Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst): Kid-sized problems are larger than life when you’re little. This book offers a humorous and endearing glance at Alexander as he faces an endless barrage of obstacles on a particularly bad day.
Amelia Bedelia (Peggy Parish): Everyone’s favorite maid has been making parents and children laugh since 1963. Rediscover her comic antics as she aims to please by following directions in the most literal sense.
Curious George (H.A. Rey): This inquisitive little monkey and the Man with the Yellow Hat have been delighting children and parents since 1941, long before the movie and cartoon.
Guess How Much I Love You (Sam McBratney): Little Nutbrown Hare spends his last few minutes before bedtime illustrating his love for Big Nutbrown Hare as compared to the big world around him in this tender story. Great for bedtime.
I Spy (Jean Marzollo): These fun picture books promote critical thinking and visual discrimination skills. While there’s little to no reading involved, there’s plenty of room for interaction. See who can spot the items first!
Miss Nelson is Missing! (Harry Allard): Since 1985 school-age children have loved recognizing the unforgettable characters in the Miss Nelson books as those in their own schools. In this original, a special substitute teacher teaches Miss Nelson’s class to appreciate their regular classroom teacher.
Oh My Baby, Little One (Kathi Appelt) This sweet little story is a must-have for working moms of young children. Follow Mama Bird and Baby Bird as they go about their day apart, her at work, him at preschool.
Baby Food (Saxton Freymann) This picture book is one in a series in which food is carved into the most amazing reproductions of baby animals. Young children will delight in guessing which food was used to make the animal, as well as in finding those same foods in the grocery store.
Bunny My Honey (Anita Jeram) This tender tale tells the story of Mommy Rabbit and Bunny, the adoration they have for each other, the friends they share their lives with, and how lonely and scary it can be when they become separated.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle): A must-have for any nursery, this 1969 classic hits the nail on the head in so many ways: repetition, counting, colors, days of the week, butterfly science– it’s all here in one package.