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Vocabulary and Interactive: Books For Kids

This list of the best kids books about vocabulary is sure to include a new favorite for the voracious young reader in your life! From Flora and the Ostrich to My First 100 Neighborhood Words there's something here for everyone's tastes. Do you have a favorite book about vocabulary? Let us know!

Flora and the Ostrich book
#1
Flora and the Ostrich
Written and illustrated by Molly Idle
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Inspired by Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo, this series of board books is perfect for the very youngest Flora fans. When a new feathered friend seems so different from her, Flora discovers that opposites, in fact, attract! Featuring fold-out pages and Molly Idle's graceful artwork, this adorable book of opposites will delight young children as they master new words and concepts.

TouchThinkLearn: ABC book
#2
TouchThinkLearn: ABC
Written and illustrated by Xavier Deneux
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Using the same innovative production technique and brilliant aesthetic cheered by parents, educators, and children alike in the acclaimed TouchThinkLearn series, here is an alphabet that literally adds a new dimension to learning. Raised die-cut pieces nestled in mirroring indented cut-outs engage readers on both visual and tactile levels. An impressive gift, this exquisitely executed design object is above all else a fabulously fun and educationally essential alphabet book.

Nita's First Signs book
#3
Nita's First Signs
Written by Kathy MacMillan and illustrated by Sara Brezzi
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Baby sign language makes it easy to communicate with your child, and Nita makes it fun! Nita's First Signs teaches ten essential signs for every parent and child to know, including eat, more, hungry, milk, all done, ball, play, love, please, and thank you. A simple story about Nita and her parents teaches each sign in context, and repetition throughout each story makes them easy to practice. Even better, each page slides open to reveal accurate instructions on how to make each sign, plus tabs on the side of each page make it simple to locate every sign for later reference. Baby sign language collections aren't complete without Nita!

Let's Point! book
#4
Let's Point!
Written by Carol McDougal and illustrated by Shanda LaRamee Jones, Carol McDougal
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Babies learn to point at various objects in their world. When baby reaches about twelve months of age, pointing becomes a powerful way to communicate. Let’s Point! features photos of curious and wonder-filled babies pointing at the many interesting things around them. Foil-embellished images of everyday objects, accompanied by simple text, invite babies to engage in their own pointing and encourage early communication and conversation between parent and child. A perfect first-birthday gift and ideal for early literacy programs, Let’s Point! will excite babies’ curiosity about the world around them.

I Am a Baby book
#5
I Am a Baby
Written by Kathryn Madeline Allen and illustrated by Rebecca Gizicki
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

"I am a baby, this is my crib, this is my high chair, this is my bib." Photos of happy babies and words that encourage make this an irresistible read-aloud for every child and family. From the author of the critically acclaimed A Kiss Means I Love You and Show Me Happy comes a delightful approach to visual learning.

  1. My First 100 Neighborhood Words - A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! Now the youngest Daniel Tiger fans can learn 100 first words, like “Trolley,” “trumpet,” and “ball,” with their favorite tiger, Daniel! What kinds of words make up Daniel Tiger’s world? Find out in this book of first words for the youngest fans of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. From “flower” to “crayons” to “Tigey” and everything in between, this sweet story takes readers on a tour of Daniel’s favorite places, like his school, and the words and pictures that go along with them, like his “backpack,” “lunch box,” “book,” and more!

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