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Newborn

Bright Baby Chunky Books
This book has no reviews
Roger Priddy
Macmillan (978-0-312514-51-8)
These board books, featuring bright photographs of animals, trucks, and everyday objects, can go with a baby anywhere. The books' small size allows them to be thrown in a diaper bag for a trip out of…
Here's A Little Poem
This book has 1 review
Jane Yolen
Candlewick Press (978-0-763631-41-3)
This exuberant celebration of poetry is an essential book for every young one’s library and a georgeous gift to be both shared and treasured.
Black on White
This book has 2 reviews
Tana Hoban
Harper Collins Publishers (0-688119-18-2)
Share these familiar shapes with your baby. It is never too early to look and talk together!
Jumping Jungle
This book has no reviews
Tiger Tales (2004; 1-589257-31-6)
A Red Train
This book has 2 reviews
Sterling
Sterling Publishing (978-1-906250-01-0)
The newborn selection from 04/28/2010 thru 5/31/11. (approx) Come take a ride with animals in a book that covers two concepts—colors and forms of transportation. A charming cat looks happily …
Vroom Vroom, Maisy
This book has 1 review
Lucy Cousins
Candlewick Press (978-0-763639-10-5)
This small chunky board book features Maisy the mouse and her animal friends riding different vehicles across brightly colored pages.
Read to Your Bunny
This book has no reviews
Rosemary Wells
Scholastic Inc. (1999; 0-590302-84-1)
From bestselling author/illustrator Rosemary Wells comes a charming, rhyming story that children will want to hear again and again. An invitation for parents and children to read together every day, t…
Baby Bear's Books
This book has 2 reviews
Jane Yolen
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2006; 0-152052-90-9)
What's the best time of day for reading? Well, for Baby Bear, it's all day long. From the first wild wake-up book to the last gentle sleepy-time book—and all the adventures in between—each…
Kite in the Park
This book has no reviews
Lucy Cousins
Candlewick Press (1992; 1-564020-31-2)
A wordless picture book on cloth pages featuring objects found in the park, including a tree, dog, and ball.
Baby's Little Library
This book has no reviews
Dorling Kindersley LTD (0-789467-98-4)
This colorful carrying case contains four chunky first word books that introduce numbers, letters, shapes, and colors to your baby or toddler.
Baby Faces Stroller Book
This book has 1 review
DK Publishing
Dorling Kindersley LTD (0-789466-58-9)
The newborn selection from 04/28/2010 thru 5/31/11.(approx) This title was the Raising Readers newborn selection from 2010 thru 2011. This small board book shaped like the smiling baby face on …
Welcome Baby! Baby Rhymes for Baby Times
This book has no reviews
Stephanie Calmenson
Harper Collins Publishers (2002; 0-688177-36-0)
From morning kisses to playing in the tub, celebrates the life and simple joys of toddlers as they go about their diverse adventures of discovery.
The Baby's Game Book
This book has no reviews
Isabel Wilner (EDT)
Harpercollins Childrens Books (2000; 0-688159-16-8)
Rhymes, illustrations, and instructions present a variety of simple games to play with babies, including foot tapping, knee rides, finger play, peek-a-boo, and tickle games.
This book has no reviews
Lucy Cousins
A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
This book has no reviews
Kady MacDonald Denton
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2004; 0-753451-09-3)
An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, action rhymes, and songs divided into sections focused on four different age groups.
Hen on the Farm
This book has no reviews
Lucy Cousins
Candlewick Press (1992; 1-564020-32-0)
A wordless picture book on cloth pages featuring things found on the farm.
Box of Animal Crackers
This book has no reviews
Jane Dyer
Hachette Book Group USA (0-316196-87-8)
Jane Dyer's bestselling anthology, Animal Crackers, in a boxed set of three board books. Appealing watercolors accompany selections that range from Mother Goose classics to contemporary poems in…
Book!
This book has no reviews
Kristine O'Connell
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (978-0-547154-09-1)
Books can be for silly times or quiet, for reading alone or sharing . . . but always to enjoy. A small child discovers their magic for the very first time in this exuberant ode to book appreciation. B…
Tomie's Little Mother Goose
This book has no reviews
Tomie De Paola
Penguin USA (1997; 978-0-399231-54-4)
A board book edition of the classic Mother Goose treasury presents twenty-four entertaining nursery rhymes that bring to life Little Miss Muffet, Humpty Dumpty, Little Boy Blue, and other favorite cha…
My Very First Mother Goose
This book has no reviews
I Opie
Candlewick Press (1996; 1-564026-20-5)
Charming watercolor illustrations enhance a delightful collection of sixty classic Mother Goose rhymes, including "Hey Diddle, Pat-a-Cake, Little Jack Horner" and many others.
Read To Your Bunny Very First Library Gift Set
This book has no reviews
Rosemary Wells
Scholastic Inc. (2006; 0-439871-90-5)
This box set includes three of Rosemary Wells's best-loved board books--The Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Old MacDonald, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. The set also includes…
What Does Baby See?
This book has 1 review
Tess (EDT) Riesmeyer
Sterling Publishing (2008; 978-1-934618-85-1)
Invites young readers to identify pictures of animals.In this wordless book, the bold outlines of animals are placed on black, white, or red pages to capture a baby’s attention.
What Is That ?
This book has no reviews
Tana Hoban
Harper Collins Publishers (1994; 0-688129-20-X)
High contrast white pictures on black background. Perfect for newborns.
Sweet Dreams
This book has no reviews
Kaori Watanabe
Scholastic Inc. (2003; 0-439537-71-1)
A lovable, snuggable cloth book. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, the cover of this adorable cloth book is made of the popular Taggies blanket. In addition, each colorful interior spread …
Time for Bed
This book has no reviews
Mem Fox
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (978-0-547408-56-9)
A 2012-2013 RR title distributed to newborns. Day is done. Darkness is falling everywhere, and little ones are getting sleepy. This gentle book, with its rhythmic verse and peaceful, loving illustra…

