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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." ~ Emilie Buchwald

It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Reading to your child at an early age will help build your child’s vocabulary, stimulate their imagination, and improve their communication skills.

The below websites provide tips for helping your child build the skills they need to become successful readers.

Starfall
This website uses phonics and phonemic awareness to teach children how to read.

Leading to Reading
This site was created by Reading is Fundament (RIF) to help parents and childcare providers develop the language skills of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The site includes nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games, and songs. There is also a page for parents with videos and activities to encourage reading.

Center for Early Learning Literacy (CELL)
This website has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children birth to five years of age. It includes several tips and activities for encouraging your child to listen, communicate, and learn the building blocks for early literacy.

U.S. Department of Education Helping Your Child Become a Reader
This site introduces activities for children from infancy to age six.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

 

 

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Updated October 16, 2018

 

  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth

Fiction:

My Life As a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

Skin Game by Stuart Woods

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

This Storm by James Ellroy

Non-Fiction:

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff

Sand & Steel by Peter Caddick-Adams

The White Devil’s Daughter by Julia Flynn Siler

Sea Stories by William H. McRaven

Dragon's Jaw by Stephen Coonts

Audio

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Unsolved by James Patterson

Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank

Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland

Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg

The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver

Movies

Greta Rated R

Blaze Rated R

The Upside Rated PG-13

How to Train Your Dragon Rated PG

Isn’t it Romantic Rated PG-13

Bundy and the Green River Killer Not Rated

Ashes in the Snow Not Rated

Cold Pursuit Rated R

Happy Death Day 2U Rated PG-13

Fighting With My Family Rated PG-13

Children’s:

Who Was Stephen Hawking by Jim Gigliotti

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris

How to be on the Moon by Viviane Schwarz

A Small Zombie Problem by K. G. Campbell

Camp Average by Craig Battle

Teen:

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

Again But Better by Christine Riccio

Dark Shores by Danielle Jensen

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad