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Children's Books to Love

From board books, to pictures books, to chapter books, it's is so hard to choose? Here are some children's books that we love and we hope you will too!

Board Books

Story time for Lamb by Michael Dahl; illustrated by Oriol Vidal Pastor

At the beach by Salina Yoon

Funny feet by Liesbet Slegers

Spot's hide and seek by Eric Hill

Ten black dots by Donald Crews

What is green?: a colors book by Kate Endle

Animal 123: one to ten and back again by illustrated by Kate Sheppard

Do penguins have puppies?: a book about animal babies by Michael Dahl; illustrated by Sandra D'Antonio

Curious George what do you see?: a book of mirrors by created by Margret and H.A. Rey

Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.; pictures by Eric Carle

Picture Books

Can you make a scary face? by Jan Thomas

There's a nightmare in my closet by written and illustrated by Mercer Mayer

Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes by story by Eric Litwin (aka Mr. Eric); art by James Dean

The hippo-NOT-amus by Tony and Jan Payne; illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Press here by Hervé Tullet; translated by Christopher Franceschelli

Little blue truck by Alice Schertle; illustrated by Jill McElmurry

Your pal Mo Willems presents Leonardo the terrible monser by [text and illustrations by] Mo Willems

Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

From head to toe by Eric Carle

The duckling gets a cookie!? by words and picture by Mo Willems

Beginning Readers

Should I share my ice cream? by Mo Willems

Barnyard brainwash by John Sazaklis; illustrated by Art Baltazar

Batman: dawn of the dynamic duo by John Sazaklis; pictures by Steven E. Gordon; colors by Eric A. Gordon

Amelia Bedelia helps out by Peggy Parish; pictures by Lynn Sweat

Frog and toad all year by Arnold Lobel

Henry and Mudge by story by Cynthia Rylant; pictures by Sucie Stevenson

Young Cam Jansen and the new girl mystery by David A. Adler; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Little Bear and the Marco Polo by Else Holmelund Minarik; pictures by Dorothy Doubleday

Biscuit by story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; pictures by Pat Schories

Mr. Putter & Tabby write the book by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Arthur Howard

Chapter Books

The Penderwicks: a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy by Jeanne Birdsall

Theodore Boone: kid lawyer by John Grisham

I.Q. by Roland Smith

The name of this book is secret by Pseudonymous Bosch; illustrations by Gilbert Ford

Attack of the 50-foot Cupid by [written and] illustrated by Jim Benton

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson; illustrations by Greg Call

Eleven by Lauren Myracle

Heat by Mike Lupica

Gilda Joyce, psychic investigator by Jennifer Allison

Harriet, the spy. Written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh by Fitzhugh, Louise

The original adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson

The chameleon wore chartreuse: from the tattered casebook of Chet Gecko, private eye by Bruce Hale

The Watsons go to Birmingham—1963: a novel by Christopher Paul Curtis

Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey by McCloskey, Robert, 1914-2003

George Washington's spy by Elvira Woodruff


First Girl Scout: the life of Juliette Gordon Low by Ginger Wadsworth

One million things. Space by written by Carole Stott; consultant, Jacqueline Mitton

Who was Steve Jobs? by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso; illustrated by John O'Brien

The real spy's guide to becoming a spy by Peter Earnest and Suzanne Harper, in association with the Spy Museum

Ocean sunlight: how tiny plants feed the seas by Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm; illustrated by Molly Bang

Aliens and UFOs by John Hawkins

Ralph Masiello's robot drawing book by Ralph Masiello

Every thing on it: poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein

2030 by Amy Zuckerman and James Daly; illustrated by John Manders

Fairies and magical creatures by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda