Booklists

Toddler Books

All by Myself

By: Aliki

ISBN: 9780060289294

A child shows all the things he has learned to do all on his own.

All Fall Down

By: Helen Oxenbury

ISBN: 9780689819858

"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

ISBN: 9780689316623

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

ISBN: 9780307001368

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

ISBN: 9780439875875

Emily Elizabeth loves her huge dog Clifford even though he's far from perfect.

Cookie’s Week

By: Cindy Ward

ISBN: 9780698114357

Cookie the cat gets into a different kind of mischief every day of the week.

Curious George

By: H. A. Rey

ISBN: 9780395159934

The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into continual trouble.

Dancing Feet

By: Lindsey Craig

ISBN: 9780307930811

Easy-to-read, rhyming text depicts different animals dancing.

De Colores and Other Latin-American Fold Songs for Children

By: Jose-Luis Orozco

ISBN: 9780525452607

"Lyrics (in Spanish and English) and music of 27 children's songs from Spanish-speaking countries." --MeL

Eat Up, Gemma

By: Sarah Hayes

ISBN: 9780688081492

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

ISBN: 9780688100827

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.

Finger Rhymes

By: Marc Brown

ISBN: 9780525297321

Presents 14 rhymes with instructions for accompanying finger plays.

Freight Train

By: Donald Crews

ISBN: 9780688801656

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

ISBN: 9780689714153

"The summer night is full of wonderful sounds and scents as Susan falls asleep." --MeL

Have you Seen My Duckling?

By: Nancy Tafuri

ISBN: 9780688148997

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

ISBN: 9780060245863

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

ISBN: 9780590259385

A young llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas and finds out, in rhyme, that their mothers are other types of animals.

Jamberry

By: Bruce Degen

ISBN: 9780694006519

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

ISBN: 9780689809309

Rhymed text and illustrations describe Jesse Bear's activities from morning to bedtime.

Julius the Baby of the World

By: Kevin Henkes

ISBN: 9780688089436

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

ISBN: 9780060088194

A cumulative tale in which a frog tries to catch a fly without getting caught itself.

Kisses

By: Nanda Roep

ISBN: 9781886910850

"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

ISBN: 9781597713832

"Discusses the different fibers and textiles our clothing is made from, including cotton, wool, and other natural and synthetic fabrics"--Provided by publisher.

Little Gorilla

By: Ruth Bornstein

ISBN: 9780395287736

Little Gorilla's family and friends try to help him overcome his special growing pains.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

By: Iza Trapani

ISBN: 9781580890090

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

ISBN: 9780698206373

How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?

Moon Bear

By: Gill Lewis

ISBN: 9781481400947

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

ISBN: 9780688156343

Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother.

Mouse Paint

By: Ellen Walsh

ISBN: 9780152560256

Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color.

Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

By: John Burningham

ISBN: 9780805066296

Mr. Gumpy accepts more and more riders on his boat until the inevitable occurs.

Over the Meadow

By: Jane Cabrera

ISBN: 9780823414901

"A variation of the counting rhyme that introduces a variety of animals and their activities." --MeL

Peter’s Chair

By: Ezra Jack Keats

ISBN: 9780670880645

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

ISBN: 9780590727792

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

ISBN: 9780547237756

Follows a group of hapless sheep as they careen through treacherous landscapes in a jeep.

Stellaluna

By: Janell Cannon

ISBN: 9780152802172

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

ISBN: 9781929766499

One by one nine bears fall out of bed when the littlest bear says "Roll over!"

Ten, Nine, Eight

By: Molly Bang

ISBN: 9780688009069

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

ISBN: 9780394900018

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

ISBN: 9781846865756

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

ISBN: 9780399218859

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

ISBN: 9780688094683

A farmer's kiss causes an amusing chain of events on the farm.

Wait till the Moon is Full

By: Margaret Wise

ISBN: 9780064432221

A little raccoon wants to see the night but his mother makes him wait until the full moon.

Where’s Spot?

By: Eric Hill

ISBN: 9780399207587

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

ISBN: 9780881032970

Jim's anxieties on his first day of school are happily forgotten when he makes a new friend.