Chattanooga Public Library Picks for Ages 0-5

The Chattanooga Public Library has created a list of exceptional books to read to children from birth to five years old. By reading to your child every day, you develop their vocabulary and build the foundations for success in school. Reading encourages imagination, listening skills, bonding with parents and the desire to learn to read. 

Each title was specifically chosen by librarians for being a great read-aloud as well as containing an exemplary story and illustrations. Subjects are based on Chattanooga Basics’ five fun, simple and powerful ways that families can use to help every child have a great start in life. 

Have fun when you read to young children. You can use voices for different characters and make rhythms with the words. Older children can help tell the story by looking at the pictures and will want to discuss the story after you finish reading. 

Along with these books, the library has other great resources for parents and their young children – including programs for every age. We look forward to being a big part of your family’s lives.

Corinne Hill, Executive Director
Chattanooga Public Library

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Also be sure to check out our 2019 Summer Reading Picks Lists!

Reading in the summer helps build on the skills obtained during the school year so that learning continues into the next grade year. We hope the 2019 lists will help your family pick the best books for your students, grades K-12.  These lists are supported by the Hamilton County Department of Education and have been delivered to all public school principals and librarians. Your library will also have a Chattanooga Basics booklist for kiddos too young to start school.

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