The City Library: Library Journal's Library of the Year 2006
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Books About Love for Young Children
Because I love you
Shaddai, a wise and loving man, builds a wonderful village for his children, but when one of them chooses to go out into the dangerous wilderness, Shaddai does not abandon him.
Did I tell you I love you today?
A mother describes the many ways she shows her love for her child each day.
Do you still love me?
Upset when the arrival of a new pet, a baby chameleon, seems to displace his role in the family, Dudley the dog finds a way to prove himself indispensable.
Do you know how much I love you?
The unending love of a parent for a child is greater than all the
flower petals in all the yards of the whole wide world.
Don't forget I love you
After spending too much time playing with his favorite toy, Billy and his mother are very late for nursery school and his mother forgets some crucial things as she rushes to work.
Full, full, full of love
For young Jay Jay, Sunday dinner at Gran's house is full of hugs and kisses, tasty dishes, all kinds of fishes, happy faces, and love.
Guess how much I love you
During a bedtime game, every time Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him that the love is returned even more.
Hold my hand : five stories of love and family
But not Billy -- Hold my hand -- Timothy too! -- Big brother -- The summer night
I already know I love you
A grandfather dreams of all the things he will do with his new grandchild.
I love you! A bushel & a peck
A picture book based on a song from the musical "Guys and Dolls."
I love you : a rebus poem
A poem with a rebus format, in which the speaker professes love equal to that of a bird for a tree, a flower for a bee, and a lock for a key.
I love you all day long
When a little pig worries about being apart from his mother when
he goes off to school, she reassures him.
I love you as much--
A variety of mothers tell their children how much they love them.
I love you Barney's sing-along stories
Barney loves sharing his favorite song in the whole wide world
with all of his favorite friends Based on the song, I love you.
I love you because you're you
Describes, in rhyming text and illustrations, a mother's love for her child no matter how he feels or what he does.
I love you, Blue Kangaroo!
When Lily's relatives give her lots of new stuffed animals, Blue
Kangaroo fears that he will be replaced in her affections.
I love you just the same
Throughout the year, a little bear struggles to learn the things his mother teaches, but she reassures him of her love no matter what he does.
I love you just the way you are
Even when Bartholomew the bear is having a very bad day, patient George lets him know that he is still loved.
I love you, little one
Mama animals tell their little ones all the ways they are loved,
forever and always.
I love you more than ...
Follows a little girl through her dream, exploring magical worlds
that echo with her father's unconditional love.
I love you, Stinky Face
A mother and child discuss how the mother's love would remain constant even if her child were a stinky skunk, scary ape, or a bug-eating green alien.
I love you the purplest
Two boys discover that their mother loves them equally but in different ways.
I love you, too!
When little brown puppy gives his mother a present, his friends decide to give their mamas presents too
I love you with all my heart
Polo the polar bear asks his mother how she loves him, and she explains that she loves him with her eyes, her nose, her paws,
and all her heart.
I want to say I love you
A mother expresses her love for her child.
I'll always love you
When he accidentally breaks his mother's favorite bowl, Alex the bear worries that she will no longer love him.
Love as strong as ginger
A Chinese American girl comes to realize how hard her grandmother works to fulfill her dreams when they spend a day together at
the grandmother's job cracking crabs.
Love you forever
A young woman holds her newborn son And looks at him lovingly.Softly she sings to him: "I'll love you forever ; I'll like you for always ;
As long as I'm living ; My baby you'll be."
Mama, do you love me?
A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother's love is unconditional.
"More more more" said the baby : 3 love stories
Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention
by a father, grandmother, and mother.
My love for you
Two mice walk along describing love in comparison to animals from one bear to ten lovebirds.
My love for you all year round
Two mice describe their love in terms of the specialcharacteristics of each month of the year.
Skidamarink : a silly love song to sing together
"Cannoodle and cuddle and sing as you snuggle with this sweet book about loving--the whole day through..."
A special kind of love
A man who loves boxes finds a special way to let his son know he
The Way I love You
A celebration of the affectionate bond between a girl and her puppy.
What do you love?
Illustrations and rhyming text present Park slides and piggy back rides and other things that children hold dear.
Why do you love me?
A young boy asks his mother why she loves him and learns that her love is unconditional.
Why do you love me?
A father and son share a special time together walking the dog as
the boy questions why his father loves him.
Will you still love me?
Polo parents are acting strangely and he thinks they must not love him any more, but then he learns that he will soon become a big brother.
Would they love a lion?
Feeling neglected because of the family's new baby, Anna transforms herself into different animals hoping to be noticed.
You are my I love you
Illustrations and rhyming text describe how a parent and child complement one another.
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