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Award Winners for Listeners

The following picture books come from the Golden Kite Awards. See our list of award-winner lists for more ideas.

Golden Kite Award Picture Book Illustration

Last night by Hyewon Yum

Little Night by written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Award-winning Children's Books

Here are some recent award-winning Children's books. See our list of award lists for even more.

Babies in the bayou by Jim Arnosky

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Almost astronauts : thirteen women who dared to dream by Tanya Lee Stone

Sleepy-Time Reads

Nothing like a good story to settle down for bed and get the imagination ready for dreaming. And your baby will probably enjoy the story too.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene W. Field ; [illustrated by] David McPhail

Sleep, baby, sleep by illustrated by Teri Weidner

A book of sleep by Il Sung Na

The Best of Eric Carle

You can find all the Eric Carle books we have in our catalog as well.

10 little rubber ducks by Eric Carle

The rabbit and the turtle : Aesop's fables by retold and illustrated by Eric Carle

More Rainy Day Reads

Looking for great tween lit to read on a rainy day? Try the tweenlit.blogspot.com for many more suggestions. All the books below were listed on that blog!

Firegirl by Tony Abbott

The Traitors' Gate by Avi ; illustrated by Karina Raude

Fishy Books

With books like these, who needs a Nemo movie?

A fishy story by text by Gail Donovan ; illustrations by David Austin Clar Studio

Hooray for fish! by Lucy Cousins

Professor Bumble and the monster of the deep by Daniel Napp ; translated by Hilary Schmitt-Thomas

Great Jim Gill Music

Great Children's Book Kits

What follows is a comprehensive list of Children's Book Club Kits. We will be getting new kits all the time, though, so check the catalog or subscribe to the RSS feed for updates.

The Akhenaten adventure [kit] by P.B. Kerr

Amber Brown is not a crayon [kit] by Paula Danziger ; illustrated by Tony Ross

New Books for Listeners

Some of our newest picture books. Looking for more? Check our catalog or subscribe by RSS Feed.

Ni Hao, Kai-lan. Kai-lan's carnival by adapted by Alison Inches ; based on the screenplay written by Sascha Palandino ; illustrated by Jason Fruchter

The first pup : the real story of how Bo got to the White House by Bob Staake

Summer Library Programs for Babies

Come to the library to listen, learn, and play. The following library programs are suited for children from birth to 5 years:

ABC Activity Time

Drop in play including sensory activities, puzzles and games for children ages birth through 5, with a caregiver.
  • Tuesday, June 29, 10:30-11:00AM
  • Friday, July 9, 10:30-11:00AM
  • Wednesday, July 21, 7:30-8:00PM

Weird Books About Weird Animals

Nature is a weird and funny place. Check out these books to see some the weirdest animals around. These are the newest board books about animals. What's amazing is that the books in this list are all from the last two years. There's a lot more where that came from!

Hide and seek in the jungle by [written by Sean Callery ; illustrated by Rebecca Robinson]

Animal I spy : what can you spot? by [illustrated by Kate Sheppard]

Mysteries for Tweens

Here are some great reads with a real whodunnit sort of vibe.

Shakespeare's secret by Elise Broach

The fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley; pictures by Peter Ferguson

Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Children's Books Turned Into Movies

Here are some excellent books that have been turned into excellent movies.

Charlotte's web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

Anne of Green Gables. 1 by L.M. Montgomery ; illustrated by Scott McKowen

Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Great Outdoor Reads for You and Your Baby

Going outside? Turn it into a fun reading and learning experience with these books.

The bunnies' picnic by Lezlie Evans ; illustrations by Kay Chorao

The best picnic ever by Clare Jarrett

Picnic by Mick Inkpen; illustrated by Stuart Trotter

Books For Your Baby's ABCs

Here is a collection of alphabet books to share with your child.

ABC, I like me! by Nancy Carlson

Alligator alphabet by written by Stella Blackstone; illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

Alpha oops!: the day Z went first by Alethea Kontis; illustrated by Bob Kolar

Bathtime Books

Great bath time reads, although we don't recommend taking them into the tub with you.

Bathtime piggywiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox

The fish is me : bathtime rhymes by selected by Neil Philip ; illustrated by Claire Henley

Kid tea by Elizabeth Ficocelli ; illustrated by Glin Dibley

Rainy Day Reads

Fun fiction reads about rain and rainy days

Rain, rain, go away by adapted by Catherine Lukas ; illustrated by Susan Hall

The happy rain by Jack Sendak ; pictures by Maurice Sendak

One rainy day by M. Christina Butler ; illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

More Great Outdoor Reads

There's a great big world outside.

Fireflies, fireflies, light my way by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Linda Messier

Summertime waltz by Nina Payne ; pictures by Gabi Swiatkowska

Keeping up with Grandma by John Winch

Great Series for Tweens

Some newer series as well as perennial favorites. Looking for more tween lit? Try tweenlit.blogspot.com.

The book of three by Alexander, Lloyd

May Bird and The Ever After. Book 1 by Jodi Lynn Anderson ; illustrations by Leonid Gore

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson ; illustrations by Greg Call

CDs Your Baby Will Love

If you haven't seen our Children's CD collection, you're really missing tons of great stuff that you can check out. For your baby, you might appreciate the collection of lullabies, including Rockabye Baby, which are lullaby renditions of popular music.

Along with the lullabies, you and your baby may enjoy some of the following CDs:

The opera baby [sound recording] : soothing operatic classics for your baby