All by Myself
A child shows all the things he has learned to do all on his own.
All Fall Down
By: Helen Oxenbury
"A baby enjoys running, singing, bouncing on a bed, and falling down." --MeL
All Night, All Day: A Child’s First Book of African-American Spirituals
By: Ashley Bryan
A selection of twenty spirituals with piano accompaniment and guitar chords. Includes "This Little Light of Mine," "He's got the whole world in His hands," and "Get on board."
Best Little Word Book Ever
By: Richard Scarry
Labeled pictures introduce the members of the Cat family, their good friend Lowly Worm, their house, their food, and their drives downtown, to the airport, and to the harbor.
Clifford, The Big Red Dog
By: Norman Birdwell
Emily Elizabeth loves her huge dog Clifford even though he's far from perfect.
By: Cindy Ward
Cookie the cat gets into a different kind of mischief every day of the week.
By: H. A. Rey
The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into continual trouble.
By: Lindsey Craig
Easy-to-read, rhyming text depicts different animals dancing.
De Colores and Other Latin-American Fold Songs for Children
By: Jose-Luis Orozco
"Lyrics (in Spanish and English) and music of 27 children's songs from Spanish-speaking countries." --MeL
Eat Up, Gemma
By: Sarah Hayes
Baby Gemma refuses to eat, throwing her breakfast on the floor and squashing her grapes, until her brother gets an inspired idea.
Everything Has a Place
By: Patricia Lillie
Text and pictures assign a cow to a barn, a dish to a cupboard, a family to a house, and other things to their place.
By: Marc Brown
Presents 14 rhymes with instructions for accompanying finger plays.
By: Donald Crews
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
Half Moon and One Whole Star
By: Crescent Dragonwagon
"The summer night is full of wonderful sounds and scents as Susan falls asleep." --MeL
Have you Seen My Duckling?
By: Nancy Tafuri
A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling.
If You Give a Mouse a Cooke
By: Laura Numeroff
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.
Is Your Mama a Llama?
By: Deborah Guarino
A young llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas and finds out, in rhyme, that their mothers are other types of animals.
By: Bruce Degen
A little boy walking in the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes him on a delicious berry-picking adventure in the magical world of Berryland.
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
By: Nancy Carlstrom
Rhymed text and illustrations describe Jesse Bear's activities from morning to bedtime.
Julius the Baby of the World
By: Kevin Henkes
Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house until Cousin Garland comes to visit.
Jump Frog, Jump
By: Robert Kalan
A cumulative tale in which a frog tries to catch a fly without getting caught itself.
By: Nanda Roep
"Lisa the raccoon asks her father for a good-night kiss, but he takes her on an imaginary adventure where kisses come in all sizes and shapes." --MeL
Let’s Get Dressed
By: Ruth Walton
"Discusses the different fibers and textiles our clothing is made from, including cotton, wool, and other natural and synthetic fabrics"--Provided by publisher.
By: Ruth Bornstein
Little Gorilla's family and friends try to help him overcome his special growing pains.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
By: Iza Trapani
This expanded version of the traditional rhyme shows what happens when the lamb decides to go off alone. Includes music on the last page.
Millions of Cats
By: Wanda Gág
How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?
By: Gill Lewis
In Laos, twelve-year-old Tam must work at a bear farm where bears are cruelly caged and milked for their bile, but when a familiar cub is brought to the farm, Tam will do anything to free both the cub, and himself.
"More more more" said the baby
By: Vera Williams
Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother.
By: Ellen Walsh
Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color.
Mr. Gumpy’s Outing
By: John Burningham
Mr. Gumpy accepts more and more riders on his boat until the inevitable occurs.
Over the Meadow
By: Jane Cabrera
"A variation of the counting rhyme that introduces a variety of animals and their activities." --MeL
By: Ezra Jack Keats
When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.
Seven Blind Mice
By: Ed Young
Retells in verse the Indian fable of the blind men discovering different parts of an elephant and arguing about its appearance. The illustrations depict the blind arguers as mice.
Sheep in a Jeep
By: Nancy Shaw
Follows a group of hapless sheep as they careen through treacherous landscapes in a jeep.
By: Janell Cannon
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.
Ten in a Bed
By: David Ellwand
One by one nine bears fall out of bed when the littlest bear says "Roll over!"
Ten, Nine, Eight
By: Molly Bang
Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.
The Cat in the Hat
By: Dr. Seuss
Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat, who shows them some tricks and games. Includes a Latin-English glossary and a note on the verse form and rhythm.
The Little Red Hen
By: Mary Finch
The little red hen finds none of the lazy barnyard animals willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the bread she makes from it. Includes recipe for whole wheat bread.
The Very Quiet Cricket
By: Eric Carle
A very quiet cricket who wants to rub his wings together and make a sound as do so many other animals finally achieves his wish. The cricket's sound is reproduced at the end of the book.
This is the Farmer
By: Nancy Tafuri
A farmer's kiss causes an amusing chain of events on the farm.
Wait till the Moon is Full
By: Margaret Wise
A little raccoon wants to see the night but his mother makes him wait until the full moon.
By: Eric Hill
A mother dog finds eight other animals hiding around the house before finding her lost puppy. Flaps conceal the animals.
Will I Have a Friend?
By: Miriam Cohen
Jim's anxieties on his first day of school are happily forgotten when he makes a new friend.