For understanding child development
Bardige, Betty. Talk to Me, Baby: How You Can Support Young Children’s Language Development. Paul H. Brookes (2009)
Bickart, Toni. Reading Right from the Start: What Parents Can Do in the First Five Years. Washington, DC: Teaching Strategies, 2000. (also available in Spanish)
Blackemore, Caroline. Baby Read-Aloud Basics. NY: American Management Assn., 2006.
Butler, Dorothy. Babies Need Books: Sharing the Joy of Books with Children from Birth to Six. Portsmouth, NH:Heinemann, 1998.
Lerner, Claire and Amy Dombro. Learning & Growing Together: Understanding and Supporting Your Child’s Development. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 2000. (understanding teen parents)
Marino, Jane. Babies in the Library. NY: Scarecrow Press, 2007.
Schickedanz, Judith. Much More than the ABCs: The Early Stages of Reading and Writing. Washington, DC: NAEYC, 1999. (child development)
Begin Smart Books www.beginsmartbooks.com video on sharing books
Children of the Code www.childrenofthecode.org
Children's Defense Fund www.childrensdefense.org - statistics, advocacy
Colorin Colorado www.colorincolorado.org for educators and parents, bilingual English/Spanish
Early literacy: www.earlylit.net - Saroj Ghoting—storytimes and early literacy
Zero to Three. www.zerotothree.org
For creating infant/toddler programs
Charner, Kathy, et al. The Encylopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities for Children Birth to 3. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 2006. Written by Teachers For Teachers.
Chorao, Kay. Knock at the Door and Other Baby Action Rhymes. NY: Dutton, 1999.
Cobb, Jane. What’ll I Do with the Baby-O? Nursery Rhymes, Songs and Stories for Babies. Vancouver, BC: Black Sheep Press, 2007.
Diamant-Cohen, Betsy and Saroj Ghoting Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards. Chicago: ALA (2009) Includes tips for school readiness domains
Diaman-Cohen, Betsy Early Literacy Programming in Español: Mother Goose on the Loose Programs for Bilingual Learners. NY: Neal-Schuman, 2010. Includes cd of songs
Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. Mother Goose on the Loose. NY: Neal-Schuman, 2006. includes cd of songs
Dunn, Opal. Hippety-Hop Hippety-Hay: Growing with Rhymes from Birth to Age Three. NY: Henry Holt, 1999.
Ernst, Linda. Baby Rhyming Time. NY: Neal-Schuman, 2008. includes cd of songs
Ghoting, Saroj and Pamela Martin-Diaz. Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library: Partnering with Parents for Success. Chicago: ALA, 2006. (storytime ideas)
Ghoting, Saroj and Pamela Martin-Diaz. Storytimes for Everyone! Developing Young Children’s Language and Literacy. Chicago: ALA Editions 2012
Kleiner, Lynn. Kids Make Music, Babies Make Music, Too! Miami, FL: Music Rhapsody, 1998.
Larson, Jeanette. for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) El día de los niños/El día de los libros: Building a Culture of Literacy in Your Community through Día. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2011. (Storytime and cultural celebration ideas for initially for Spanish speakers but now expanded to included other languages.)
Maddigan, Beth. The Big Book of Stories, Songs, and Sing-Alongs: Programs for Babies, Toddlers, and Families. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2003. (storytime ideas, background information, very user-friendly)
MacMillan, Kathy and Kirker, Christine. Multicultural Storytime Magic. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2012.
MacMillan, Kathy and Kirker, Christine. Storytime Magic: 400 Fingerplays, Flannelboards, and Other Activities. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2009.
Scott, Anne. Laughing Baby: Remembering Nursery Rhymes and Reasons. Songs and Rhymes from Around the World. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2000.
Treviño, Rose Zertuche. Read Me a Rhyme in Spanish and English. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2009.