What types of books do you have?
Concept books expand children's understanding of an idea, relationship, or theme. Patterned concept books also provide illustrated examples of various ideas and words. Book topics include the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, and opposites.
The stories typically have a moral concept or theme. Most folktales and fables have some cultural context or historical base and help children learn about diverse cultures and experiences.
These books focus on celebrations that take place throughout the year in different places all over the world.
Informational books are written about topics that children have a natural interest in such as animals, food, vehicles, sports, or seasons of the year. They are usually simple in style and focus on objects and subjects that are familiar to the children's environment.
Participative & Predictable
These books involve children in the reading experience through movement or speech and include lift-the-flap books, touch-and-feel books, movement activity books, and patterned language books. They feature repetitive phrases, and predictable storyline help children anticipate what is coming next.
Stories that could have actually occurred to people or animals in a believable setting. These stories resemble real life, and fictional characters within these stories react similarly to real people.
Rhyming books include rhyming language and repetitive sounds. Rhyming stories are fun to read and provide lots of opportunities to read with emotion and to style.
Text and illustrations tell the story in picture story books. This type of book is excellent for young children because the artwork supports a simple story line. These books provide opportunities to grow vocabulary and to simply enjoy reading together.