Books for Infants and Toddlers
Written by Susan Meyers; illustrated by Marla Frazee
Endearing rhymes and beautiful illustrations celebrate what babies — and the adults who love them — do best.
Written and illustrated by Susie Jaramillo
This charming book is based on a popular Spanish children’s song— rhyming and “lift the flap pages” make it an irresistible read.
Written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins
All about a little woodpecker’s independence and his father’s unconditional love, this book gives infants & toddlers a chance to stick their fingers through the holes that the woodpeckers make.
Written by Laura Goodwin; illustrated by Julian Hector
Follow a female construction worker throughout her day with lilting rhyme, rich vocabulary, and detailed illustrations.
Written by Harriet ; illustrated by Simms Taback
Red Rooster asks this very question of his animal friends in this entertaining, interactive, and boldly illustrated lift-the-flap book.
Written Kathryn Cole; illustrated by Cornelia Li
“A celebration of all kinds of families, especially yours. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to families, and the ones in this book have what matters most — love!”
Books for Preschoolers
Written and Illustrated by Amy June Bates; co-written with Juniper Bates
With each turn of the page, children are shown how everyone can be included, and they’ll be excited to see who is welcomed next under the big umbrella.
Written by Judith ; illustrated by Marja Meijer
Sam, a little girl, searches for the perfect book for her dog, Benny. Children will be delighted by Benny’s humorous ways of indicating his book preferences.
Written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann
In this family favorite, a young boy sees babies leaving the fair to chase butterflies, frogs, and even bats. The babies ignore pleas to come back; then, this young hero saves the day.
Written and illustrated by Molly Idle
Youngsters can put their own words into this story about Flora, who loves to dance — she wants to imitate the graceful flamingo’s beautiful moves, but the flamingo is not interested.
Written and illustrated by Leo Timmers
With fun-to-read rhymes, Gus uses recycled material to creatively solve his friends’ needs. Some vehicles are too hot, or too cold, or too slow, and Gus helps them all.
Written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
Pete the badger is a neat freak, but when his cleaning gets out of control, the entire forest ends up suffering. Pete works with his buddies to make things right.
Written and illustrated by Gianna Marino
A competition over whose house is taller almost causes Owl and Rabbit’s friendship to come tumbling down. This story explores problem-solving as they learn to work together.
Written and illustrated by Oge Mora
For Ava and her mom, Saturdays are special. But what happens when their special day turns into a disaster? They take a deep breath, focus on the good, and find a solution, of course!
Books for School Age Children
Written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet
For 80+ years, the Thanksgiving Day parade has been a holiday tradition. This book explores its history and the true story of its original puppeteer.
Written by Jacqueline Woodson
This collection of poems tells the author’s childhood story — a picture of growing up Black in the 60s and 70s, her family’s experiences with racism, and her dreams to be a writer.
Written by Ji-li Jiang; illustrated by Julie Downing
A lonely young girl who has lost her voice rescues a rare, injured crane with her grandfather and nurses the crane back to health. The bond they form heals them both.
Written by Nicola Davies;illustrated by Emily Sutton
This reference guide gives children a look into the vast diversity of life on our planet and the part each organism— including us — plays in maintaining the delicate beauty of its balance.
Written by Kobi Yamada; illustrated by Mae Besom
A young boy cannot get rid of something that’s following him. When he realizes that it’s his very own idea pursuing him, he begins to nurture it and sees that it can become a reality.
Written by Dan
Coyote Sunrise has been traveling with her father for five years—ever since her mom and sisters were killed in a car crash. On their journey home, Coyote meets some unlikely friends.