10 best books like Hello, Day! (Anita Lobel): Bark, George, Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems, Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems, Kitten's First Full Moon, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, City Dog, Country Frog, The Rabbit Listened, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Clip-Clop, If You're Happy and You Know It!
I occasionally find myself reading children's books to large gatherings of toddlers, moms and nannies. Life is odd, no? Madly trying to find something I had not read a hundred times before, I tried out this one and it was a smash hit. It is fairly short, so if you are doing a story time you might want to save...
"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea."
Admission: I have a great weakness for sea poetry. Like Melville's Ishmael,...
From spring’s first thaw to autumn’s chill, the world of the pond is a dramatic place. Though seemingly quiet, ponds are teeming with life and full of surprises. Their denizens—from peepers to painted turtles, duckweed to diving beetles—lead secret and fascinating lives. A unique blend...
The nationally bestselling picture book about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk, written by the celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Henkes, was awarded a Caldecott Medal.
From one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today comes a memorable...
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
|Author||Philip C. Stead|
Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl.
But one day—"Ah-choo!"—he woke up with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected...
In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. "You'll do," Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the...
A universal, deeply moving exploration of grief and empathy
With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustrations, The Rabbit Listened is a tender meditation on loss.
When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure they...
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time, is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the babies they belong to—bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world!...
Every child adores getting twirled and tossed by Mommy and Daddy. Again! Again, they squeal. That’s the rapturous joy Nicola Smee captures, in simple rhythmic text and charming pictures. One after the other, a group of barnyard friends climb aboard Mr. Horse for a ride. Faster, they beg
This nursery rhyme has not received any awards and is appropriate for children between the ages of 1 1/2 through 5 years old. The rhyme has children sing and clap along. It talks about being happy and encourages excitement. It is about children being happy and moving around to show it. I like this nursery...
This is a story about four kittens who have never seen snow. Readers follow the kittens through the changing seasons, watching as one kitten eagerly awaits in anticipation, while the others grow leery of the unknown, snow. The colorful yet simple illustrations were made using Japanese woodcuts, which...
One of the first major award-winning titles to feature an interracial family, A Child's Calendar combines the star power of John Updike and Trina Schart Hyman.
Celebrate the little moments that make each month special in this Caldecott Honor book, featuring twelve poems about a family and...
|Author||Scott M. Fischer|
When a bug sleeping on a jug is chased by a frog, he has to jump to get away. But then that frog (who’s sleeping on a log) is in for a similar surprise! He’s attacked by a cat…who needs to jump away from a dog…and on it goes, until not even a shark is free from getting a little fright! Building on repetition...
Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails
What has spots? A cow has spots. What has feathers? A chicken has feathers. Nancy Tafuri, a Caldecott Honor artist and the award-winning creator of many books for young children, including Have You Seen My Duckling?, knows just what questions preschoolers will love to hear—and answer!