Fiction

Regular Kids

  • I Always, Always Get My Way by Thad Krasnesky; illustrated by David Parkins (age 3-8)
  • Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport by Marjorie Sharmat (age 4-8)
  • Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple; illustrated by Anne-Sophie Languetin (age 4-8)
  • Let’s Do Nothing! by Tony Fucile (age 4-8)
  • I’m Really Not Tired by Lori Sunshine; illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler (age 4-8)
  • Adele & Simon by Barbara McClintock (age 4-8)
  • Adele & Simon in America by Barbara McClintock (age 4-8)
  • Rain School by James Rumford (age 4-8)
  • Glasses: Who Needs ‘Em? by Lane Smith (age 4-8)
  • It’s Milking Time by Phyllis Alsdurf, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (age 4-8)
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (age 4-8)
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bed Terrible Day by Judith Viorst; illustrated by Ray Cruz (age 4-8)
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett (age 4-8)
  • No Jumping on the Bed by Ted Arnold (age 4-8)
  • Big Plans by Bob Shea; illustrated by Lane Smith (age 5-8)

 

Family

  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (age 3-7)
  • I Always, Always Get My Way by Thad Krasnesky; illustrated by David Parkins (age 3-8)
  • Dad and Pop: An Ode to Fathers & Stepfathers by Kelly Bennett, illustrated by Paul Meisel (age 4-7)
  • It’s Milking Time by Phyllis Alsdurf, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (age 4-8)
  • Grandma Calls Me Beautiful by Barbara M. Joosse; illustrated by Barbara Lavallee (age 4-8)
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch; illustrated by Sheila McGraw (age 4-8)

 

Girls Will Be Girls

  • I Always, Always Get My Way by Thad Krasnesky; illustrated by David Parkins (age 3-8)
  • Mad About Madeline: The Complete Tales by Ludwig Bemelmans (age 4-8)
  • Madam President by Lane Smith (age 4-8)
  • Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple; illustrated by Anne-Sophie Languetin (age 4-8)

 

Time for Bed

  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Clement Hurd (age 3-7)
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (age 3-7)
  • I’m Really Not Tired by Lori Sunshine; illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler (age 4-8)
  • No Jumping on the Bed by Ted Arnold (age 4-8)

 

Sports

  • Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer; illustrated by Christopher Bing (age 5-9)

 

Progressive Princesses

  • Princess Pigsty by Cornelia Funke; illustrated by Kerstin Meyer (age 4-8)
  • Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple; illustrated by Anne-Sophie Languetin (age 4-8)
  • The Paperbag Princess by Robert N. Munsch; illustrated by Michael Martchenko (age 4-8)
  • Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole (age 4-8)

 

Pets

  • Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown (age 4-7)
  • Dogs by Emily Gravett (age 4-7)
  • Desser the Best Ever Cat by Maggie Smith (age 4-8)
  • Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Anne Mortimer (age 4-8)

 

Animals

  • Wolf Won’t Bite! written and illustrated by Emily Gravett (age 2+)
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (age 3-7)
  • Sergeant Hippo’s Busy Week by Wong Herbert Yee (age 3-7)
  • Kazaak! (A Tell-Me-More Storybook) by Sean Cassidy (age 4-8)
  • Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw; illustrated by Margot Apple (age 4-8)
  • A Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger (age 4-8)
  • Brambly Hedge Series by Jill Barklem (all ages)
  • The Bear That Wasn’t by Frank Tashlin (age 4-8)
  • The Purple Kangaroo by Michael Ian Black; illustrated by Peter Brown (age 4-8)
  • Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken by Daniel Pinkwater; illustrated by Jill Pinkwater (age 4-8)
  • Desser the Best Ever Cat by Maggie Smith (age 4-8)
  • Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Anne Mortimer (age 4-8)
  • Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French; illustrated by Bruce Whatley (age 4-8)
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett (age 4-8)
  • Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher by Laurel Snyder; illustrated by David Goldin (age 4-8)

 

Our World

  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (age 4-8)
  • Rain School by James Rumford (age 4-8)
  • The Sun in My Belly by Sister Susan; illustrations by Sister Rain
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (age 4-9)

 

Love, Loss, and Grieving

 

Fantasy

  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (age 3-7)
  • The Odious Ogre by Norton Juster; illustrated by Jules Feiffer (age 4-7)

 

Monsters

  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (age 4-7)
  • The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone (age 4-7)

 

Overcoming Differences/Bullies

  • Brundibar by Tony Kushner, Maurice Sendak, and Michael di Capua; illustrated by Maurice Sendak (age 4-8)
  • The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania Jordon Abdullah and Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Tricia Tusa (age 4-8)
  • Enemy Pie by Derek Munson; illustrated by Tara Callahan King (age 4-8)
  • Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken by Daniel Pinkwater; illustrated by Jill Pinkwater (age 4-8)
  • The Sun in My Belly by Sister Susan; illustrations by Sister Rain

 

Fractured Fairy Tales

  • Wolf Won’t Bite! written and illustrated by Emily Gravett (age 2+)
  • The Frog Prince (Continued) by John Scieszka; illustrated by Steve Johnson (age 4-7)
  • The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugenios Trivizas; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (age 4-8)
  • The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by John Scieszka; illustrated by Lane Smith (age 4-8)
  • The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell; illustrated by Jim Harris (age 5-8)
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka; illustrated by Lane Smith (age 5-8)

 

Mythology/Folktales/Fairy Tales/Legends

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett (age 4-8)
  • Brundibar by Tony Kushner, Maurice Sendak, and Michael di Capua; illustrated by Maurice Sendak (age 4-8)
  • Walt Disney’s Cinderella by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Mary Blair (age 4-7)
  • Cinderella by Barbara McClintock
  • Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables by Jon Scieszka; illustrated by Lane Smith (age 4-7)
  • The Grasshopper’s Song: An Aesop’s Fable Revisited by Nikki Giovanni; illustrated by Chris Raschka (age 5-8)
  • Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman; illustrated by Julie Paschkis (age 5-9)
  • The Fantastic Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Heinz Janisch; illustrated by Aljoscha Blau; translated by Belinda Cooper (age 7-12)

 

Historical

 

Puzzles

  • The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base (age 8-12)

 

Art

  • Palazzo Inverso by D. B. Johnson (age 5-10)

 

Languages/Other Perspectives

  • Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken by Daniel Pinkwater; illustrated by Jill Pinkwater (Spanish and Yiddish, age 4-8)
  • Beyond the Great Mountains by Ed Young (ancient Chinese, age 4-9)
  • The Black Book of Color by Menena Cottin, illustrated by Rosana Faria, translated by Elisa Amado (Braille, age 5-10)

 

You Can Do It!

  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, George Hauman, and Doris Hauman (age 4-8)
  • Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss (age 4-100)

 

Just in Time for the Holidays

  • Russell’s Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton (age 4-7)
  • My Penguin Osbert by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel; illustrated by  H.B. Lewis (age 4-7)
  • Mr. Willoughby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry (ages 4-7)
  • The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story by Lemony Snicket; illustrated by Lisa Brown (age 4-7)
  • Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (age 4-8)
  • The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg; illustrated by Janet Ahlberg (age 4-8)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (age 4-100)

 

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