2 months

Where Does the Brown Bear Go
This book has no reviews
Nicke Weiss
Greenwillow (0-688078-62-1)
When the lights go down on the city street and the sun sinks far behind the seas, the animals of the world are on their way home for the night.
Very Hungry Caterpillar  (Board Edition)
This book has 2 reviews
Eric Carle
Penguin USA (1994; 0-399226-90-7)
Distributed by Raising Readers in 2007 at the 2 month well visit. One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tues…
Time for Bed
This book has 1 review
Mem Fox
Harcourt Childrens Books (1997; 0-152010-66-1)
As darkness falls parents everywhere try to get their children ready for sleep.
Hush Little Baby
This book has 1 review
Sylvia Long
Chronicle Books (2002; 0-811822-90-7)
A gentle revision of the familiar lullaby follows a mother rabbit's soothing promises to show her baby such non-material natural wonders as a hummingbird and the evening sky.
Babies on the Go
This book has 3 reviews
Linda Ashman
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2007; 978-0-152058-86-9)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 2 months visit from March 2009 - April 2010)
Babies are on the move in this exuberant rhyming celebration of all the ways animal parents carry their l…
Playtime Rhymes
This book has no reviews
Priscilla Lamont
Penguin USA (1998; 0-789428-61-X)
Introduces more than twenty different rhymes and songs--both old favorites and new offerings--with photographs of easy-to-learn, coordinated hand actions so children can act along with the songs…
Little White Duck
This book has 3 reviews
Walt Whippo
Hachette Book Group USA (2005; 0-316733-97-0)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 18 Month visit from January 2008 - March 2009)
Based on the song of the same title, a little white duck causes a commotion in its pond.
Colors (Little Scholastic)
This book has no reviews
Scholastic Inc. (978-0-439021-45-6)
The 2 month selection from April 2010 - April 2011 (approx). Bold and bright, this tactile board book features favorite animals of varying colors to name and touch.
Look at That !
This book has 1 review
Guido Van Genechten
Independent Publishers Group (978-1-605370-10-1)
Even though your baby does not understand your words at this age, she loves the sound of your voice. Every time your baby hears your voice and hears new words, her brain is growing. So in addition t…
Animal Play
This book has no reviews
Simms Tabak
Chronicle Books (1-929766-82-3)
Cloth book with colorful animals, different textures and a squeaker.
Hip, Hop
This book has no reviews
Catherine Hnatov
Star Bright Books (978-1-595722-66-9)
2012/2013 distribution at 2 months: Playful images of favorite friendly animals hop and splash, tweet and purr in captivating, contrasting black and white illustrations that will engage babies and inv…

