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Birth to Age Three

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Can Bears Ski?

Raymond Antrobus

Boy Bear cannot hear Dad Bear coming to wake him up in the morning but he can feel the floor vibrate with his heavy footsteps. He can only grasp little bits of what his teacher says to him at school. He cannot catch what his friends are laughing at. And, all the time, Boy Bear keeps hearing the question, “Can Bears ski?” What does it mean? With the support of Dad Bear, Boy Bear visits an audiologist and, eventually, he gets hearing aids. Suddenly, he understands the question everyone has been asking him: "CAN YOU HEAR ME?"

Raymond Antrobus, the award-winning poet of The Perseverance, draws on his own experience to show how isolating it can be for a deaf child in a hearing world. But through his lyrical and moving words, matched with Polly‘s stunning imagery, he also shows how many ways there are to communicate love. With a solid network, Boy Bear will find his place in the world.


Freddie and the Fairy

Julia Donaldson

Freddie wants nothing more than a pet, so when the fairy Bessie-Belle offers to grant his wishes, he knows just what to ask for. But Bessie-Belle can’t hear very well and Freddie tends to mumble, which means the wishes aren’t turning out as planned! Whatever can they do? Luckily the Fairy Queen is on hand to help.


TPT Companion resource

ASL/English Read Aloud

Gracie’s Ears

Debbie Blackington

This is the story of Gracie, your everyday fun-loving kid who does everything that you do, but has trouble hearing. It‘s as if her ears are sleeping! Can anyone or anything wake up Gracie‘s ears? Based on a true story.

ASL/English Read Aloud

Now I Can Hear!

Connie Losacano

Now I Can Hear! was written for very young children who use hearing aids. This book is fun and delightful, and will be sure to charm any young child, with or without hearing loss.