It's Time to Sleep, My Love


Eric Metaxas - 2008
    Animals who live in the jungle, the forest, the sea--all whisper to their babies a soft refrain: It's time to sleep, my love.As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight hug, Eric Metaxas's lullaby is lovingly brought to life by bestselling artist Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born), whose illustrations celebrate the wonders of the natural world, and the bonds of family.It's Time to Sleep, My Love is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Hooked


Tommy Greenwald - 2018
    He loves watching the water and looking at the sky, he loves the peacefulness, and he especially loves dreaming about catching the Big One.Joe’s dad does not love fishing. He doesn’t like the waiting, or the worms, or the fact that nothing much happens.But when Joe needs a parental chaperone for an ice-fishing field trip, his dad agrees to go along. And when the waiting turns into talking, exchanging jokes, and sharing hot chocolate, Joe's dad discovers something unexpected.He doesn’t just like fishing with Joe―he loves it.You could even say he’s hooked.

Made for Me


Zack Bush - 2018
    Filled with adorable illustrations and the refrain, "You are the one made just for me," Made for Me is a winning presentation of tender moments that tie a father and his new child together forever.

Me and My Dad!


Alison Ritchie - 2007
    We're together forever -- my dad and me." Little Bear and his dad do wonderful things -- exploring high mountains, swimming in the rain, and telling stories as the stars come out. Best of all, they do everything together! With spirited illustrations, this book is a warm, funny celebration of the special bond between father and child. Perfect for Father's Day!

I Love You for Miles and Miles


Alison Goldberg - 2017
    And no matter where you go, love travels with you always. With exciting imagery and engaging, lyrical text, Alison Goldberg and Mike Yamada's I Love You for Miles and Miles is an I-love-you book perfect for children who love things that go!

Me With You


Kristy Dempsey - 2009
      From tea time to game time, singing or swinging, in the good times and even the grumpy ones, a granddaughter knows her grandpa is always wonderfully himself, and she is wonderfully herself, and together they are unbeatable! A pair beyond compare, a rare and special two! With simple rhymes and delightfully charming illustrations, Me with You is the perfect book to remind young readers how unique they and their grandparents truly are.

Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud


Lynn Plourde - 1997
    That won't do. For a car to get through, somebody's gotta shoo! But who? Plourde's trademark style blends alliteration and rhyme into an elegantly simple mix that children-and adults-enjoy reading aloud.

Love You More Than Anything


Anna Harber Freeman - 2014
    Love you more than ladybugs.Giggle, wiggle, jump and run. Love you more than playground fun.”There's nothing children like better than hearing how much their parents love them! And this rhyming read-aloud assures kids—in so many ways—that they're loved more than anything in the world. Follow an adorable chipmunk family for a fun outing at the park, a special homemade cake after dinner, and a snuggle before bedtime—and all the while mom and dad find dozens of ways, big and small, to give their children the affection and security they crave.

If Animals Kissed Good Night


Ann Whitford Paul - 2008
    Would Wolf and his pup “kiss and then HOWL”? Would Bear and her cub “kiss and then GROWL”? But what about Sloth and her baby? They move soooo slooowwwww . . . they’re sure to be kissing from early evening until long after everyone else is fast asleep!With its whimsical art and playful rhymed verse, this affectionate picture book is bound to become a bedtime favorite.

Sleep, Baby, Sleep


Maryann Cusimano Love - 2009
    Every parent has hopes and dreams for their children? that they will play and explore, learn and grow. That they will experience life's many wonders and persevere through its many challenges. That they will one day leave the protection of home and go off into the world strong, happy, knowing that they are always loved.Maryann Cusimano Love, author of the modern classic "You Are My I Love You," has written another moving ode to parenthood, captured in playful, loving images by brilliant newcomer Maria van Lieshout ("Bloom!"). This timeless book is perfect for bedtime or anytime."

You're Here for a Reason


Nancy Tillman - 2015
    If you think you're not I would just say that perhaps you forgot . . . a piece of the world that is precious and dear would surely be missing if you weren't here.Every person matters. Here, national-bestselling and beloved author Nancy Tillman shows readers how each of us fits into life's big picture, and how the world would be incomplete without you in it.

I'll Fix Anthony


Judith Viorst - 1988
    Anthony loves me. Anthony says deep down in his heart he thinks I stink. Anthony's younger brother puts up with a lot. Every time he wants to play with Anthony and his friends, or even go into the playroom, Anthony starts to clobber him. There's nothing he can do now...but just wait until he's six! Judith Viorst's fine, funny story, now available in a handsome new edition, will charm readers of all ages.

Quick as a Cricket


Audrey Wood - 1982
    Whether brave or shy, strong or weak, in the end the young boy celebrates all different, apparently contradictory parts of himself.

Thunder-Boomer!


Shutta Crum - 2009
    Suddenly, dark clouds roll in. A thunder-boomer is on the way! The storm brings pounding rain and hail—and an unexpected visitor: a soggy wet stray kitten. Colorful descriptions of the storm are accompanied by lots of playful sound effects, making this free-verse poem perfect for reading aloud. Charming watercolor illustrations capture all the drama, humor, and tenderness of the text.

When the Wind Blows


Linda Booth Sweeney - 2015
    As they pass swirling leaves, bobbing boats, and flapping scarves, breezes become gusts and the sky darkens. Rain is on the way! Can they squeeze in one more adventure before the downpour? Scenes rich with springtime details for little eyes to follow and lyrical verse that captures the changeable mood of the weather make this perfect for spring story times.