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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for students in the Early Childhood Education program. It will help you locate children's picture books in the Library collection, and conduct research using our online databases.

Picture Books that Rhyme

Be Quiet, Mike!

Author: Leslie Patricelli
Published: 2011
Location: Bethlehem
"Monkey Mike is reprimanded for making noise when he taps pencils and clangs trash cans -- until he sees a drum set in the music store and puts his hands-on talents to work in a most impressive way"--Publisher's description.

Bears and Blossoms

Author: Shirley Parenteau; David Walker (Illustrator)
Published: 2018
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Big Brown bear and the four little bears enjoy a picnic under blossoming trees, but a blustery wind makes flying kites an adventure"--Publisher's description.

Billions of Bricks

Author: Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)
Year Published: 2016
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"This rhyming counting book leads readers through a day in the life of a construction worker building with bricks"--Publisher's description.

Bubble Trouble

Author: Margaret Mahy; Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
Year Published: 2009
Location: Bethlehem
"Mabel blows a bubble that captures Baby and wafts him away, resulting in a wild chase that involves the whole neighborhood"--Publisher's description.

The Cat in the Hat

Author: Seuss, Dr.
Year Published: 1957
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
A dreary day turns into a wild romp when this beloved story introduces readers to the Cat in the Hat and his troublemaking friends.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Author: Bill Martin; John Archambault; Lois Ehlert (Illustrator)
Published: 2012
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

Did You Eat the Parakeet?

Author: Mark Iacolina
Year Published: 2018/
Location: Bethlehem
"A little girl can't find her parakeet--her kitty must have eaten it! Right? Where else would it have gone? It was just here! She shouts, she accuses, and she laments her loss. But her cat might be trying to tell her something"--Publisher's description.


Author: Tony Mitton; Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)
Published: 2009
Location: Bethlehem
"A rhyming tale of Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and even Tyrannosaurus gathering at the swamp to dance"--Publisher's description.

Don't Slam the Door!

Author: Dori Chaconas; Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)
Published: 2010
Location: Bethlehem
"A cumulative, rhyming tale of a slamming door which wakes a cat, setting into motion an absurd chain of events and resulting in chaos"--Publisher's description.

Five Flying Penguins

Author: Barbara Barbieri McGrath; Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Illustrator)
Published: 2018
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Five little penguins flee from a seal, flying through the water, and find themselves in an innocent game of tag"--Publisher's description.

The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson; Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
Year Published: 1999
Location: Bethlehem
"A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake--only to have to outwit that creature as well"--Publisher's description.

A Hippy-Hoppy Toad

Author: Peggy Archer; Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)
Published: 2018
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"A tiny toad suddenly finds himself in a tree then, as other creatures startle him with a peck, a buzz, or a bump, he hops to new locations along the road"--Publisher's description.

A House That Once Was

Author: Julie Fogliano; Lane Smith (Illustrator)
Published: 2018
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Deep in the woods is a house, just a house, that once was -- but now isn't -- a home. Who lived in that house? Who walked down its hallways? Why did they leave it, and where did they go?"--Publisher's description.

Love Is

Author: Diane Adams; Claire Keane (Illustrator)
Year Published: 2017
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"A girl finds a baby duckling, and discovers that love is taking care of something that needs you, and also knowing when to let it go"--Publisher's description.

María Tenía una Llamita / Maria had a little llama

Author: Angela Dominguez
Published: 2013
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Text in English and Spanish.
"In this bilingual version of the classic rhyme, set in Peru, Maria takes her llama to school one day"--Publisher's description.

No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou

Author: Rhonda Gowler Greene; Brian Ajhar (Illustrator)
Published: 2013
Location: Bethlehem
"Big Pirate Pete's treasure map has led him to Seabreezy Library, where Library Lou must convince him that the true treasure is the books"--Publisher's description. Biographical note: Illustrator Brian Ajhar is an alumnus of Northampton Community College.

Read It, Don't Eat It!

Author: Ian Schoenherr
Published: 2009
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Animal readers give rhyming advice on how to take care of a library book"--Publisher's description.

Steam Train, Dream Train

Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker; Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
Published: 2013
Location Bethlehem
"In this book with rhyming text, the dream train pulls into the station and all the different cars are loaded by the animal workers, each with the appropriate cargo"--Publisher's description.

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Author: Mem Fox; Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
Published: 2008
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes"--Publisher's description.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Author: Kate Toms
Published: 2007
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"A young mouse prepares for bed while wondering about a small, twinkling star"--Publisher's description.

What to Do with a Box

Author: Jane Yolen; Chris Sheban (Illustrator)
Year Published: 2016
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"If you give a child a box, who can tell what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition. The most wonderful thing is its seemingly endless capacity for magical adventure"--Publisher's description.

William Wakes Up

Author: Linda Ashman; Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)
Published: 2019
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"William asks his animal friends, one after another, to awake from hibernation and prepare a celebration for a special friend who has been away all winter"--Publisher's description.