Books for Children

Book Finders:

Toddlers (Board Book versions recommended): 
Anything by:
Sandra Boynton 
Eric Carle 
Dr. Suess 
H. A. Rey (Curious George)
Carl books by Alexandra Day
10 Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Is Your Mama a Llama by Deborah Gaurino
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury
Tomie's Little Mother Goose by Tomie DePaola
It's A Little Book by Lane Smith
Picture Books: 
Frances Books by Russel Hoban
David Books by David Shannon
Anything by Dr. Suess; Particularly The Lorax
Schmazl and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon
Books by Robert McCloskey
Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
Anything by Kevin Henkes
Olivia series by Ian Falconer
Bear books by Karma Wison
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Tiki Tiki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Day by Emily Pearson
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Don & Audrey Wood
The Giving Tree by Shell Silverstein
Alexander books by Judith Voirst
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Pigeon & Knufflebunny books by Mo Willems
Critter series by Mercer Mayer
Below by Nina Crows
Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen
Lotsa de Casha by Madonna
Anything by Tomie DePaola
You Forgot Your Skirt Amelia Bloomer by Shana Corey
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
In Every Tiny Grain of Sand by Reeve Lindbergh
America the Beautiful by Chris Gall
Giving Thanks by Jonathon London
John, Paul, George & Ben, Cowboy & Octopus, Princess Hyacinth (the Surprising Tale of a Girl who Floated) & It's a Book by Lane Smith
George Washington's Teeth by Deborah Chandra & Madeleine Comora

20th Century Children's Treasury by Janet Schulman
A Treasury of Curious George
Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition by A. A. Milne
The Beatrix Potter Collection (Peter Rabbit);

Early Chapter Books (Great to Read to 5-12 year olds): 
Anything by Roald Dahl
Pippi Longstocking books by Astrid Lindgren
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane & The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Secret Garden
The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
A Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The Narnia Series
The Warrior Series
Books by :
Judy Blume
Beverly Cleary
Junie B Jones Series (especially good to read to Kindergartners and 1st Graders)
Magic Treehouse 
Neverland Series

Orangutan Tongs by John Agee
Where the Sidewalk Ends & A Light in the Attic -  by Shell Silverstein
A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Good Books for Tweens & Teens: 
Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series; Alice Series
Ella Enchanted; A Tale of Two Castles and others by Levine
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
The Mysterious Benedict Society Books
I am a Genius of Pure Evil and I Want To Be Your Class President
The Hunger Games Trilogy 

First Readers: 
Elephant & Piggie Books by Mo Willems

Sibling Rivalry: 
Julius the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
That New Animal by Emily Jenkins

Potty Training Books
Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi
Time to Pee by Mo Willems
Even Firefighters Go to the Potty

Dealing with Death: 
Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children
Dog Heaven or Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
The Dragonfly Secret: A Story of Boundless Love by Clea & John Adams

Dealing with Alzheimer's Disease: 
Singing with Mama Lou by Linda Jacobs Altman
Still My Grandma by Veronique Venden Abeele
Same Sex Marriages: 
And Tango Makes Three by Parnell/Richardson