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Reading is fun! You can explore new places and learn about animals, people and so much more through books. Ask a grown-up in your family to take you to the local public library to choose some books, and then read them together.

Does your family have a favorite book? E-mail us at communications@del.wa.gov and tell us about your favorite book. We may include your suggestion on our Web site.



Note to parents and caregivers: Reading with children can open them up to whole new worlds of ideas and information! If you read to your child at least 20 minutes a day, you are helping prepare them for success in school. Here are some fun books for young children on a variety of topics that you can find at your local public library. Click here to find a library near you.




Diversity
family
  • All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanka
  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  • Bagels from Benny by Aubrey Davis
  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
  • The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
  • Country Kid, City Kid by Julie Cummins
  • The Family Book by Todd Parr
  • The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
  • Grandma Nana by Veronique Tadjo
  • I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
  • In Jesse’s Shoes by Beverly Lewis
  • La Alacena by John Burningham
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • Nadia’s Hands by Karen English
  • The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
  • The Swirling Hijaab by Na’ima Bint Robert
  • We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Kates
  • Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
  • You Can Learn Sign Language! by Jackie Kramer and Tali Ovadia
Family
family
  • Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
  • Me Too! by Mercer Mayer
  • Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
  • Two Mrs. Gibsons by Toyomi Igus
  • When I Am Old With You by Angela Johnson

Feelings
family
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Arthur Loses a Friend by Marc Brown
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Grownups by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
  • My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

Food
family
  • Bread and Jam for Francis by Russell Hoban
  • Dim Sum for Everyone by Grace Lin
  • Eating the alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
  • Lunch by Denise Fleming
  • Spaghetti Eddie by Ryan Sanangelo
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Nature
family
  • Apples and Pumpkins by Anne F. Rockwell
  • At the Beach by Anne and Harlow Rockwell
  • The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
  • Gilberto and the Wind by Marie Hall Ets
  • Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
  • It’s Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall
  • Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
  • Mousekin’s Golden House by Edna Miller
  • Rain Drop Splash by Alvin Tresselt
  • The Surprise Garden by Zoe Hall
  • The Wind’s Garden by Bethany Roberts

Silly Fun
family
  • A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  • Go Dog Go! by P.D. Eastman
  • I Stink! by Kate McMullan
  • Sam and the Firefly by P.D. Eastman
  • Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola

Your Body
family
  • Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
  • My Daddy Is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids by Baron Baptiste
  • My Five Senses by Aliki