4 months

Baby Faces 2008
This book has no reviews
Dk Pub
Dorling Kindersley LTD (1998; 0-789436-50-7)
Soft-to-Touch and full of crisp color photographs, this book captures the expressions and moods of babies throughout their busy days. The soft-padded format makes the book safe and easy for little han…
Baby!Talk!
This book has no reviews
Penny Gentieu
Random House, Inc. (0-517800-79-9)
Large, adorable photographs and simple text present a group of babies finding their feet, playing pattycake, eating, hugging, and more, in a sturdy board book which introduces the expressions an…
I Love Colors - 2008
This book has no reviews
Margaret Miller
Simon & Schuster (1999; 1-416978-88-7)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 4 Month visit from March 2008 - March 2009)
An entertaining and sturdy photographic board book features full-color, close-up portraits of babies and a…
Wow! Babies
This book has no reviews
Penny Gentieu
Random House, Inc. (2000; 0-517709-63-5)
A collection of expressive, full-color portrait photographs explores the various moods, emotions, and events in a baby's busy day.
Baby Faces - 2002
This book has no reviews
Margaret Miller
Simon & Schuster (1998; 0-689819-11-0)
Photographs of babies expressing different emotions emphasize the looks on their faces.
Smile
This book has no reviews
Roberta Grobel Intrater
Scholastic Inc. (1997; 0-590058-99-1)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 4 months visit from March 2009 - May 2010)
Candid photographs capture all kinds of babies with their many different smiles in a small, sturdy board bo…
Baby Faces (2010)
This book has no reviews
Margaret Miller
Simon & Schuster (2009; 978-1-416978-87-9)
The 4 month selection from May 2010 - May 2011 (approx). This book presents photographs of babies with facial expressions that show a range of different emotions.
Baby Pets
This book has no reviews
Margaret Miller
Simon & Schuster (2003; 0-689853-13-0)
Close up photos of babies cuddling up with various pets--goldfish, guinea pig, dogs, bunny and bird.
Peek-a-boo (Scholastic)
This book has no reviews
Roberta Intrater
Scholastic Inc. (1997; 0-590058-96-7)
Each page is filled with color photos of toothy grins and yawns, bright eyes, pouts, and tears. Toddlers love looking at other children and these titles hold plenty of interest for them.
I Love Colors
This book has 1 review
Margaret Miller
Simon & Schuster (978-1-416978-88-6)
2011: Photographs emphasize the faces of babies wearing or holding a rainbow of their favorite things, from purple sunglasses to a bright orange flower.
Bear and Ball
This book has no reviews
Cliff Wright
Chronicle Books (2004; 0-811848-19-1)
This charming rhyming story coupled with classic- style illustrations gently introduces young readers to the concept of opposites.

6 months

Pat the Bunny
This book has no reviews
Edith Kunhardt Davies
Macmillan (1990; 0-307120-00-7)
Gives children opportunities to touch a rabbit, smell flowers, look in a mirror, and participate in other activities enjoyed by Paul and Judy.
Baby Talk
This book has no reviews
DK Publishing
Dorling Kindersley LTD (2005; 0-756609-86-0)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 6 months visit from June 2009 - June 2010)
With expressive baby phrases and entertaining noises that are fun to read and stimulate talking, this book …
Noisy Farm
This book has no reviews
Dorling Kindersley LTD (0-756609-87-9)
Small children can lift the flaps to discover the noises made by a variety of farmyard animals.
Baby Says Peekaboo
This book has 1 review
DK Publishing
Dorling Kindersley LTD (0-756616-21-2)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 6 Month visit from May 2008 - June 2009)
Babies love playing peek-a-boo, and once they discover this adorable touch-and-feel flap book, they'll love r…
Rainbow Colors Peekaboo!
This book has no reviews
DK Publishing
Dorling Kindersley LTD (978-0-756637-60-6)
The 6 month selection from June 2010 - July 2011 (approx) The lift-the-flap pages and touch-and-feel features of this bright board book invite readers to play peekaboo with the children on the page…
Baby Duck and the Cozy Blanket
This book has no reviews
Amy Hest
Candlewick Press (2002; 0-763615-82-X)
Separated from her beloved blanket when her mother decides to wash it, Baby Duck is very sad until she receives her freshly washed and extremely cuddly blanket just before bedtime, in an adorabl…
All About Me !
This book has 1 review
DK Publishing
Penguin USA (978756634384)
2011: Rhyming words name different parts of a baby's body and allow readers to open flaps that reveal additional baby photos.
Baby's World: L&E Splish Splash
This book has no reviews
Dorling Kindersley LTD (0-789488-29-9)
Bright touch and feel book about bathtime.
Peek-a-Boo (Penguin)
This book has no reviews
Jan Ormerod
Penguin USA (1977; 0-525459-36-7)
Author/illustrator Jan Ormerod introduces a crowd of darling toddlers in this delightful oversized board book with moving parts that shows just enough of a baby's world to make young readers fee…
Peek-a-WHO?
This book has no reviews
Nina Laden
Chronicle Books (0-811826-02-3)
Colorful pictures and simple rhyming texts help children guess what's peeking through the die-cut windows in this fun board book. The anticipation of what's hiding on the next page and the brigh…

