Sandra Boynton

Anything by Sandra Boynton is guaranteed to be a winner for kids and adults alike!  Also be sure to look for the albums she has produced with the likes of Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep.

But Not the Hippopotamus
Let’s Dance, Little Pookie
Pajama Time
Snoozers  A collection of very short bedtime stories
Snuggle Puppy

Eric Carle

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? We often modify this to talk about fathers, too!  Have you ever noticed how many kids’ books talk about mothers, but not so many about fathers?

Tad Hills

Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin  My monkey boy loves the Duck & Goose books and has read this one too many times to count.

Peggy Rathmann

Good Night, Gorilla

Flaps/Touch and Feel

Karen Katz

Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?  My monkey loves lifting the flaps on this name-the-body-part book.  The flaps themselves were no match for his curious hands, but he doesn’t mind.

Piggy Toes Press

Little Hands Love  A touch and feel book designed for very little hands.

Workman Publishing

Indestructibles A series of book that really do hold up to all of baby’s chewing and pulling, without any chemicals you wouldn’t want in that precious little mouth


Sandra Boynton

The Going to Bed Book
Pajama Time

Peggy Rathmann

Good Night, Gorilla   There was a period when we couldn’t have bedtime without this book!

Margaret Wise Brown

Good Night Moon  It is a classic for a reason!  One of the first books we read to our little monkey.


Nikki McClure

Mama, Is It Summer Yet?  Featuring Nikki McClure’s amazing papercuts.  Monkey Boy’s favorite part is the ending, where the mother and child share their strawberries with the squirrels and ducks.


Dee Moye Hoban (compilation)

ABC Book of Baha’i Prayers and Writings   One of the few Baha’i board books I have found.  A short quotation for every letter of the alphabet.

Lawrence and Karen Kushner

Where Is God?  Explores a very abstract concept in a way that is very accessible to little ones


The Beginner’s Bible  Really brings Bible stories to a young child’s levels, with simple, engaging illustrations that keep their attention.


Babybug magazine.  This monthly publication is a wonderful collection of short stories and poetry aimed at very young readers.

For Slightly Older Kids

Muriel Feelings

Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book   A beautiful book, Caldecott Honor Winner

Gerald McDermott

Flecha al Sol   Another Caldecott Honor Winner.  An wonderfully illustrated story from the Pueblo people

A. A. Milne

The Winnie-the-Pooh Storybook Treasury   I cannot wait until Monkey Boy is old enough to sit down and read these with me.  In the meantime, he enjoys flipping through and looking at the pictures of the animals while I give him the very abbreviated version of the stories.

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