My very first Mother Goose
A collection of more than sixty nursery rhymes including "Hey Diddle, Diddle," "Pat-a-Cake," "Little Jack Horner," and "Pussycat, Pussycat."


    
The Little Red Hen
When the Little Red Hen asks the other barnyard animals who will help with the planting, reaping, and other chores they all say, "Not I," but when the work is done they all want a reward.


Asbjornsen, Peter Christen     
The three billy goats gruff
Three clever billy goats outwit a big ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way up the mountain.


Aylesworth, Jim     
Old black fly
Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing where he should not be.


Baker, Keith     
Big fat hen
Big Fat Hen counts to ten with her friends and all their chicks.


Bemelmans, Ludwig     
Madeline
Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.


Brown, Margaret Wise     
Goodnight moon
Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air.


Brown, Marcia     
Stone soup, an old tale
When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.


Brunhoff, Jean de     
The story of Babar, the little elephant


Burningham, John     
Mr. Gumpy's outing
When Mr. Gumpy decides to take a ride down the river, all the children and animals beg to join him on his excursion. On board pages.


Burton, Virginia Lee     
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel; Story and Picture
When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Ann, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they go to a little country town where they find that one new job leads to another.


Carle, Eric     
The very hungry caterpillar
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.


Christelow, Eileen     
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.


Cooney, Barbara     
Miss Rumphius
As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful--and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.


Crews, Donald     
Freight train
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.


De, Paola Tomie     
Strega Nona : an original tale
When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.


Donaldson, Julia     
The gruffalo
A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake--only to have to outwit that creature as well.


Eastman, Philip D     
Are you my mother?
Never having seen his mother, a baby bird makes humorous mistakes trying to find her. On board pages.


Ehlert, Lois     
Eating the alphabet : fruits and vegetables from A to Z
An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.


Falconer, Ian     
Olivia
Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good. On board pages.


Fancher, Lou     
The velveteen rabbit, or, how toys become real
By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.


Feiffer, Jules     
Bark, George


Fleming, Denise     
Lunch
A very hungry mouse eats a large lunch comprised of colorful foods.


Freeman, Don     
Corduroy
A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all.


Gag, Wanda     
Millions of cats
How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?


Galdone, Paul     
Henny Penny
A cumulative tale about Henny Penny and her barnyard friends who were literally outfoxed on their journey to tell the king the sky was falling.


Grossman, Bill     
My little sister ate 1 hare
Little sister has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess.


Henkes, Kevin     
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.


Henkes, Kevin     
Lilly's purple plastic purse
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.


Hest, Amy     
Guess who, Baby Duck!
On a rainy day when Baby Duck is sick with a cold, her grandfather cheers her up by showing her family photographs.


Hill, Eric     
Where's Spot?
A mother dog finds eight other animals hiding around the house before finding her lost puppy. Flaps conceal the animals.


Hillenbrand, Will     
Down by the station
In this version of a familiar song, baby animals ride to the children's zoo on the zoo train.


Hoban, Russell     
Bread and jam for Frances
Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal--until to her surprise--her parents grant her wish.


Holabird, Katharine     
Angelina ballerina
A pretty little mouse wants to become a ballerina more than anything else in the world.


Hutchins, Pat     
Rosie's walk
Although unaware that a fox is after her as she takes a walk around the farmyard, Rosie the hen still manages to lead him into one accident after another.


Johnson, Crockett     
Harold and the purple crayon
Harold's purple crayon helps him create wonderful adventures as he walks in the moonlight.


Kalan, Robert     
Jump, frog, jump!


Kasza, Keiko     
The wolf's chicken stew
A hungry wolf's attempts to fatten a chicken for his stewpot have unexpected results.


Keats, Ezra Jack     
The snowy day
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.


Kellogg, Steven     
The three little pigs
In this retelling of a well-known tale, Serafina Sow starts her own waffle-selling business in order to enable her three offspring to prepare for the future, which includes an encounter with a surly wolf.


Kimmel, Eric A     
Anansi and the moss-covered rock
Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson.


Kraus, Robert     
Whose mouse are you?
A lonely little mouse has to be resourceful in order to bring his family back together.


Krauss, Ruth     
The carrot seed
Despite everyone's dire predictions, a little boy has faith in the carrot seed he plants.


