A list of recommended picture books and collections of nursery rhymes for children 18 months to 3 years of age.
A list of recommended picture books and activity books for children 3-5 years of age.
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The Library has numerous books that can help parents discuss topics, such as human sexuality and puberty to their children.
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The top picks for children up to 18 months of age. The following list includes Mother Goose, nursery rhymes, and music CDs.
- Select books you like and will enjoy reading
- Look for bright, sturdy, easy-to-handle board books
- Choose books with large, clear pictures and simple words
- Read Mother Goose and nursery rhyme books
Maisy's Colors, by Lucy Cousins
Mama Mama, by Jean Marzollo
Duck Song, by Kenneth Grahame
Dressing, by Helen Oxenbury
Max's Bath, by Rosemary Wells
Trucks, by Byron Barton
Nicky 1-2-3, by Cathryn Falwell
Growing Colors, by Bruce McMillan
Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown
Baby! Talk! by Penny Gentieu
How Do I Put it On? by Shigeo Watanabe
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes
The rhythm and cadence of chanted or sung nursery rhymes will attract and hold your baby's attention. Remember favourite Mother Goose rhymes or discover some new ones. Many songs and chants have accompanying hand and body motions. You and your baby can learn them together, sharing many close moments of hugging, touching and singing.
Hand Rhymes, by Marc Brown
Lucy Cousin's Big Book of Nursery Rhymes, by Lucy Cousins
Animal Crackers: A Delectable Collection of Pictures, Poems, Songs and Lullabies for the Very Young, by Jane Dyer
Here Comes Mother Goose, by Iona Opie
Sing a Song of Mother Goose, by Barbara Reid
The Lap-Time Song and Play Book, by Jane Yolen
Barney's Sleepytime Songs, by Barney [Compact Disc]
Lullaby Berceuse, by Connie Kaldor and Carmen Campagne [Compact Disc]
Music For Your Baby, by Valery Lloyd-Watts [Compact Disc]
The Baby Record, by Bob McGrath [Compact Disc]
The Mozart Effect: Music For Babies, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [Compact Disc]
Baby's Nursery Rhymes, by Phylicia Rashad [Compact Disc]
Tickles and Tunes, by Kathy Reid-Naiman [Compact Disc]
Mainly Mother Goose, by Sharon, Lois and Bram [Compact Disc]