The Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy suggests the following books to encourage early literacy skills:


Books for Me! by Sue Fliess; illustrated by Mike Laughead

The Boy & the Book by David Michael Slater; illustrated by Bob Kolar

Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll

Sloth Slept On by Frann Preston-Gannon


One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck; illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail

A Fish to Feed by Ellen Mayer; illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu

Can You Whoo, Too? by Harriet Ziefert; illustrated by Sophie Fatus

BAH! Said the Baby by Jennifer Plecas

I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty; illustrated by Mike Boldt


Hiccupotamus by Steve Smallman; illustrated by Ada Grey

Mother Goose’s Pajama Party by Danna Smith; illustrated by Virginia Allyn

Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy! by Tim Harrington

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop! by Michael Ian Black; illustrated by Matt Myers

Music Class Today! by David Weinstone; illustrated by Vin Vogel


Around the World: Follow the Trail by Katie Haworth; illustrated by Craig Shuttlewood

By Mouse and Frog by Deborah Freedman

How to Draw a Dragon by Douglas Florian

Inside this Book (are three books) by Barney Saltzberg

Knit Together by Angela Dominguez


Tickle Monster by Édouard Manceau

On the Ball by Brian Pinkney

Bob and Flo by Rebecca Ashdown

Little Baby Buttercup by Linda Ashman; illustrated by You Byun

Book-O-Hats: A Wearable Book by Donald Lemke; illustrated by Bob Lentz

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