9 months

Animals (My Little Carry Me Books)
This book has no reviews
Inc. Dorling Kindersley
2012: This board book with rhyming text introduces various animals, including kangaroos, ducks, and dolphins.
Stories and Fun for the Very Young
This book has no reviews
S Hughes
Penguin USA (1998; 0-763605-75-1)
A collection of stories, poems, songs, and pictures by some of the world's most acclaimed children's authors and artists includes works by Helen Oxenbury, Iona Opie, Rosemary Wells, Marc Brown, …
I Went Walking
This book has no reviews
Sue Williams
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (1996; 0-152007-71-7)
A little boy sets out to take a walk and manages to collect a whole menagerie of colorful animals along the way.
Each Peach Pear Plum
This book has 1 review
Janet Ahlberg
Penguin USA (1999; 0-670287-05-9)
Tom Thumb, Jack and Jill, Baby Bunting, and a host of other familiar nursery-rhyme characters hide among colorful pictures, and young children are challenged to find them as the story unfolds.
I Love You Sun, I Love You Moon
This book has no reviews
Karen Pandell
Penguin USA (0-399226-28-1)
For the youngest child comes an exuberant, comforting text with adorable, childlike illustrations that allows children to discover the world around them and find their places within it.
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
This book has no reviews
Annie Kubler
Childs Play Intl Ltd (0-859537-28-5)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 9 Month visit from April 2008 - May 2009)
A brilliant board book for babies, toddlers and their parents to enjoy together. A great introduction to boo…
First 100 Words
This book has no reviews
Roger Priddy
Macmillan (2005; 0-312495-41-2)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 9 months visit from May 2009 - June 2010)
One hundred bright photographs of words a baby might learn in her first two years are laid out on bright, bo…
Clap Hands
This book has no reviews
Helen Oxenbury
Simon & Schuster (1999; 0-689819-84-6)
A wonderful board book featuring sweet and cuddly babies at play.
Peek-A-Boo WHO?
This book has 1 review
Simms Taback
Harriet Ziefert INC (0001593546580)
The 9 month selection from June 2010 - Aug 2011 (approx) Simms Taback's bright, bold animals and simple, repetitive text make this the perfect board book for every young child who loves to play pee…
Freight Train
This book has no reviews
Daniel Crews
Harper Collins Publishers (1978; 0-688149-00-6)
The train rolls along slowly at first, slowly enough to count the cars, to name their colors, and identify their functions, until it starts to pick up speed.
Peek-a-BOO  What?
This book has 1 review
Begin Smart
Sterling Publishing (978-1-934618-50-9)
In this rhyming peek-a-boo book, flaps are lifted to reveal bold, fun illustrations. This is a delightful, interactive read-aloud for young ones.
Who Said Moo?
This book has no reviews
Simms Tabak
Chronicle Books (1996; 1-929766-47-5)
This deceptively simple, excitingly illustrated board book is based on a telling theme- that every animal has its own distinct sound. The text is perfectly targeted to the youngest children, who…
Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book
This book has no reviews
Helen Oxenbury
Candlewick Press (2003; 0-763620-16-5)
Large board book with simple pictures depicting "I can", "I see", "I touch" and "I hear".
I Hear
This book has no reviews
Helen Oxenbury
Candlewick Press (1995; 1-564025-48-9)
A simple book in which a baby listens to a bird sing, a dog bark and a clock tick.

