Read these books that encourage conversation and talking with your child to increase vocabulary and communication skills.

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Are You Awake?
Sophie Blackall

E BLACKALL

In this funny picture book about the bedtime negotiations between child and parent, Edward and his mother talk about everything from yellow dogs to corn on the cob.


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Shout! Shout It Out!
Denise Fleming

CONCEPT E FLEMING

Mouse invites the reader to shout out what he or she knows as they review numbers, letters, and easy words.


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I Spy on the Farm
Edward Gibbs

E GIBBS

What can you spy on the farm? Look through the spy holes to discover some noisy animals in this take on the classic game.


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Dot
Patricia Intriago

CONCEPT E INTRIAGO

Dots here, there, and everywhere! Some are loud, and some are quiet. Some are happy, and some are sad. The illustrations in this clever concept book will give you lots to talk about.


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Red Hat
Lita Judge

E JUDGE

In this almost wordless picture book, a troupe of baby forest animals borrows a child’s hat, until all that is left is a long piece of red string.


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This Is Not My Hat
Jon Klassen

E KLASSEN

A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene. The ambiguous ending invites lively conversation about the little fish’s fate!


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Moo!
David LaRochelle

E LAROCHELLE

When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer’s car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country. What is Cow trying to say with all that mooing?


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Ah Ha!
Jeff Mack

E MACK

With repeated text the story follows the ups and downs of a frog’s day. Talk about what’s happening to frog.


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Good News, Bad News
Jeff Mack

E MACK

While on a picnic, Bunny and Mouse see everything that happens to them from opposite points of view.


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The Lion & the Mouse
Jerry Pinkney

CALDECOTT E PINKNEY

After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he’d planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher’s trap.


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Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
Susan A. Shea

E SHEA

Poses rhyming questions about what grows and what does not.


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Interrupting Chicken
David Ezra Stein

E STEIN

This hilarious story presents Little Chicken and her long-suffering papa, who just wants to finish a bedtime story without his daughter’s disruptions.


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Chalk
Bill Thomson

E THOMSON

Three children find a bag of magical chalk at the playground on a rainy day.


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Press Here
Herve Tullet

E TULLET

Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Talk about what happens to the dots while you follow the instructions.


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What Will Hatch?
Jennifer Ward

E WARD

Combines rhythmic text, illustrations, and cutouts in an introduction to eight varieties of animals that hatch from eggs, including a squiggly tadpole, a fuzzy robin, and a leathery platypus.


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You're Finally Here!
Mélanie Watt

E WATT

A rabbit has many questions involving where the reader has been.


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Mr. Wuffles!
David Wiesner

E WIESNER

In this wordless book, Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens.


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I'm a Frog!
Mo Willems

ER WILLEMS

In this funny dialog, Piggie introduces his reluctant friend, Gerald the elephant, to the wonderful world of pretend.


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What Is Part This, Part That?
Harriet Ziefert

E ZIEFERT

Song-like rhyming text invites readers to guess what different components add up to. For example and a certain kind of fruit is part peach and part plum (a nectarine).


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Time for Music
Frank Leto

CD JUVENILE LET

Can you become an echo? Chant along with “The Echo Song” in this classic collection of music.


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Fun Food Songs
Raffi

CD JUVENILE RAF

Have fun making up you own rhyming riddles to the tune of “Down by the Bay.” Sing along the “Apples and Bananas” song to make funny sounding words by changing vowel sounds.


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