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Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
Perhaps the perfect children's bedtime book, Goodnight Moon is a short poem of goodnight wishes from a young rabbit preparing for--or attempting to postpone--his own slumber. He says goodnight to every object in sight and within earshot, including the "quiet old lady whispering hush." Clement Hurd's illustrations are simple and effective, alternating between small ink drawings and wide, brightly colored views of the little rabbit's room. 

Finding all of the items mentioned throughout the book within the pictures is a good bedtime activity--a reappearing little mouse is particularly pesky. By the end of the little rabbit's goodnight poem, the story has quieted to a whisper, and the drawings have darkened with nightfall. As you turn the last page, you can expect a sleepy smile and at least a yawn or two.
Board book: 34 pages
Harperfestival; ISBN: 0694003611; Board edition (September 1991)

My World (A Companion to Goodnight Moon)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover - 32 pages (September 4, 2001)
HarperCollins Children's Books; ISBN: 0060247983

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book
by Eric Carle
(Hardcover -- March 1994)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle (Illustrator)
(Board book -- September 1996)

Guess How Much I Love You
by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illustrator)
(Board book -- September 1996)

Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
(Hardcover -- October 1988)

The Art of Colors: For Children and Adults
by Margaret Steele (Editor), Cindy Estes
(Hardcover -- May 2000)

Bob Books First! Level A, Set 1
by Bobby Lynn Maslen, John R. Maslen (Illustrator)
Paperback: 14 pages
Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0439145449; Boxed edition (April 2000)

Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)
by Dorothy Kunhardt
(Paperback -- June 1990)

The Going to Bed Book (Boynton, Sandra. Boynton Board Books.)
by Sandra Boynton
For a little one who is reluctant to go to bed, sometimes a silly book is just the ticket. And when it comes to silly books, Sandra Boynton is the undisputed queen. In The Going to Bed Book, an ark full of animals watches the sun go down and then prepares for bed. They take a bath ("in one big tub"), find pajamas, brush their teeth, do exercises up on deck (imagine an elephant jumping rope, a moose lifting weights, and a pig doing handstands), and finally say good night. 

The moon is high.
The sea is deep. 
They rock 
and rock 
and rock 
to sleep.
Boynton's inimitable animal characters have graced the pages of scads of picture books over the years. She has an extraordinary knack for knowing what appeals to small children: simple rhymes, goofy animals in goofy settings, and sweet, comforting stories. This book, along with her many other board-book titles (Moo, Baa, La La La!, But Not the Hippopotamus, and others) will surely remain a favorite. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter -
Hardcover: 13 pages
Little Simon; ISBN: 0671449028; Revised edition (January 1995)

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
by Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator) (Paperback -- July 2001)

America: A Patriotic Primer
by Lynne V. Cheney, et al
Listed under Children's History

Moo, Baa, La La La
by Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
Hardcover: 13 pages
Little Simon; ISBN: 067144901X; Board edition (November 1982)

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright and Early Board Books)
by Seuss, Dr. Seuss
Listed under Dr Seuss

Baby's First Library: The Runaway Bunny, Big Red Barn, Goodnight Moon
by Clement Hurd, et al
(Hardcover -- May 1997)

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
by Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel
Listed under Dr Seuss

I'm a Big Sister
by Joanna Cole, Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator)
Listed under Ages 4-8

I'm a Big Brother
by Joanna Cole, Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator)
(Hardcover -- May 1997)

The Potty Book - For Girls
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Dorothy Stott (Illustrator)
(Hardcover -- May 15, 2000)

The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carle
(Hardcover -- August 1995)

Oh, How I Wished I Could Read!
by John Gile, Frank Fiorello (Illustrator)
(Paperback -- January 1995)

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
by Richard Scarry
Listed under Cars & Trucks

Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever
by Richard Scarry
Listed under Richard Scarry

We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books)
Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
Hardcover / Published 1997

The Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
(Board book -- March 1991)


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