Books & Reading

Early Childhood Bibliography

Books for Two’s

The following books are in the Picture Book section in alphabetical order by the author’s last name:

E/Baek Five Little Ducks
When her five little ducks disappear one by one, Mother Duck sets out to find them.

E/Barton   My Car
In loving detail Sam describes his car and tells exactly how he drives it.

E/Bornstein   Little Gorilla
Little Gorilla's family and friends try to help him overcome his special growing pains as he grows from little to big.

E/Burton (123)   One Gray Mouse
This counting book has a variety of animals, each in a different color, with a rhyming text.

E/Cabrera   Ten in the Bed
In this charming and colorful book, when the little one says "Move over,” sleepers fall, leap, bounce, and wobble out of bed dressed as cooks, ballerinas, pilots, doctors, and even pirates.

E/Carle   From Head to Toe
This book, presented in a question and answer format, encourages the reader to exercise by following the movements of various animals.

E/Cimarust   Peek-a-Moo!
Young readers must lift the flaps to find out which animals are playing peek-a-boo in  the barnyard.

E/Martin   Here Are My Hands
Parts of the body are proudly introduced as the reader is told what each can do, from "hands for catching and throwing" to the "skin that bundles me in."

E/Martin   We’ve All Got Bellybuttons!
Various animals invite the reader to experience what their different body parts can do, including their tickly belly buttons.

E/Peek   Mary Wore Her Red Dress
Each of her animal friends wears a different color of clothing to Katy Bear’s  birthday party.

Books for Three’s and Four’s
The following books are in the Picture Book section in alphabetical order by the author’s last name:

E/Dunbar   Dog Blue
Bertie, who loves the color blue and really wants a dog, finally gets his wish even though the dog he meets is white with black spots

E/Gorbachev   Chicken Chickens Go To School
Two little chickens are worried about their first day of school and hope they will make new friends.

E/Henkes   Kitten’s First Full Moon
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.

E/LaRochelle   Best Pet of All
In this comical and appealing story, a boy's mother won't let him have a dog because they’re too messy and loud; however, she says he can have a dragon for a pet, if he can find one (which, of course, he does!)

E/Milan   Annie’s Chair
Little Annie gets upset when the dog sleeps on her chair.

E/Rathmann  Good Night, Gorilla
An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.

E/Smee   Clip Clop
When Mr. Horse gives a ride to his friends, Cat, Dog, Pig, and Duck, they urge him to go faster and faster.

E/Ziefert   Buzzy Had a Little Lamb
Buzzy is not allowed to take his toy lamb with him on the first day of school, but he makes new friends who happily play and pretend with him.

E/Zimmerman   Digger Man
A young boy imagines how he will use his digger to make a park where he and his little brother can play.

E/Usui  The Fantastic Mr. Wani
When Mr. Wani, a crocodile, hurries to get to a party, he quite literally runs into a number of other animals headed in the same direction.


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