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Suggested Reading

Visit your local library to find these titles and many more wonderful books that will delight the whole family and provide hours of reading enjoyment.

Birth to 3 Years Old

  • Peek-a-Moo by Marie Torres Cimarusti
  • A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
  • Circle Dogs by Kevin Henkes
  • Whose Mouse are You? by Robert Kraus
  • Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman
  • Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! by David McPhail
  • Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
  • Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein
  • The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
  • Press Here by Herve Tullet
  • Buzz by Janet S. Wong
  • Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw
  • Clip Clop by Nicola Smee
  • Piggies by Don and Audrey Wood
  • In the Small Small Pond by Denise Fleming
  • No David by David Shannon
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara
  • Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
  • The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • 4 & 5 Years Old

    • When Sophie Gets Angry by Mollie Bang
    • So Say the Little Monkeys by Nancy Van Laan
    • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
    • Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
    • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
    • Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
    • Koala Lou by Mem Fox
    • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
    • Bark George by Jules Feiffer
    • I Lost My Bear by Jules Feiffer
    • Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
    • Shout It Out by Denise Fleming
    • The Napping House by Don and Audrey Wood
    • Who Hops? by Katie Davis
    • Chicken Soup With Rice by Maurice Sendak
    • Stars by Mary Lyn Ray
    • The Reader by Amy Hest
    • Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Botner
    • Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
    • The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer
    • Toot and Puddle by Holly Hobbie
    • George Shrinks by William Joyce
    • You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey
    • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmens
    • Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
    • Tar Beach by Faith Ringold
    • A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
    • When Vera Was Sick by Vera Rosenberry
    • Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
    • Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
    • Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
    • Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats

    Thanks to Evan Michael Bush, Head of Children’s Services, Athens-Clarke County Library for compiling this updated list

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