Thursday, March 7, 2013

Looking for children book ideas? Updated

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I’m always looking for books that spark interest with little ones. Children books can be found online and even at the local library. You are welcome to share some of your favorite children books by commenting on this article or send an e-mail at

Here is a large list of my favorite books I use for my child care program library:

B is For Bear by: Rodger Priddy
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by: Bill Martin Jr & John Archambault
Dr Seuss ABC's
I Spy A to Z by: Jean Marzollo
Shiver Me Letter by: June Sobel
The Best Christmas Hunt Ever by: John Speirs
The Crunchy, Munchy Christmas Tree by: Karen Gray Ruelle
If You Take A Mouse to the Movies by: Laura Numeroff
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by: Shirley Neitzel
The Night Before Christmas by: Clement Clarke Moore
Poky Little Puppy's Christmas by: Justine Korman
Rodney the Reindeer by: Angela Ensminger
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer by: Robert L. May
Snowmen at Christmas by: Caralyn Buehner
The Sweet Smell of Christmas by: Patricia M. Scarry
Turtle and Snake and the Christmas Tree by: Kate Spohn
The Very Snowy Christmas by: Diana Hendry
Dumbo's Book of Colors by: Golden books
I Spy Little Book by: Jean Marzollo
Mouse's Magic Paints by: Tim Healey
Priscilla and the Pink Planet by: Nathaniel Hobbie
Priscilla and the Pixie Princess by:Nathaniel Hobbie
Zoe's Hats by: Sharon Lane Holm
Bears On Wheels by: Stan Berenstain
Five Silly Monkeys by: Steven Haskamp
Ten Little Lady Bugs by: Melanie Gerth
Ten Wiggly, Wiggly Caterpillars by: Debbie Tarbett
Tiny Turtles by: Wendy McLean
Oh My Oh My Dinosaurs by: Sandra Boynton

