Early Reader Books

Recommended by Mr Tim, International School Librarian, and PreSchool Teacher in Japan.

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  • Elephants Cannot Dance

    Elephants Cannot Dance! Mo Willems

    "Elephants Cannot Dance!" by Mo Willems is a delightful and entertaining children's book that teaches young readers about the importance of perseverance and self-confidence. The book follows Elephant and his friend Piggie as they attempt to dance, despite Elephant's belief that he cannot dance due to his size. Through the characters' humorous attempts at dancing and their eventual success, the book encourages children to never give up on their dreams, even if they face obstacles along the way. Additionally, the book provides an opportunity to discuss the importance of self-confidence and believing in oneself. Overall, "Elephants Cannot Dance!" is a valuable addition to any classroom or home library, as it provides an entertaining and inspiring story that teaches important life lessons.

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  • Happy Pig day

    Happy Pig Day! Mo Willems

    "Happy Pig Day!" by Mo Willems is a heartwarming and educational children's book that teaches young readers about the importance of celebrating differences and being kind to one another. The book follows the beloved character Gerald the Elephant as he attends a party thrown by his friend, Piggie. Despite feeling left out at first, Gerald eventually learns to embrace the spirit of the party and appreciate the unique qualities of each of his animal friends. Through the book's charming illustrations and relatable characters, young readers learn about empathy, friendship, and the value of inclusivity. Overall, "Happy Pig Day!" is a valuable addition to any classroom or home library, as it provides a fun and engaging way to teach children about important social and emotional skills.

  • Today I Will Fly

    Today I Will Fly! Mo Willems

    "Today I Will Fly!" by Mo Willems is a delightful and educational children's book that teaches young readers about the importance of perseverance and determination. The book follows Piggie and her friend Elephant as they attempt to fly, despite the challenges they face. Through the characters' humorous attempts at flying and their eventual success, the book encourages children to never give up on their goals, even if they face obstacles along the way. Additionally, the book provides an opportunity to discuss the importance of positive thinking and having a growth mindset. Overall, "Today I Will Fly!" is a valuable addition to any classroom or home library, as it provides an entertaining and inspiring story that teaches important life lessons.

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