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Toddler Booklist

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Check the availability of these titles in the Santa Clara City Library's catalog.

*Indicates authors of many age appropriate titles

Classics

Toddler Booklist: Mom and Child Reading
  • Barton, Byron *. Little Red Hen , 1993.
  • Barton, Byron. The Three Bears , 1991.
  • Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline’s Rescue, 1981.
  • Bornstein, Ruth. Little Gorilla, 1976.
  • Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon, 1991.
  • Brown, Margaret Wise. My World, 2001.
  • Brown, Margaret Wise. The Runaway Bunny, 1972.
  • Burningham, John.  Mr. Gumpy’s Outing, 1970.
  • Carle, Eric*. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, 1979.
  • Carle, Eric*. The Very Busy Spider, 1984.
  • Crews, Donald*. Freight Train, 1978.
  • Dr. Seuss. McElligot’s Pool, 1947.
  • Dr. Seuss. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? , 1970.
  • Dr. Seuss. My Many Colored Days, 1996.
  • Freeman, Don. Corduroy, 2008.
  • Galdone, Paul*. Three Little Kittens, 1986.
  • Galdone, Paul. The Gingerbread Boy, 1975.
  • Hughes, Shirley* . Annie Rose Is My Little Sister, 2003.
  • Keats, Ezra Jack. The Snowy Day, 1962.
  • Krauss, Ruth. The Carrot Seed, 1945.
  • McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings, 2004.
  • Martin, Bill. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, 1962.
  • Martin, Bill. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?, 2003.
  • Martin, Bill. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, 1991.
  • Potter, Beatrix*. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, 2001.
  • Rey, H. A. Curious George, 1969.
  • Sendak, Maurice. Alligators All Around, 1962.
  • Sendak, Maurice. Chicken Soup with Rice, 1962.
  • Sendak, Maurice. In the Night Kitchen, 1970.
  • Shaw, Charles. It Looked Like Spilt Milk, 1947
  • Slobodkina, Esphyr. Caps for Sale, 2002.
  • Zion, Gene. Harry the Dirty Dog, 1956.

Just for Fun

  • Brown, Ruth. A Dark, Dark Tale, 1981.
  • Campbell, Rod. Dear Zoo, 1983.
  • Charlip, Remy. Fortunately, 1986.
  • DePaola, Tomie. Pancakes for Breakfast, 1978.
  • Dodd, Emma. Dog’s Colorful Day, 2001.
  • Emberley, Ed. Go Away, Big Green Monster! , 1992.
  • Falconer, Ian.* Olivia, 2000
  • Fox, Christyan and Diane. Fire Fighter PiggyWiggy
  • Hutchins, Pat*. Good-night, Owl!, 1972.
  • Hutchins, Pat*. Rosie's Walk, 1968.
  • Hill, Eric*. Where's Spot? , 2005.
  • Hindley, Judy. Does a Cow Say Boo?, 2002.
  • Kalan, Robert. Jump, Frog, Jump, 1981.
  • Lewis, Kevin. Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, 1999. 
  • London, Jonathan. Froggy Gets Dressed, 1992.
  • Martin, David. We’ve All Got Bellybuttons!, 2005.
  • Massie, Diane. The Baby BeeBee Bird, 2000.
  • Mayo, Margaret. Choo Choo Clickety-Clack!, 2005.
  • Mayo, Margaret. Roar!, 2007.
  • Numeroff, Laura*. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, 1985.
  • Numeroff, Laura. If You Give a Moose a Muffin, 1991
  • Park, Linda Sue. Mung-Mung: A Foldout Book of Animal Sounds, 2004
  • Rathmann, Peggy. The Day the Babies Crawled Away, 2003.
  • Rathmann, Peggy. Goodnight, Gorilla, 2004.
  • Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit, 2002.
  • Taback, Simms. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, 1999
  • Tafuri, Nancy. Have You Seen My Duckling?, 1984.
  • Tafuri, Nancy. Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails, 1988.
  • Wells, Rosemary*. Bunny Cakes, 1997.
  • Wilson, Karma. Bear Snores On, 2002.
  • Wood, Audrey and Don. The Napping House, 1984.
  • Wood, Audrey and Don. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, 1984.

The Young Child's World

  • Baicker, Karen. I Can Do It Too!, 2003.
  • Ballard, Robin. I Used To Be the Baby, 2002.
  • Carlstrom, Nancy. Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?, 1986.
  • Cole, Joanna. I’m a Big Brother (Sister) , 2010.
  • Cole, Joanna. My Big Boy (Girl) Potty, 2000.
  • Ehlert, Lois*. Planting A Rainbow, 1988.
  • Falwell, Cathryn. We Have a Baby, 1993.
  • Ford, Bernette. No More Diapers for Ducky!, 2006.
  • Fox, Mem. Time for Bed, 1993.
  • Frankel, Alona. Once Upon a Potty, 1984.
  • Gomi. Everyone Poops, 1993.
  • Harris, Robie. Hi, New Baby!, 2000.
  • Hughes, Shirley*. Let’s Join In, 1999.
  • Kraus, Robert. Little Louie the Baby Bloomer, 1998.
  • Martin, Bill. Here Are My Hands, 1987.
  • Miller, Margaret. Guess Who?, 1994.
  • Miller, Margaret. My Five Senses
  • Murphy, Mary. I Like It When..., 1997.
  • Murphy, Mary. Some Things Change, 2001.
  • Parr, Todd. It’s Okay to Be Different, 2001.
  • Parr, Todd. The Daddy Book, 2002.
  • Parr, Todd. Otto Goes to Bed, 2003.
  • Rockwell, Anne*. Growing Like Me, 2001
  • Rogers, Fred. Going to The Potty, 1986.
  • Sanschagrin, Joceline. Caillou Potty Time, 2007.
  • Shannon, David. No, David! , 1998.
  • Shannon, Terry Miller. Tub Toys, 2002.
  • Sturges, Philemon. I Love Trucks!, 1999.
  • Waddell, Martin. Owl Babies, 1992.
  • Yolen, Jane. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?, 2000.

