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Early Literacy: Archived Reading Lists

Keep a record of the books you read to your child. Select the "Read To Me" tab for book suggestions or check with the Children's Librarian at your Delaware Public Library.

Night Lights

Shake off the gloom with these cozy, comforting picture-book tales about lights in the darkness. -

Best Picture Books about
Historical Figures

Wordless Picture Books

While picture books are a largely visual medium, it's nonetheless a challenge for artists to tell—and a treat for readers to be told—an entirely wordless story. The following 10 titles, reviewed in  Booklist, do just that. From

Birds and Birdwatching


Stormy Weather

Here is a list of beautiful picture books about storms- waiting for them, being brave in the face of them, understanding them, and surviving them. The books below are perfect for a stormy summer story time. -


Starting School

Trailblazing Women


Small acts of kindness can have ripple effects that change the lives of those around us. These picture books are perfect for helping kids develop compassion.

Beloved Rhyming Books

There are many benefits of reading rhyming books with kids; practicing patterns and improving memorization skills, recognizing rhythms, increasing phonological awareness and phonetic ability are just a few. Some new, some timeless classics, here is a list of titles that kids (and adults) of all generations have grown to love.