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Star Books: For Kids and Caregivers, From Librarians
Share these shining examples of children's literature with the kids in your care. Read them aloud and talk about them. Our expert librarians highlight a picture book each week with tips for sharing. Browse their recommendations, or search by keyword for books on a specific topic.

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  Cover Art: Baby Bedtime Fox, Mem
Baby Bedtime
Easy Picture Book
added Sep 22, 2014
Tips for sharing: A bedtime story that's both sweet and playful, and just maybe a new addition to your regular nighttime routine. With soft crayon outlines, our lavender-colored elephant parent is helping their lit...read more


  Cover Art: Is That My Cat? Allen, Jonathan
Is That My Cat?
Easy Picture Book
added Sep 11, 2014
Tips for sharing: With lots of repetition and fun illustrations, this sweet book with a surprise ending is perfect for a younger storytime.  Bold words and simple sentences are great for print awareness.  Tal...read more


  Cover Art: The Monkey Goes Bananas Bloom, C. P.
The Monkey Goes Bananas
Easy Picture Book
added Sep 11, 2014
Tips for sharing: Monkey sees his favorite on a banana tree across the water.  There is nothing that will stop him from getting a snack from those delicious bananas. This book gives room to talk about what's h...read more


  Cover Art: Aw Nuts! McClurkan, Rob
Aw Nuts!
Easy Picture Book
added Sep 10, 2014
Tips for sharing: Squirrel loves nuts, and in pursuit of the perfect acorn, brings us along on a crazy adventure. This is a great fall read, perfect for an autumn stor...read more


  Cover Art: Silly Doggy! Stower, Adam
Silly Doggy!
Easy Picture Book
added Aug 27, 2014
Tips for sharing: This fresh and delightful story of mistaken identity brings a "Doggy" into Lilly's back yard. She has always wanted a doggy, but when Mom says no, Lilly makes a Found poster of him. The ...read more


  Cover Art: If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant Fischer, Ellen
If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant
Easy Picture Book
added Aug 25, 2014
Tips for sharing: No, really -- what would an armadillo order at a restaurant? Spaghetti and meatballs? No way! Ants and worms? Now, that's more like it! This same set-up and punchline structure is repeate...read more


  Cover Art: No Fits Nilson! OHora, Zachariah
No Fits Nilson!
Easy Picture Book
added Aug 13, 2014
Tips for sharing: In this engaging story of self-control, Amelia helps her mammoth gorilla Nilson to control his temper. As Amelia and Nilson run errands with her mother, Amelia comforts Nilson when he throws a tantrum...read more


  Cover Art: The Curious Garden Brown, Peter
The Curious Garden
Easy Picture Book
added Aug 12, 2014
Tips for sharing: Peter Brown, the author and illustrator, was inspired to write this book when he accidentally discovered a lush garden growing amid industrial buildings on Manhattan's abandoned High Line. The sim...read more


  Cover Art: Freedom Summer : Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Summer Wiles, Deborah.
Freedom Summer : Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Summer
Easy Picture Book
added Aug 10, 2014
Tips for sharing: Summer is the best time for play, and who better to play with than your best friend? But what if your best friend can’t go all of the places that you can go? Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary...read more


  Cover Art: Mo's Mustache Clanton, Ben
Mo's Mustache
Easy Picture Book
added Aug 5, 2014
Tips for sharing: In "Mo’s Mustache," Mo is the dude. Everyone wants to be like him. So, when Mo gets a mustache, of course, everyone follows suit. When Mo sports a groovy scarf, everyone else does, too...read more


  Cover Art: Yoo-hoo Ladybug! Fox, Mem
Yoo-hoo Ladybug!
Easy Picture Book
added Aug 5, 2014
Tips for sharing: In this seek-and-find picture book, a cheerful ladybug hides in a series of place familiar to young children: a bathtub full of toys, a playroom, a cluttered staircase. It has energetic rhyming verses...read more


  Cover Art: How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad? Yolen, Jane
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?
Easy Picture Book
added Aug 1, 2014
Tips for sharing: Jane Yolen has done it again with her wonderful illustrations and rhyming text she explores some of the things that dinosaurs might do when they a...read more


  Cover Art: Bow-wow Wiggle Waggle DePalma, Mary Newell.
Bow-wow Wiggle Waggle
Easy Picture Book
added Jul 31, 2014
Tips for sharing: The wonderful, gentle watercolors tell the story: a boy and his dog are playing fetch when a cat appears and then a multianimal ruckus ensue...read more


  Cover Art: Row Row Row Your Boat Cabrera, Jane.
Row Row Row Your Boat
Easy Nonfiction Book
added Jul 30, 2014
Tips for sharing: In Jane Cabrera’s "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" lyrics to a classic children’s song have been re-imagined to fit a jungle theme. Lines like “Row, row, row your boat / Through t...read more


  Cover Art: It's Okay to Make Mistakes Parr, Todd.
It's Okay to Make Mistakes
Easy Picture Book
added Jul 24, 2014
Tips for sharing: Everyone could use a little reassurance now and then, and this bright, cheerful picture book is a caring way to share it. Each two page spread begins with a simple statement -- "It's okay to ...read more


  Cover Art: Monkey See Look at Me! Siminovich, Lorena
Monkey See Look at Me!
Easy Picture Book
added Jul 15, 2014
Tips for sharing: This book has a great message: celebrate your special gifts! Each animal featured in the story has a special skill, and while the monkey tries to copy those skills, nobody can do them as well as the a...read more


  Cover Art: Spork Maclear, Kyo
Spork
Easy Picture Book
added Jun 26, 2014
Tips for sharing: Even though Spork has a loving spoon-mom and fork-dad, it is clear that he is different from all the rest. Sure, there are a few families that com...read more


  Cover Art: Calvin Can't Fly : the Story of a Bookworm Birdie Berne, Jennifer.
Calvin Can't Fly : the Story of a Bookworm Birdie
Easy Picture Book
added Jun 2, 2014
Tips for sharing: While the other birds in his family are taking flying lessons Calvin is spending time at the library. He is teased by his family until one day knowledge he gained reading says the day! Calvin’s ...read more


  Cover Art: Elephant's Story Pearson, Tracey Campbell
Elephant's Story
Easy Picture Book
added May 28, 2014
Tips for sharing: When Gracie’s friend Elephant finds her favorite book, he sniffs and the words go up his trunk!  What follows is a delightful tale of animals wanting to play with the letters, while elephan...read more


  Cover Art: Some Bugs DiTerlizzi, Angela
Some Bugs
Easy Picture Book
added May 27, 2014
Tips for sharing: With chirpy rhyme and vivid colors, this book will inspire you to explore the outdoors together.  Packed with action verbs, the rhythmic verse invites readers and listeners alike to chant along: ...read more


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