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Children’s Picture Books

yello80s circus babyPicture books give us our first sense of literary freedom- sure mummy and daddy read these to us but when we are small and without words we can turn the pages a thousand times and the story we make up is different. We ‘pretend’ to read in babble and years later when we have children of our own we hunt high and low for these same books, trying them out to see if those stories changed; settling for echoing our own parents’ telling of the actual words on the page.

Curious George — H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
Babar  – Jean de Brunhoff
Madeleine -Ludwig Bemelmans
Clifford the Big Red Dog  -Norman Bridwell
The Berenstain Bears -Stan & Jan Berenstain
Dorrie and the Blue Witch – Patricia Coombs
Georgie the Little Ghost – Robert Bright
Harold and the Purple Crayon – Crocket Johnson
Sweet Pickles books
Whistle for Whillie- Ezra Jack Keats
Snow Day – Ezra Jack Keats

Peter Rabbit Books- Beatrix Potter
The Snowman – Raymond Briggs
Sleepy Time Tales
The Important BookMargaret Wise Brown
Good Night Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
The Album of Horses – Marguerite Henry
Little Cottontail – Merrigold Miniatures
The Young Folks Shelf of Books (Collier’s Junior Classics Series)
Walt Disney’s Uncle Remus Stories
The Uncle Wiggly Book – Howard R. Garis
The Real Mother Goose – Eul Alie
The Circus Baby – Maud and Miska Petersham
Serendipity Book series – Stephen Cosgrove
Children’s Bible- Nelson Publishers

The Runaway Bunny – Margaret Wise Brown
The Golden Egg Book – Margaret Wise Brown
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes – Dubose Heyward
Paddington Bear
All by Myself- Mercer Mayor
The Wombles Make a Clean Sweeep- Elisabeth Beresford
Outside over there – Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are- Maurice Sendak
Fraggle Rock Books
Teddy Ruxpin books
Walt Disney Fun-to-Read Library
Poochie and SloMo
The Orginal Volland Edition -Mother Goose

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