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Children’s Literacy Network takes pride in making available quality age-appropriate books for children who have limited access to reading material. We are grateful for any donation of new books. We favor multicultural and award-winning titles found on our Wish List below. These books depict positive themes and promote healthy development and self-esteem in children. Best of all, they are popular with our audience! Thank you, in advance, for your support!

Click on the heading of each section to go to our Barnes & Noble Wish List. Purchasing a book to brighten a child’s day has never been easier!

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear
    by Eric Carle
  • Buenos Dias, Baby!
    by Libby Ellis
  • Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom
    by Bill Martin, Jr.
  • Peek A Boo Morning
    by Rachel Isadora
  • Clap Hands
    by Helen Oxenbury
  • From Head to Toe
    by Eric Carle
  • More, More, More said the baby
    by Vera B. Williams
  • Global Babies
    by Mary Ajmera (The Global Fund for Children)
  • Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site
    by Tom Lichtenheld & S. Duskey Rinker
  • Good Night, Gorilla
    by Peggy Rathmann
  • Goodnight Moon
    by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Happy Baby Series
    published by Priddy Books
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
    by Annie Kubler
  • Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Words
    by Lucy Cousins
  • Moo, Baa, La La La
    by Sandra Boynton
  • Peek-A-Baby
    by Karen Katz
  • Peek-A-Boo! (Baby Faces)
    by Roberta Grobel Intrater
  • Peter’s Chair
    by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Hush
    by Minfong Ho
  • Splash! (Baby Faces)
    by Roberta Grobel Intrater
  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
    by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury
  • The Going to Bed Book
    by Sandra Boynton
  • Vegetables
    by Sara Anderson
  • Wheels on the Bus
    by Raffi and Sylvie Wickstrom
  • Ten, Nine, Eight
    by Molly Bang
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar
    by Eric Carle

Picture Books and Early Readers

We especially need nonfiction picture books for young children including books about insects, animals, weather, seasons, trucks and cars, and people in addition to the fiction titles listed below:

  • All the Colors of the Earth
    by Sheila Hamanaka
  • Last Stop On Market Street
    by Matt de la Pena
  • Are You My Mother
    by P.D. Eastman
  • Cat in the Hat
    by Dr. Seuss
  • Lola Loves Stories
    by Anna McQuinn
  • Flossie and the Fox
    by Patricia C. McKissack
  • Full, Full, Full of Love
    by Trish Cooke
  • Green Eggs & Ham
    by Dr. Seuss
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon
    by Crocket Johnson
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    & others by Laura Numeroff
  • Just the Two of Us
    by Will Smith
  • Little Bill (series)
    by Bill Cosby
  • Twenty Yawns
    by Jane Smiley
  • Llama, Llama, Red Pajama
    & others in the series by Anna Dewdney
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
    by Dr. Seuss
  • Owl Babies
    by Martin Waddell
  • Paperbag Princess
    & others by Robert Munsch
  • Dario And The Whale
    by Cheryl Lawton Malone
  • Please Baby, Please
    by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
  • Rap A Tap Tap
    by Leo and Diane Dillon
  • School Bus
    & others by Donald Crews
  • The Water Princess
    by Susan Verde
  • Sweet Music in Harlem
    by Debbie Taylor
  • The Snowy Day
    by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Ten in the Bed
    by Penny Dale
  • Corduroy
    by Don Freeman
  • Who Stole the Cookies
    by Judith Moffat
  • Yo! Yes?
    by Chris Raschka
  • Grace for President
    by Kelly DiPucchio
  • We are in a Book
    by Mo Willems
  • LMNOPeas
    by Keith Baker
  • Where the Wild Things Are
    by Maurice Sendak
  • Henry and Mudge (Series)
    by Cynthia Rylant
  • Frog and Toad (Series)
    by Arnold Lobel
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Mufario’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
  • The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
  • The Sandwich Swap by Ranai Al Abdullah
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Joan Bauer
  • Beverly Cleary
  • Andrew Clements
  • Sharon Creech
  • Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Roald Dahl
  • Series “Dear America” or “My America”
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • Karen English
  • Russell Freedman
  • Virginia Hamilton
  • Carl Hiaasen
  • Mike Lupica
  • Walter Dean Myers
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Barbara Park
  • Gary Paulsen
  • Mary Pope Osborne
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Louis Sachar
  • Jeff Smith
  • Jerry Spinelli
  • Mildred Taylor
  • Valerie Wilson Wesley
  • Jacqueline Woodson

Other Books We Love to Give

  • All the Colors of the Earth
    by Sheila Hamanaka
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
    & others by Shel Silverstein
  • Traditional and modern fairy and folk tales
  • Books with nursery rhymes and children’s poetry
  • Recent and previous Caldecott Winners
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