Book Selection

Themes and Concepts:

The two fundamental themes & concepts of Imagination Library is Inspiration & Imagination. Take a look at the complete list of the 2020 USA Book Selection here.

The books work to promote: 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 1

  • 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 2

  • 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 3

  • Wordless books - build your own story (reader and child)
  • Values and character
  • Issues - fear, conflict, love, safety
  • Colors, letters, numbers
  • Nursery rhymes

Year 4

  • More complex stories - hero, complication, resolution
  • Diversity of others - faces, environment - OK to be different
  • Play, humor, fun
  • Nursery rhymes and poetry

Year 5

  • School preparation and readiness
  • Use rebus (pictures used for words)
  • Science - non-fiction
  • Folk tales
  • Thank you, appreciation
  • Rhymes and poetry
2019 USA Book List Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
2019 USA Book List Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
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  • Franklin D. Azar and Associates
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  • Sewald Hanfling

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  • Denver Rotary Club
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