Book Selections
15 Read Aloud Tips for Babies and Toddlers created in partnership with First Book: a collection of 15 books that are wonderful for reading aloud with very young children. If you serve children from low-income families, you can sign up to get new books - for free and at low cost - at

Dinosaur vs. The Potty

Your Personal Penguin

Freight Train

Pat the Bunny

Yummy Yucky

Knuffle Bunny

Happy Baby Words

Kitten's First Full Moon

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Good Night, Gorilla

Goodnight Moon

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Harold and the Purple Crayon

The I Love You Book

Hop on Pop

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Owl Moon

Where Butterflies Grow

If I Built a Car

Cinders: Chicken Cinderella

What’s the Big Idea, Molly?

Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It

As An Oak Tree Grows

This Monster Cannot Wait

One Cool Friend

Tale of Peter Rabbit

Holler Loudly

Fly, Butterfly

Mary and Her Little Lamb

Wanted: The Perfect Pet

Tara & Bella


I Wanna New Room

At This Very Moment

Born Yesterday

My Teacher

Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme

The Boy in Number Four

Thank You World


The Perfect Present

Ladybug Girl and Bingo

Flight of the Last Dragon

Take Care Good Knight

Bringing the Rain to the Kapiti Plain

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Not Your Typical Dragon

Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

The House That Jack Built

Grandfather Buffalo

Strega Nona’s Harvest

Llama Llama Home With Mama

Bella’s Rules

Ten Thank You Letters

Caterina and the Lemonade Stand

Night House, Bright House

My Baby Blue Jays

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon


Miss Maple’s Seeds

Runaway Tomato

Otis and the Puppy

Luke Goes to Bat

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy

Taking Care of Mama

Extraordinary Jane


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Little Monkey Lost

Old Bear and His Cub



I Know a Wee Piggy

A House is a House For Me

The Story of Ferdinand

Snowy Day

Meet Me at the Moon

Llama Llama Time to Share

Llama Llama Mad at Mama

Llama, Llama & the Bully Goat

Love, Mouserella

Bun Bun Button

Blueberries for Sal

Just One More

The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck


Little Dog Lost

Read to Tiger

My Lucky Day

Little Burro

Truck Stop

Jake at Gymnastics

Peanut Butter and Cupcake



Rhymes ‘Round the World

Big Brother, Little Brother

Road Work Ahead

The Wild Little Horse

1,2,3 to the Zoo

Roar of a Snore

My Little Train

Big Sister, Little Sister

Where’s My TRUCK?

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Tea Party Rules

King Jack & the Dragon

One Foot, Two Feet

The Mine-O-Saur

Sleep, Baby Sleep

Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose

I Am a Rainbow


My No, No, No Day

Little Owl’s Night


Over in the Meadow


Spot Goes to the Library

Red Wagon

Good Night, Gorilla

All of Baby, Nose to Toes

Your Kind of Mommy

Max’s First Word

Max & Ruby Clean Up Time

Peek A Boo Morning

Where’s My Nose?

Gingerbread Man

Corduroy Goes to the Doctor

Lull-A-Bye Lil One


Little Cub

My Farm Friends

ABC Look at Me

Little Loon and Papa

Little Pink Pup

Roly Poly Pangolin

Whose Baby Am I?

Winnie-the-Pooh’s Opposites

Llama Llama Nighty Night

Baby Signs

Where’s Spot?

Nobunny’s Perfect

A Mud Pie for Mother

My First Songs


You Are My I Love You

Look at the Animals

Three Little Kittens

Giggles With Daddy

Sassy: Bedtime for Baby

Sassy: Let’s Count

Sassy: Baby’s First Words

Night, Night Forest Friends

Look Look!

Little Poems For Tiny Ears

Baby Sounds

Dog Wants to Play


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Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul

The Big Adventure of a Little Line by Serge Bloch

The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch by Anne Isaacs

Fox’s Garden by Princesse Camcam

The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale

by Ying Chang Compestine

Hermelin: The Detective Mouse by Mini Grey

Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door by Adam Rubin

Toys Come Home by Emily Jenkins

Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters by Oliver Jeffers

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Moldylocks and the Three Beards (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe Series #1) by Noah Z. Jones

My Heart is Laughing by Rose Lagercrantz

Written and Drawn by Henrietta: TOON Level 3 by Liniers

Dory Fantasmagory (Dory Series #1) by Abby Hanlon

Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan

New Shoes

by Susan Lynn Meyer

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead by Michelle Markel

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford

Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine by Heather Lang

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois by Amy Novesky

Weekends with Max and His Dad by Linda Urban

The Crown Affair by Jeanie Franz Ransom

Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King by Bonnie Christensen

Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution by Mara Rockliff

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston Weatherford

The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams by Tanya Lee Stone

Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff

My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Rufus the Writer

by Elizabeth Bram

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul

Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Richard Simon & Tanya Simon

Papa’s Backpack by James Christopher Carroll

What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night by Refe Tuma & Susan Tuma


Teeny Tiny Toady by Jill Esbaum

Zen Socks by Jon J. Muth

This Is a Moose by Richard T. Morris

Lola and I by Chiara Valentina Segre

The Third Gift by Linda Sue Park

Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly

Ideas Are All Around by Philip C. Stead

I Am Henry Finch by Alexis Deacon

Neville by Norton Juster

Red by Jan De Kinder

Brother Hugo and the Bear by Katy Beebe

Max’s Castle

by Kate Banks

My Life in Pictures by Deborah Zemke

E-mergency by Ezra Fields-Meyer

Energy Island by Allan Drummond

For the Love of Music by Elizabeth Rusch

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! by Mo Willems

Just a Second by Steve Jenkins

Love, Mouserella by David Ezra Stein

Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz

A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Peña

Underground by Shane W. Evans

The Voyage of Turtle Rex by Kurt Cyrus

A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino


Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue

by Wendy Mass & Michael Brawer

While You Were Napping by Jenny Offill

The Bippolo Seeds and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss

Blackout by John Rocco

Squish #2: Brave New Pond by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh

Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems by Kristine George

The Highest Number in the World by Roy MacGregor

From There to Here by Laurel Croza

Help! We Need a Title! by Herve Tullet

Jim's Lion by Russell Hoban

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo

Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World by Steve Jenkins

Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart

Way Back Then by Neil Christopher

The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski

Sing a Season Song by Jane Yolen

A Butterfly Is Patient

by Dianna Hutts Aston

Grab your passport and join us as we explore sci-fi, mystery, fantasy, and adventure books for children! 

Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett

Mars Need Moms! by Berkeley Breathed

Time Train by Paul Fleischman

The Barnabus Project by Terry Fan, Eric Fan and Devin Fan

Beegu by Alexis Deacon

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty? And Other Notorious Nursery Tale Mysteries by David Levinthal

Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard

Pigeon P.I. by Meg McLaren

The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin

William and the Missing Masterpiece by Helen Hancocks

The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base

If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle

Goodnight, Dragons by Judith L. Roth

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

How to Catch a Dragon by Adam Wallace

Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Monster at the End of This Book: Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover by Jon Stone

The King with Six Friends by Jay Williams

Doors in the Air by David Weale

Alma and the Beast by Esmé Shapiro

Explorers of the Wild by Cale Atkinson

The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd Stanton

Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt

Morris Mole by Dan Yaccarino

The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen