Going to School - Growing Up
Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Under Five
Father and mother owl raise three chicks. Soft pastel illustrations link the chicks’ growth to their natural surroundings (3-6).
How do you dress to sing, hide, or make believe? Easy-to-read text with simple watercolors in a fold- out format (4-6).
A newborn baby discovers hands, feet, and nose. What will the future bring? Mixed-media illustrations (0-2).
A frantic morning rush to get to school on time ends with a surprise. Rhyming text and gouache and watercolor illustrations (4-6).
A book-loving sister learns to help baby brother Leo by sharing stories for every occasion. Acrylic illustrations sweetly enrich the narrative (3-6).
It’s so exciting to move into toddlerhood and exchange diapers for underpants! Simple, animated, colorful illustrations (3-5).
Is this story about exploring a jungle? No! Is it a whimsical view of a day in an early childhood classroom? Yes! Watercolor illustrations add to the fun (4-6).
All of babies’ favorite things are part of this playful look at one baby’s day. Digital illustrations with patterns and color support this lift-the-flap book (0-2).
With encouragement from his teacher, the little yellow bird, Rocket uses his new-found words to tell about his new friend. Simple, bold oil and colored- pencil illustrations (3-5).
After constantly teasing him about his Israeli accent, Tommy’s classmates are surprised when his knowledge of Hebrew makes him a hero. Cartoonish illustrations (4-8).
Will Stewart still be scary if he gets a haircut? Will he lose his identity? Monster-like watercolors (3-5).
Through diligent mastery of self-defense techniques, the third pig succeeds where her brothers failed and outrivals the wolf. Clever rhymed text and colorful engaging illustrations. Glossary (4-6).
Shiny and colorful illustrations waltz us through the adventurous fantasy life of a young boy (4-6).
People tell baby to stop before he gets hurt, until he finally does something that amazes everyone. Watercolor illustrations (0-3).
A whole range of thematically arranged scenarios, accompanied by bold, colorful illustrations, stimulate imagination and invite discussion (5-7).
Lily is having a "bad day". She tosses her beloved stuffed toy up in the air and it lands on top of the school bus. Will she get it back?
Simple, yet elegant line drawings with splashes of light capture a child's fear of the dark.
When she tags along with her daughter, Mom learns that kindergarten is hard work, but worth it.
Can Panda get all the way from her African village to the grasslands and succeed on her important errand?
A rollicking, rhyming celebration of body parts brought to life with bright, multicultural illustrations.
Compare how a preschooler and a chick spend their action-packed day!
Simple bright, bold watercolor and gouache illustrations show the contrast between being a baby and being a big kid.
Oliver is nervous, but his "bravery" gets in the way of his first day of school.
Everyone in the school welcomes new students on the first day.
Child-like collages and drawings about a young child's accomplishments related in rhyme will engage readers and encourage independence.
Expressive photographs focus on individual children and the foods that help them grow. Tips to parents are provided throughout the simple text.