Encourages young readers to count from one to twenty and presents simple addition problems, in a book with number-shaped cut-outs that can be traced with one’s finger and flaps to lift to reveal the last item of each group.
The Pittsburgh Ready project links the Library with childcare providers to share robust early literacy resources. Opportunities for space improvements, storytime visits, professional development and family engagement are underscored by quality giveaway books for children and their childcare providers.
From Fall 2019 to Spring 2021, toddlers enrolled at childcare providers participating in Pittsburgh Ready took home a copy of each title on this list. And each childcare provider received a copy of the book to build their collection for toddlers for years to come!
If you are looking for a wonderful title to share with a toddler, check out some of the titles on this list. And, don’t forget to explore additional booklists curated by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Children’s staff.
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Presents letters of the alphabet along with words that begin with each letter, in a book with letter-shaped cut-outs young readers can trace with their finger and flaps that lift to reveal an additional corresponding word.
An exploration of diversity for toddlers.
Baby and his doting mama go to a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace in this introduction to numbers.
Humorous animal characters introduce the basic colors and familiar items of clothing.
Children express different moods, including “I feel silly,” “I feel like dancing,” and “I feel cranky.”
As he crawls through the tall grass on a sunny afternoon, a fuzzy caterpillar introduces readers to the creatures he meets, the activities they are engaged in, and the sounds they make.
Pigeon runs through a series of emotions while attempting to thwart his old nemesis, the bus driver.
Two toddlers have fun with their puppy.
An illustrated version of the traditional Latino nursery rhyme, Los pollitos Dicen, about some baby chicks who hatch out of their eggs, cry because they are cold and hungry, eat, and then snuggle up to their mother for a nap. Includes lift-the-flap and spin-the-wheel illustrations.
Photographs and poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of African American children.
Invites the reader to tap, rub, touch, and wiggle illustrations to make an apple tree bloom, produce fruit, and lose its leaves.