12 months

Old MacDonald
This book has no reviews
Amy Schwartz
Scholastic Inc. (0-590461-89-3)
The inhabitants of Old MacDonald's farm are described, verse by verse, including his tractor and his neighbors, in a picture book that includes music for the sing-a-long on the last page.
Five Little Ducks
This book has no reviews
Raffi
Random House, Inc. (1999; 0-517800-57-8)
In a board-book version of a silly song, two children imagine their mothers asking, "Did you ever see a goose kissing a moose, a fly wearing a tie, or llamas eating their pajamas down by the bay…
Duckie's Splash
This book has no reviews
Frances Barry
Candlewick Press (0-763628-97-2)
Brilliant hues, simple shapes, and a splashy pop-out surprise draw the youngest of readers to this clever concept book about actions and their opposites.
Cleo's Color Book
This book has no reviews
Stella Blackstone
Barefoot Books (2007; 978-1-846860-60-7)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 12 months visit from June 2009 - July 2010)
When Cleo the cat goes out to play, she observes a variety of colors in the things around her.
Walk with Me!
This book has no reviews
Stella Blackstone
Barefoot Books (978-1-846861-79-6)
The 12 month selection from July 2010 - Aug 2011 (approx) Join children from across the world as they explore how animals get around. The bright illustrations are enhanced by small windows that op…
Wheels on the Bus
This book has no reviews
Raffi
Random House, Inc. (1998; 0-517709-98-8)
A picture-book version of Raffi's popular song follows the sights and sounds of the bus, its driver, and its passengers as they make their way around the town.
Look at You!  A Baby Body Book
This book has 1 review
Kathy Henderson
Candlewick Press (978-0-763639-19-8)
2011: Presents babies' early actions, sensations, and emotions as they express happiness at their newfound abilities and explore the world around them.
Lunch
This book has no reviews
Denise Fleming
Henry Holt (1996; 0-805056-96-3)
An incredibly ravenous mouse hungrily munches his way from page to page of a pulp paper art picture book and follows his encounters with a green pea, orange carrot, and red apple.
Barnyard Banter
This book has no reviews
Denise Fleming
Henry Holt & Co (2001; 0-805065-94-6)
All the farm animals are where they should be, clucking and mucking, mewing and cooing, except for the missing goose.
Spring Is Here by Taro Gomi
This book has no reviews
Taro Gomi
Chronicle Books (1999; 0-811823-31-8)
A calm and charming book in which each page leads to the next stage through the seasons. Deceptively simple the simple words and bright illustrations encourage comparisons and imagination.
Babys Busy World
This book has 1 review
Dawn Sirett
Dorling Kindersley LTD (0-756610-18-4)
Featuring all the things that babies love to do, from playing peekaboo to tickling tummies and counting toes, Baby's Busy World is sure to become a child's favorite point and say book. Touching …
Hug
This book has 1 review
Jez Alborough
Candlewick Press (2000; 0-763615-76-5)
Bobo the chimp seeks hugs among various jungle animals and their young, but he does not get what he wants until he is reunited with his own parent. Previously distributed in the Raising Readers…
I Like it When...
This book has no reviews
Mary Murphy
Harcourt Childrens Books (2005; 0-152056-49-1)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 12 Month visit from June 2008 - June 2009)
A little penguin shares its favorite things with the one it loves most, including holding hands, playing pe…

15 months

Jamberry
This book has no reviews
Bruce Degen
Harper Collins Publishers (2009; 978-0-061763-50-2)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 15 months visit from October 2009)
A little boy accompanies a bear to Berryland where they have fun picking blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, a…
Maisy's Big Flap Book
This book has 1 review
Lucy Cousins
Candlewick Press (0-763611-89-1)
In MAISYs BIG FLAP BOOK, Maisy and her friends--Cyril, Tallulah, and Charley--are busy working in the garden, painting and playing in the playroom, and having fun at the park. Young children will eage…
Dear Zoo
This book has no reviews
Rod Campbell
Simon & Schuster (1999; 0-689825-49-8)
In an amusing tale, the zoo is trying to fulfill a request and so sends animal after animal to the person who asked for a pet, yet one after another, they get sent back until just the right pet …
Where is Maisy's Panda?
This book has no reviews
Lucy Cousins
Candlewick Press (0-763607-53-3)
Maisy has lost her fovorite toy. Lift the flaps as Maisy searches throughout the house looking for her Panda.
Hooray for Fish
This book has no reviews
Lucy Cousins
Candlewick Press (978-0-763639-18-1)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 15 Month visit from September 2008 - September 2009)
Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy…
If You're Happy and You Know It
This book has 2 reviews
Jane Cabrera
Holiday House, Inc (978-0-823422-27-2)
An elephant, a monkey, and a giraffe join other animals in singing different verses of this popular song. The song encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement.
Where's Spot?
This book has no reviews
Eric Hill
Penguin USA (0-399240-46-2)
Offers to a new generation of toddlers a fun-filled tale as Sally and her mother search all over the house to locate Spot, their cherished little puppy.
Everything Book
This book has no reviews
Densie Fleming
Macmillan (0-805062-92-0)
Colorful and fun, this book has something for everyone--ABC's, colors, shapes, nursery rhymes, finger games..and more!
Knees and Toes
This book has 1 review
Rookie Toddler
Scholastic Inc. (978-0-531245-46-0)
2011: A group of teddy bears play the beloved toddler game Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes in a board book that allows readers to move with the rhythm of the song while identifying parts of the body.…
Cows Going Past
This book has no reviews
Bruce Balan
Penguin USA (2005; 0-803729-02-2)
Come along for a ride and see the most entertaining, surprising cows you could ever imagine. Cows fishing, cows playing mini golf, cows mowing the lawn. . . .There are plenty of amusements in th…
Where is Maisy
This book has no reviews
Lucy Cousins
Candlewick Press (1999; 0-763607-52-5)
Help Maisy the mouse find her hiding place by lifting the flaps.A happy board book by an award- winning author/illustrator follows the adventures of the popular mouse and invites youngsters to li…

