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The Journey of an Imagination Library Book

The Library Committee meets each year to select the books for the Imagination Library.

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 One
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 Two
Continue concepts from year one and build upon them
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 Three
Wordless books – build your own story (reader or child)
Values and character
Issues – fear, conflict, love, safety
Colors, letters, numbers
Nursery rhymes

Year Four
More complex stories – hero, complication, resolution
Diversity of others – faces, environment – OK to be different
Jokes, play, humor, fun
Nursery rhymes and poetry

Year Five
Riddles and jokes
School preparation and readiness
Use rebus (pictures used for words)
Science – non-fiction
Folk tales
Thank you, appreciation
Rhymes and poetry