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  Blueberries for Sal (Paperback) 

Blueberries for Sal

Robert McCloskey (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals

"Blueberries for Sal" is a classic book that tells a gentle and engaging story. Funny noise words such as Kuplink, kuplank and kuplunk add to the attraction of this great read-aloud book. A little girl named Sal and a little bear have a bit of an adventure when the little bear follows little Sal's mother and little Sal follows the little bear's mother on a blueberries-picking trip. Preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers will enjoy this Caldecott honor book by Robert McCloskey. "Blueberries for Sal" is one of the best picture books for children.


  The Three Bears (Board Books) 

The Three Bears

Byron Barton (Board Books)

Genres: Fiction - Children's Picture Books, Fairy Tales & Folklore; Book Themes: Animals, Opposites

Byron Barton, in "The Three Bears", retells the classic European folklore tale of Goldilocks and the three bears. The story begins with three bears taking a walk in the forest. While the bears are away from home, Goldilocks eats their porridge, sits in their chairs and sleeps in baby bear's bed. The story ends with Goldilocks running away from the three bears. The simplified vocabulary and the bold illustrations are well suited for toddlers and preschoolers. The picture book also teaches opposites such as hot or cold, big or small, fast or slow. "The Three Bears" is a good read aloud book.


  Moongame (Paperback) 

Moongame (Moonbear Series)

Frank Asch (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals

In "Moongame" by Frank Asch, bear and little bird take turns playing hide and seek. Then at night, bear tries to play the same game with the moon. This gentle bedtime story will delight toddlers and preschoolers.


  Jamberry (Board Books) 

Jamberry

Bruce Degen (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Rhyming Stories

In "Jamberry" by Bruce Degen, a boy and a bear have a lot of fun picking blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and all kinds of berries. The silly rhymes are fun to read aloud. The illustrations are detailed and lively. Babies and toddlers will enjoy this wonderful picture book.


  Little Bear (Paperback) 

Little Bear (I Can Read Books)

Maurice Sendak, Else Holmelund Minarik (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Picture Story Books; Book Theme: Animals

"Little Bear", often considered one of the best picture story books, is a heartwarming classic children's book by Maurice Sendak and Else Holmelund Minarik. This ALA Notable Children's Book award winner includes four sweet tales about Little Bear getting dressed, having a birthday party, going to the moon and being told bedtime stories. The love between Mother Bear and Little Bear is expressed wonderfully both in texts and in illustrations. With large type and ample spaces between lines, this first I Can Read book appeals to preschoolers and beginning readers.


  We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Board Books) 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Helen Oxenbury, Michael Rosen (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals

With rhythmic verses and interesting sound words, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" takes children on an exciting adventure. Helen Oxenbury's illustrations help tell a captivating story. "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" is a good board book for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners.


  He Bear, She Bear (Bright and Early Books) (Hardcover) 

He Bear, She Bear (Bright and Early Books)

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Jobs People Do, Rhyming Stories

In "He Bear, She Bear (Bright and Early Books)" by Stan and Jan Berenstain, two little bears talk about all kinds of jobs they can do whether they are he bear or she bear. The authors use rhyming words and colorful pictures to talk about the jobs that can relate to toddlers and preschoolers.


  The Berenstain Bears on the Moon (Hardcover) 

The Berenstain Bears on the Moon

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals

In "The Berenstain Bears on the Moon" by Stan and Jan Berenstain, the bear children and their pup take their rocket ship to the moon and back. They experience weightlessness and a meteor shower, and finally land on the moon. This children's picture book teaches a little about space exploration on a level that is easily understood by toddlers and preschoolers.