Recommended Reading List
This is a list of print/braille and large print books available for you to check out that help support the Words Everywhere skill from Wolfner Library’s Racing to Read curriculum. These books help build a child’s vocabulary.
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)
Belly Button Book by Sandra Boynton
Hippopotamuses celebrate their belly buttons. Print/Braille board book. 2005.
Happi Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods by Sandra Boynton
Clever animals exemplify a wide range of emotions in this hilarious story about different feelings. 2011.
Opposites by Xavier Deneux
Day, Night; Heavy, Light...an OPPOSITES concept book unlike any other. Tactile book. Board book. A TouchThinkLearn book. 2013.
Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church
Combines art with rhymes in an adaptation of the classic song, "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes," that reveals how ears wiggle and bellies giggle. Print/Braille. Board book. 2014.
That's Not My Duck...Its Beak is Too Shiny by Fiona Watt
A mouse searches for its duck. Print/braille tactile board book. Illustrated by Rachel Wells. 2013.
That's Not My Train—by Fiona Watt
A mouse searches for his train. Print/Braille tactile board book. 2000.
Touch and Feel: Mealtime
Text and photographs describe mealtime for a child. Print/Braille. Board book. Tactile. For very young preschoolers. 2002.
Toddlers (Two through Three)
Bebe Goes Shopping by Susan Middleton Elya
Rhyming text describes a trip to the supermercado for a Mamá and her sweet Bebé, who can't keep his hands inside the shopping cart until they reach the animal crackers. Glossary of Spanish words. PRINT/BRAILLE. 2006.
Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers
With an irresistible rhyming text and delightfully endearing illustrations, this exuberant celebration of playing, sleeping, crawling, and of course, very noisy babies shows all of the wonderful things that babies do best. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Wolfner Volunteer-produced Braille. 2001.
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Rhythmic tale about the many kinds of feet you meet--front feet, back feet, red feet, black feet--depending on whom they belong to. braille. PRINT/BRAILLE. 1968.
The Longest Noodle by Suzette Wright
A child finds on his plate of spaghetti an extra-long noodle. He and his friend compare this noodle with other string-like objects. Print/Braille. Tactile. On the Way to Literacy series. 1991.
The Pet I'll Get by Nancy I. Sanders
A little boy wants a pet. What should he get? Something small and furry or something big and wrinkly? Print/braille/tactile book. Board Book. 2001.
Splish, Splash, Spring by Jan Carr
Illustrations, like paper on paper applications, and rhyming text combine in this light-hearted interpretation of the delights of spring. Illustrated by Dorothy Donohue. Print/braille by Wolfner Volunteers. 2001.
What the Baby Hears by Laura Godwin
Rhyming text reveals the loving sounds baby animals hear from their parents, from the "nuzzle, nuzzle, nuzzle" heard by the colt to "I love you heard by a human baby. 2002.
Which Hat Is That? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
A mouse tries on many kinds of hats and becomes a firefighter, gardener, chef, tea-party hostess, and space traveler. Print/Braille. 2002.
Preschool (Four through Six)
Curious George at the Park by Margret Rey
Explore the park with Curious George. There are so many fun things to touch and feel! Curious George series. Print/braille. 2010.
Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom! by Joan Holub
In rhymed text a group of young friends playing in a sandbox take on the roles of various construction vehicles. Illustrated by David Gordon. 2013.
Go, Dog, Go! by P. D. Eastman
Whether by foot, boat, car, or unicycle, P. D. Eastman's lovable dogs demonstrate the many ways one can travel. 1997.
In The Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
Hummingbirds sip, bees hum, ants lug, moles scratch, beetles hurry, fireflies glow, and much, much, more as we tour the tall, tall grass with a fuzzy caterpillar. Print/Braille book. 1981.
Monster Trucks! by Mark Todd
Illustrations and easy-to-read text depict a wide variety of trucks, including bulldozers, eighteen-wheelers, garbage trucks, and fire trucks. The text is set in 24-point Frutiger Black Condensed. 2003.
Mud! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Kids having fun with mud find it on their hands and toes, in their hair, over there, over here, and everywhere. Illustrated by Bill Basso. 2001.
Six Silly Foxes by Alex Moran
A family of foxes experiences a wide range of emotions and needs over the course of a day. A Green light readers, Level 1. 2000.