I will be adding to this list periodically. These are great books for 0-5 years. It’s never too early to start reading. I’ve included links to Amazon, however they are all available at your local library for free… provided your dog doesn’t eat them.
A classic. We have read this to our daughter since she was born.
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. “Goodnight room, goodnight moon.” And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room–to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one–he says goodnight.
In this classic of modern children’s literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book–and right into your child’s heart.”–“Mother’s Manual.” “Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative.”–“The New York Times Book Review.”
A fun bedtime story about a brother and sister getting ready to say goodnight. In this rollicking bedtime story, a sister and brother turn getting ready for bed into a fun-filled dance routine, from swirling in bath towels to tapping toothbrushes and swaying down the hall to their room. Rebecca Janni’s rhythmic text and Tracy Dockray’s bouncy illustrations are sure to get hands clapping and the littlest of feet moving so that kids can work off a last burst of energy before sweet dreams drift in.
The Little Airplane
A book about a pilot flying his airplane – very detailed descriptions and colorful pictures. This was a fun read with our toddler. Take flight with Pilot Small’s classic aerial adventure—now available as a board book! Tag along as Pilot Small takes his little red airplane up, up, up for a joyride! Newly simplified text, paired with Lois Lenski’s bright and charming art, makes an irresistible choice for youngsters already reaching for the sky!
The Lion’s Share
When Prince Leo, a lion, is born with wings on his back, his father bellows, “Our son will go far!” It’s not long before that declaration takes on a literal meaning. The day arrives when Leo flaps his wings and learns that flying is simple – but stopping is another story. Exhausted and far from home, he eventually crash-lands and is found by King Otto of the North, a bear who cares for Leo while he recovers. The best medicine of all turns out to be the books that are read to him – Leo’s kingdom doesn’t have books. When he’s finally ready to return home – after taking flying and reading lessons – Leo will be bringing a wonderful treasure back with him. Chris Conover, with her large-scale, intricately detailed illustrations, has outdone herself.