Wordplay (Songs, Chants, and Poetry)

  • Brown, Marc. Hand Rhymes (Also Finger Rhymes), 1985.
  • Cabrera, Jane. If You’re Happy and You Know It, 2005.
  • Cabrera, Jane. Over In the Meadow, 2000.
  • Cabrera, Jane. Ten In the Bed, 2006.
  • Carle, Eric. From Head to Toe, 1997.
  • Cole, Joanna. The Eentsy, Weentsy Spider: Fingerplays and Action Rhymes, 1991.
  • Cousins, Lucy (illus. by). The Little Dog Laughed & Other Nursery Rhymes, 1990
  • Deegan, Bruce. Jamberry, 2000.
  • Field, Eugene, (Illus. By David McPhail). Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, 2004.
  • Guarino, Deborah. Is Your Mama a Llama?, 1989.
  • Hughes, Shirley. Out and About (poetry), 1988.
  • Langstaff, John. Oh, A-Hunting We will Go, 1974.
  • Peek, Merle. Mary Wore Her Red Dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers, 1985.
  • Perkins, Al. Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb, 1969.
  • Prelutsky, Jack, ed. The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, 1983.
  • Prelutsky, Jack, ed. Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young, 1986
  • Raffi*. Spider on the Floor (Songs to Read series), 1983.
  • Raffi. Baby Beluga, 1990.
  • Rosen, Michael. Baby Beluga
  • Schertle, Alice. All You Need for a Beach , 2004.
  • Shields, Carol. Month By Month: A Year Goes Round
  • Tomie dePaola. Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose 1985.
  • Westcott, Nadine. The Lady with the Alligator Purse, 2003.
  • Wood, Audrey. Quick As a Cricket, 1982.
  • Wood, Audrey. Silly Sally, 1992.

Nonfiction, Nature, and Concept Books

  • Aliki. My Visit to the Aquarium, 1993.
  • Barton, Byron*. Machines At Work, 1987.
  • Blevins, Wiley. You Can Use a Magnifying Glass, 2003.
  • Burningham, John. John Burningham’s ABC, 1986.
  • Burton, Jane. Chick (See How They Grow series), 1992.
  • Carter, Don. Get to Work, Trucks, 2002.
  • Eick, Jean. Dump Trucks (Big Machines at Work series), 1999.
  • Falwell, Cathryn. Shape Capers, 2007.
  • Falwell, Cathryn. Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond, 2001.
  • Fleming, Denise. The Everything Book, 2000.
  • Fox, Mem*. Where Is the Green Sheep?, 2004.
  • Gibbons, Gail*. Tool Book, 1982.
  • Gibbons, Gail. From Seed to Plant, 1991.
  • Hennessey, B.G. Road Builders
  • Hoban, Tana*. A Children's Zoo, 1985.
  • Hoban, Tana. Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue?, 1978.
  • Hoban, Tana. Exactly the Opposite, 1990.
  • Hoban, Tana. Take Another Look
  • Jenkins, Steve. Actual Size, 2004.
  • Mayo, Margaret. Dig Dig Digging, 2002.
  • Mayo, Margaret. Emergency!, 2002.
  • Miller, Margaret*. Where Does It Go?, 1992.
  • Morris, Ann*. Bread, Bread, Bread, 1989.
  • Munari, Bruno. Bruno Munari’s ABC, 2003.
  • Rockwell, Anne*. Boats, 1985.
  • Rockwell, Anne. Growing Like Me, 2001.
  • Rosenthal, Amy. Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, 2006.
  • Ryder, Joanne. Where Butterflies Grow 1989.
  • Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Lemons Are Not Red, 2004.
  • St. Pierre, Stephanie. Pillbug, 2002.
  • Sturges, Philemon*. I Love Trucks, 1999.
  • Wellington, Monica*. Firefighter Frank, 2002.
  • Wellington, Monica*. Mr. Cookie Baker, 2006.
  • Wellington, Monica*. Zinnia’s Flower Garden, 2005.
  • Wells, Rosemary. Max’s ABC, 2006.
  • Wood, Audrey. Deep Blue Sea, 2005.
  • Wood, Audrey. Ten Little Fish, 2004.
  • Zimmerman, Andrea. Trashy Town, 1999.

Magazines for Younger Readers

  • Ladybug , 1990.
  • Your Big Backyard, 1980.
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