Bright Baby Touch & Feel Easter by: Rodger Priddy
Happy Easter Mouse by: Laura Numeroff
The Night Before Easter by: Natasha Wing
Fairy Tales/ Nursery Rhymes
Gingerbread Man by: Catherine McCafferty
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by: Candice Ransom
Little Red Riding Hood by: Patricia Seibert
The Three Little Pigs by: Cathrine McCafferty
Rapunzel by: Chatherine McCafferty
The Bear Detectives by: Stan Berenstain
Clifford - The Big Leaf Pile by: Norman Bridwell
Clifford's First Autumn by: Norman Bridwell
Fall Weather by: Martha E.H. Rustad
Let It Fall by: Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! By: Theo LeSieg
Are You My Mother? By: P.D. Eastman
Clifford's Birthday Party by: Norman Bridwell
I Love You Because You're You by: Liza Baker by: Liza Baker
Martha's House by: Edith Kunhardt
My Name is Rosita by: Liza Alexander
Five Little Monkey's Bake a Birthday Cake by: Eileen Christelow
The Cow in the House by: Harriet Ziefert
Down on The Farm by: Merrily Kutner
Pigs by: Robert Munsch
Sheep in Jeep by: Nancy E. Shaw
Little Blue Truck by: Alice Schertle
Animals on the Farm by: Christopher Hernandez
Father's Day
A Wild Father's Day by: Sean Callahan
Biscuit Loves Father's Day by: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Daddies by: Janet Frank
Elmo 'n' Daddy by: Michael P. Fertig
Natasha's Daddy by: Candice Allen
Bear in A Chair by: Tim Healey
Going to the Doctor by: Joanna Cole
The Monster at the End of this Book by: Jon Stone
What Makes You Giggles? by P. J. Shaw and Tom Brannon
Baker, Baker, Cookie Maker by: Linda Hayward
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka Baking a Cake by: Maj Lindman
Good Enough to Eat by: Lizzy Rockwell
The Ernie & Bert Book by: by Joe Mathieu
I Like Myself! By: Hans Wilhelm
Nothing to do Puppy by: Cyndy Szekeres
The Puppy Who Lost His Bark by: Nancy Mays
Sammy's Special Day by: Cyndy Szekeres
Wemberly Worried by: Kevin Henkes
Where Is Elmo's Blankets? By: Nancy Stevenson
Winnie the Pooh Forever Friends by: Lisa Ann Marsoli
The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by: Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears Ghost of the Forest by: Stan Berenstain
Clifford's Halloween by: Norman Bridwell
Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever! by: Don Freeman
Fancy Nancy Halloween or Bust! By: Jane O’Connor
Spookley the Square Pumpkin by: Joe Troniano
The Berenstain Bears On The Moon by: Stan Berenstain
The Cat in The Hat by: Dr Seuss
Maybe You Should Fly A Jet! By: Theo LeSieg
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? By: Theo LeSieg
Just For Fun
Shake a Leg! By: Contance Allen
Watch Me! By: Cindy Bousman
And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street by: Dr Seuss
Bears in the Night by: Stan Berenstain
He Bear She Bear by: Stan Berenstain
Hooway For Wodney Wat by: Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger
In A People House by: Theo LeSieg
Inside Outside Upside Down by: Stan Berenstain
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? By: Dr Seuss
Sam and the Firefly by: P.D. Eastman
Skiddle-de-daddle by: Tim Healey
Morning, Noon, and Night
Time for Bed by: Mem Fox
Mother's Day
Are You My Mother? By: P.D. Eastman
Guess How Much I Love You by: Sam McBratney
I Love You Because You're You by: Liza Baker
The Run Away Bunny by: Margaret Wise Brown
You Are My Sunshine by: Jimmie Davis
The Cat with Two Homes by: Tim Healey
Clifford the Small Red Puppy by: Norman Bridwell
The Digging-est Dog by: Al Perkins
Go, Dog. Go! by: P.D. Eastman
Moo, Baa LaLaLa by: Sandra Boynton
My Big Dog by: Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
The Velveteen Rabbit by: Margery Williams
Curious George Goes to School by: R.A. Rey and Margaret Rey
Baby Snake's Shapes by: Neecy Twinem
Bubble Cubes A Zany Peep at Shapes by: Sandy Pugh
Posy's Patterns by: Tim Healey
Shapes An Educational Lift-a-Flap Book by: (unknown Author)
The Shape Detectives by: Angela Santomero
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! By: Rosetta Stone
The Crunching Munching Caterpillar by: Sheridan Cain
The Fuzzy Duckling by: Jane Werner
Great Day for Up by: Dr Seuss
In the Forest by: Maurice Pledger
Whose House Is This? By: Charlie Reasoner
The Bears' Vacation by: Stan Berenstain
Curious George Goes Camping by: R.A. Rey and Margaret Rey
Yummy Yummy! Food for my Tummy! By: Sam Lloyd
Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin by: Stan Berenstain
Fancy Nancy Our Thanksgiving Banquet by: Jane O’Connor
Thanksgiving Feast (Clifford's Puppy Days)by: Quinlan B. Lee
Today is Thanksgiving by: P.K. Hallinan
Airplane Flight by: Susanna Leonard Hill
Hop Aboard! Here We Go! by: Richard Scarry
The Little Red Caboose by: Marian Potter
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
Shiny Dinah by: Susan James
Bear Snores On by: Karma Wilson
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by: Shirley Neitzel
Fancy Nancy: There's No Day Like A Snow Day by: Jane O’Connor
Oh, Bother! Somebody's Grumpy! By: Betty Birney & A. A. Milne
Snowmen at Christmas by: Caralyn Buehner
Zoo Animals
A Tale of Tales by: Elizabeth H. MacPherson
Charlie Monkey by: Roger Priddy
Curious George Rides a Bike by: R.A. Rey and Margaret Rey
Curious George Touch & Feel by: R.A. Rey and Margaret Rey
Circus Friends by: (unknown Author)
Good Night Gorilla by: Peggy Rathmann
Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones by: Claire Freedman

Enjoy reading with your little ones and feel free to share your favorite children books as well.

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