Books and Toys for Young Children

Board Books - Nursery Rhyme Books - Picture Books- Toys

Board Books

Acredolo, Linda P. Baby Signs For Animals. New York, New York:  HarperFestival, 2003. ISBN: 0060090758

Baicker, Karen. Wake-ity Wake! Brooklyn, N.Y. : Handprint Books, 2004. ISBN: 1593540361

Boynton, Sandra. Fuzzy, Fuzzy, Fuzzy! : Touch, Skritch, & Tickle Book. New York, New York : Little Simon, 2003. ISBN: 0689863632

Bonyton, Sandra. Moo, Baa, La, La, La! New York, New York : Little Simon, 2004. ISBN: 0689861133

Collins, Heather. This Little Piggy. Toronto : Kids Can Press, 1997. ISBN: 1550744046

Gerver, Jane E.  Mommy Always Loves You. Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest Children's Books, 2002. ISBN: 0794403816

Hoban, Tana. Black On White. New York, New York : Greenwillow Books, 1993. ISBN: 0688119182

Hoban, Tana. What Is That? York, New York : Greenwillow Books, 1994. ISBN: 068812920X

Kubler, Annie. Itsy Bitsy Spider. Auburn, ME : Child's Play, 2004. ISBN: 1904550436

McMullan, Kate. If You Were My Bunny. New York : Scholastic, 1996. ISBN: 059034126X

Miller, Margaret. Baby Faces. New York, New York : Little Simon, 1998. ISBN: 0689819110

Miller, Margaret.  Baby Pets. New York : Little Simon, 2003. ISBN: 068953130

Oxenbury, Helen. Say Goodnight. New York: Little Simon, 1999. ISBN: 0689819870

Patricelli, Leslie. Blankie. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2005. ISBN: 0763623636

Pearson, Tracey Campbell. Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling.  New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2005. ISBN: 0374308616

Shannon, David. Oops! New York: Blue Sky Press, 2005. ISBN: 0439688825

Nursery Rhyme Books

Ada, Alma Flor &  F. Isabel Campoy. Mama Goose : a Latino Nursery Treasury = Un Tesoro de Rimas. New York : Hyperion Books For Children, 2004. ISBN: 0786819537  

Addams, Charles. The Charles Addams Mother Goose. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2002. ISBN: 0689848749  

Bates, Ivan. Five Little Ducks. New York : Orchard Books, 2006. ISBN: 0439746930

Beaton, Clare. Playtime Rhymes for Little People. New York: Barefoot Books, 2001. ISBN: 1841484253

Bronson, Linda. Hey, Diddle, Diddle : A Children's Book of Nursery Rhymes. New York: Henry Holt, 2003. ISBN: 080506754X

Bush, Timothy. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear: A Traditional Rhyme. New York : Greenwillow Books, 2005. ISBN: 0060578351

Chapman, Jane. Sing a Song of Sixpence : a Pocketful of Nursery Rhymes and Tales. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2004. ISBN: 0763625450     

Crews, Nina. The Neighborhood Mother Goose. New York : Greenwillow Books, 2004. ISBN: 0060515732

Gliori, Debi Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes. New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2000. ISBN: 0751366951

Gosling, Gabby.  The Top Secret Files of Mother Goose! Milwaukee, Wis.: Gareth Stevens Pub., 2004. ISBN: 1152855120

McMullan, Kate. Baby Goose. New York : Hyperion Books For Children, 2004. ISBN: 0786804300

Oxenbury, Helen. The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Collection. New York : Alfred A. Knopf; Distributed by Random House, 2004. ISBN: 037582992X

Trapani, Iza. The Itsy Bitsy Spider. New York : Charlesbridge, 1993. ISBN: 1879085771

Yaccarino, Dan. Dan Yaccarino's Mother Goose.  New York : Random House, 2004. ISBN: 0375828494

Yolen, Jane. This Little Piggy : Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomime Rhymes. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2005. ISBN: 0763613487

Picture Books

Browne, Anthony.  I Like Books. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2004. ISBN: 0763621625

Carle, Eric. 10 Little Rubber Ducks. New York : HarperCollins, 2005. ISBN: 0060740752

Cousins, Lucy. How Will You Get There, Maisy : a lift-the-flap surprise book. Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2004. ISBN: 1844286673

Frazee, Marla. Walk On! : A Guide for Babies of All Ages. Orlando : Harcourt, 2006. ISBN: 0152055738

Hills, Tad. Duck & Goose. New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2006. ISBN: 037583611X

Juster, Norton.  The Hello, Goodbye Window.  New York: Michael di Capua Books/Hyperion Books for Children, 2005. ISBN: 0786809140

Loesser, Frank. I Love You! A Bushel & a Peck : taken from the song "A bushel and a peck"  New York, New York: HarperCollins, 2005. ISBN: 0060285494  

MacDonald, Suse.  Here a Chick, Where a Chick? New York, NY : Scholastic, 2004. ISBN: 0439455944

Martin, Bill. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? New York, New York: Henry Hold & Company, 2003. ISBN: 0805017585

Milord, Susan.  Love that Baby.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. ISBN: 0618563237

Munsch, Robert N. Love You Forever. Scarborough, Ontario : Firefly Books, 1999. ISBN: 0920668372

Nye, Naomi Shihab. Baby Radar. New York : Greenwillow Books, 2003. ISBN: 0688159486

Tafuri, Nancy.  Goodnight My Duckling.  New York: Scholastic, 2005. ISBN: 0439398819

Wells, Rosemary.  Carry Me!  New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2006. ISBN: 0439899192

Ziefert, Harriet. Mommies are For Counting Stars. New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books, 1999. ISBN: 0140565523


Children learn through play and toys are their tools. The following is a sampling of age appropriate toys available for very young children.

  • Infant non-shatter mirror
  • Small bead toy
  • Nesting cups
  • Shape sorter
  • Foam, cardboard or vinyl blocks
  • Cause and effect toy (with lids that are easily opened by maipulating various switches)
  • Knobbed puzzels
  • Legos
  • Puppets
  • Small kitchen set (plates, cups, etc.)
  • Foldable train mat with magnetic train cars
  • Animal figures (farm, jungle)



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