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Early Reading Recommendations

The Acorn School believes that reading to young children supports their language, literacy, and ability to communicate and express their big ideas.


The ability to effectively communicate is an important life skill. The Acorn School strongly supports children’s many ways of expressing their big ideas and designs the learning environment to provide developmentally appropriate experiences foundational to children’s learning to love to read and write. We invite you to take a look at some of our favorite books that can be added to your environment at home.


Anne Walker

  Fry Bread
"Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story"

Kevin Noble Maillard

Carson Ellis 

Hug Machine
"Hug Machine"
Scott Campbell

Little Mouse
"The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear"
Don & Audrey Wood

  Perfectly Norman
"Perfectly Norman"
Tom Percival

  Proudest Blue
"The Proudest Blue"
Ibtihaj Muhammad
Sonya's Chickens
"Sonya's Chickens"
Phoebe Wahl

A Stone Sat Still
"A Stone Sat Still"
Brendan Wenzel

  The Hike
"The Hike"
Alison Farrell
  Tiny, Perfect Things
"Tiny, Perfect Things"
M. H. Clark 
What Do You Do With A Problem
"What Do You Do With A Problem"
Kobi Yamada 
  What I Am Big
"What I Am Big"
Maria Dek
  You Are New
"You Are New"
Lucy Knisley