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Raising Readers Five Stories for Maine Children
Author: Maine Authors
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Year Distributed: 2009 - 2010
Availability: Past Books
An anthology of five picture books by authors and illustrators that create books in Maine: 'Love and Kisses' by Sarah Wilson and illustrated by Melissa Sweet; 'Not Norman' by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones; 'Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp' by Carol Diggory Shields and illustrated by Scott Nash; 'On the Farm' by David Elliott and illustrated by Holly Meade; 'Library Lion' by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
Age Group 5 years
What’s Happening at this Age
- Matching each letter to the sound it represents
- Identifying the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in spoken words like dog or sit
- Saying new words by changing the beginning sound, like changing rat to sat
- Starting to match words they hear to words they see on the page
- Sounding out simple words
- Starting to recognize some words by sight without having to sound them out
- Asking and answering who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a story
- Retelling a story in order, using words or pictures
- Predicting what happens next in a story
Your child likely will learn all the letters and their sounds this year. Some combinations of letters are still tricky for children to hear but they’re learning all the time. By making these connections, your child can also start to write and decode some easy words and begin reading short books to you. Their comprehension of what’s going on in the more complex stories you are reading to them will help them understand the simple stories they can read themselves. Continuing to read to your child, even when they’re able to read, will give you both a chance to talk about more complicated books and continue the beautiful relationship you started together 5 years ago. Reading together can still be the very best part of the day for you and your child!
Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 5-year-old as well as tips and activities for you and your child!
Why did we select this book?
Each year we work with a publisher to find books that are created by talented writers and artists in our state. This year we worked with Candlewick Press in Boston, Massachusetts, and they designed this beautiful book for Maine families. We make this special book because this is the final book in the Raising Readers program. We hope it sends the message that Raising Readers, the book's authors, illustrators and publishers, and most importantly, your healthcare providers have enjoyed helping you raise a reader.
10 Ways to Explore Library Lion (one of the titles in this anthology): Click to download our suggestions for simple (and fun!) activities for this favorite Raising Readers book.
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