BOOKS FOR TEACHERS:

Children as Illustrators: Making Meaning Through Art and Language by Susan Thompson (NAEYC, 2005; $15.00)

 

A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play by Vivian Gussin Paley (University of Chicago Press, 2004; $19.00)

 

Kidwatching: Documenting Children's Literacy Development by Gretchen Owocki and Yetta Goodman (Heinemann, 2002; $19.50)

 

Writing in Preschool: Learning to Orchestrate Meaning and Marks by Judith Schickedanz, and Renee Casbergue (International Reading Association, 2004; $16.95)

 

BOOKS GUARANTEED TO FOSTER CHILDREN'S COMMUNICATION

Abuela by Arthur Dorros

 

Anno's Journey by Mitsumasa Anno

 

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McClosky

 

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr., et al.

 

Frederick by Leo Lionni

 

Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root

 

Road Builders by B.C. Hennessy

 

Short Train, Long Train by Frank Asch

 

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

 

Ten Nine Eight by Molly Bang

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

 

VIDEOS

From Pictures to Words (Sarah Lawrence College Child Development Institute; $19.95)

 

Starting Small (Teaching Tolerance Project, Southern Poverty Law Center; free to schools)

 

When a Child Pretends (Sarah Lawrence College Child Development Institute; $19.95)