- Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett
- When Annie's cat disappears, she attempts friendship with a variety of woodland animals, but with the emergence of spring, everything comes right.
- Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen
- Jim's anxieties on his first day of school are happily forgotten when he makes a new friend.
- Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
- An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.
- Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie DePaola
- A shepherd shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a beautiful new red cloak.
- Corduroy by Don Freeman
- A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all
- Mama Don't Allow by Thacher Hurd
- Miles and the Swamp Band have the time of their lives playing at the Alligator Ball, until they discover the menu includes Swamp Band soup.
- Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
- When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.
- Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
- A little boy is excited at the prospect of spending the night at his friend's house but worries how he'll get along without his teddy bear.
- Mr. Pusskins by Sam Lloyd
- Emily adores her cat Mr. Pusskins, but he doesn't appreciate her until he goes out into the wide world alone.
- Three Little Pigs by David Wiesner
- Three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they encounter other storybook characters.
- Mushroom in the Rain by Mirra Ginsburg
- An ant, a butterfly, a mouse, a sparrow, and a rabbit all take shelter from the rain under the same mushroom.
- The Surprise Garden by Zoe Hall
- After sowing unmarked seeds, children wait to see what will grow in their surprise garden.
- Olivia by Ian Falconer
- Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.
- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
- Timeless Dr. Seuss classic. Sam-I-am tries to convince us that green eggs and ham are yummy.
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- A story of the hungry little caterpillar, who eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.
- The Napping House by Audrey Wood
- A flea that can't sleep causes a commotion in a house full of sleeping creatures.
- The Story of Babar the Little Elephant by Jean De Brunhoff
- An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with an old lady who gives him everything he wants, but eventually returns to the forest where he is crowned king of the elephants.
- How To Be A Baby By Me, The Big Sister by Sally Lloyd-Jones
- An all-knowing big sister gives her baby sister advice about how to be a baby.
- Daisy and the Egg by Jane Simmons
- Daisy the duckling eagerly awaits the arrival of a new brother or sister, even helping Mama Duck sit on the egg while they wait for it to hatch.
- The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
- Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends' skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature.
Compiled by Youth Services Department, Springfield City Library, 2007