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Children's Literature for Early Literacy 

Locating Children's Literature 

The library catalog for the University of Maine System can be limited to books in the LMC, which includes books for infants and toddlers through high school students.. 
NoveList K-8 Plus  

This database for locating fiction and nonfiction children's literature can be limited to books for 0-8 years.
Web Sites for Locating Relevant Authors and Titles
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - type Books into the site search box
Raising Readers - Click on the link for Early Chiildhood Educators
Suggested Authors for Infants and Toddlers
  • Bennett-Armistead, Susan (Animals in the Sea; Food in my Community)
  • Boynton,  Sandra (Moo, Baa, La La La!)
  • Brown, Margaret Wise  (Goodnight Moon; The Runaway Bunny)
  •  Carle, Eric (The Very Hungary Caterpillar)
  • Cousins, Lucy (Maisy's Morning on the Farm)
  • Martin, Bill (Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See)
  •  Kraus, Ruth (A Hole is to Dig)
  • Richard Scarry(Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things that Go)
  •  Willems, Mo ( Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!)
  • Mem Fox (Time for Bed; Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes)
  • Van Fleet (Tails; Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings)
Suggested Authors for Ages 3-5
  • Barton, Byron (Dinosaurs, Dinosuars; My Car)
  • Becker, Bonny  (A Visitor for Bear)
  • Browne, Anthony, (Little Beauty, My Day)
  •  Hayes, Geoffrey (Benny and Penny in Just Pretend)
  •  Henkes, Kevin (Owen, Kitten's First Moon, Old Bear)
  • Litwin, Eric, (Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons)
  • Potter, Beatrix (The Tale of Peter Rabbit)
  •  Rey, H. A. (Curious George)
  • Seeger, Laura (Black? White! Day? Night!!; The Hidden Alphabet)
  • Seuss, Dr  (Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
  • Sills, Catherine (About Fish; About Birds)
  • Willems, Mo (Knufflebunny, Are You Ready to Play Outside?)
  • Wood, Audrey (Piggies, The Napping House)
For More Help
Subject Specialist for COEHD:   Cynthia Crosser  Email:     Phone: 581-3612
Children's Literature Portal   Human Development Portal

Created by: Cynthia Crosser | Revised: 02/25/2014
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