"You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
-A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
"And so he listened. And in his listening, his heart opened wide and then wider still."
-Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?"
-C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian
"But there was one other thing that the grownups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there."
-Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
"You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy."
-Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories From Wayside School
"Good Night stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere."
-Margaret Wise Brown, Good Night Moon
"When I was one I had just begun…"
-A.A. Milne, Now We Are Six
"All those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ran away and hid from one little did"
-Shel Silverstein, Falling Up
Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away. So he said to his mother, “I am running away.” “If you run away”, said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”
-Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway Bunny
"When Mrs. Frederick C. Little’s second son arrived, everybody noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse. The truth of the matter was, the baby looked very much like a mouse in every way."
-E.B.White, Stuart Little
"It’s a party. A big Dog party."
-By P.D.Eastman, Go, Dog. Go!
"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was very happy. But he had one fault. He was too curious."
-H.A. Rey, Curious George
"The sky is always ready to play…"
-Jasper Tomkins, The Sky Jumps Into Your Shoes At Night
"One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and –pop!—out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."
-Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
“I’ll take a hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and an onion.” “Hey, Frank, burn one, take it through the garden, and pin a rose on it.”
-Alexandra Day, Frank and Ernest
But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” And Max said, “No!”
-Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
"Pickles was a young cat. His paws were big. And he wished to do big things with them."
-Esther Averill, The Fire Cat
“I gather colors,” answered Frederick simply. “For winter is gray.”
-Leo Lionni, Frederick
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
-Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
“All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
-Lemony Snicket
“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.”
-Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grownups, then you write it for children.”[
-Madeleine L’Engle
“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
-Madeleine L’Engle, Many Waters

Birth to 3 years of age

For each book, we provide direct links to the online bookstore of your choice. Just click Go To. To learn more about a book, click its cover or title. Click Series for books that are part of a series and you will see the entire series. Have fun browsing our shelves!

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    A Ball for Daisy
    Chris Raschka

    Here's a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever...

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    Apple
    Nikki McClure

    Apple follows the life of an apple throughout the year, demonstrating the cyclical patterns in...

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    Touch and Feel Winter
    Roger Priddy

    Full of fun pictures which celebrate the arrival of the magical winter season, this is an...

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    Faster! Faster!
    Leslie Patricelli

    Hang on tight for more comic joy in this companion to Higher! Higher!

    A day at the...

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    Green
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger

    Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise in this magical new book — an intricate and...

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    Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
    Mo Willems

    Duckling gets a cookie? What do you mean DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE?! Pigeon is NOT happy about...

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    Blue Sky
    Audrey Wood

    Audrey Wood uses simple words and stunning art to celebrate the ever-changing sky.

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    Where's Walrus?
    Stephen Savage

    A happy-go-lucky Walrus escapes the zoo in search of adventure in this wordless instant...

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    Red Sled
    Lita Judge

    In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child's sled for a...

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    Robot Zombie Frankenstein!
    Annette Simon

    Perfect for high-energy story times, this cumulative tale is a madcap mash-up featuring robots...

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    Hug
    Jez Alborough

    Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don't seem to understand. "Hug," he implores, time and again...

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    Where Is Baby's Pumpkin?
    Karen Katz

    In Karen Katz's distinctive style, an adorable baby searches throughout the house for her...

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    One, Two...Boo!
    Kristen L. Depken

    The littlest trick-or-treaters can lift the flaps to count their way through a spooky old...

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    The Village Garage
    G. Brian Karas

    Through the year and no matter the weather, workers at the Village Garage are always busy....

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    Black & White
    Tana (ILT) Hoban

    It's never too early to look and talk together!

    Features fourteen panels illustrated wi...

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    Little Green
    Keith Baker

    A little green hummingbird is flying through a sunny garden, leaving a path for sharp eyes to...

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    Nini Lost and Found
    Anita Lobel

    A simple—and simply beautiful—story for young cat lovers.

    One beautiful autumn day,...

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    Hello, Bugs!
    Smriti Prasadam

    A charming introduction to ten beautiful little bugs, featuring high contrast black-and-white...

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    One Dark Night
    Hazel Hutchins

    One dark night, Jonathan watches from his window as a summer storm rumbles in the distance....

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    Hello, Animals!
    Smriti Prasadam

    A charming introduction to ten of baby's best-loved animals, featuring high contrast black-and...

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    Dear Zoo
    Rod Campbell

    "Dear Zoo" long has been a lap-time favorite. The story starts with a letter to the zoo...

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    My First Halloween
    Tomie dePaola

    In My First Halloween, Tomie dePaola’s warm illustrations capture the sweet moments of Hallowe...

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    Good Night, Spot
    Eric Hill

    Spot has been very busy, and it's time to get ready for bed. After a bath and drying off in...

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    Tickle the Pig
    Edith Kunhardt Davis

    Tickle the Pig is one of the newest characters in the pat the bunny collection. Tickle is a...

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    Baby Dear
    Joan Walsh Anglund

    Baby Dear combines Joan Walsh Anglund's original charming illustrations with heartwarming text...

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    Snuffy
    Dick Bruna

    Snuffy is a brave female dog with a strong sense of justice. When a mother loses her little...

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    Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
    Annie Kubler

    This award winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to...

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    Snow Baby
    Chronicle Books

    Kids will go crazy for these quirky books featuring lovable characters, vivid art, rhyming...

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    Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Animals Book
    Chronicle Books

    This is a bold, bright new book for babies containing beautifully designed high-contrast...

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    Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
    Chronicle Books

    This is a bold, bright new book for babies containing beautifully designed high-contrast...

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    Black on White
    Tana Hoban

    Share these familiar shapes with your baby. It is never too early to look and talk together!<...

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    My First Halloween Board Book
    Nicola Deschamps

    Providing parents with the necessary tools to give their children a head start, DK¹s award...

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    Time for Bed
    Mem Fox

    Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being...

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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Eric Carle

    This is the story of a very hungry caterpillar growing into a beautiful butterfly.

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    Big Red Barn
    Margaret Wise Brown

    By the big red barn
    In the great green field,
    There was a pink pig
    Who was...

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    Good Night, Gorilla
    Peggy Rathmann

    "Good night, Gorilla," says the zookeeper. But mischievous Gorilla isn't quite ready to go to...

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    Where's Spot?
    Eric Hill

    It's time to celebrate Spot's thirtieth birthday! For three decades children have been looking...

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    Clap Hands
    Helen Oxenbury

    Featuring much-loved and cherished babies, this board book includes stories that help engage...

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    Moo Baa La La La
    Sandra Boynton

    Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with...

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    Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
    Karen Katz

    Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book. The sturdy...