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.
on back order
By June 20th, TWB was out-of-stock of our English Toddler Readers due to a run after this year's Public Library Association conference! Many
libraries have adopted "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" and find Bunnaby Bunnaby useful to sustain family literacy activities among toddlers and their parents.
Our "hot-off-the-press" print run of Bunnaby Bunny is due by Sept 15th. TWB will ship all back-orders from Mpls at that time.
Meanwhile, please enjoy a Bunnaby-inspired snap. (With twin toddlers who both love to hear Bunnaby's story, his Mom can recite the WHOLE poem by
Custom Print-Run Progress
Soft-Cover Baby Readers:
All delivered. Ready for distribution to local newborns and their
Boards - Baby+Toddler Readers:
Thanks for local delivery clarifications. In queue for printing!
Expect delivery by Sept 15th.
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