Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Click Here to Add a Title

Imagination Library

Book Selection Committee (2014) - .U1Fz9l7Sxk9

John Micklos, Jr.:

formerly Editor in chief of “Reading Today,” the

award-winning membership newspaper of the

International Reading Association. Freelance

Writer, Editor

Edna Rogers:

Retired KindergartenTeacher, National State

Teacher of the Year organization President. 1989

– present: Board Member of the Dollywood


Chaya Kilkarni:

B.A.A. M.Ed. Ed.D. . Parenting and Child Development

Expert, Director, Infant Mental Health

Promotion (IMP), The Hospital for Sick Children


Diane Givens:

Parents as Teachers

Oversees the department that coordinates the

Family and Children Education (FACE) program

with the Bureau of Indian Education, i-3 BabyFACE

progam and Tribal Home Visiting.

Jinx Watson:

Retired Associate Professor – Coordinator of

Youth Services

School of Information Services

University of Tennessee


Inspiration & Imagination &

Fundamental Themes of Regard:

Love of reading and learning; regard for diversity

of people, their roles, culture, and environment;

promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation

of art and aesthetics. Each series of books

should contain certain characteristics specific to

their age appropriateness including:

Year 1

Vision - bright, big, colorful

Touch - board pages

Rhyme and rhythm

Simple - easy to use

Minimal text - point and say

Playful sound

Nurture - attachment- lullaby themes

Year 2

Continue concepts from year one and build upon


Repetition and predictability - generate language

Motor skills

“Self-help” activities - things children can do,

things familiar in their daily life

Use of real photo illustration

Body awareness

Nursery rhymes

Colors, letters, numbers

Year 3

Wordless books - build your own story (reader

and child)

Values and character

Issues - fear, conflict, love, safety

Colors, letters, numbers

Nursery rhymes

Year 4

More complex stories - hero, complication, resolution

Diversity of others - faces, environment - OK to

be different

Play, humor, fun

Nursery rhymes and poetry

Year 5

School preparation and readiness

Use rebus (pictures used for words)

Science - non-fiction

Folk tales

Thank you, appreciation

Rhymes and poetry