These are some books that my own children have enjoyed as they were growing up and I wanted to share them with you.  I hope your precious ones will enjoy these as well! -Laveda

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Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse shares an endearing story of an Eskimo child living in the Arctic who learns that her mother’s love is unconditional.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin can almost be sung to your child as it describes what happens to a group of alphabet letters as they try to climb up a coconut tree.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin has great rhythm that allows children to anticipate the animal and its color before turning the next page.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is the story of Max, who gets sent to bed without any supper, but meets a cast of friendly monsters who love him so much, they don’t want to let him go!

Swimmy by Leo Lionni tells the story of a little black fish in a school of red fish who figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food. Then he forms a cocoon around himself, goes to sleep and transforms into a butterfly.

Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong is a Chinese American tale about a little girl who discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her urban neighborhood. Grace Lin’s beautiful illustrations adorn this book.