Letters and Dots
Recommended Reading List
This is a list of print/braille and large print books available for you to check out that help support the Letters and Dots skill from Wolfner Library’s Racing to Read curriculum. This list includes alphabet and counting books.
To order any of these titles, contact the library by email, mail or phone. You may also request these titles online through WolfPAC. Identification numbers for print/braille books begin with BR and large print books begin with LP.
Babies (Birth through One)
C Is for Coco: A Little Chick's First Book of Letters by Sloane Tanen
Meet Coco, the little chick with the big personality, as she takes children through all the letters in the alphabet. Photographed by Stefan Hagen. Print/braille. 2007.
Hands-On Alphabet Book
This alphabet book includes print letters, grade 1 or 2 braille as well as tactual diagrams. Print/braille/tactile. 1987.
Hands-On Number Book
This number book includes print numbers, grade 1 and 2 braille as well as tactual diagrams. Print/braille/Tactile. 1990.
Numbers by Chuck Murphy
Cut-outs allow the reader to feel the number of items on each page while learning to count. A Razzle Dazzle Book. Print/braille board book. Tactile Book. 1997.
One, Two, Three! by Sandra Boynton
A counting book featuring animals from one to ten. On board pages with a die-cut cover. Print/Braille board book. 1993.
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
Babies born in different countries and in different circumstances have in common ten little fingers and ten little toes. Rhymed text. PRINT/BRAILLE. 2008.
Toddlers (Two through Three)
The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag
When an apple crashes from a tree, a little bunny dashes for elsewhere, scampering through every letter in the alphabet on his journey. PRINT/BRAILLE. 1933.
At the Edge of the Woods: A Counting Book by Cynthia Cotten
A counting book--from one to ten and back again--in rhymes about animals and insects found at the edge of the woods. PRINT/BRAILLE. 2002.
Counting by DK Publishing, Inc.
BR052251 (Uncontracted UEB)
A unique book that teaches counting in a special, revolutionary book. Print/braille. Tactile. Board book. Uncontracted braille. 2016.
Seuss's ABC by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss adds nonsense and rhymes to the alphabet to make it fun for children to learn letters and their sounds. 1963.
Five Little Raindrops by Leroy Comrie
Kevin is surprised when five little raindrops fall from the sky. A Hands-On book with braille, raised large print and raised images. Uses grade 1 braille throughout and introduces children to grade 2 braille where appropriate. Tactile book. Print/braille. 1996.
Mister Doodle C is for City: An Alphabet Book by Orli Zuravicky
A cartoon character and color photographs illustrate each letter of the alphabet. The last two pages show all of the letters and illustrations together. Illustrated by Giuseppe Castellano. 2011.
Sadie Can Count: A Multi-Sensory Book by Ann Cunningham
Sadie explores her world. Inside her house she finds four things. Outdoors she finds more, including her mother's lost keys! When she puts the keys away in a drawer, she finds lots of other things. Now Sadie can count to ten. A tactile book. PRINT/BRAILLE. 2006.
Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth
Children learn to count backwards as the tactile ladybugs disappear from the illustrations one-by-one. Print/Braille tactile book. 2000.
Preschool (Four through Six)
Chicka Chicka 123 by Bill Martin
Rhyming text tells how numbers from one to one hundred climb to the top of a tree. Illustrated by Lois Ehlert. 2004.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
Delightful alphabet rhyme chant that tells of the day when all of the letters of the alphabet decide to race up the coconut tree. "Chicka chicka boom boom! Will there be enough room?" 1989.
Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra
By using her ability to count, a clever monkey outwits ten hungry crocodiles that stand between her and a banana tree on another island across the sea. Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Print/braille by Wolfner Volunteers. 1997.
My Granny Went to Market: A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme by Stella Blackstone
A grandmother travels around the world on a magic carpet buying presents in quantities of one to ten. She surprises her grandchild in Peru with a special gift. PRINT/BRAILLE. 2005.
The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town by Judy Sierra
It's sleepytime in Alphabet Town, but some of the little (lower-case) alphabet letters don't want to go to bed yet. A rhyming story. PRINT/BRAILLE. 2009.
So Many Bunnies: A Bedtime ABC and Counting Book by Rick Walton
Old Mother Rabbit's twenty-six children, each named for a letter of the alphabet, are lovingly put to bed. Illustrated by Paige Miglio. Print/braille by Wolfner Volunteers, 2007. 1998.