Book Recos - by Age - Westport Moms

Book Recos – by Age


As each age – and stage – comes (and goes) we wonder which books we should be reading to (and with!) our kids. We have the classics which we loved as kids, and often some of the newer books we learn about from friends or get as birthday presents, but how do you know if you’re really reading the right books at the right time with your kids? While there is no real answer to this question, we turned to the amazing librarians at The Westport Library to share some of their favorites with us – new and old!


Baby Book Classics:
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? – by Bill Martin
Where’s Spot? – by Eric Hill
Goodnight Moon – by Margaret Wise Brown
Freight Train – by Donald Crew
Peek-a-Moo! – by Marie Torres Cimarusti

Baby Book NEW:
Steam Train, Dream Train, Colors – by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Littles and How they Grow – by Kelly DiPucchio
It is Not Time for Sleep – by Lisa Graff
Little Penguins – by Cynthia Rylant
This is Our Baby Born Today – by Varsha Bajaj

Toddler Classics:
Corduroy – by Don Freeman
Is Your Mama a Llama – by Deborah Guarino
Olivia – by Ian Falconer
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – by Eric Carle

Toddler NEW:
Everything is Mama – by Jimmy Fallon
Ready, Set, Build! – by Meg Fleming
Might Mighty Construction Site – by Sherri Duskey Rinker
What to do with a Box – by Jane Yolen
Lola at the Library – by Anna McQuinn

Pre K-Kindergarten Classics:
Nate the Great – by Marc Sharmat
Are you My Mother? – by P.D. Eastman
Biscuit – by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Frog and Toad – by Arnold Lobel
Little Bear – by Else Holmlund Minarik

Pre K- Kindergarten NEW:
In Your Hands – by Carole Boston Weatherford
The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse – by Mac Barnett
Elephant & Piggie – by Mo Willems
Amber Brown – by Paula Danziger
Fly Guy – by Tedd Arnold
Pinkalicious – by Victoria Kahn

1st- 3rd Grade Classics:
Charlotte’s Web – by E.B. White
Sarah Plain and Tall – by Patricia MacLachlan
My Father’s Dragon – by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Mouse and the Motorcycle – by Beverly Cleary

1st- 3rd Grade NEW:
I am a Story – by Dan Yaccarino
Yaks Yak Animal Word Pairs – by Linda Sue Park
Pugs of the Frozen North – by Philip Reeve
Nanette’s Baguette – by Mo Willems
The Music of Life: Barolomeo Christofori and the Invention of the Piano – by Elizabeth Rusch

3rd- 5th Grade Classics:
Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths – by Ingri d’Aulaire
Mary Poppins – by Mary Travers
The Children at Green Knowe – by L.M. Boston
Little House in the Big Woods – by Laura Ingles Wilder
Hatchet – by Gary Paulsen

3rd- 5th Grade NEW:
Pax – by Sara Pennypacker
Real Friends – by Shannon Hale
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart – by Stephanie Buris
Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse – by Torben Kulmann
Wonder – by RJ Palacio




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