Our Baby and Toddler Reader pages include:
Read-aloud poem with illustration
Three families enjoying books together
Parent Notes, geared to the book's age range
Click on any book spread for a larger view.
Our Rock-A-Bye Baby Reader is wonderful addition to the "Welcome Baby" packets for newborns and their moms and dads. The books encourage young parents to initiate a family tradition of reading and sharing books with their babies.
Despertar a la lectura is our Spanish-language Baby Reader. It features popular Spanish-language rhymes and English-version poems for parents to read aloud to their babies, with Parent Notes in Spanish. Perfect in your "Welcome Baby" packets for Spanish-speaking parents and their newborns.
Bunnaby Bunny is our English Toddler Reader. It features illustrated, read-aloud rhymes that tell the story of Bunnaby Bunny as he learns to dress
Parent Notes on the right of each spread discuss what to expect, and what to look forward to, when reading with toddlers. The photographs of families reading with their toddlers help to model the activity for the adults (while entertaining the toddlers).
Our Spanish-language El conejito Claudio tells a similar story -- in Spanish verse -- of Claudio, a young rabbit who's learning to dress himself. Additionally, in
smaller type on each spread is the English-language poem from Bunnaby Bunny. Parents can choose to read aloud to their toddlers in Spanish and/or English.
Spanish-language Parent Notes on each spread inform parents of the benefits of reading with their 1- to 3-year-olds, and give some tips on reading to toddlers.
Custom Reader Updates
Sept 5: Deliveries of custom boards will be made either Friday or next
week to clients with a border on the Pacific Ocean (CA, OR, WA).
The rest of us await our books to arrive and clear customs at the Port of Chicago. TWB will alert you with a delivery expectation when we have that information.
We'll next be on press Nov 7th.
Families with 0-3 yr-olds to model reading aloud for our new Somali Family Reader...
TWB is completing our Somali Family Reader over the summer here in Minneapolis. Please contact us if you know of a young family that would like to model reading aloud for that book. Any family members can participate: moms, dads*, grandparents, sisters, sisters, aunts, or uncles with their 0-3 year-olds.
*TWB loves to have dads show off their read-aloud technique.
Photo shoots are ~20 minutes, and can be held at a nearby library, school, park, home, etc. While we welcome Somali-American families, our goal is to show all families reading to young children. So, any family is welcome and invited to participate in the fun!!
The photo session is enjoyable and casual -- plus, you'll receive your own copy of the
finished board book at TWB's Publishing Party for all participants. It's a fun way for your family to make a positive difference (and become very
Please call Cheryl (612-990-6011) for more information.
My group is considering custom Baby Readers as a part of a new initiative...
While your organization is in the planning stages, we can work with you to create a mock-up custom cover. You'll have a draft custom version so colleagues have something tangible to consider during your presentation. Contact Cheryl for more information: 612-990-6011.
Preparing for an Early Learning committee meeting?
We can send you sample copies of our Baby and/or Toddler Readers. As you discuss your community's first outreach to new parents, colleagues may review the nursery
rhymes, photos and Parent Notes.
Contact us for more information:
Third Week Books
PO Box 390771
Minneapolis MN 55439
Tel: 612 990 6011
Fax: 615 691 8896