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Best Children’s and YA Books 2018:Part two

By December 26, 2018May 13th, 2021The Kerlan Blog

To recap

For 4 years now, Holly Weinkauf and I have been digging through our piles to recommend books for giving. Here is the link if you want to hear us. MPR BEST BOOKS FOR KIDS

Board Books That Every New Parent Should Have

Go Here for Part 1

And for the list of titles that we talked about.

Being on the radio is exciting and sometimes my response is on the tip of my tongue but my mind goes blank.

When our host Marianne Combs asked us if Board Books were really important, I blanked on titles 

Click here for my favorite ones.

Click here for the Spanish Language.

The organization that encourages pediatricians to use  board books in well baby visits is Reach Out and Read.


Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together

A Resource for Parents

Click here for a PDF download from the Association of American Pediatrics with tips for parents on how to support early literacy.


Reach Out and Read was founded in 1989 with its first program at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center). By 2001, dramatic growth brought the Reach Out and Read model to all 50 states, with almost 1,500 sites distributing 1.6 million books per year.

Today, Reach Out and Read partners with more than 5,800 program sites and distributes 6.9 million books per year. The program currently serves one in four children living in poverty in this country, and continues to grow each year with the vision that one day the Reach Out and Read model will be a part of every young child’s checkups.

These include Reach Out and Read MN.

Cover of The ABC of It

And Preordering is now available for THE ABC OF IT

Go to here

for preordering options.

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