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  Pajama Time! (Board Books) 

Pajama Time!

Sandra Boynton (Board Books)

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

Sandra Boynton's "Pajama Time!" is a favorite children's picture book for toddlers. The board book features adorable animals in colorful pajamas. The language is simple and rhythmic. "Pajama Time!" is a fun story to read with toddlers at bedtime.


  

Numbers (Baby Genius)

DK Publishing (Board Books)

Genre: Nonfiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Counting and Number

Big, clear, and bright, the uncluttered photographs, coupled with simple text, make "Numbers (Baby Genius)" a very good picture book to read with a baby. This DK Baby Genius board book can help a baby learn the concept of numbers and the names of familiar everyday objects. It is a good counting book for a baby.


  Barnyard Dance! (Board Books) 

Barnyard Dance!

Sandra Boynton (Board Books)

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

"Barnyard Dance" by Sandra Boynton is one of our favorite books for toddlers. In this popular board book, farm animals move and dance in the barnyard. The rhyming texts are short and have a very nice rhythm. The illustrations are uncluttered and funny. Toddlers will enjoy this fun picture book from Sandra Boynton and learn some action words and barnyard animal sounds too.


  If You Give a Moose a Muffin (Hardcover) 

If You Give a Moose a Muffin (If You Give...)

Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Hardcover)

Genres: Fiction - Children's Picture Books, Humorous Stories; Book Theme: Animals

"If You Give a Moose a Muffin" is a humorous story for your preschoolers or early elementary school children to read. After a kid gives a moose a muffin, a sequence of events follows one after another. Laura Numeroff's silly moose story is hilarious. The illustrations by Felicia Bond are playful and expressive. "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" is a good read-aloud book.


  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Hardcover) 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...)

Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Hardcover)

Genres: Fiction - Children's Picture Books, Humorous Stories; Book Theme: Animals

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff is one of our favorite children's books. When a boy is sitting on the grass outside his house eating a cookie, a little mouse shows up. If the boy gives the mouse a cookie, the mouse will ask for a glass of milk. The milk will lead to a straw, and straw will lead to a napkin, so on and so forth. The humorous story ends with the mouse asking a glass of milk and then a cookie. This classic children's picture book encourages kids to make predictions and teaches cause and effect in a fun way. Felicia Bond's detailed and humorous illustrations closely match vocabulary words and bring the main characters to life. "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is a great book to read aloud to children in preschool and kindergarten.


  Where the Wild Things Are (Hardcover) 

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books

"Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak is an imaginative classic children's book with great illustrations. The picture book has won many awards, including Caldecott Medal, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Illustration and ALA Notable Children's Books award. After being put to bed without supper by his mother, Max imagines sailing off to where the wild things are, becoming the king of all wild things and eventually returning to his own room where hot supper is waiting for him. "Where the Wild Things Are" is a good book for preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers.


  If You Give a Pig a Party (Hardcover) 

If You Give a Pig a Party (If You Give...)

Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Hardcover)

Genres: Fiction - Children's Picture Books, Humorous Stories; Book Theme: Animals

If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, one of our favorite children's picture books, is a humorous story with great illustrations and lovable characters. The adorable pig in If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back with a tale of great party fun. The sequence of events starts with a girl's offer to give a pig a party. The pig then asks for balloons to decorate the house, puts on her favorite dress and invites her friends to the party. The pig's friends, a mouse, a moose and more, are attending a street fair, so the pig joins them for the rides and games. After returning home, the girl plays hide and seek with the animals. Children will have fun trying to find the animals hiding in the back yard. Then the pig wants a sleepover and the animals have a pillow fight. The story ends with the pig asking for another party. Felicia Bond's humorous illustrations are simple and delightful. This creative book can be used to teach the concept of cause and effect. If You Give a Pig a Party is a good book to read aloud to children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade.


  I Love Trucks! (Board Books) 

I Love Trucks!

Philemon Sturges (Board Books)

Genre: Nonfiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Transportation

"I Love Trucks!" by Philemon Sturges tells about all kinds of trucks and what they do, in short sentences and bold illustrations. This is a good board book to introduce toddlers to the world around them, including trucks. Preschoolers who love trucks will enjoy this truck book too.


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