Are you looking for a great book to read to your child before bedtime?

These stories stand out for meeting both the language and emotional needs of their target age group, per the Quicklist Consulting Committee, a subset of the American Library Association in Chicago.

Birth to 3

  • Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker (Harcourt)
  • The Everything Book by Denise Fleming (Henry Holt)
  • “More, More, More,” Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams (William Morrow)
  • Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill (Putnam)

Ages 4 to 7

  • Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel (HarperCollins)
  • Good Night, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas (Dutton)
  • Pass the Celery, Ellery! by Jeffrey Fisher Gaga (Stewart Tabori & Chang)
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)

Ages 8 to 12

  • Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say (Walter Lorraine)
  • More Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron (Knopf)
  • A Poke in the I by Paul Janeczko (Candlewick)
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (William Morrow)

 

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