Read Aloud list for infants and toddlers

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 A great read aloud list for infants and toddlers. This list is created by Read Aloud America.

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Dimity Duck
Dimity Duck waddles, she toddles and she sings. Giggle-gaggle goes her tail and whoosh! go her wings. So begins the day for Dimity Duck, full of brushing feathers and playtime with her friend, Frumity Frog. Worldrenowned author Jane Yolen and Sebastien Braun have created a delightful character full of childlike curiosity and adorable whimsy in Dimity Duck, now in board book format, ideal for the youngest of readers.
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Shapes
Youngsters are endlessly fascinated by animals, so what better way to teach them about the basic concepts? Animals of the ocean display both simple and complex shapes in this board book from the Learning with Animals series --- perfect for little hands.
release date: Sep 14, 2010
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Wherever You Are
. . . I wanted you more than you'll ever know,

. so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .

Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.

release date: Jan 01, 2006
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Goodnight, My Duckling
Award-winning author/illustrator Nancy Tafuri presents a charming bedtime companion to her classic Caldecott Honor winner HAVE YOU SEEN MY DUCKLING?.

The sun is setting and it's time for Mama to lead her youngsters home. One dawdling duckling falls behind, drawn to the pond creatures who call, "Goodnight, Little Duckling!" as he paddles by. Soon, Mama and the other ducklings are all out of sight, but there's no need for alarm. One special turtle is waiting to carry the little duckling back to Mama's nest.
In this fresh companion to her classic Caldecott Honor winner HAVE YOU SEEN MY DUCKLING?, Nancy Tafuri's beautifully detailed watercolors and spare text once again capture the tender feelings and joyful wonder of childhood.
release date: Jan 01, 2001
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Dinosaur!

It starts in the tub, with a dinosaur bath toy.But then another dinosaur pops out of the water. And look out -- here comes another -- and another -- and ANOTHER.

Fill the bathtub.
It could happen.
All it takes is imagination!

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Sheep on a Ship

The rhyming misadventures of a group of zany sheep on a pirate ship.

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Frog Went A-Dancing
I'm looking for a dancing song. Can you help me? Come swing, roll, wiggle, splash, climb, and hop as Little Frog finds his perfect dancing song.
by: Raffi
release date: Mar 17, 1992
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Five Little Ducks
Illus. in full color. "Vivid pictures tell the tale of a mother duck who loses her ducklings, one by one. A happy ending is assured when they return with ducklings of their own. Music and chords are included. The title is well done, giving a visual dimension to a popular children's song, and will be successful for story times and general library use."--School Library Journal.
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If Animals Kissed Good Night

If animals kissed
like we kiss good night,
Giraffe and his calf
would stretch their necks high
and kiss just beneath
the top of the sky.

In a cozy bedtime chat with her mom, a young girl wonders how animal families might say good night. 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.

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Tiny's Bath
It's clear that Tiny is a not-so-tiny dog. A pail, a sink, and even a bathtub are too small to wash him in. Will Tiny ever get the mud cleaned off him? Find out in this fun Level 1 reader.
release date: Oct 01, 1999
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Splash!
When the jungle animals are hot, a baby elephant has a good solution involving the squirting and splashing of water at the water hole.
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Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3
1 told 2
and 2 told 3,
"I'll race you to the top
of the apple tree."
One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, rollicking, joyous book for young children. As the numerals pile up and bumblebees threaten, what's the number that saves the day? (Hint: It rhymes with "hero.") Read and count and play and laugh to learn the surprising answer.
by: IKids
release date: Jan 01, 2006
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Ibaby: Goodnight, Baby
Little ones will love finding the appropriate slots for the shaped pieces in this adorable book. Ribbon - tethered play pieces fit easily into pockets on each spread and store at the front of the book between readings. Babies choose the appropriate animal for each page and easily slip the play pieces into bed-shaped pockets in this sleepy-time board book.
release date: May 12, 2003
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Spot Goes to the Beach
The bestselling puppy is better than ever. Spot's 25th birthday presents are bold, beautiful color covers that give him a great new look. Enjoy Spot in paperback with full-color covers and traditional Lift-the-Flap features. Have more fun with Spot!

release date: Feb 23, 2004
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Guess Who, Baby Duck!
Snuggle up with Baby Duck for a private photo viewing with Grampa in this adorable new episode perfect for preschoolers.

It's a rainy, rainy day, and Baby Duck has a little cold. But as always, Baby starts feeling better when Grampa comes to visit, especially when she sees the cheering-up present he's brought. It's a big book filled with pictures of Baby Duck! There she is on the day she was born, and right after a bath, and taking her first wobbly steps. Baby likes what she sees, and she loves spending time with Grampa. Little listeners who adore being the center of attention are sure to share Baby's enthusiasm — before running off to find their own family photo albums!
release date: Jan 01, 2000
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Ducks in Muck
Ducks in muck. Ducks stuck in trucks. Trucks stuck in muck. How will the trucks and ducks get unstuck?

Discover what happens to a group of friendly ducks when they play in the muck and then are taken away in a truck!
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Baby Animals
Chubby puppies, furry kittens, fuzzy chicks, downy ducklings: Gyo Fujikawa's
lovable baby animals will captivate children. They're big (elephants) and small (mice), plump (piglets), and playful (lambs). With each picture, kids learn a little bit about the animal—the sound it makes, how soft it might feel, and what it can do. Plus, they'll discover something else very important: that very young creatures have to be petted, snuggled, and hugged very gently…just like the children themselves.
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Time for Bed
Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in. It's time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle under the covers--sleep tight! “Working beautifully with the soothingly repetitive text, each painting conveys a warm feeling of safety and affection.”--School Library Journal
release date: Jan 01, 2007
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No More Diapers for Ducky!

No more diapers for me! That's what toddlers will proudly proclaim after they hear this appealing tale of a lovable duck who takes the big step. When Piggy can't come out to play because he's busy sitting on the potty, Ducky realizes it's time to grow up, too. A sweet and subtle story, with two huggable animals that children will embrace.

 

 

Bernette Ford is the author of the forthcoming First Snow, and co-author of Bright Eyes, Brown Skin. Sam Williams has illustrated numerous picture books for children, including Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg-Peters and Little Red by Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York.

 

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Baby's First 1-2-3 in Hawaii
A colorful introduction to counting from one to ten for the littlest keiki.
release date: Oct 01, 2001
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Who Hops?
From the cow that doesn't hop to the giraffe that doesn't crawl, animals on brightly colored page after page offer up giggles galore and a delightfully silly look at the way some creatures do--and don't--get around.
When the time comes to guess who hops and flies and slithers and swims and crawls, observant young readers just might know the answer!
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Hooray for Fish!
"A book that's certain to make an impressive splash, whether read to one youngster or an entire storytime circle." —- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly-whirly and twisty-twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an undersea riot of color and rhyme — an eye-popping read-aloud sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!
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Snowflake Baby
Snowflake baby
Winter day


Snowsuit baby
Out to play!

Little ones will love playing along with baby during a day full of wintry fun, from snowballs to sledding. This interactive novelty board book features large lift-the-flaps on each spread, hiding charming surprises underneath. With acclaimed author Elise Broach's delightful rhyming text and playful illustrations by Cori Doerrfeld, this is the perfect read-aloud to share after fun-filled snowy day!
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Each Peach Pear Plum
In this book with your little eye, take a look and play I spy - so starts the classic story from best-selling author/illustrator team, Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum introduces favourite fairy tale characters, such as Tom Thumb and The Three Bears and, with a poem on each page hinting as to what is hiding in the picture, children are encouraged to participate and follow the story themselves.
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