Babies, Toddlers, and Books

Top 10 Babies, Toddlers, and Books : Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Clip-Clop, Some Bugs, Jingle-Jingle, What Shall We Do With The Boo Hoo Baby?, If You're Happy and You Know It!, How Do You Hug a Porcupine?, My Car, Time for Bed, The Mommy Book

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
AuthorMem Fox
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!...
AuthorNicola Smee
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…, faster!...
Some Bugs
AuthorAngela DiTerlizzi
Get the buzz on bugs in this picture book from Angela DiTerlizzi!

Grab your magnifying glass!
Find your field guide!
And come hop, hide, swim, and glide
through this buggy backyard world!

Featuring insects including butterflies and moths, crickets and cicadas, bumblebees...
AuthorNicola Smee
The beloved characters from Clip-Clop are back, and what a ride they’re taking this time! Mr. Horse has invited all the barnyard animals into his sleigh, and Cat, Dog, Pig, and Duck couldn’t be more excited. Soon, they’re holding on tight and dashing through the snow with bells jingle-jingling...
What Shall We Do With The Boo Hoo Baby?
AuthorCressida Cowell
Genius. Utterly genius.
It's perfect for reading to little ones, because it has all of the different animal noises for you to make to entertain them.
It's perfect for parents - particularly parents of very young babies - because it reminds you of all the different things to check when you're...
AuthorJane Cabrera
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...
How Do You Hug a Porcupine?
AuthorLaurie Isop
The third book in the General Mills Spoonful of Stories series!

Can you imagine hugging a porcupine? Sure, it's easy to picture hugging a bunny or even a billy goat, but where would you begin to try to hug a porcupine?

After seeing all his friends hug their favorite animals, one brave...
My Car
AuthorByron Barton
Toddlers are continuously fascinated by the automobile. From the sound of the engine to the proper care and keep of a car. This spectacular machine loses its mystique as we grow older, but Byron Barton's vibrant picture book just may rekindle your -- and your child's -- love of the auto.

Time for Bed
AuthorMem Fox
A good bed time story for kids—but mostly because it's about going to bed.

It's full of the following misinformation:
• The "whole wide world" is actually NOT going to sleep. Only your half of the world is going to sleep. Or perhaps more accurately, "only approximately 1/24th of the...
The Mommy Book
AuthorTodd Parr
Some mommies sing you songs.
Some mommies read you stories.
All mommies want you to be who you are!

With his trademark childlike art, Todd Parr celebrates all different kinds of mothers. Whether mommies work far away or at home, cook or order pizza, they are all lots of fun and filled...
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?
AuthorKaren Beaumont
Kanga wants to make cookies, but someone has eaten all the cookie dough.Who could it be? Join in the fun and find out! This rollicking whodunit begs to be read aloud. The refrain will remind teachers and kids of the preschool game Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar, making Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?...
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
AuthorBill Martin Jr.
What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child?

Lots of noise!

Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book-- look at the last page!

Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle...
Dancing Feet!
AuthorLindsey Craig
Clickity! Clickity! Long green feet!
Who is dancing that clickity beat?

Lizard is dancing on clickity feet.
Clickity! Clickity! Happy feet!

Introducing a get-up-and-dance toddler book-so catchy and rhythmic, you'll almost want to sing it.

Lindsey Craig's...
What Color Is Your Underwear?
AuthorSam Lloyd
Briefly speaking, this lift-the-flap book is laugh-out-loud fun, and educational, too!

This hilarious lift-the-flap features animals and the underwear they wear! Kids will roar with laughter as they lift each flap and reveal boxers on a horse, furry undies on a crocodile, leafy green bloomers...
AuthorMarie Torres Cimarusti
Little ones love to play peek-a-boo! With its bright, quirky animals and oversized flaps to lift, Peek-a-Moo! is sure to be a read-aloud favorite. Readers play peek-a-boo with a different animal on each page, guessing what it is, then lifting the flap to find out. Each animal has a different sound that...
Baby Danced the Polka
AuthorKaren Beaumont
It's nap time on the farm, but one un-sleepy baby has a different plan... Will Baby do the cha-cha? Will Mama flip her wig? Will Baby dance the polka with a polka-dotted pig? Perfect fun for young children who like lively stories, this happy tale invites all to join in and dance along.  Read, sing,...
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
AuthorMo Willems
Much to the chagrin of Pigeon, little Duckling uses very polite manners to request a cookie, and actually gets one. Filled with righteous fury, Pigeon loses his temper and complains bitterly about this terrible state of affairs. However, things aren't what they seem, and Duckling has a secret plan!...
Dinosaur Kisses
AuthorDavid Ezra Stein
WHOMP! An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss in the latest from the creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken.

