Books for Children

Story time is a wonderful opportunity to build connection between adult and child. Sharing stories, books, and songs all help to build healthy early relationships and strengthen language and literacy skills. Books can also be a wonderful resource for helping children understand and work through their emotions and new or difficult situations. When children read books about people who are different than them, they learn empathy, which in turn leads to healthier relationships over their lifetime. This list of books was compiled and recommended by the Board of Directors. We hope you see some of your favorites and discover new ones. Some titles are out of print, but not out of style! They are listed at the bottom of the page and are definitely worth a trip to your local used bookstore or library.

This list of suggested books for children has links to Amazon for easy purchase.

A Family For Sammy

by Kate Gaynor

A Good Day
by Kevin Henkes

A Terrible Thing Happened
by Margaret M. Holmes and Sasha J. Mudloff.

 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad day
by Judith Viorst

Baby on the Way
by Sears, Sears and Kelly

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
by Mo Willems

Families Change, A Book For Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights
by Julie Nelson

Feast for Ten
by Cathryn Falwell

by Aliki

Go Away, Big Green Monster
by Ed Emberley

Hands are not for Hitting
by Elizabeth Verdickem

Happy Hippo, Angry Duck
by Sandra Boynton

Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild!
by Mem Fox

Hello Baby
by Lizzy Rockwell

I Miss You: A First Look at Death
by Pat Thomas

I Used to Be the Baby
by Robin Ballard

I’ll Always Love You
by Hans Wilhelm

Ish (Creatrilogy)
by Peter H. Reynolds

Little Bird
by Germano Zullo

Llama Llama Mad at Mama
by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Red Pajama
by Anna Dewdney

Mouse was Mad
by Linda Urban

Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs
by Tomie de Paola

No, David
by David Shannon

Now One Foot, Now The Other
by Tomie de Paola

Olive’s Ocean
by Kevin Henkes

On the Night You Were Born
by Nancy Tillman

by Kevin Henkes

Please Tell: A Child’s Story About Sexual Abuse
by Jessie

Please, Baby, Please
by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Less

Press Here
by Herve Tullet

Sometimes I’m Bombaloo
by Rachel Vail

Teeth are not for Biting
by Elizabeth Verdickem

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
by Leo Buscaglia

The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
by Judith Viorst

There’s a Nightmare in My Closet
by Mercer Mayer

Welcoming Babies
by Margy Burns Knight

Wemberly Worried

by Kevin Henkes

What James Said
by Liz Rosenberg and Matthew Myers

What’s Wrong, Little Pookie?
by Sandra Boynton

When Sophie Gets Angry……Really Really Angry
by Molly Bang

Why Am I Here?
by Matthew Kelly

**Out of print titles available through other vendors on Amazon

**Baby’s ABC
by Neil Ricklen

**Porky and Bess
by Ellen Weiss

**Saying Goodbye to Daddy
by Judith Vigna

**When I Wished I Was Alone
by Dave Cutler

**Where is Grandpa
by T. A. Barron