18 months

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You
This book has no reviews
Dr. Seuss
Random House Childrens Books (1996; 0-679882-82-0)
Mr. Brown is an expert at imitating all sorts of noises.
Runaway Bunny
This book has no reviews
Margaret Wise Brown
Harper Collins Publishers (0-060207-65-5)
A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him.
Gossie (Board Edition)
This book has 1 review
Olivier Dunrea
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2006; 0-618747-91-5)
Meet Gossie, a small yellow gosling who loves to wear bright red boots every day. One morning Gossie can't find her beloved boots. She looks everywhere for them: under the bed, over the wall, even in …
Counting Cockatoos
This book has no reviews
Stella Blackstone
Barefoot Books (978-1-846860-61-4)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 18 Month visit from February 2008 - March 2009)
Count all kinds of creatures as they tumble, rumble, slink and flap across the pages of this playful b…
Down On The Farm
This book has no reviews
Merrily Kutner
Holiday House (2008; 978-0-823421-77-0)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 18 months visit from March 2009 - March 2010)
Simple rhyming text describes the sounds and activities of animals during a day on the farm.
Two At The Zoo
This book has no reviews
Dana Smith
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (978-0-547357-64-5)
The 18 month selection from April 2010 - May 2011 (approx) From one black bear to ten hairy warthogs, the young narrator and his grandpa count their way through a colorful zoo, encountering a wide …
Ten in the Bed
This book has no reviews
David Ellwand
Chronicle Books (2000; 1-929766-49-1)
One by one nine bears fall out of bed when the littlest bear says "Roll over!"
Meeow and the Little Chairs
This book has 1 review
Sebastien Braun
Sterling Publishing (978-1-907152-89-4)
Meeow, a black cat, gets together with his friends, as they all bring over chairs in different colors and play imaginary games.
Fiddle-I-Fee
This book has 1 review
Melissa Sweet
Hachette Book Group USA (2002; 0-316758-61-2)
In this cumulative nursery rhyme and folk song, a parade forms when several farm animals join a boy as he dances around the farmyard feeding the animals.
Clap Your Hands
This book has no reviews
David Ellwand
Chronicle Books (2001; 1-929766-50-5)
Playful teddy bears demonstrate ways to show "if you're happy" to the words of a familiar song.
Polar Bear Night
This book has no reviews
Lauren Thompson
Scholastic Inc. (2004; 043949524)
After wandering out at night to watch a magical star shower, a polar bear cub returns home to snuggle with her mother in their warm den.
Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck
This book has no reviews
Lisa Westberg Peters
Harpercollins Childrens Books (2000; 0-688161-79-0)
Early one spring a little duck arrives at her pond and finds it still frozen, but not for long.
Who's in the Forest
This book has no reviews
Phillis Gershator
Barefoot Books (978-1-846864-76-6)
Distribution to 18M 2012-2013: A rhyming story told through playful, energetic rhyming text and colorful illustrations introduces all sorts of creatures that make their home in the forest. Small chil…

24 months

I Can Help
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David Hyde Costello
Macmillan (978-0-374335-26-7)
2012/2013 distribution to 2yr olds: When a duck gets lost and a monkey helps him find his way, it starts a chain reaction in which all the young animals help each other solve their problems.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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Bill Martin
Henry Holt (1996; 0-805047-90-5)
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.
Napping House
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Audrey Wood
Harcourt Trade Publishers (1984; 0-152567-08-9)
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite.
Llama, Llama Red Pajama
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Anna Dewdney
Penguin USA (2005; 0-670059-83-8)
Distributed by Raising Readers to 2 yr olds in 2007. When Mama Llama tucks her in for the night and leaves the room, Baby Llama suddenly starts to get nervous and so bellows, hollers, and screams …
Cows in the Kitchen
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June Crebbin
Candlewick Press (0-763606-45-6)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 2 Year visit from April 2008 - May 2009)
While Tom Farmer naps in the haystack, his animals take over the farmhouse. There are cows in the kitchen, du…
Snowy Day
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Ezra Jack Keats
Penguin USA (0-670654-00-0)
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Sleepy Places
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Judy Hindley
Candlewick Press (2006; 0-763629-83-9)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 2 Year visit from May 2009 - May 2010)
Three yawning, nodding, and flopping children explore the best places for both animals and people to take a nap…
Little Blue Truck
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Alice Schertle
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (978-0-152056-61-2)
The 2 year selection from May 2010 - June 2011 (approx) When Blue, the pickup truck, gets stuck in the mud after helping to push a dump truck out, his farm animal friends do whatever it takes to ge…
Pouch!
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David Ezra Stein
Penguin USA (978-0-399250-51-4)
Joey the kangaroo leaves the pouch and begins to hop about the land, where he makes new discoveries and friends. It is one very eventful day, and he continues to return "home" to his Mama who waits n…
Do Like a Duck Does
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Judy Hindley
Candlewick Press (2002; 0-763616-68-0)
Mama Duck has a sneaking suspicion that the furry brown creature trailing behind her babies and impersonating a duck is not a duck at all, in a rollicking story filled with vibrant illustrations…
Mr. Gumpy's Outing
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John Burningham
Macmillan (2001; 0-805066-29-2)
As Mr. Gumpy enjoys a summer day on his small boat, he is accompanied by children, a rabbit, a cat, and a wealth of other animals, and soon the boat sinks causing everyone to fall into the water…
Barn Cat
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Carol Saul
Hachette Book Group USA (1998; 0-316761-13-3)
Barn cat pays no attention to the parade of crickets, swallows, puppies, and butterflies from 1 to 10 that passes by. What is she looking for? Young readers will delight in the up-close hand-col…

