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Book List For February


Infants and toddlers will enjoy the following titles:

  • I Touch, Helen Oxenbury
  • Old MacDonald, Rosemary Wells
  • Where Is Maisy?, Lucy Cousins
  • Whose Baby Am I?, John Butler
  • All Fall Down, Helen Oxenbury
  • Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?, Karen Katz
  • I Can, Can You?, Marjorie W. Pitzer

Two-year-olds and three-year old children will enjoy:

  • Growing Vegetable Soup, Lois Ehlert
  • The Best Mouse Cookie, Laura Numeroff
  • Sheila Rae’s Peppermint Stick, Kevin Henkes
  • Whistle For Willie Ezra, Jack Keats
  • While You Were Sleeping, John Butler
  • Snuggle Wuggle, Michael Rex
  • Mama Always Comes Home, Karma Wilson
  • The Very Best Daddy Of All, Marion Dane Bauer
  • The Daddy Book, Todd Parr
  • Mothers Are Like That, Carol Carrick
  • Whoever You Are, Mem Fox
  • All The Colors Of The Earth, Shelia Hamanaka
  • Special People, Special Ways, Arlene Maguire
  • You’re Not My Real Mother!, Molly Friedrich
  • Two Homes, Claire Masurel
  • A Picture Book of Rosa Parks, David Adler

Four-year-olds and five-year old children will enjoy:

  • Turtle Splash!, Cathryn Falwell
  • Ten, Nine, Eight, Molly Bang
  • My World Of Color, Margaret Wise Brown
  • Good-Night, Owl!, Pat Hutchins
  • Nosy Rosie, Holly Keller
  • One Winter’s Day, Christina Butler
  • I Love It When You Smile, Sam McBratney
  • All You Need For A Snowman, Alice Schertle
  • Snowballs, Lois Ehlert
  • The First Day Of Winter, Denise Fleming
  • What Is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?, Margaret Friskey
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd, Jeanette Winter

Five-year-olds and schoolagers will enjoy:

  • The Doorbell Rang, Pat Hutchins
  • My Name Is Alice, Jane Bayer
  • Let’s Read About Martin Luther King, Jr., Courtney Baker
  • Ella Sets The Stage, Carmela D’Amico
  • Grandma Lena’s Big Ol’Turnip, Denia Hester
  • Many Ways, Shelley Rotner
  • Somewhere Today, Shelley Moore Thomas
  • Bicycles, Kate Petty
  • The Little Stone Lion, Kim Xiong
  • Sweet Clara And The Freedom Quilt, Deborah Hopkinson


Children of this age are beginning to read for themselves, but younger schoolage children still enjoy being read to. Make available to them books about situations and people they encounter at school and in their own family. Listed below are some of the more popular chapter books for this age.

Frances, Russell Hoban -- Experience everyday routines and challenges with a young badger.
Frog and Toad, Arnold Lobel -- Meet two favorite friends as they face the world together
The American Girl, Various authors -- Meet girls from past eras in these easy reading favorites
Arthur, Marc Brown -- Check out the best in aardvark antics!
Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans -- A favorite mademoiselle shows determination with just enough obedience