Books for Children
BOOKS FOR YOUNGEST READERS
The following books for children are recent publications which have been recommended by one of our members or the Smithsonian magazine.
These books are for beginning readers of roughly ages 2-6.
Reviews of most of these books may be found on the Smithsonian Magazine web site. (Click here for 2001 selections)
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Discounted prices are generally 10%-50% off of given list price.
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Sally Goes to the Mountains
written and illustrated by Stephen Huneck
Henry’s First-Moon Birthday
by Lenore Look, illustrated by Yumi Heo
(Simon & Schuster, $16)
written and illustrated by Tomek Bogacki
(Farrar Straus Giroux, $17)
First Number Book
"Let’s Get a Pup!" Said Kate
written and illustrated by Bob Graham
Some From the Moon; Some from the Sun: Poems and Songs for Everyone
selected and illustrated by Margot Zemach
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17)
The Snail House
by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Gillian Tyler
A Gift from the Sea
by Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
(Farrar Straus Giroux, $16)
written and illustrated by Debi Gliori
Knitted by Grandma
written and illustrated by Ruth Hearson
(Penguin Putnam, $12.99)
Winter Day Play: Activities, Crafts, and Games for Indoors and Out
by Nancy F. Castaldo
(Chicago Review Press, $13.95)
The Class Artist
written and illustrated by G. Brian Karas
When the Moon is Full: A Lunar Year
by Penny Pollock, illustrated by Mary Azarian
(Little, Brown, $15.95)
The Story Tree: Tales to Read Aloud
retold by Hugh Lupton, illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(Barefoot Books, $18.99)
Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears
by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by Jill Pinkwater
(Houghton Mifflin, $15)
Clarence and the Great Surprise
written and illustrated by Jean Ekman Adams
(Rising Moon, $15.95)
Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!
written and illustrated by Bernard Waber
(Houghton Mifflin, $16)
by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome
(Holiday House, $17.95)
Carlo Likes Reading
written and illustrated by Jessica Spanyol
Have You Ever Done That?
by Julie Larios, illustrated by Anne Hunter
(Front Street, $15.95)
The Master Swordsman & The Magic Doorway: Two Legends from Ancient China
retold and illustrated by Alice Provensen
(Simon & Schuster, $16.95)
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