Bibliography of Children's Literature. Compiled by Rachel Willcox



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Title

Inch By Inch Caldecott Book Award




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Worm inches away

Leo Lionni

Informational

Harper Collins

1995


K-2nd

Animal

USA, garden




Media Byte

A worm is almost eaten by birds and has to inch his way away from them.

Use to…

Teach about seasons and measurements.




Title

Squirmy Wormy How I Learned to Help Myself




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Special Education boy

Lynda Farrington-Wilson

Picture Storybook

Informational



Sensory World

2009


K-2nd

American

USA, home, school, park




Media Byte

A boy with Autism and ADHD learns how to help himself when he faces all kinds of thoughts and feelings.

Use to…

Help students understand sensory problems.




Title

My Friend with Autism




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

A girl’s friend has autism.

Beverly Bishop

Illustrated by Craig Bishop



Informational

Future Horizons

2011


K-2nd

American

USA, school




Media Byte

A girl explains how a peer with autism thinks, acts, and feels.

Use to…

Teach students how to interact with peers that have autism.




Title

Arnie and His School Tools Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Arnie has autism

Jennifer Veenendall

Informational

Autism Asperser

2008


PreK-1st

American

USA




Media Byte

Arnie is different than his classmates, but he learns how to be a good student even with having autism.

Use to…

Teach students with autism how to build tools that help them during school.




Title

Goodnight Moon




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Bunny says goodnight at everything

Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrated: Clement Hurd



Picture Storybook

Harper & Brothers

1947


PreK

Animal

USA, bedroom




Media Byte

The bunny says goodnight to all the things in the house before going to bed.

Use to…

Be a read that focuses on illustrations.




Title

A Sick Day for Amos McGee




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Zookeeper is visited by animals

Philip C. Stead

Illustrated by Erin E. Stead



Picture Storybook

Roaring Brook Press

2010


PreK-K

Animal & Humans

USA, house




Media Byte

A zookeeper gets sick and cannot visit the zoo, but the animals come to see him.

Use to…

Be a fun read for young children.




Title

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Animals are asked what they see

Bill Martin Jr.

Illustrated by Eric Carle



Picture Storybook

Henry Holt

1967


Prek-1st

Animal & Human

USA




Media Byte

Each animal is asked what it sees and the sequence continues from Bear to children in the classroom.

Use to…

Help children associate colors and meanings to objects.



Title

How Does A Seed Grow?




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

The process of seeds

Sue Kim

Illustrated by Tilde



Informational

Little Simon

2010


1st-3rd

Plants

USA




Media Byte

Seeds grow into fruits and readers can guess what fruit is growing.

Use to…

Teach children about how fruits grow and the process of seeds.




Title

Madeline Caldecott Book Award




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Girls in boarding school

Ludwig Bemelmans

Realistic Fiction

Penguin Group

1939


K-1st

Boarding school

France, school, hospital




Media Byte

Madeline gets appendicitis and is taken to the hospital; the girls in the boarding school worry.

Use to…

Be an entertaining read for students and also helpful to students who might have appendicitis.




Title

The Secret Garden




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Girl discovers garden

Francis Hodgson Burnett

Illustrated by Tasha Tudor



Realistic Fiction

Frederick A. Stokes

1911


Ages 8-10

Manor, garden

England, Garden




Media Byte

An orphan, Mary moves to a place with a forgotten garden and brings life back to it.

Use to…

Be an entertaining read for students.




Title

The Lion and the Mouse Caldecott Book Award




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Mouse saves lion.

Jerry Pinkney

Wordless

Fable


Little Brown & Company 2009

Ages 4-7

Animal

Africa




Media Byte

The mouse proves that size does not matter by saving the lion who is the king of the jungle.

Use to…

Allow students or teacher to create their own story through the images.




Title

Giraffe’s Can’t Dance




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Giraffe wants to dance with other animals.

Giles Andreae

Illustrated by Guy Prker- Rees



Rhyming Picture Storybook

Orchard Books

2001


K-1st

Animal

Jungle




Media Byte

At the jungle dance, all of the animals dance but the giraffe has trouble because of his long legs and neck.

Use to…

Inspire students to learn how to do what they dream of.




Title

The Kissing Hand




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Raccoon kisses baby’s hand

Audrey Penn

Illustrated by Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak



Picture Storybook

Child Welfare League of America

1993


PreK-1st

Animal

Nature of raccoons




Media Byte

Mother raccoon comforts her baby by kissing his hand so that he knows he is loved.

Use to…

Comfort children and also be a heartwarming story.




Title

The Rainbow Fish




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Fish shares pretty scales

Marcus Pfister

Picture Storybook

Pan Asian

1995


PreK-2nd

Animal

Ocean




Media Byte

A fish is not sure about sharing his beautiful scales, but learns that sharing makes him feel very happy.

Use to…

Teach children the joy of sharing with friends.



Title

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Mouse asks for cookie and much more

Laura Numeroff

Illustrated by Felicia Bond



Picture Storybook

Harper & Row

1985


PreK-1st

Animal & Humans

House




Media Byte

A boy gives the mouse a cookie, which makes the mouse want milk along with several other items.

Use to…

Be an entertaining read for students.




Title

Here Are My Hands




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Special Education

Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault

Illustrated by Ted Rand



Informational

Macmillon

1998


PreK

Diverse Humans

Places in children’s lives.




Media Byte

Children use rhyming to identify parts of their body

Use to…

Teach students about parts of the body.



Web Sites to Visit

Title:

Address:

American Library Association

http://www.ala.org/

Cooperative Children’s Book Center

www.education.wise.edu/ccbc/defult.asp

Scholastic 100 Greatest Books for Kids

www.scholastic.com/100best

Children’s Literature Network

www.childrensliteraturenetwork.com
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