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This is a list of the best children's books selected in a survey done by teachers in America.

 

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Books for Baby to Pre-School

 

Children's Book Cover for the Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

A cute little Caterpillar is born, eats a number of foods on each day of the week and then grows into a butterfly.

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Children's Book Cover for Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

A young rabbit says good night to every object he can hear and see before falling to sleep.

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Children's Book Cover for Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.

Different colored animals are introduced on each page

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Children's Book Cover for The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

A fish looses it's friend because it is too selfish but then learns from a wise octopus that happiness comes from

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Chilfren's Book Cover for Corduroy

Corduroy by Don Freeman

A Teddy bear has adventures in the toy department store before finding a home with a little girl.

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Children's Book Cover for The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

A little boy named Peter plays with snow - sledding, snowball fights and catching snowflakes with his tongue after the first snowfall of the year.

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Children's Book Cover for The Runaway Bunny

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

A little bunny rabit tells his mum that he will run away, but his mum tells him that she will save him whatever situation he finds himself in.

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Children's Book Cover for Guess how much I love you

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

A Little Nutbrown Hare tries to express how much he loves his Papa in many different ways and his Papa replies to him each time.

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Books for Children Age 4 -8 years

 

Children's Book Cover for the Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch

The princess Elizabeth rescues her prince wearing only a paper bag after a dragon kidnaps the prince and burns everything else in the castle.

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Children's Book Cover for the Polar Express

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

A young boy suddenly finds that Christmass is true when a train pulls up in front of his house and takes him to the North Pole where he meets Santa.

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Children's Book Cover for Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

A young boy persistantly offers green eggs and ham to an older man who consistently refuses until he tries them and finds that he actually likes them.

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Children's Book Cover for the Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The mischeavous Cat in the Hat visits two bored kids while their mother is out and they play many games making a mess of the house, but have to clean it up very fast when the fish in the pot notices that mother is coming home.

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Children's Book Cover for where the wild things are

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

A young boy Max is sent to bed without dinner for being naughty, but his room turns into a forest and he has adventures with many wild creatures until he finally learns that there is no place like home.

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Children's Book Cover for Love you forever

Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

A mother tells his son each night that she "loves him forever" until he grows up and she grows old, when he starts to look after his mother.

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Children's Book Cover for the Mitten

The Mitten by Jan Brett

A boy looses his mitten and it provides shelter for some woodland creatures on the coldest day of winter, stretching with the addition of each creature.

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Children's Book Cover for Stellaluna

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

A little fruit bat named Stellaluna is seperated from her momma and brought up in a family of birds who insist that she do things the bird way, until finally she finds her mom w who tells her that she can what comes natural to her as a bat.

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Children's Book Cover for Oh! the places you'll go

Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

This reminds you that "You've got brains in your head and feet in your shoes and you are the one who will decide where you go" and that there are wonderful places to go.

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Children's Book Cover for Strega Nona

Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola

Grandma's assistant named Anthony used her magic pasta pot while she was away and lost control making a huge pasta mess of the village until Grandma came back and fixed things.

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Children's Book Cover for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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

A boy called Alexander has a day when every little thing goes wrong

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Children's Book Cover for The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

A toy rabbit yearns with all his hear to be real, to fit in with the other toys and be loved by his owner, and learns from an older shabby pony toy how to achieve his desires.

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Children's Book Cover for How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

The Grinch tries to stop Christmas by stealing all the presents in Whoville, but Chirstmas comes anyway and the Grinch learns that Christmas is something bigger.

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Children's Book Cover for The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

The wolf explains how he was totally misunderstood by the three little when he visisted them to borrow a cup of sugar to bake a cake for his Grandma.

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Children's Book Cover for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault

The lower alphabet raise up to the top of the cocunut tree and are helped by the upper alphabet after they fall out of the tree because they were too heavy for the coconut tree.

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Children's Book Cover for The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

Winnie the poo had adventures in 100 Acre Wood with his friends, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit and Kanga.

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Children's Book Cover for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

A boy gives a cookie to a mouse which causes the mouse to ask for some milk and then for something more and more until the mouse is in the boy's house and is asking for another cookie.

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Children's Book Cover for The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Once-ler finds that the Thorex has left after all the truffula trees are gone due to his carelessness and gets the Thorex back by planting a new truffula tree.

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Children's Book Cover for Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Grace want to play peter pan in a play at school even though she is a girl, and her mother and grandmother support her.

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Children's Book Cover for Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Judy and Peter have adventures when they play a magical board came which brings the jungle alive.

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Children's Book Cover for Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

A girl looks at everything she does as a mathamatical problem after being told by her teacher that she can.

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Children's Book Cover for Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman

Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman

A bird hatches while his mother is away and goes searching for her, encountering many different animals until finally meeting the mother.

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Children's Book Cover for Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Mr. and Mrs. Mollard find a place to raise their ducklings away from threat from wolves, foxes or tutrles with the help of a police officer.

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Children's Book Cover for One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Several rhyming stories about fish, people and things

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Children's Book Cover for The Napping House by Audrey Wood

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

A little flea's bite causing a commotion in the house when everyone is napping.

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Children's Book Cover for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Sylvester the donkey turns himself into a rock using a magic pebble when he is frightened by a Lion but find that he can not hold the pebble to turn himself back and has to perservere before he can meet his family again.

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Children's Book Cover for The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Peter the rabbit disobeys his mother by going into the neighbour's garden and is chased by the angry owner Mr. McGregor almost getting caught.

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Children's Book Cover for Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

Horton the elephant agrees to sit on an egg for it's mother lazy Maysie and stays through various hazards until the egg hatches

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Children's Book Cover for Basil of Baker Street, by Eve Titus

Basil of Baker Street, by Eve Titus

Basil the mouse who has learnt his skill from listening to Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery of the missing twins Angela and Agatha.

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Children's Book Cover for The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

A little engine is able to carry on and overcome obstacles by telling itself "I think I can".

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Children's Book Cover for Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey

Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey

Curious George the myschevous monkey gets into a lot of trouble through his curiosity in this series of seven books.

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Chldren's Book Cover for Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

A small boy helps an old woman find her memories by giving her some things with spcial memories of his own.

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Children's Book Cover for Arthur series by Marc Tolon Brown

Arthur series by Marc Tolon Brown

In this series of books, Arthur the bear lives through many situations that children may find themselves in.

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Children's Book Cover for Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Lilly the mouse decides to take revenge when her teacher Mr. Slinger confiscates her purse but soon regrets it.

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Children's Book Cover for The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

A little house in the country is worried by development when the city grows to surround her but is happy again when she moves to the country again.

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Children's Book Cover for Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

Amelia Bedelia causes chaos when she literally misinterpretes her instructions while working as the housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, when playing baseball or when helping to hold a bridal shower.

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Children's Book Cover for The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paola

The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paola

A boy named Tommy loves to draw and is really quite good at it but must still participate in the art class at school in the same way as the other children do.

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Children's Book Cover for Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

A peddler looses his caps to monkeys while he is asleep, and then tries to get them back.

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Children's Book Cover for Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

Clifford the biggest reddest dog on the street lives in a dog house larger than even Emily Elizabeth's house and has many adventures.

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Children's Book Cover for Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

Horton the elephant hears a cry for help from a speck of dust on a clover and goes to great lengths to protect it.

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