3 years

Harry the Dirty Dog
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Gene Zion
Harpercollins Childrens Books (1976; 0-060268-65-4)
When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots.
Hat for Minerva Louise
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Janet Morgan Stoeke
Harper Collins Publishers (0-525453-28-8)
Minerva Louise, the irrepressible little hen, sets out on an adventure on a cold, snowy day, but she soon discovers that she needs to find something to keep her warm.
Go Away, Big Green Monster!
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Ed Emberley
Little Brown & Co. (1993; 0-316236-53-5)
A scary green monster begins to disappear, piece by piece and page by page, in a die-cut picture book that lets youngsters take control of the monsters in their lives.
Down by the Station
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Will Hillenbrand
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (1999; 978-0-152018-04-7)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 3 Year visit from beginning September 2009 thru Oct 2010)
In this version of a classic song, baby animals ride to the children's zoo on the zoo train.…
Bob
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Tracey Campbell Pearson
Macmillan (978-0-374399-57-3)
The Raising Readers 3 yr selection 2010 - 2011 While on a quest to discover his true voice, Bob the rooster encounters many animals who teach him their own special sounds. When he finds his own vo…
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
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Candace Fleming
Simon & Schuster (2002; 0-689831-52-8)
After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.
The Seals on The Bus
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Lenny Hort
Macmillan (2003; 978-0-805059-52-6)
2011: Different animals—including seals, tigers, geese, rabbits, monkeys, and more—make their own sounds as they ride all around the town on a bus.
Owen
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Kevin Henkes
Harpercollins Childrens Books (1993; 0-688114-49-0)
Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.
My Friend and I
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Lisa Jahn-Clough
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (0-395935-45-8)
A young girl makes friends with the new boy next door. They fight over, and break, a toy. The simple solution mends the toy and the relationship.
Good Thing You're Not an Octopus!
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Julie Markes
Harper Collins Publishers (2001; 0-060284-65-X)
Follow one little boy through his day as he playfully considers how mealtime, bath time, nap time, and many other activities would be different if he were a bird, a tiger, or any number of baby animal…
And Here's to You !
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David Elliot
Candlewick Press (2004; 0-763614-27-0)
A rhyming celebration of all sorts of creatures, from the Feather People (birds) to the Dreaming People (dogs) and even the People People.
Go, Dog, Go!
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P.D. Eastman
Random House, Inc. (1961; 0-394800-20-6)
Different kinds of dogs drive cars, wear hats, run around in mazes, and even have wild parties in treetops.
One Duck Stuck
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Phyllis Root
Candlewick Press (2001; 0-763603-34-1)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 3 Year visit from September 2008 - September 2009)
In a rhythmic and whimsical counting book, a duck gets stuck in the muck of a marsh and is attended…

