Recommended Books

Here is a list of Books reviewed and Recommended by Mary Jo for growing readers. Read one of these great books with your child today.

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Seasonal Reading

Good Books for Winter

Title Author Publisher
Hide and Sleep Melanie Walsh DK Publishing
While the Bear Sleeps  Caitlin Matthews Barefoot Collections
The Snowy Bear Miriam Moss Templar
A Snowman Named Bob Mark Kimball Moulton Lang Books
The Rabbit, The Fox, and the Wolf Sara Orchard Books
When Will the Snow Trees Grow Ben Shecter Harper Collins Pub.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Bill Martin Jr/Eric Carle Henry Holt & Co.
Annie and the Wild Animals Jan Brett Trumpet Club
The Rabbit The Mousery Charlotte Pomerantz Guliver Books
To Sleep with the Angels H. Elizabeth Collins Illuminations Arts Pub.
Shota and the Star Quilt Margaret Bateson Hill Zero to Ten Limited
Bonsai Bear Bernard Libster Illuminations Arts Pub.
Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear Hans De Beer North South Books
Time To Sleep Denise Flemming Scholastic

Good Books for Spring

Title Author Publisher
Miss Fannie’s Hat Jan Karon Augsburg Fortress
Daisy and the Egg Jane Simmons Little Brown and Co.
Love Your Neighbor Arthur Dobrin Scolastic
Dance Away George Shannon Mulberry Books
A Present for Big Pig Debi Glori Candle Wick Books
The Pig Who Wished Joyce DunBar DK Publishing
Caterpillar’s Wish Mary Murphy DK Publishing
Beaver Pond Moose Pond Jim Arnosky National Geographic
Herman and Marguerite Jay O’Callahan Peachtree Pub
The Flea’s Sneeze Karla Firehammer Henry Holt & Co.
The Golden Egg Book Margaret Wise Brown Golden Press
I Wish I Were a Butterfly James Howe Harcourt Brace
Baby Bird First Frank Asch Scholastic
A Rainbow of My Own Don Freeman Puffin Books
Swinging on an Orologi Rainbow Charles Perkins Africa World Press
Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert Harcourt Brace
Butterfly House Eve Bunting Scholastic
Jubal’s Wish Audrey Wood Blue Sky Press

Good Books for Summer

Title Author Publisher
Miss Spider’s Wedding David Kirk Scholastic
Strudwick Robert Kraus  
Row, Row, Row you Boat Pippa Goodhart Scholastic
Clap Your Hands Lorinda Bryan Cauley Scholastic
Stephanie’s Ponytail Robert Munsch Annick Press, Ltd
I Like Your Buttons Sarah Marwil Lamstein Albert Witman & Co.
Where the Wild Things Are Sendak Scholastic
Too Much Talk Angela Shelf Medearis Candlewick Press
No Matter What Debi Gliori Scholastic
Sassafras Audry Penn Child & Family Press
Storm’s Coming Dave & Julie Saunders Bradbury Press
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash Sarah Weeks Scholastic
The Snake Who was Afraid of People Barry Louis Polisar Rainbow Morning Music
Snake Alley Band Elizabeth Nygaard Picture Yearling Pub.
Don’t Be Afraid Tommy Klaus Baumgart Little Tiger Press
Rory and the Lion Jane Cabrera DK Publishing
Ball Ross Asquith DK Publishing
Gotcha! Gail Jorgensen Scholastic

Good Books for Fall

I’m Too Busy Helen Stephens DK Publishing
Tin-A-Ling Sobhan Dodds DK Publishing
Nicky and the Big Bad Wolves Valeri Gorbachev North South Pub.
Don’t Laugh Joe Keiko Kasza G R Putnam Sons
Freaky Tales From Far and Wide Hugh Lupton & Lisa Berkshire Barefoot Books
Love is a Handful of Honey Giles Andreae & Vanessa Cabban Little Tiger Press
Dancing With the Wind Stanton Orser Northland Pub.
Not-So-Grizzly Bear Stories Hiawyn Oram Little Tiger Press
Apples-Apples-Apples Nancy Elizabeth Wallace Winslow Press
The Turnip Pierr Morgan Scholastic
The Kissing Hand Audry Penn Child Welfare League

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