toddlers to bounce as the words bounce across the pages. Also see the author's book "Wiggle."
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Cow That Laid an Egg Cutbill, Andy
The Cow That Laid an Egg
Marjorie the cow is left feeling sad until a group of caring chickens with a plan comes up with the perfect solution to make her realize just how special she is. The punchline crosses two pages!
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Tip Tip Dig Dig Garcia, Emma
Tip Tip Dig Dig
Kids can chime in when they see the large, repeated words for what each construction vehicle does as it builds a special place for children to play. Also see the author's book "Toot Toot Beep Beep."
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Grump Groan Growl Hooks, Bell
Grump Groan Growl
The oversized words, drawn in a heavy solid black, are used sparingly but make the message of a bad mood loud and clear.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Farley Follows his Nose Johnston, Lynn Franks
Farley Follows his Nose
Farley the dog follows his nose from one good food smell to another all over town and is fed wherever his nose leads.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Red Sled Judge, Lita
Red Sled
At night, a host of woodland creatures plays with a child's red sled. "Sound effects" shown with words tell the story.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Hello, Day! Lobel, Anita
Hello, Day!
Various animals greet the sunrise in their own unique voices, except for the owl who welcomes the night.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Froggy Gets Dressed London, Jonathan
Froggy Gets Dressed
Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic. When his mother calls him back inside to put on more clothing, kids can see her cry "Frrrooggyy!" as much as they hear the stretched-out word read aloud.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Squeak! Rumble! Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! Marsalis, Wynton
Squeak! Rumble! Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!
Take a rollicking, clanging, clapping tour through the many sounds that fill a neighborhood.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: I Stink! McMullan, Kate
I Stink!
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores to ziti. The truck's super sassy attitude comes through loud and clear with super big words.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Aaaarrgghh! Spider! Monks, Lydia
Aaaarrgghh! Spider!
A clever spider is lonely and longs to become a family pet. Kids can help tell the story every time they see the oversized words "Aaaarrgghh! Spider!"
Easy Picture Book
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  Cover Art: The Baby Goes Beep O'Connell, Rebecca
The Baby Goes Beep
A baby makes various sounds as he explores the world around him. With extra-large type for words repeated several times, kids can read along with you.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Be Quiet, Mike! Patricelli, Leslie
Be Quiet, Mike!
Monkey Mike makes too much noise when he taps pencils and clangs trash cans. When he sees a drum set in the music store, he puts his hands-on talents to work in a most impressive way.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Chicken Butt! Perl, Erica S.
Chicken Butt!
Yes, the title is the answer to “You know what?” with call-and-response parts for parent and child. With giant words for the punchlines, kids won't miss their chances to chime in!
Easy Picture Book
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