How Do Lions Say I Love You?

Diane Muldrow - 2009
    How do animals say “I love you”?Bears like to say it with a kiss on the muzzle.A mama cow says it with a lick and a nuzzle.Sweet, simple rhymes and soft pastel illustrations show some of the unique and touching ways in which different animals show love to their little ones and each other.

Why? Because I Love You!

Mary Lee - 2012
    It's a wonderful story to read to the little ones you love.

Kiss, Kiss, Pout-Pout Fish

Deborah Diesen - 2015
    Fish as he shows his friends just how much he loves them.With just one line of text per page, this simple, twelve-page board book will send Debbie Diesen and Dan Hanna's much loved Pout-Pout Fish flippering and swishing into the hearts and minds of very young children.

We Love Each Other

Yusuke Yonezu - 2013
    From birds to elephants, rabbits to turtles, there is love and togetherness depicted on every page. Very young readers will enjoy the surprises in this cheerfully inventive little book. The bold, colorful illustrations reveal a surprise on every die-cut page, with a final delightful surprise on the last page.

Bella Loves Bunny

David McPhail - 2013
    In the morning, they play piano and dance (and hop!). In the afternoon, Bella has lunch and Bunny has carrot cake. At night, they pick out Bella’s favorite pajamas and snuggle close until they fall asleep. McPhail’s simple text and heartwarming illustrations come together to make an irresistible book that young readers will fall in love with. Praise for Bella Loves Bunny "A lovely depiction of a first friendship." —Kirkus Reviews "The simple text correlates perfectly with the cozy, comforting art, and most young listeners will be able to retell the story after hearing it." —Booklist "With its softly-hued illustrations and simple story that will remind older readers of the simple joys of childhood, this one has high appeal for little ones who enjoy the special stuffed animal toys with whom they spend their days." —Reading Today Online "This successor to McPhail’s Ben Loves Bear is a quiet and comforting book, perfect for reading aloud in the last minutes before turning out the lights and saying goodnight." —The New York Times

Mommy Hugs

Anne Gutman - 2001
    Cuddles and kisses will surely abound when reading this aloud!

I Love You Daddy

Jillian Harker - 2004
    But they sooon discover that Little Bear needs a helping hand. And who can help out better than Daddy Bear?

Mama Loves You So

Terry Pierce - 2017
    If only raising a child was that easy. It can be difficult in the first year to figure out what’s just right for your baby. But with this new line of books—New Books for Newborns— story time is really that simple. Designed as the first books to start reading with your baby, these just-right stories hit all the right notes with soothing texts, lovely art, and, most importantly, stories meant for sharing any time of the day. Start here. Snuggle up. It’s story time! This book celebrates a mother’s love trumping even majestic mother nature…a mama’s love is higher than a mountain and deeper than any stream.

Albert the Bear

Nick Butterworth - 2003
    Jolly's toy shop, the other toys think he is the saddest-looking bear they have ever seen. Determined to cheer him up, the toys spring into action. But underneath his frown, Albert the bear has a surprise of his own. . . .Nick Butterworth's vibrant illustrations and memorable characters tell a delightfully charming story filled with giggles -- and some very big laughs indeed!

If Animals Said I Love You

Ann Whitford Paul - 2017
    Impala would speak with a leapity-leap. Gorilla would add a loud chest, slap-slap. And across the animal kingdom, every creature would show love in a unique way.

Mama Always Comes Home

Karma Wilson - 2005
    Karma Wilson's reassuring text, paired with Brooke Dyer's colorful and comforting mother-child illustrations, shows that -- rain or shine, in a tree or in the sea -- mamas everywhere find their way home with cozy hugs and lots of love, because Mama Always Comes Home.

SpongeBob and the Princess (SpongeBob SquarePants)

David Lewman - 2004
    And when she doesn't appear, SpongeBob must think Fast. He promised a princess, but where will he find one on such short notice? Find out what happens in this royally Funny story!

Kiss It Better

Smriti Prasadam-Halls - 2016
    . .Everything feels better with the help of a KISS.There are go-to-sleep kisses, I'm-sorry kisses, I-love-you kisses, and more. For every time of day there's a kiss to go with it, and whether you're big or small, young or old, it always makes you feel better. So the next time you see someone you love, just remember . . . a kiss is the very best gift of all!A tender expression of love, Kiss It Better is the perfect gift for every parent and child who love Nancy Tillman and Marianne Richmond.

Miss Spider's Tea Party: The Counting Book

David Kirk - 1997
    With vibrant oil paintings and elegant rhyming verses, renowned toy designer David Kirk serves up an irresistible story about the rewards of kindness and the importance of friendship. Full color.

Clifford Makes a Friend

Norman Bridwell - 1998
    Originally published in November 1998, Clifford Makes a Friend is now a Scholastic Reader! Everyone's favorite Big Red Dog is back again as a part of the new Scholastic Reader series! The boy sees Clifford, Clifford sees the boy, and they're friends at first sight! The boy and the dog run, jump, and cartwheel their way through the day in a story that young children can read themselves!