- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Are you looking for great books to get your Preschool to First Grader interested in reading? Rhyming and word families never seemed so fun! Check out the flip-a-word series by the Japanese illustrator, Yukiko Kido, and written by Harriet Ziefert.
Each book highlights three different word families. Stop pop includes the –op, -un, and -an families. Pig Wig looks at words containing the letter combinations -ig, -ug, and -at, while Snake Cake features -ake, -oat, and -ant. Kids will have fun turning the pages with cut-outs representing each word family. Your children will definitely be drawn to the bright, bold illustrations in this series. Check out Snow Bow (-eat, -ate, and -ow), Quack shack (-ack, -ick, and -ock) and Wet Pet (-et, -ed and -am).
In The Nice Mice in the Rice by Brian P. Cleary, the author uses silly sentences and rhyming words to teach young children long vowel sounds. Lots of fun illustrations and repetition of words help ease children along. The sentences become more challenging as the book progresses, including what the author calls “discovery” words – extra words for the young reader to locate. Part of the “Sounds Like Reading” series.