- Church, Caroline Jayne. Goodnight, I Love You. 2012.
A young boy and girl prepare for bed by taking a bath, brushing their teeth and reading a bedtime story.
- Dahl, Michael. Story Time for Lamb. 2011.
Mama lamb and baby lamb enjoy a story before bedtime.
- Davis, Jimmie. You Are My Sunshine. 2011.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray.
- Dewdney, Anna. Llama Llama Nighty Night. 2012.
A young llama follows the same bedtime routine every night.
- Hale, Rachael. Hugs and Kisses. 2012.
Bouncy babies and adorable animals kiss and cuddle in this book from Hale, a photographer.
- Holub, Joan. A Kiss for You! 2011.
There are so many things a little hand can do: like blow a kiss, say hello or hold you tight. This book shows the reader just how capable a small hand can be!
- Katz, Karen. Where is Baby's Yummy Tummy? 2011.
Lift the flaps in this book to reveal Baby's pretty nose, sweet feet, yummy tummy and more!
- Manushkin, Fran. The Tushy Book. 2011.
Pictures and verse praise the virtues of the bottom.
- Prasadam, Smriti. Hello, Bugs! 2011.
A charming introduction to 10 beautiful little bugs, featuring high-contrast black-and-white patterns and a glittering burst of color on every page.
- Sirett, Dawn and Charlie Gardner. Park. 2011.
From silky kites to fluffy squirrels, there are all kinds of textures for baby to explore in this safe, sturdy book that encourages early learning.
- Wilson, Karma. Sleepyhead. 2012.
A kitten helps her favorite teddy bear prepare for bed.
- Yolen, Jane and Mark Teague. How Do Dinosaurs Go Up and Down? 2011.
Lift-the-flap pages and colorful illustrations of dinosaurs help demonstrate the concept of opposites.
- Allum, Margaret. The Best Kind of Kiss. 2011.
A child lists many varieties of kisses, ending with a favorite.
- Cocca-Leffler, Maryann. Time to Say Bye-Bye. 2012.
A toddler goes to the playground, to Grandma's house and home to play, then has a bath and goes to bed, each activity requiring a goodbye that also signals the beginning of new events.
- Dunrea, Olivier. Gideon & Otto. 2012.
Otto the toy octopus goes everywhere with Gideon, a small gosling, but while Gideon is playing with some rabbits, Otto falls off the wall on which he was left and makes a new acquaintance.
- Gee, Kimberly. Today with Meg and Ted. 2011.
Join Meg and Ted as they enjoy activities throughout the day.
- Gershator, Phillis and Mim Green. Time for a Hug. 2012.
A little rabbit receives hugs around the clock.
- Gorbachev, Valeri. Shhh! 2011.
A little boy tries hard to be quiet while his little brother takes a nap.
- Griffith, Helen. Moonlight. 2012.
One cloudy night after Rabbit goes into his burrow to sleep, the moon comes out, covering the countryside like butter and awakening Rabbit to come out and dance.
- Hubbell, Patricia. Horses: Trotting! Prancing! Racing! 2011.
Rhyming verses describe how horses work, rest and play.
- Martin, Amy. Symphony City. 2011.
A young girl, lost in a big city, makes her way home by following the rich and vibrant music of the streets.
- Ryan, Candace. Ribbit Rabbit. 2011.
Frog and Rabbit are the best of friends, even though sometimes they get into fights.
- Shaskan, Stephen. A Dog is a Dog. 2011.
Using various animals as examples, this rhyming picture book explores what makes them the same and what makes them different.
- Thomas, Jan. Is Everyone Ready for Fun? 2011.
Chicken's cow visitors try to jump, dance and wiggle on his couch, which is much too tiny for such exuberant activities.
- Van Fleet, Matthew. Moo! 2011.
Discover fun on the farm in this interactive book which includes pull-tabs and touch-and-feel elements.
revised May 2012