52 children's books to read in 2014I’m so glad to have stumbled on these following books, whether through word of mouth, through online links or recommended by you. Throughout the year, I listed which books were favorites, not just with my kids but with yours. My criteria? My kids had to love them, of course. I also opted for books that fit within the 0-4 year-old-range, had a great storyline, beautiful illustrations and read aloud comfortably. Take a look: you may just find your kid’s next favorite book.


(A numbered list can be found on the bottom of the page).

some-dogs-do rumble yarn
bailey cloud volcano
sam dancing-feet dooby
crayons2 gruffalo snail-whale
llama lamb bot
muncha green-sheep grow-up
Daddy_Cuddles trains george
can't-sleep tree moose
morris string hat
mike ghosts alphabet
house otis nest
bunny frog carrots
train dragons arlo
oops snail mistake
truck sheep bindergarten
bear wherever webster
drive lenny fireman


  1. Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough
  2. Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae
  3. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
  4. Bailey by Harry Bliss
  5. The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool
  6. My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook
  7. Sam Sheep Can’t Sleep by Phil Roxbee Cox
  8. Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig
  9. Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin
  10. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  11. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  12. The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
  13. Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney
  14. The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn
  15. Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman
  16. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
  17. Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
  18. When I Grow Up by Leonid Gore
  19. Daddy Cuddles by Anne Gutman
  20. Trains: Steaming! Pulling! Huffing! by Megan Halsey
  21. Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
  22. Can’t Sleep Without Sheep by Susanna Leonard Hill
  23. There Was a Tree by Rachel Isadora
  24. This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
  25. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce (After reading it, watch the beautiful 15-minute short film of the book)
  26. The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
  27. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
  28. Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen
  29. Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara
  30. The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni
  31. Biggest House in World by Leo Lionni
  32. Otis by Loren Long
  33. The Perfect Nest by John Manders
  34. If You Were My Bunny by David M. McPhail
  35. Frog, Where Are You? by Mercer Mayer
  36. Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
  37. Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  38. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  39. Arlo Needs Glasses by Barney Saltzberg
  40. Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg
  41. One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab by April Pulley Sayre
  42. The Best Mistake Ever! and Other Stories by Richard Scarry
  43. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
  44. Sheep Out to Eat by Nancy E. Shaw
  45. Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day In Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
  46. Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Christian Stead
  47. Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman
  48. Webster J. Duck by Martin Waddell
  49. Let’s Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems
  50. Lenny in the Garden by Ken Wilson-Max
  51. Fireman Small – Fire Down Below! by Wong Herbert Yee
  52. Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen

Have you read any of the books above? What are some more book recommendations you enjoyed that I could check out?

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