At Growing Book by Book we know that gathering developmentally appropriate literacy resources shouldn't be a time consuming & frustrating chore. We believe that building pre-reading skills with a joyful & playful book-based approach creates a strong literacy foundation so that children are ready and motivated to read for a lifetime.
BABY GOES TO MARKET
This award winning book is the story of a mother and her baby who visit a market in South West Nigeria. While Mama shops, different sellers give the adorable baby different foods to sample and keep. Baby fills Mama’s basket with lots of extra market samples. It’s not until the end of the story that Mama discovers her heavy load.
THE LITTLE RED FORT
This is a variation of the traditional, The Little Red Hen. In The Little Red Fort, Ruby wants to build a fort but her three brothers don’t want to help with the planning or building. However, when it comes time to play in the fort, the brothers come up with a creative way to add to the fort.
A little girl explores water all around her including inside herself. She discovers that water doesn’t always look or feel the same. Water can come in different forms and can be found in different places. Hey, Water! Is a non-fiction book accessible to our youngest listeners and includes backmatter about the water cycle and water conservation.
AMY WU AND THE PERFECT BAO
Amy loves making bao with her family. It’s difficult to make a perfect bao and Amy is having difficulty getting her bao just right. Her dumplings are always too full or too empty. But, Amy has a plan to make her bao perfect just like her parents and grandmother.
Jameson loves his green pants and wears them all the time. He feels he can do just about anything when he wears them. But, he has a big decision to make. He’s been invited to be the ring bearer in his cousin’s wedding and that means black tuxedo pants. Can he give up his green pants for the wedding?
THE KING OF KINDERGARTEN
A young, confident, and proud young man is ready to take on kindergarten. His day is busy and full of new adventures. He is ready to conquer it all and then come home and share his success with his family. It’s an empowering story about trying new things with confidence and excitement.
AROUND THE TABLE THAT GRANDAD BUILT
A cumulative story of family and friendship that develops and is enriched around that table Granddad built. The household is getting ready for a gathering so the table must be set and the food must be prepared before all the guests arrive. Each person and thing is special and significant.
ONE SNOWY MORNING
It’s a snowy day in the woods when some woodland friends spot a glob of snow with objects sticking on it. They collect these strange items and use them for all sorts of things including a dinner party for neighbors. After their creative day, they return the items to where they found them more or less.
THREE LITTLE KITTENS
The three little kittens smell pie and quickly go inside to eat. But, they are told that there will be no pie until the mittens are found. Then, those found mittens become soiled and need to be washed which leads to yet another problem. But, the resourceful kittens will find a solution. And in the end, there will be more pie.