The City Library: Library Journal's Library of the Year 2006
Bedtime for Frances
Frances has trouble going to sleep because of frightening sounds and objects that might be trying to get her. One in a series.
Big Red Barn
Rhymed text and illustrations introduce the animals that live in the big red barn.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Children see a variety of animals, each a different color, and a teacher looking at them. First in a series.
Bunny My Honey
When Bunny gets lost and can't find his mother, he fears that she and his friends may not be able to find him and take him home. One in a series.
Caps for Sale
A peddler who sells caps by balancing them all on his head is invited to do an act in the circus. Circus Caps for Sale is the sequel.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
An alphabet rhyme that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him, he finds what he has always wanted most of all. First in a series.
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On
A counting book depicting the colorful fish children might see if they were turned into fish themselves. A great author for preschoolers!
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles. A great author for preschoolers.
Froggy Gets Dressed
Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic, but his mother calls him back for some necessary articles of clothing. One in a series.
Good Dog Carl
Lively and unusual things happen when Carl the dog is left in charge of the baby. One in a series.
Good Night Gorilla
An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by the animals he thinks he left behind at the zoo.
Say goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chair, goodnight comb, goodnight air.
Guess How Much I Love You
During a bedtime game, Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, who gently shows that his love is returned even more.
Have You Seen My Duckling?
A mother duck leads her brood to the pond while she searches for one
Is Your Mama a Llama?
A young llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas, and finds out that their mothers are other types of animals.
A little boy walking through the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes him on a delicious adventure in the magical world of Berryland.
A young koala, longing to hear her mother speak as lovingly to her as she did before the other children came along, plans to win her distracted parent's attention.
Leo the Late Bloomer
A young tiger finally blooms under the anxious eyes of his parents.
The Little Engine That Could
The story of a very determined little engine that, despite its tiny size, makes it over a big mountain.
The Little Mouse, the Red, Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
Little mouse worries that the big hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Lyle is perfectly happy living with the Primms until irritable Mr. Grumps next door changes all that.
Make Way for Ducklings
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.
Max Cleans Up
Max's big sister is determined to help him clean up his messy room, but he keeps rescuing things that she wants to throw away. One in a series. A great author for preschoolers!
A hen has fun exploring a house with red curtains. One in a series.
Miss Spider's Tea Party
When lonely Miss Spider tries to host a tea party, the other bugs refuse to come for fear of being eaten! One in a series.
Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint, and explore the world of color.
Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school. When their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.
The most beautiful fish in the ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.
Richard Scarry's Best First Book Ever
Introduces the alphabet, counting, shapes, sizes, colors, parts of the body, months of the year, manners, nursery rhymes, and more!
Sally Goes to the Beach
A black Labrador retriever goes to the beach, where she enjoys a variety of activities with other visiting dogs. One in a series.
The Snowy Day
A little boy's adventures in the city on a very snowy day.
After falling into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with an old lady who gives him everything he wants. He eventually returns to the forest and is crowned king of the elephants. First in a series.
The Story of Ferdinand
A gentle bull who likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers is entered in a bullfight.
A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A hungry little caterpillar eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. A great author for kids of all ages!
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