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There are lots of great books for kids! Check out these titles recommended by the Youth Services staff here at the Library District.

Need more Children’s and Teen book recommendations? Check out Novelist K-8 for titles sorted by age and a variety of categories.

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Animal Babies Like to Play by Jennifer Adams (E Ada)

Baby Day by Jan Godwin and Davina Bell (E God)

Babymoon by Hayley Barrett (E Bar)

Busy Babies by Amy Schwartz (E Sch)

From 1 to 10 by Mies van Hout

Gritty Kitty by Dr. John Hutton (EE Hut)

Hello, Dinosaurs! by Joan Holub (EE Hol)

Hooray for Babies! by Susan Meyers (E Mey)

Jump! by Tatsuhide Matsuoka (EE Mat)

Peek-a-Who Too? by Elsa Mroziewicz (EE Mro)

Silly Lullaby by Sandra Boynton (EE Boy)

Up, Up, Up, Down by Kimberly Gee (E Gee)

Welcome, Baby!, by Karen Katz  (EE Kat)

Wild Baby, by Cori Doerrfeld (E Doe)

You Are New by Lucy Knisley (E Kni)

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Click on the title’s link in order to see if this title is checked in at the Library, or you can request the book with the Request-a-Title feature. Lists are prepared by PPLD Youth Services Librarians.

A Baby Like You by Catherine Thimmesh (E Thi)

Are You My Monster? By Amanda Noll (EE Nol)

Baby Day by Jane Godwin and Davina Bell (E God)

Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke (EE Ati)

Bulldozer’s Shapes by Sherri Duskey Rinker (EE Rin)

Busy Babies by Amy Schwartz (E Sch)

How Do You Go To Sleep? By Kate McMullan (E Mcm)

I Am Just Right by David McPhail (E Mcp)

I Love You All Year Through by Stephanie Stansbie (E Sta)

Move Over, Rover by Karen Beaumont (EE Bea)

Poor Little Rabbit by Jörg Mühle (EE Muh) 

Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse by Jane Godwin (E God)

Ruby and Rufus by Olivier Dunrea (E Dun)

Sweet Dreams, Zaza by Mylo Freeman (E Fre)

Tweet! Tweet! By Sebastien Braun (EE Bra)

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Click on the title’s link in order to see if this title is checked in at the Library, or you can request the book with the Request-a-Title feature. Lists are prepared by PPLD Youth Services Librarians.

The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates (E Bat)

The Boy and the Blue Moon by Sara O’Leary (E Ole)

Ducks Away! by Mem Fox (E Fox)

Grandma’s Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (E Bra)

I’m a Duck by Eve Bunting (E Bun)

Little Mouse’s Big Breakfast by Christine Pym (E Pym)

Love by Matt de la Peña (E Del)

Mighty Tug by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (E Cap)

Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup (E Tec)

Old Hat by Emily Gravett (E Gra)

This Is the Nest That Robin Built by Denise Fleming (E Fle)

The Tiptoeing Tiger by Philippa Leathers (E Lea)

When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano (E Fog)

Where, Oh Where, Is Baby Bear? by Ashley Wolff (E Wol)

Yellow Kayak by Nina Laden (E Lad)

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Click on the title’s link in order to see if this title is checked in at the Library, or you can request the book with the Request-a-Title feature. Lists are prepared by PPLD Youth Services Librarians.

Bear Is Awake!: An Alphabet Story by Hannah E. Harrison (E Har)

Can I Keep It? by Lisa Jobe (E Job)

Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer (E Arc)

How To Read A Book by Kwame Alexander (E Ale)

I’m Brave! I’m Strong! I’m Five! by Cari Best (E Bes)

Just Because by Mac Barnett (E Bar)

The Night Is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah (E Zac)

Noni the Pony by Alison Lester (E Les)

Puppy Truck by Brian Pinkney (E Pin)

River by Elisha Cooper (E Coo)

Roar Like A Dandelion by Ruth Krauss (E Kra)

Rocket Says Look Up by Nathan Bryon (E Bry)

Small World by Ishta Mercurio (E Mer)

Trains Run! by George Ella Lyon and Benn Lyon.  (E Lyo)

Truman by Jean Reidy

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Click on the title’s link in order to see if this title is checked in at the Library, or you can request the book with the Request-a-Title feature. Lists are prepared by PPLD Youth Services Librarians.

Attack of the 50-Foot Fly Guy! By Tedd Arnold (ER Arn)

Beware of the Crocodile by Martin Jenkins (J 597.98 Jen)

The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natasch Biebow (J B Binney)

Danny and the Dinosaur in the Big City by Bruce Hale (ER Hof)

Felix Eats Up by Rosemary Wells (ER Wel)

Flat Stanley and the Bees by Lori Haskins Houran (ER Bro)

Friends Forever by Derek Anderson (ER And)

Garden Day by Candice F. Ransom (ER Ran)

A Good Team by Heather Ayris Burnell ( ER Bur)

Hello Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske (ER Fen)

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero (E Qui)

My Teacher Is a Robot by Jeffrey Brown (E Bro)

Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier (ER Ruz)

Rocket Says Look Up! by Nathan Bryon (E Bry)

Soccer Time! by Terry Pierce (ER Pie)

This Is My Fort by Drew Daywalt (ER Day)

Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri (J GN Tet)