2012 Kids' Reading List: 0 to 3 Years
By the American Library Association
Original Content |
August 01, 2012
A gentle bedtime countdown between a father and daughter gets her all ready for the end of the day.
Pajamas? Check. Kisses good night? Check. A sneaky piglet hiding under the covers and trying to avoid bedtime? Check, check, check!
The zoo sends animals that are too big, too fierce, or too naughty. Will the zoo send the perfect pet?
Can you bend your neck like a giraffe? Clap your hands like a seal? Bend your knees like a camel? I can do it!
Not all fairytales happen in the forest. See what Peter Piper, Miss Tuffet, and other favorite characters get up to in the city.
A young goose adores her bright red boots and is crushed when she loses them.
“Driving” to bed is easy for three-year-old Mitchell when dad is the car.
When a monster appears bit by bit, first eyes, then nose, then teeth, then ears, readers can make it disappear the same way.
After meeting many baby animals, a baby discovers the most precious creature of all...itself, of course!
Babies may wear different clothes, move around in different types of carriers, and eat different food, but babies all over the world are loved.
With just four objects and five words, this story about a silly bear and his fruit is more than the sum of its parts!
“It’s time for bed. Who needs to be tucked in?” A baby zebra, pig, elephant, and others answer the call.
Even the youngest babies can see the clear black and white images depicting everyday objects such as a leaf, a boat and buttons.
Wow, pink! Wow, blue! A little owl stays awake all day and is amazed at all of the beautiful colors in the world.
Three perfect little stories feature befeathered heroes who display the differences between three mighty similar (but still different) concepts.
Who doesn’t enjoy a nightly snuggle with a good book and a loved one?
Several animals brag about their interactions with a duckling, tickling, feeding, and kissing the new baby.
A little girl on a swing asks her dad to push her higher, higher, higher—so high she zooms right into outer space!
Clever little flaps and hidden surprises' 'reveal everything from a snuggly puppy to a peekaboo baby.
These babies love their fiestas almost as much as their...siestas!
Nobody wants to be under this rotund feline. Fortunately the solution is hilarious and simple.
From the quiet of the morning to the “sweet dreams quiet” at night, who knew there were so many different ways to be quiet?
A jazzy baby inspires his sister, granny, uncle, and the entire family to have some noisy fun!
A playfully illustrated anthology of delightfully simple poetry, from the likes of A. A. Milne, Langston Hughes and Margaret Wise Brown.
Drive the trash truck up the streets, drive it down, it’s fun to clean up Trashy Town!