Parent Library and Reading List

This list is by no means complete, authoritative, or exclusive.It represents a sample of sugestions that I personally feel have merit and would like to suggest as reading options for any who are not already familiar with them.The groupings are not exclusive to each other as several of the 'books for toddlers' will appeal and have value beyond the early years and there are toddlers who will apreciate many of the books listed for older children.In fact, I have before read the Elephant and Piggie stories with toddlers, just as story books rather than early reader texts. It is important for parents and teachers alike to remember that the best thing we can do to foster the development of reading and literacy in our children is to read to them often and demonstrate our love for stories through our example and enthusiasm. - Chris Holzer, Center Director

Books for Toddlers

  • Can You Hop by  Lisa Lawston
  • The Going to Bed Book  by  Sandra Boynton
  • Hand Hand Fingers Thumb by  Al Perkins
  • The Verry hungry Caterpillar  by  Eric Carle
  • Are You My Mother  by P. D. Eastman
  • White Rabbit's Color Book by Alan Baker
  • Hippos Go Berzerk  by  Sandra Boynton

Picture books for Children

  • The Flying Dragon Room  by  Audrey Wood
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel  by  Virginia Lee Burton
  • The Last Basselope  by Berkeley Breathed
  • The Mysterious Tadpole  by  Steven Kellogg
  • Munchworks (1, 2, & 3)  by  Robert Munch
  • Flotsam by David Weisner
  • The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Mouse Count  by  Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • Curious George by H.A.Rey
  • Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
  • Stellaluna by  Janell Cannon
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Madeline (Series)
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
  • Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson

 Books for Early Readers

  • (Series) Elephant and Piggie  by  Mo Willems
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,Blue Fish by  Dr. Seuss
  • Go Dog Go  by  P. D. Eastman

Books for Adults

  • Positive Discipline  by  Jane Nelsen Ed.D
  • The Montessori Method  by  Maria Montessori
  • Tools of the Mind by  Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong
  • The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
  • The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exuprey
  • A Child's Work by Vivian Gussin Paley
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