Manchester's textured images combine with the poetic words
of Darlene Ryan to re-create moments of affection between
babies and ourselves.
kisses, kisses reveals how a look, a touch, a bit
of play, or sharing a book, acts as a kind of kiss, connecting
us in intimate ways with our babies.
Babies have many ways to make connections with us. They
wiggle, coo, smile, cry, laugh, grasp our finger tightly,
and look deep into our eyes.
Kisses, kisses, kisses encourages connecting with
a child. Everyone who is part of a baby's life, both family
- extended and blended - as well as friends, help teach
the child about love, trust, and his or her place in the
This is a wonderful book for young children, beginning
readers, parents and grandparents alike.
Books for Children and Families is a collection
of seven picture books for young children and their parents.
This collection draws on themes from Parenting for a Literate
Community (PLC). PLC is a family literacy program for parents
and children developed by the Early Years Literacy Research
Group at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. Books
for Children and Families was written by literacy specialists
in New Brunswick and beautifully illustrated by New Brunswick
illustrators. In addition to easy-to-read words and engaging
pictures for children, each book includes information to
help parents recognize the many facets involved in learning
to read such as talking with children, singing and dancing,
putting away the groceries, counting and scribbling and
Squiggles, Lines and Jiggles Written by Pam Whitty,
Illustrated by Patricia Tingley
Writes A Story Written by Seth Buckley, Illustrated
by Judi Pennanen
Corey! Written by Pamela Nuttall Nason, Illustrated
by George Fry
and Dancing Written by Anne Hunt, Illustrated by
Am Starting School Today Written by Pam Whitty,
Illustrated by Jenecca Klausen
on a Number Hunt Written by Pam Whitty, Illustrated
by Mandy Wright
and Mommy Go Walking Written by Lynda Home, Illustrated
by Cheryl Bogart
The audience for this collection is preschool and primary
school children, their parents, and teachers. Each book
also includes a list of related books available at free
Drawing on the knowledge of authors, illustrators, mothers,
and editors regarding quality children's literature and
reading development, we have produced high quality books
Support the emergent literacy development of young
children through words and pictures.
Honour and respect the literacies of the home.
Provide information and support to parents in their
role as a child's first teacher.
Research shows that repeated rhythmic language and familiar
scenes are features that produce confident emergent readers
and enable parents, who may be beginning readers themselves,
to successfully share books with their children.
Each book focuses on a different aspect of literacy in
the home and community context. Endnotes provide parents
with examples of what they can do to encourage and extend
their child's literacy learning.
The books in this collection are sold as a set of seven
books for $22
(plus taxes, shipping and handling)
Phone: (506) 453-5024
Fax: (506) 458-7841
Early Childhood Centre
here for more information
Faculty of Education
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3