Leaf, Munro     
The story of Ferdinand
Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.


Lionni, Leo     
Swimmy
A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.


Lobel, Arnold     
Frog and toad are friends
Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.


London, Jonathan     
Froggy gets dressed
Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.


Marshall, James     
George and Martha
Relates several episodes in the friendship of two hippopotamuses.


Martin, Bill     
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?


Martin, Bill     
Chicka chicka boom boom
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.


Mayer, Mercer     
There's a nightmare in my closet


McBratney, Sam     
Guess how much I love you
During a bedtime game, every time Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him that the love is returned even more.


McCloskey, Robert     
Blueberries for Sal
Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.


McCloskey, Robert     
Make way for ducklings
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.


McDermott, Gerald     
Anansi the spider : a tale from the Ashanti
In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky.


McMullan, Kate     
I stink!
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.


McPhail, David M     
Pigs aplenty, pigs galore
Pigs galore invade a house and have a wonderful party.


Meddaugh, Susan     
Martha speaks
Problems arise when Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup.


Mora, Pat     
Tomas and the library lady
While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomas finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library.


Noble, Trinka Hakes     
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash
Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm.


Nodset, Joan L     
Who took the farmer's hat?
The wind blows away the farmer's hat and he finds it being used in a most surprising way.


Numeroff, Laura Joffe     
If you give a mouse a cookie
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.


Parish, Peggy     
Amelia Bedelia


Piper, Watty pseud     
The little engine that could
When the other engines refuse, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of toys and good food over the mountain.


Potter, Beatrix     
The tale of Peter Rabbit


Rey, H A     
Curious George
The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into continual trouble.


Rosen, Michael     
We're going on a bear hunt


Rylant, Cynthia     
Henry and Mudge
Henry and Mudge series


Rylant, Cynthia     
When I was young in the mountains
Reminiscences of the pleasures of life in the mountains as a child.


Sendak, Maurice     
Where the wild things are
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.


Seuss, Dr     
Green eggs and ham


Seuss, Dr     
The cat in the hat
Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.


Shannon, David     
Duck on a bike
A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.


Shannon, David     
No, David!
A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.


Shaw, Charles Green     
It looked like spilt milk


Shaw, Nancy     
Sheep in a jeep


Slobodkina, Esphyr     
Caps for sale : a tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business
A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.


Small, David     
Imogene's antlers
One Thursday Imogene wakes up with a pair of antlers growing out of her head and causes a sensation wherever she goes.


Steig, William     
Doctor De Soto
Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain.


Steig, William     
Pete's a pizza
What do you do when Pete's in a bad mood, turn him into a pizza.


Stickland, Paul     
Dinosaur roar!
Illustrations and rhyming text present all kinds of dinosaurs, including ones that are sweet, grumpy, spiky, or lumpy.


Stoeke, Janet Morgan     
Minerva Louise and the red truck
Minerva Louise, a chicken, likes to play in the flatbed of the farm's red pick-up truck, but one day the truck unexpectedly moves and Minerva Louise is in for the ride of her life.


Taback, Simms     
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
"...version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's."


Three little pigs,     
The three little pigs


Udry, Janice May     
A tree is nice
Briefly describes the value of a tree.


Van, Allsburg Chris     
The Polar Express
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.


Viorst, Judith     
Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.


Waber, Bernard     
Ira sleeps over
A little boy is excited at the prospect of spending the night at his friend's house but worries how he'll get along without his teddy bear.


Walsh, Ellen Stoll     
Mouse paint
Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color.


Wiesner, David     
Tuesday
Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.


Willems, Mo     
Don't let the pigeon drive the bus


Willems, Mo     
Pigeon finds a hot dog!
Pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog Pigeon has found.


Williams, Sue     
I went walking
During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors.


Wilson, Karma     
Bear snores on
On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.


Wood, Don     
The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear
Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself.


Wood, Audrey     
The napping house
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite.


Yolen, Jane     
Owl moon
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.


Young, Ed     
Seven blind mice
Retells in verse the Indian fable of the blind men discovering different parts of an elephant and arguing about its appearance. The illustrations depict the blind arguers as mice.


Zelinsky, Paul O     
The wheels on the bus


Zion, Gene     
Harry the dirty dog
When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots. On board pages.