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Great Reads for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Babies (Birth - One Year)

Global Babies by Maya Ajmera
Hug by Jez Alborough
Moo, Baa, La, La, La by Sandra Boynton
Finger Rhymes / Hand Rhymes / Playtime Rhymes by Marc Brown
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
If You’re Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
Peek-a-Moo by Marie Torres Cimarusti
Pat-a-Cake and Other Play Rhymes by Joanna Cole
What Shall We Do With the Boo-Hoo Baby by Cressida Cowell
Where is Maisy? by Lucy Cousins
The Everything Book by Denise Fleming
Ten Little Finger and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
Sam Loves Kisses by Yves Got
Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman
Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill
Black on White / White on Black by Tana Hoban
Choo, Choo by Peter Horacek
Run, Mouse, Run! by Peter Horacek
Zoom, Zoom, Baby by Karen Katz
Pat-a-Cake! Nursery Rhymes / Peek-a-Boo! Nursery Games / See-Saw! Nursery Songs by Annie Kubler
Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Annie Kubler
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Diggers Go by Steve Light
Look, Look! by Peter Linenthal
Whose Tail? by Sam Lloyd
The McElderry Book of Mother Goose: Revered and Rare Rhymes compiled and illustrated by Petra Mathers
I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell
Ben Loves Bear by David McPhail
Baby Faces by Margaret Miller
I Kissed the Baby by Mary Murphy
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and Other Action Rhymes by Zita Newcome
The Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O'Connell
My Very First Mother Goose edited by Iona Opie; illustrated by Rosemary Wells
All Fall Down / Clap Hands / Tickle, Tickle / Say Goodnight by Helen Oxenbury
Tubby by Leslie Patricelli
Wheels on the Bus by Raffi
I Like Toys by Lorena Siminovich
Baby Touch and Feel: Farm Friends by Dawn Sirett
Yawn by Sally Symes
Simms Taback's Farm Animals by Simms Taback
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
“More, More, More,” Said the Baby by Vera Williams
This Little Piggy: Lap songs, Finger Plays,Clapping Games and Pantomime Rhymes by Jane Yolen
Where Is My Baby? by Harriet Ziefert
Who Said Moo? by Harriet Ziefert


Books for One - Three Year Olds

Three Bears by Byron Barton
Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton
Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy Carlstrom
Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Cauley
Yummy : Eight Favorite Fairy Tales by Lucy Cousins
Doodle Bites/Good Night, Tiptoe/Where’s Tumpty/ by Polly Dunbar
Peedie/Ollie/Gossie/Gertie/BooBoo by Olivier Dunrea
Go, Dog, Go by P.D. Eastman
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Debbie Guarino
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Eyes, Nose, Fingers and Toes by Judy Hindley
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins
Counting Kisses by Karen Katz
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus
Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin
Chugga, Chugga, Choo, Choo by Kevin Lewis
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
Toddlerobics by Zita Newcome
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
My First Nursery Stories retold and illustrated by Tony Ross
Dog and Bear by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss
No, David! by David Shannon
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback
Alphabet by Matthew Van Fleet
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Over in the Meadow by Oliver Wadsworth
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen


Books for Three - Five Year Olds

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema
Where’s My Teddy by Jez Alborough
I’m Not Cute by Jonathan Allen
Parts by Ted Arnold
LMNOPs by Keith Baker
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently
Snip Snap! What’s That? by Mara Bergman
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
Arthur’s Nose by Marc Brown
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin
The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie Depaola
Petunia by Roger Duvoisin
Q is for Duck by Mary Elting
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Three Billy Goat's Gruff by Paul Galdone
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Owen by Kevin Henkes
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Jump, Frog, Jump!  by Robert Kalan
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
Swimmy by Leo Leonni
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer
Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod
I Stink! by Kate and Jim McMullan
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Little Hoot by Amy Krause Rosenthal
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Sciezka
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman
The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra
Pete's a Pizza by William Steig
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Press Here by Herve Tullet
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Balancing Act by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Wliliams
Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha

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