For newly hatched dinosaur Dinah, the world is an exciting place. There is so much to see and do. She tries this — STOMP! And she tries...
Jazz Baby
AuthorLisa Wheeler
With a simple clap of hands, an itty-bitty beboppin' baby gets his whole family singing and dancing. Sister's hands snap. Granny sings scat. Uncle soft-shoes--and Baby keeps the groove. Things start to wind down when Mama and Daddy sing blues so sweet. Now a perfectly drowsy baby sleeps deep, deep,...
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
AuthorJane Cabrera
Read, row, and roar along - a newly imagined favorite will have everyone singing.

In this vibrantly-painted rain forest, squeak, bark, and chatter along with a kitten and puppy rowing their way down the stream. Uncover one delightful animal surprise after another. Sheet music with guitar...
One Two That's My Shoe!
AuthorAlison Murray
When a mischievous puppy runs off with his owner's shoe, it's a race from one to ten to get it back again! Over the teddy bears and out the door, readers can rollick along with the canine trickster and count the scenery along the way. ONE TWO THAT'S MY SHOE! is a twist on charming verse, brought to life by Alison...
AuthorDavid Martin
In David Martin's rollicking romp, playfully illustrated by Randy Cecil, little ones can follow the actions of animal babies and discover all the wonderful ways their bodies can move.

Are you an inny or an outy? Either way, you'll love this perfect read-aloud!

We've got ears, and...
AuthorAnita Lobel
Copyright- Anita Lobel
Number of page- 34
Book format- print
Reading level- Ages 2-4
Genre- fiction
Lit requirement- Board Book

Summary: Beginning with morning, when the sun rises, the author introduces many animals and the sound they make. Then the sun sets, but is...
The Belly Book
AuthorFran Manushkin
This lively book is an ode to bellies everywhere. The rhyming text celebrates bellies big and small, hairy and smooth. From belly flops to belly dancing, this humorous book will be a hit with kids.

Manushkin’s short, but laugh out loud rhyming text is perfectly paired with Yaccarino’s...
AuthorShirley Parenteau
Can five bears share four chairs? The infectious rhymes and easy charm of this winsome read-aloud will make young listeners sit up and take notice.

Four happy bears
on four small chairs.

Four chairs. Four adorable bears. All is well until Big Brown Bear shows up -- what a stare!...
AuthorKaren Beaumont
Rover hates the rainy day and goes into the doghouse to keep him dry. As the storm continues, one by one, different animals start looking for a place to stay as the storm passes. As the space in the doghouse begins to become limited little do the animals know that there is another friend in there...
AuthorDavid LaRochelle
When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country. Moooo! But a bump in the road brings this joy ride to a troublesome end. Moo-moo. . . Has Cow learned her lesson about living life in the fast lane? Moo?

Pairing two talented creators who managed to tell...
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
AuthorEric Litwin
Don't miss the first and bestselling book in the beloved Pete the Cat series!

Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes!

The Napping House
AuthorAudrey Wood
Everyone knows the cumulative rhyme “This Is the House That Jack Built,” but The Napping House (1984) is close on its heels in the race for posterity: “And on that granny / there is a child / a dreaming child / on a snoring granny / on a cozy bed / in a napping house, / where everyone is sleeping.” Included...
Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA
AuthorJimmy Fallon
WOW, why all the hate for this book?

Uh oh, I'm sensing a rant coming on.

So. You resent that Jimmy Fallon is a celebrity, and had the star status and money to not only write a book but promote the hell out of it? That because he is famous, his book got written?

