recommended reading for ages 2-7


A perfect book to read at the beach

Jennifer Minicus | 21 Apr 2016 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A fun day at the beach leaves Lucy overtired.

Caldecott winner pays tribute to beloved children's book character

Jennifer Minicus | 23 Feb 2016 | 2015

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

The story of the bear that inspired A.A. Milne.

Rain keeps the Big Bad Wolf indoors

Jennifer Minicus | 3 Feb 2016 | 2015

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A twist on the traditional Little Three Pigs.

Everyone needs a friend

Jennifer Minicus | 29 Jan 2016 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Everyone has a gift to share.

Book Reviews
Surf's up on Christmas Day

Jane Fagan | 14 Dec 2015 | 2015

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

New lyrics for a beloved Christmas song.

Bedtime proves challenging for older siblings

Jane Fagan | 23 Nov 2015 | 2015

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

Jessie's big sister can't sleep.

Kindness comes in many shapes and sizes

Jennifer Minicus | 23 Oct 2015 | 2015

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A picture book that speaks volumes without words.

Boy beats boredom with a balloon

Jennifer Minicus | 21 Oct 2015 | 2014

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

Nothing ever seems to happen in Sebastian's neighborhood.

Birds of a feather flock together

Jennifer Minicus | 4 Sep 2015 | 2014

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

Mr. Brown is proud of his hat.

A picture book that teaches logic

Jennifer Minicus | 30 Jul 2015 | 2014

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Every image provokes conversation.

A mother's embrace warms the heart

Jennifer Minicus | 23 Jul 2015 | 2014

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A touching tale from Africa.

The imagination provides a convenient means of transportation

Jennifer Minicus | 12 May 2015 | 2014

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Delightful picture books for children ages 4-8.

The man behind the award

Jennifer Minicus | 26 Mar 2015 | 2007

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Randolph Caldecott's illustrations have provided inspiration for hundreds of children's picture books.

Friendship does not always require words

Jennifer Minicus | 13 Feb 2015 | 2014

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

This author says it all with pictures.

Love thy neighbor - even when it is difficult

Jane Fagan | 13 Oct 2014 | 2012

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

Unusual neighbors bring adventure to Tilda's dull town.

A good read-aloud

Jane Fagan | 27 May 2014 | 2014

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A short bedtime story.

Simplicity is hard to find

Jane Fagan | 2 May 2014 | 2014

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A simple bedtime book

Books make bedtime easier

Jennifer Minicus | 15 Apr 2014 | 2011

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

Another of Jerry Pinkney's delightful picture books.

Overscheduled children and overtired parents

Jane Fagan | 25 Jan 2014 | 2013

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A picture book that highlights family time.

Why do boys love trucks so much?

Jane Fagan | 24 Jan 2014 | 2011

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A bestselling picture book for nearly three years.

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