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Children's Nonfiction General

Read Talk Play

Baby Steps to Reading

by (author) Carol McDougall & Shanda LaRamee-Jones

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2021
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p


Three books in one: the perfect starter collection to introduce babies to the joy of books and reading.

Rub a dub dub
Splashing in the tub
You can say bubble
Rub a dub dub

The road to reading begins at birth, and talking, playing, and reading with your baby lays a solid foundation to build a lifetime of loving books and learning.

Read Talk Play is three books in one: the perfect starter collection to introduce babies to the joy of books and reading. It features photo images that will capture a babys attention, and bouncy text that is fun to read aloud. Divided into three "mini books," each section is introduced with helpful tips for caregivers on how babies learn to talk and read, and how play is essential to learning—all based on developmental research. Perfect for families, libraries, baby shower gifts, and early literacy promoters and educators.

About the authors


Carol McDougall was born in Northern Ontario and has been active in the Nova Scotia writing community for many years. In 2005 she was awarded the Mayor’s Award for cultural achievement in literature and in 2010 she received the Progress Woman of Excellence Award for the Arts. Carol’s work includes writing for children, non-fiction, and fiction. In 2013 Carol received the Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature for Wake The Stone Man, a novel about friendship and forgiveness, which was inspired by her northern roots.


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Shanda LaRamee-Jones is the provincial coordinator for the Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy Program. She has a passion for supporting early learning and has a master’s of education degree in literacy. She lives in Halifax with her husband and son. 

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