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Thanks to the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, every child in our community is eligible to receive a free book every month from birth to age five through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.


These EYC Literacy Connection strategy sheets were developed by The Family Connection for the Early Years Count! Education Initiative as a guide for teachers to fully integrate these books into the classroom. 


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Group I: 


Baby Sounds - Joy Allen

Baby! Talk! - Stella Blackstone

I Love My Mommy Because - Laurel Porter-Gaylord

I Love You, Spot - Eric Hill

Look Look! - Peter Linenthal

Where's Ellie? - Salina Yoon

Bedtime for Baby - Sassy Books

Look at the Animals - Peter Linenthal

The Pudgy Peek-a-Boo Book - Amye Rosenberg

Who Says Quack? - A Pudgy Book

Group 2: 


ABC Look at Me - Roberta Grovel Intrater

Baby's First Words - Sassy

Good Night Gorilla - Peggy Rathman

Let's Count - Sassy

Little Poems for Tiny Ears - Lin Oliver

Little's: and How they Grow - Kelly DiPucchio

Llama, Llama Red Pajama - Anna Dewdney

Good Morning, Farm Friends - Annie Bach

Clap Your Hands - Lorinda Bryan Cauley

Corduroy's Shapes -  Scott/Freeman

When the Elephant Walks - Keiko Kasza

I Love My Daddy Because - Laurel Porter-Gaylord

The Pudgy Where Is Your Nose Book - Scholastic Books

Group 3: 


If I Were a Kangaroo - Mylisa Larsen

Jake at Gymnastics - Rachel Isadora

Little Owl's Night - Divya Srinivasan

The Hueys in What's the Opposite? - Oliver Jeffers

The Little Excavator - Anna Dewdney

The Bug Book - Sue Fliess

Sleep Train - Jonathan London

Dog's Colorful Day - Emma Dodd

One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count With Me - John Micklus, Jr.

I Hear a Pickle - Rachel Isadora

Tomorrow I'll Be Brave - Jessica Hische


Group 4:  

Chimpanzees for Tea - Jo Empson

Goodnight, Numbers - Danica McKellar

Philomena's New Glasses - Brenna Maloney

Pretend - Jennifer Plecas

Read to Tiger - S. J. Fore

The Giant Jumparee - Julia Donaldson

The Snowy Day - Ezra Jack Keats

Max and the Tag-Along Moon - Floyd Cooper

Silly Goose's Big Story - Keiko Kasza

The Rabbit Listened - Cori Doerrfeld

I Just Want to Say Goodnight - Rachel Isadora

With Any Luck I'll Drive a Truck - David Friend

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

Group 5:  

Bunny's Book Club - Annie Silvestro

Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton

Lily's Cat Mask - Julie Fortenberry

Miss Maple's Seeds - Eliza Wheeler

Pup and Bear - Kate Banks

Ten Thank-You Letters - Daniel Kirk

The First Strawberries - retold by Joseph Bruchac

Excellent Ed - Stacey McAnulty

Lion Lessons - Jon Agee

Peace is an Offering - Annette LeBox

The Ring Bearer - Floyd Cooper

Run Wild - David Covell

Group 6:  

Blue Sky White Stars - Sarvinder Naberhaus

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky - message from Chief Seattle

Fly, Butterfly - Bonnie Bader

Tarra and Bella - Carol Buckley

The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson

Violet the Pilot - Steve Breen

Last Stop on Market Street - Matt de la Pena

Daniel Finds a Poem - Micha Archer

The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter

Hooray, a Pinata - Elisa Kleven