4 years

Homer the Library Cat
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Reeve Lindbergh
Candlewick Press (978-0-763634-48-3)
2012/2013 distribution to 4yr olds: Homer is a very quiet cat. He lives in a very quiet house with a very quiet lady. But one day, while the lady is away, Homer hears a very loud sound, and out the wi…
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
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Jane Yolen
Scholastic Inc. (2000; 0-590316-81-8)
Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss, in a picture book featuring ten sleepy dinosaurs which …
Dog Blue
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Julie Markes
Candlewick Press (0-763624-76-4)
Fetching illustrations enliven this tale of a boy who loves dogs and the color blue--and finds a creative way to make his fantasies come true
Bear Snores On
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Karma Wilson
Simon & Schuster (2002; 0-689831-87-0)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 4 Year visit from April 2008 - April 2009)
As the other animals of the wood stop by to throw a little party to warm up in Bear's cave, the guests noti…
Lost and Found
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Oliver Jeffers
Penguin USA (2005; 0-399245-03-0)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 4 Year visit from April 2009 - May 2010)
While trying his best to help a lost penguin that has shown up at his door, a boy journeys all the way to the…
Turtle Splash
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Cathryn Falwell
Harper Collins Publishers (2001; 0-060294-63-9)
As they are startled by the activities of other nearby creatures, the number of turtles on a log in a pond decreases from ten to one.
A Visitor for Bear
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Bonnie Becker
Candlewick Press (978-0-763628-07-9)
The 4 year selection from May 2010 - May 2011 (approx) An entertaining story follows Bear, who doesn't like visitors, as he matches wits with a very determined little mouse who keeps popping up in …
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?
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Jane Yolen
Scholastic (2003; 0-439241-00-6)
Describes what a young dinosaur should do in order to quickly get over being sick.
Adventures of Bert
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Allan Ahlberg
Macmillan (2001; 0-374300-92-5)
In an appealingly offbeat combination of spunky text and sprightful illustrations, cheerful, enthusiastic Bert manages to get involved in many unplanned adventures.
Kiss the Cow
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Phyllis Root
Candlewick Press (978-0-763654-77-1)
Annalisa, the most curious and stubborn of Mama May's children, disobeys her mother and upsets the family cow by refusing to kiss her in return for the milk she gives.
Bill Grogan's Goat
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Mary Ann Hoberman
Hachette Book Group USA (2002; 0-316362-32-8)
Bill Grogan's goat has an appetite for clothes that leads to a wild train adventure with an engineer and some rowdy barnyard animals.
Giraffes Can't Dance
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Giles Andreae
Scholastic Inc. (2001; 0-439287-19-7)
At the jungle dance, animals laugh at Gerald the giraffe. They are amazed when he dances to his own tune.

5 years

Maine Stories for Maine Children: A Raising Readers Collection
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (978-0-547747-72-9)
2012/2013: This book is an anthology of five picture books, each created by an author or illustrator from Maine. It contains the wonderful picture books Baby Bear's Big Dreams, illustrated by Rocklan…
Look Alikes Jr
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Joan Steiner
Hachette Book Group USA (1999; 0-316813-07-9)
Simple verses challenge readers to identify the everyday objects used to construct eleven three- dimensional scenes, including a house, kitchen, bedroom, school bus, train, farm, and rocket.
Katy and the Big Snow
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Virginia Lee Burton
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (1974; 0-395181-55-0)
Geappolis is hidden under a blanket of snow until a red crawler tractor saves the day
Raising Readers 5 Stories from Maine
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Dial Books for Young Readers (2006; 9780803732)
Created just for the children in the Raising Reader program, this anthology pulls together five stories from five Maine authors and illustrators. With so many talented children’s book creators …
Raising Readers, Stories for Maine Children
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2007; 978-0-547003-62-7)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 5 Year visit from March 2008 - March 2009)
For the third year, Raising Readers is pleased to present five-year-olds with a collection of five stories …
Raising Readers Five Stories for Maine Children
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Candlewick Press (2009; 978-0-763643-45-4)
(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 5 year visit through April 2010)
An anthology of five picture books by authors and illustrators that create books in Maine: 'Love and Kisses' by Sar…
Books from Maine: A Raising Readers Collection
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Penguin USA (2010; 978-0-670012-49-7)
The 5 year selection from April 2010 - May 2011 (approx) An anthology of five picture books by authors and illustrators who create books in Maine: 'Camping Day' by Patricia Lakin and illustrated …
The Seven Silly Eaters
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Mary Ann Hoberman
Harcourt Childrens Books (2000; 0-152000-96-8)
A family of picky eaters includes Peter, who wants nothing but milk; Lucy, who refuses everything but lemonade; and Jack, who will only eat applesauce, in a story that follows a harried Mrs. Pet…
Raising Readers: A Treasury of Tales from Maine
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Candlewick Press (978-0-763652-20-3)
An anthology of five picture books by authors and illustrators who create books in Maine. 'Dance with Me' by Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones; 'One Frog Sang' by Shirley Parentea…
Caps for Sale
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Esphyr Slobodkina
Harpercollins Childrens Books (1987; 0-201091-47-X)
The Raising Readers 5-year-old selection in 2004, but simple enough for younger children to enjoy. A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.…
Which Would you Rather Be
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William Steig
Harper Collins Publishers (2002; 0-060296-53-4)
When two inquisitive children meet up with a clever bunny, they are challenged to compare different things and then pick the best one that suits them.
Raising Readers, A Collection of Stories from Maine (2005)
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Candlewick Press (2005; 0-763629-02-2)
The last book children will receive from the Raising Readers Program at age 5. Written and illustrated by Maine residents, it includes a detachable card certifying that this child was raised to…