Bahan, Ben and Dannis, Joe, My ABC Signs of Animal Friends, San Diego, Dawn Sign Press, 1994. For children birth to age five.
Bahan, Ben and Dannis, Joe, Signs for Me: Basic Sign Vocabulary for Children, Parents and Teachers, San Diego, Dawn Sign Press, 1990. Vocabulary primer with the basics for preschoolers.
Baker, Pamela J. My First Book of Sign, Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 1986. Gives signs for 150 of the words most frequently used by young children.
Booth, Barbara D. Mandy, New York, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1991. Mandy, a young deaf girl, is delightfully presented in a lively, picture book format.
Gillen, Patricia Bellan, My Signing Book of Numbers, Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 1988. Children learn the signs for numbers 0 through 20, and 30 through 100.
Hafer, Jan and Wilson, Robert, Come Sign With Us: Sign Language Activities for Children, Gallaudet University Press, 1996. In Spanish and English. This illustrated activities manual contains more than 300 line drawings of people signing familiar words, phrases, and sentences using ASL in English word order. Video also available.
Lakin, Patricia, Dad and Me in the Morning, Morton Grove, IL, Albert Whitman & Company, 1994. Beautifully illustrated story of a boy and his father on the beach.
Lee, Jeanne M. Silent Lotus, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1991. Vivid watercolor drawings bring to life the thousand year old tradition of Cambodian court ballet and the quite triumph of a young deaf dancer.
Levi, Dorothy, A Very Special Friend, Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 1989. Six year old Frannie finds a very special friend in Laura, who “talks” in sign language.
Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse, I have a Sister –My Sister is Deaf, New York, Harper Collins, 1977. An empathetic, affirmative look at the relationship between siblings, as a young deaf child is affectionately described by her older sister.
Rankin, Laura, The Handmade Alphabet, New York, Penguin, 1991. Celebrates the beauty of the manual alphabet.
Children’s Television Workshop, Sesame Street Sign Language ABC, New York, Random House, 1985. With deaf actress Linda Bove, Muppet scenes depict letters and words.
Slier, Debbie, Word Signs, Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 1995. Delightful board book with full color photos of objects important to babies