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A Selection of Books Especially for Toddlers

 
 

A toddler bending down.Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
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Baker extends the familiar “one two-buckle my shoe” by including six diverse hens and a coop full of yellow chicks.

 

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Brown
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Before going to sleep, a little rabbit says goodnight to his room.

 

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
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Child and animal pairs demonstrate simple body movements with the repeated question “Can you do it?” and the confident response “I can do it.”

 

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
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The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness.

 

Snow on Snow on Snow by Cheryl Chapman
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Chapman uses repetitive word play to tell the story of an African-American boy who loses and then recovers his dog while sledding in the snow.

 

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
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Except for that missing goose, all the animals are where they should be, clucking and mucking, mooing and cooing.

 

Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse
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A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother’s love is unconditional.

 

Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin
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The owner of a human body celebrates it by pointing out various parts and mentioning their functions.

 

I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell
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Vivid, oversize illustrations reveal a barnyard full of energy and affection.

 

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
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A mischievous baby gorilla causes bedtime confusion at the zoo.

 

Mice Squeak, We Speak by Arnold Shapiro
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Illustrations and simple text describe the ways various animals communicate.

 

Sheep Out to Eat by Nancy Shaw
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Five hungry sheep discover that a teashop may not be the best place for them to eat.

 

A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Stoeke
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Minerva Louise, a snow-loving chicken, mistakes a pair of mittens for two hats and manages to keep both ends warm.

 

Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
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Jamie plants a pumpkin seed and, after watching it grow, carves it, and saves some seeds to plant in the spring.

 

“Hi, Pizza Man!” by Virginia Walter
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Even the youngest children know about waiting for the pizza to come. Text provides plenty of opportunity for participation.

 
     

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