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Complete Book List

Railroad Hank, Lisa Moser with illustrations by Benji Davies (Random House, 2012)

Baby Danced the Polka, Karen Beaumont with illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Dial, 2004)

A Child’s First Book of Poems, artwork by Cyndy Szekeres (Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1981)

Library Lion, Michelle Knudsen with illustrations by Kevin Hawkes (Candlewick Press, 2006)

Baby Talk: A Book of First Words and Phrases, Judy Grindley with illustrations by Brita Granstrom (Candlewick, 2006) Buy Now

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, Mo Williems (Hyperion, 2004) Buy Now

The Snowy Day, Jack Ezra Keats (Viking, 1962) Buy Now

Baby Bear Sees Blue, Ashley Wolff (Beach Lane Books, 2012) Buy Now

A Sick Day for Amos McGee, Philip C. Stead, with illustrations by Erin E. Stead (Roaring Brook Press, 2010) Buy Now

Gossie, Olivier Dunrea (Houghton Mifflin, 2002) Buy Now

Oh!, Kevin Hankes (Greenwillow Books, 1999) Buy Now

Baby Happy Baby Sad, Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick, 2008) Buy Now

Hush Little Digger, Ellen Olson-Brown with illustrations by Lee White (Tricycle Press, 2006) Buy Now

Hurry Down to Derry Fair, Dori Chaconas with illustrations by Gillian Tyler (Candlewick, 2011) Buy Now

and then it’s spring, Julie Fogliano with illustrations by Erin E. Stead (Roaring Brook Press, 2012) Buy Now

The Baby Goes Beep, Rebecca O’Connell with illustrations by Ken Wilson-Max (Roaring Brook Press, 2003) Buy Now

Ten, Nine, Eight, Molly Bang (Greenwillow Books, 1983) Buy Now

Jasper & Joop A Perfect Pair: One TIDY, one MESSY, Olivier Dunrea (Houghton Mifflin, 2013) Buy Now

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Mem Fox with illustrations by Helen Oxenbury (Harcourt, 2008) Buy Now

Jamberry, Bruce Degen (HarperFestival, 1983) Buy Now

Who Lives Here? by Nicola Davies with illustrations by Marc Boutavant (Candlewick, 2012) Buy Now

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter (Frederick Warne & Co., Inc.) Buy Now

Dooly and the Snortsnoot, Jack Kent (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1972) Buy Now

Lucky Ducklings, Eva Moore with illustrations by Nancy Carpenter (Orchard Books, 2013) Buy Now

Waiting Out the Storm, JoAnn Early Macken with illustrations by Susan Graber (Candlewick, 2010) Buy Now

A Good Day, Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books, 2007) Buy Now

Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, Mo Willems (Balzer+Bray, 2010) Buy Now

My Garden, Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books, 2010) Buy Now

Kitten’s First Full Moon, Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books, 2004) Buy Now

In Grandma’s Arms, Jayne Shelton (Cartwheel Books, 2001) Buy Now

A Small Child’s Book of Cozy Poems, illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres (Scholastic, 1999) Buy Now

Little Blue Truck and Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, Alice Schertle with illustrations by Jill McElmurry (Houghton Mifflin, 2008/2009) Buy Now

Building Our House, Jonathan Bean (Farrar Straus Girouz, 2013) Buy Now

The Little Red Caboose, Marian Potter with illustrations by Tibor Gergely (Random House, 1953) Buy Now

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?, Jane Yolen with illustrations by Mark Teauge (The Blue Sky Press, 2000) Buy Now

Hide-and-Seek Duck, Cyndy Szekeres (Sterling, 2010/originally published Golden Books, 1985) Buy Now

if you want to see a whale, Julie Fogliano with illustrations by Erin Stead (Roaring Brook Press, 2013) Buy Now

Sophie’s Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller with illustrations by Anne Wilsdorf (Schwartz & Wade Books, 2013) Buy Now

They Boy Who Cried Bigfoot, Scott Magoon (Simon and Schuster, 2013) Buy Now

Monster, Be Good! Natalie Marshall (Blue Apple Books, 2013) Buy Now

I Am Bunny, Ole Risom with illustrations by Richard Scarry (Western Publishing Company,Inc., 1963) Buy Now

Duck on a Bike, David Shannon (Blue Sky Press, 2002) Buy Now

Dog Goes to Nursery School, Lucille Hammond, illustrations by Eugenie (Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1982) Buy Now

The Little Dump Truck, Margery Cuyler, illustrations by Bob Kolar (Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2009) Buy Now

The Happy Man and the Dump Truck, by Miryan, illustrations by Tibor Gergely (Random House, Inc, 1950, 1978) Buy Now

Red Truck, Kersten Hamilton, with illustrations by Valeria Petrone Buy Now

Mossy, Jan Brett (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012) Buy Now

Baby Bear Counts One, Ashley Wolff (Blue Sky Press, 2013) Buy Now

Chu’s Day, Neil Gaiman, illustrations by Adam Rex (Harper Collins, 2013) Buy Now

Ox-CArt Man, Donald Hall (Puffin Books, 1979) Buy Now

Big Snow, Jonathan Bean (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013) Buy Now

The New Baby, Mercer Mayer (Random House, 1983) Buy Now

Annie and the Wild Animals, Jan Brett (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1985, 2012) Buy Now

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