I have news for you. He...
Quick as a Cricket
AuthorAudrey Wood
This book has the most fabulous illustrations that depict the adjectives described in the book. This book is all similes that are comparing adjectives to animals. This book can be read a very expressive way that helps to describe the adjectives even more. I just can’t get over the illustrations, they...
A Dog Is a Dog
AuthorStephen Shaskan
Beware the children’s librarian entrenched in the same old, same old. One of the risks of the profession is that when children’s librarians grow jaded, they start to rely upon the same five to eight books for all their storytimes. Toddlers today? Haul out The Noisy Counting Book. Preschoolers?...
Ten In The Bed
AuthorPenny Dale
A familiar rhyme where the ‘little one says roll over’. The little one in this version shares the bed with nine cuddly toys. As each cuddly toy falls out the bed, they join in in getting up to all sorts of mischief throughout the house. This is done through illustrations as the words of the book simply...
Goodnight Moon
AuthorMargaret Wise Brown
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one -- the little...
Shout! Shout It Out!
AuthorDenise Fleming
Kids are often told to sit still and be quiet. But Denise Fleming encourages them to shout, shout it out! By taking basic learning concepts like numbers, letters, and colors and putting them on display, she asks kids to shout out what they know--and her readers will be happy to oblige.

With bold...
Five Black Cats
AuthorPatricia Hegarty
I was forced to go to Target to buy batteries and walked past a display with this book - and of COURSE I had to buy up both copies (would have bought more) for the kids I know. I do, afterall, have 5 black cats so I'm a huge softie when it comes to a book called "Five Black Cats"!

The little troupe of black...
Where Is Baby's Pumpkin?
AuthorKaren Katz
In Karen Katz's distinctive style, an adorable baby searches throughout the house for her pumpkin.

In Karen Katz's distinctive style, an adorable baby searches throughout the house for her pumpkin. Is the pumpkin under the leaves, behind the curtain, under the bed? NO! But Baby finds many...
Flip, Flap, Fly!: A Book for Babies Everywhere
AuthorPhyllis Root
Infectious rhymes, sunny illustrations, and an array of baby animals make an irresistible page-turner for the youngest of listeners.

Little readers are invited to join these baby animals as they fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, all with the help of their mamas. But what these babies like best,...
AuthorAngela DiTerlizzi
The duo that brought you the “bright” and “breezy” (Booklist) Some Bugs is back with a vibrant companion book that’s packed with your favorite pets.

Some pets sit.
Some pets stay.
Some pets fetch,
And some pets play.

Come one, come all, to the pet show! With...
AuthorDoreen Cronin
Can you stretch to the ceiling? Can you stretch to the floor? You can stretch with a whisper, you can stretch with a roar! Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin give new meaning to the yoga pose downward facing dog as publishing’s most energetic pooch explores the many, many ways a kid can get limber. More than...
AuthorLucy Cousins
Boastful dog turns off his friends by claiming he is the best at...everything! They feel sad until they affirm their abilities. I have to say, the page where dog is crying because everyone has smacked him down esteem-wise (as he has done to them) is slightly heartbreaking. All's well that ends with a hug,...
Small Bunny's Blue Blanket
AuthorTatyana Feeney
Small Bunny does everything with Blue Blanket. Blue Blanket helps him paint the best pictures, go the highest on the swings, and read the hardest words. They need each other.

But one day, Small Bunny's mother insists Blue Blanket needs to be washed.

She says Blue Blanket will be as good...
You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses
AuthorTaeeun Yoo
Bright, cheerful illustrations make this book a great choice for teachers and parents of young children who want to encourage their charges to be physically active.

The book shows and describes a variety of fun yoga poses based on different animals. Young readers are encouraged to try the...
AuthorFlora McDonnell
"Striking artwork and superb pacing of the text make this a must-have for story-time collections."- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

Hot, hot, hot! Everyone is hot - the elephant, the tiger, and the rhinoceros. But the baby elephant knows just what to do: lead all the big animals down...
I Know a Rhino
AuthorCharles Fuge

These are my friends
I know them, you see.
I know them quite well...
because they live with me!

Charles Fuge's delightful rhyming text and absolutely adorable images bring to life a little girl and her charming animals as they play...
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