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Venturing Out:
Books about Young Children Exploring Their World

Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren
© 2006 Cooperative Children's Book Center

This bibliography was developed for the Child Care Information Center Newsletter (Isse 52, 2006) published by the Child Care Information Center operated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction with funding from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Click on underlined book titles to see the CCBC review of the book, and/or the cover image.
Complete list of CCBC bibliographies

In the Neighborhood

    Cooper, Elisha. A Good Night Walk. Orchard Books / Scholastic, 2005. 32 pages. Ages 3-6

    Cumpiano, Ina. Quinito's Neighborhood = El Vecindario de Quinito. Illustrated by José Ramírez. Children's Book Press, 2005. 22 pages. Ages 3-5

    Heo, Yumi. One Sunday Morning. Orchard, 1999. 32 pages. Ages 3-6

    Hughes, Shirley. Wheels (A Tale of Trotter Street). U.S. edition: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1991. 24 pages. Ages 3-8

    Ichikawa, Satomi. My Father's Shop.. U.S. edition: Kane/Miller, 2006. 32 pages. Ages 3-7

    Ormerod, Jan. Who's Whose?. U.S. edition: Greenwillow, 1998. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 7

    Reiser, Lynn. Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret. Greenwillow, 1993. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Sís, Peter. Madlenka's Dog. Frances Foster / Farrar, Straus, Giroux,, 2002. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 7

At Day Care & School

    Ballard, Robin. My Day, Your Day. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2001. 24 pages. Ages 2 - 5

    Barrett, Mary Brigid. Day Care Days. Illustrated by Patti Beling Murphy. Little, Brown, 1999. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 5

    French, Simon. Guess the Baby. Illustrated by Donna Rawlins. Clarion, 2002. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 5

    Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly Worried. Greenwillow, 2000. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 7

    Hudson, Wade. Jamal's Busy Day. Illustrated by George Ford. Just Us Books, 1991. 24 pages. Ages 4-6

Around Town

    Cruise, Robin. Little Mamá Forgets. Illustrated by Stacey Dressen-McQueen. Melanie Kroupa Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. 32 pages. Ages 3-6

    de la Peña, Matt. Last Stop on Market Street. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. Putnam, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 3-8

    Doyle, Charlotte. Supermarket!. Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Candlewick Press, 2004. 20 pages. Ages 18 months - 3 years

    Elya, Susan Middleton. Bebé Goes Shopping. Illustrated by Steven Salerno. Harcourt, 2006. 32 pages. Ages 2-5

    Graham, Bob. Oscar’s Half Birthday. Candlewick Press, 2005. 32 pages. Ages 3-6

    Henderson, Kathy. Babies Don't Walk, They Ride!. Illustrated by Lauren Tobia. U.S. edition: Templar Books / Candlewick Press, 2016. 24 pages. 1-4

    Johnson, Paul Brett. Farmer's Market. Orchard, 1997. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 7

    Nye, Naomi Shihab . Baby Radar. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003. 32 pages. Ages 18 months - 4 years

    Robert, Nadine. Toshi’s Little Treasures. Translated by Yvette Ghione from the French. Illustrated by Aki. U.S. edition: Kids Can Press, 2016. 36 pages. Ages 3-7

    Schwartz, Amy. What James Likes Best. A Richard Jackson Book / Atheneum, 2003. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 5

    Scott, Ann Herbert. Hi. Illustrated by Glo Coalson. Philomel, 1994. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 4

This list may be reproduced and distributed by educational and/or nonprofit organizations so long as credit is given to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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