This playful take on the old nursery rhyme shows what happens to the wool the sheep gives out, as it is made into mittens, a vest, and more. For extra fun, follow a winding strand of yarn through the pages of the book. Sheet music is included.
Follow a family as they have a fun day at the beach, splashing in the waves, playing in the sand, having a cookout, and much more.
Enter the jungle where you will meet many cockatoos and toucans and have fun reading this lively story filled with wordplay.
4. Countablock by Christopher Franceschelli
Counting to 100 becomes exciting as each die-cut page in this board book allows objects like eggs to be counted again after the chicks inside hatch.
Crows counting their snacks have the tables turned when they realize they will be a snack for the cat in this tale told with great humor.
Exploring the sounds and smells surrounding two children falling asleep on different continents, the reader becomes aware of the interconnectedness found throughout the world in this charming bedtime story
Curl up with a playful collection of poems from best-selling children’s author and poet Michael Rosen, perfect for sharing with young friends. A parade of diverse toddlers and animals wiggle, giggle, and dance through this volume of silly rhymes and poems that celebrate the sounds of language.
A group of children describe many things in their world using their senses in this early nonfiction title.
Play your way through this interactive and humorous book!
A boy’s stuffed dog is missing: can advice from his abuela and a bit of detective work help him find his beloved toy?
11. My Bus by Byron Barton
A helpful bus driver delivers passengers to other modes of transportation, including boats, planes, and trains. Fun counting opportunities abound!
While everyone in the house sleeps, a boy and his cat go outside to experience the world after dark.
Toddlers will love to sing along with this new version of an old favorite, featuring heavy farm machinery.
Peep tries to convince Egg to come out of his shell.
An unconventional warrior princess finds her steed to be her greatest asset on the day of battle.
16. Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins
A not-so-nice cake learns that only good manners can save him from polite Cyclopes.
17. Sail Away by Langston Hughes
Poetry about the sea by Langston Hughes, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage by Ashley Bryan.
A young girl living in the city shares wildflowers she finds while walking, transforming the lives of all she meet.
19. Smick by Doreen Cronin
A dog, a chick, a stick . . . a lick! Youngsters will lap up this enjoyable tale of new friendship.
Snappsy learns that having a pesky narrator demanding details about him is not such a bad thing after all.
"Three rabbits hopping as they ride . . .” Count along in this board book as the cars of Steam Train, Dream Train pass by.
Three friends at a sleepover enjoy life’s simple pleasures in this, the perfect bedtime story.
Learn about colors and seasons and meet the animals who make a tree their home.
24. Wait by Antoinette Portis
On the way to the bus, a mother pulls her preschooler along until, finally, she pauses to enjoy a special site with him.
“The Wheels on the Bus” has never been so fun as in this modern update to the traditional song, this time set in India!
*This summer reading list was complied by members of the Association for Library Service to Children.