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Beginning with Books

Compiled by Kathleen T. Horning
© 2000 Cooperative Children's Book Center

The books on this bibliography are highly recommended for parents and adult care givers to share with babies and toddlers.

All of the books listed here have proved popular with young children and are accessible to adults with low to average reading skills. Books that are especially recommended are marked with an asterisk. Look in your local public library for any or all of these titles.

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

Bang, Molly. *Ten, Nine, Eight. Greenwillow, 1987.

Bang, Molly. When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry.... Blue Sky/Scholastic, 1999. 36 pages. Ages 2 - 7

Bang, Molly. Yellow Ball. William Morrow, 1991. 24 pages. Ages 1-3

Barton, Byron. Boats. Harper, 1986.

Barton, Byron. Planes. Harper, 1986.

Barton, Byron. Trains. Harper, 1986.

Barton, Byron. Trucks. Harper, 1986.

Barton, Byron. The Three Bears. HarperCollins, 1991. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 4

Brown, Margaret Wise. *Goodnight Moon. Illustrated by Clement Hurd. Harper, 1947.

Carle, Eric. From Head to Toe. HarperCollins, 1997. 32 pages. Ages 18 months - 4 years

Crews, Donald. Freight Train. Greenwillow, 1978.

Crews, Donald. Parade. Greenwillow, 1983. For ages 6 months - 4 years

Crews, Donald. School Bus. Greenwillow, 1984.

Cummings, Pat. My Aunt Came Back. HarperCollins, 1998. 12 pages. Ages 2-4

Feiffer, Jules. Bark, George. HarperCollins, 1998. 24 pages. Ages 3 - 8

Fleming, Denise. Mama Cat Has Three Kittens. Holt, 1998. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 6

Hill, Eric. Where's Spot?. Putnam, 1980.

Hurd, Thacher. Mama Don't Allow. Harper, 1984.

Hurd, Thacher. Zoom City. (Harper Growing Tree) HarperFestival, 1998. 12 pages. Ages 1-3

Hutchins, Pat. My Best Friend. Greenwillow, 1993. 32 pages. Ages 2-4

Hutchins, Pat. *Titch. Greenwillow, 1971.

Jonas, Ann. Now We Can Go. Greenwillow, 1986. 24 pages. Ages 1 - 5

Jonas, Ann. Two Bear Cubs. Greenwillow, 1982.

Jonas, Ann. *When You Were a Baby. Greenwillow, 1982.

Jonas, Ann. Where Can It Be?. Greenwillow, 1986. 32 pages. Ages 2-5

Kasza, Keiko. A Mother for Choco. Putnam, 1992.

Kasza, Keiko. The Rat and the Tiger. Putnam, 1993. 32 pages. Ages 2-5

Kasza, Keiko. *The Wolf's Chicken Stew. Putnam, 1987.

Martin, Bill. *Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. Illustrated by Eric Carle. Holt, 1992.

Miller, Margaret. Guess Who?. Greenwillow, 1994.

Miller, Margaret. Now I'm Big. Greenwillow, 1996. 32 pages. Ages 4-6

Miller, Margaret. *Where Does It Go?. Greenwillow, 1992.

Narahashi, Keiko. Is That Josie?. Margaret K. McElderry, 1994. 27 pages. Ages 2-4

Oxenbury, Helen. All Fall Down. Aladdin, 1987. 8 pages. Ages 6 months - 3 years

Oxenbury, Helen. Clap Hands. Aladdin, 1987. Ages 6 months - 3 years

Oxenbury, Helen. Say Goodnight. Aladdin, 1987.

Oxenbury, Helen. Tickle Tickle. Aladdin, 1987.

Thomas, Joyce Carol. You Are My Perfect Baby. Illustrated by Nneka Bennett. HarperCollins, 1999. 14 pages. Ages 6-18 months

Waddell, Martin. *Owl Babies. Illustrated by Patrick Benson. Candlewick, 1992.

Wattenberg, Jane. Mrs. Mustard's Baby Faces. Chronicle, 1992.

Wells, Rosemary. Bunny Cakes. Dial, 1997. 24 pages. Ages 3 - 7

Wells, Rosemary. Max's First Word. Dial, 1998. 10 pages. Ages 1-3

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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