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Best Picture Books for Learning to Read

“Wait, wait, wait … not yet … one sec … okay, now you can turn the page.”

When you were reading out loud to your little reader, they may have asked (or demanded) you turn the pages more quickly. They may have asked to linger on pages full of beautiful illustrations. They may even have cracked open their favorite picture books just to trace the images with their little fingers.

But now that they’re embarking on their own journey into the world of literacy, their little eyes have much more to take in—words and pictures. 

To this end, picture books can help ease your little one into becoming a lifelong reader. Exciting images and entertaining narratives work together to help teach important lessons as letters become words and words paint their favorite stories.

Ready to discover some wonderful picture books curated by the bibliophiles at Literati? Wonderful. We’ve spotlighted them below

Dragon Post

By Emma Yarlett

What does every young reader need to master their letters? A dragon and some helpful pen pals, of course!

In this fun tail, young Alexander finds a red dragon in his basement. Follow Alexander along on this tactile journey as he sends out letters for advice on handling his scaly friend. Pointers for dragon-handling arrive via individual letters that kids can unfold and read aloud—perfect for young minds that thrive on extra engagement.

With fun poetic language and beautiful cartoon-like illustrations, Emma Yarlett weaves an approachable fantasy for expanding vocabulary.

Authored by Charlie DeTar
October 26, 2022


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