The books listed are a sampling of the titles available. Ask your Children's Librarian for further suggestions and tell us which are your favorites.
A heartwarming story of the ups, downs and joys of sisterhood as told by the little sister.
Despite pressure from her family, a young girl is determined to dress herself in clothes she has chosen.
See also: Best Best Friends.
A little girl enjoys a special relationship with her grandparents in this 2006 Caldecott Award winner.
A mischievous little boy is repeatedly admonished for misbehaving, but he does earn a reassuring hug at the end of the day. (Also available in Spanish.)
An inquisitive Masai boy finds out just how much he is loved.
See also: Mama, Do You Love Me?
A little girl, who obviously knows the story by heart, asks her parents to describe once again her birth and adoption. (Also available in Chinese.)
Color photographs of children taken around the world provide a playful look at universal childhood activities.
Sophie finds a peaceful spot to calm herself down after a fit of anger.
A boy practices and practices until at last he can whistle. (Also available in several languages.)
Inspired by actual events at New York City’s Central Park Zoo, two male penguins become parents to a hatchling named Tango.
What is a mother to do when her puppy meows, moos, oinks and quacks instead of barking?
A peddler takes a nap and loses his wares to some playful monkeys. (Also available in Chinese and Spanish.)
Chrysanthemum loves her name until all the kids at school make fun of it. (Also available in Chinese and Spanish.)
A lively illustrated collection of traditional stories, nursery rhymes and verse.
Learn why you should never give a mouse a cookie. (Also available in Chinese and Spanish.)
An endearing tale of friendship between a talkative goose and pensive polar bear.
The beloved story of a disobedient little rabbit that ventures into Mr. McGregor’s garden. Ask for other books in this series. (Also available in several languages.)
A hungry wolf is outmaneuvered by the chicken he planned to eat. (Also available in Spanish.)
Comic-style, action-packed illustrations portray a bathtime superhero and his battle with the evil Cap’n Squeegee.
In this Chickasaw Indian tale, a determined young rattlesnake whines relentlessly and gets his rattle before he is ready. (Also available in Spanish.)
Duck and Goose begin as adversaries but end as playmates in a story of discovery, ownership, negotiation and cooperation.
A humorous, rhythmic tale of Baby Llama’s bedtime fears and how his Mama soothes them.
A magical rollicking read-aloud featuring a wizard and his amazing hat.
A sumptuous collection of eighteen international folktales full of rhyme, rhythm and repetition.
A rhyming hide-and-seek story about an elusive seahorse, with felt collage art.
A scrap of red string and a vivid imagination transport a young Chinese American girl to faraway places.
When naughty Max is sent to bed without his supper, he imagines himself leading a wild rumpus. (Also available in several languages.)
While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky above New York City. (Also available in Spanish.)
A simple story of the life cycle of a tree told through the seasons.
A wordless book invites readers to look through the peek holes and guess what will be revealed when they turn the page.
An African girl discovers the difficulties of caring for her impish younger brother.
See also: Elizabeti’s Doll.
A young boy narrates his visit to a busy aquarium.
Forty-one familiar nursery rhymes are updated using jazzy photos of multicultural families in an urban setting.
Seals, tigers, geese, monkeys and others make their own sounds as they take a bus ride all around the town.
Striking paper collage illustrations show all kinds of wheels in action.
An energetic journey through the alphabet in which each letter creatively changes into an object related to it.
A clever alphabet book with an I Spy element.
A playful urban counting book with thought-provoking color photography.
More than sixty different eggs are beautifully depicted and accompanied by brief facts.
Shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and opposites are boldly represented in photos of humorously carved fruits and vegetables.
A father and child plant a vegetable garden and make a delicious homemade soup.
See also: Eating the Alphabet.
A Chinese American girl celebrates her culture as she sees different shapes in her home and neighborhood.
Bold colors and rhyming text introduce basic colors in English and Spanish.
See also: Cool Cats Counting.