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250 favorite children’s books

Page One

Fix-It Duck by Jez Alborough
Hit the Ball Duck by Jez Alborough
It’s the Bear by Jez Alborough
Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough
The Acrobat by Gabriel Alborozo
Dancing in My Bones by Sylvia Andrews
Dirty Gert by Tedd Arnold
Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Parts by Tedd Arnold
No Dogs Allowed! by Linda Ashman
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
Chicks Run Wild by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Guess Again! by Mac Barnett
Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett
Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett
The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra Barracca
Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
Doctor Ted by Andrea Beaty
Doggone Dogs! by Karen Beaumont
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Move Over Rover by Karen Beaumont
Shoe-la-la! by Karen Beaumont
Where’s my T-R-U-C-K by Karen Beaumont
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont
Journey by Aaron Becker
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell
Madeline in America by Ludwig Bemelmans
Snip Snap!: What’s That? by Mara Bergman
Bailey at the Museum by Harry Bliss
How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show by Michael Buckley
Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera
Little Pig Joins the Band by David Costello
Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi
Henry & the Crazed Chicken Pirates by Carolyn Crimi
Pugs in a Bug by Carolyn Crimi
Rock’n’Roll Mole by Carolyn Crimi
Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin
Rescue Bunnies by Doreen Cronin
Cool Daddy Rat by Kristyn Crow
Zombelina by Kristyn Crow

Page Two

Carl’s Sleepy Afternoon by Alexandra Day
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo
Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio
Driving My Tractor (Book & CD) by Jan Dobbins
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Stick Man by Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson
Where’s My Mom? by Julia Donaldson
The Flea’s Sneeze by Lynn Downey
Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley
Mitchell’s License by Hallie Durand
Cha Cha Chimps by Julia Durango
Burger Boy by Alan Durant
The Sleepless Little Vampire by Richard Egielski
RRRalph by Lois Ehlert
The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer
Olivia…and the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer
A Dragon Moves In by Lisa Falkenstern
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide! by Candace Fleming
When No-one’s Looking at the Zoo by Zana Fraillon
Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Mice by Rose Fyleman Dinotrux by Chris Gall
Dog in Boots by Greg Gormley
The Silver Button by Bob Graham
Chicken Big by Keith Graves
Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
Mimi and Lulu by Charise Mericle Harper
Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Duck to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Do Like a Duck Does? by Judy Hindley
Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
The Little White Duck (Book & CD) by Burl Ives
Is it Time? by Marilyn Janovitz
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Rolie Polie Olie by William Joyce
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
I Need My Monster by Amanda Knoll

Page Three

Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Yes Day! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
It’s a Tiger! by David LaRochelle
The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle
The End by David LaRochelle
Ten Apples Up On Top! by Theo LeSieg
Wacky Wednesday by Theo LeSieg
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin
I Got Two Dogs (Book & CD) by John Lithgow
I’m a Manatee (Book & CD) by John Lithgow
Mahalia Mouse Goes to College by John Lithgow
Marsupial Sue (Book & CD) by John Lithgow
Marsupial Sue Presents The Runaway Pancake (Book & CD) by John Lithgow
Micawber by John Lithgow
The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Crunch Munch by Jonathan London
Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School by David Mackintosh
Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy
Down the Back of the Chair by Margaret Mahy
Shhhhh! Everybody’s Sleeping by Julie Markes
“Fire! Fire!” Said Mrs. McGuire by Bill Martin Jr.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott
I’m Bad! by Kate McMullan
Not Last Night But the Night Before by Colin McNaughton
Preston’s Goal! by Colin McNaughton
Suddenly! by Colin McNaughton
We’re Off to Look for Aliens by Colin McNaughton
When I Grow Up by Colin McNaughton
Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
How Many Jelly Beans? by Andrea Menotti
Artichoke Boy by Scott Mickelson
Stay Awake, Sally by Mitra Modarressi
Nanny Goat’s Boat by Jane Moncure
The Halloween Kid by Rhode Montijo
When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore
A Friend for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
The Little Bitty Bakery by Leslie Muir
Linus the Vegetarian T. Rex by Robert Neubecker

Page Four

Chimps Don’t Wear Glasses by Laura Numeroff
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
The King’s Taster by Kenneth Oppel
Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly by Carolyn Parkhurst
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince
Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
The Day the Babies Crawled Away by Peggy Rathmann
How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan
How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan
Moonday by Adam Rex
Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
And to Name but Just a Few: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue by Laurie Rosenwald
Body Actions by Shelley Rotner
Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier
Epossumondas Plays Possum by Coleen Salley
Vulture View by April Sayre
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
The Skeleton in the Closet by Alice Schertle
The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Cowboy & Octupus by Jon Scieszka
First the Egg by Laura Seeger
Abiyoyo (Book and CD) by Pete Seeger
Jerry Seinfeld Halloween by Jerry Seinfeld
Mr. Brown Can Moo by Dr. Seuss
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
Ahoy, Pirate Pete by Nick Sharratt
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah by Allan Sherman
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Wombat Walkabout by Carol Shields
Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur by Judy Sierra
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon
I’m Your Bus by Marilyn Singer
I’m a Duck by Teri Sloat
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Page Five

Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
The Witches’ Ball by D.J. Steinberg
The Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens
Brrr! by James Stevenson
We Can’t Sleep by James Stevenson
Another Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
Silly Doggy by Adam Stower
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Book & CD) by Simms Taback
Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny! by Jan Thomas
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
A Balloon for Isabel by Deborah Underwood
The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
Duck at the Door by Jackie Urbanovic
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen
Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen
Happy by Mies Van Hout
The Museum by Susan Verde
Hide-and-Squeak by Heather Vogel Frederick
Captain Small Pig by Martin Waddell
Chester by Melanie Watt
Chester’s Back by Melanie Watt
Chester’s Masterpiece by Melanie Watt
Woof: A Love Story by Sarah Weeks
Boogie Knights by Lisa Wheeler
Castaway Cats by Lisa Wheeler
Art & Max by David Wiesner
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems*
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems*
Elephant and Piggie Series: Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems*
Elephant and Piggie Series: There is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems*
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems
That is Not A Good Idea! by Mo Willems
A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Hogwash by Karma Wilson
Moose Tracks by Karma Wilson
Sakes Alive! A Cattle Drive by Karma Wilson
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood
The Napping House by Audrey Wood

When I Grow Up by Weird Al Yankovic
A Few Blocks by Cybele Young
A Million Chameleons by James Young
The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz
* All of the Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie series and Pigeon
series are favorites.

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