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Now Read This! is a column that appears in Teaching Young Children. The articles include recommendations of three to four developmentally appropriate children’s books, along with teacher resources and games.

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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Books That Inspire Mud Play and Exploration

Children’s books and poems are great resources for teaching children about the outdoors and inspiring them to play with mud in interesting ways.
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Steve Light in his studio
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Now Read This! Steve Light

Steve Light’s books are inspired by the interests and questions of the children in his preschool class. Read on for some more great ideas from Steve’s books that will inspire the children in your classroom.

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Authored by: Joellyn Powers
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Now Read This! Pattern Books

When helping your preschoolers understand how to identify, label, and describe patterns, let these books assist you!

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2017

Books that Bring Math to Life

You can transform story time into an engaging experience that develops children’s mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills!

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Authored by: Mary Hynes-Berry
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Illustration of Max the rabbit from a children's book by Rosemary Wells.
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2017

Rosemary Wells

NAEYC recommends books by Rosemary Wells, and activities to go along with them.

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Authored by: Joellyn Powers
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Curious George reading a book
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2017

Curious George

Discover ways to use Curious George in your classroom or family child care program!

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Authored by: Joellyn Powers
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photo of Herve Tullet - older Caucasian man with white hair and round glasses
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2016

Hervé Tullet

Hervé Tullet is an innovative children’s book author known in France as “the prince of preschool books.”
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Child making connective structure.
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2016

Books That Encourage Making

These stories bring to life the materials, processes, and mindsets that reflect the goals of making as learning.
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