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Alphabetical by author surname. Jump to: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

All records listed like this: Book Title, by Author Name (Publishing Company), Blog Post Title X/5 Stars

Star ratings:
1/5 Stars = Awful and/or developmentally inappropriate.
2/5 Stars = Not nearly good enough. Don't waste your money.
3/5 Stars = Ok. Might be better for some kids versus others.
4/5 Stars = Quite good. Only minor quibbles.
5/5 Stars = Highly recommended. Best of the best. Stick it on your wish list now.

Note: Books without a star rating were not reviewed by Mama B, but were positively recommended by someone else on this blog.


A

Agee, Jon. Life on Mars (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 2), 5/5 Stars

Ashburn, Boni & Denos, Julia (Illustrator). I Had a Favorite Dress (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011), Days of the Week: 9 Great Picture Books 4/5 Stars

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Baker, Alan. Brown Rabbit's Shape Book (Kingfisher), 7 Parent-Certified Books for Your Preschooler with Autism, Recommended by Readers

Barrett, Judi & Barrett, Ron. Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2016), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 5/5 Stars

Barrett, Judi & Barrett, Ron. An Excessive Alphabet: Avalanches Of As To Zillions Of Zs (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1988), Two silly monkeys jumping on a bed: 7 seriously funny picture books 5/5 Stars

Barton, Byron. Trains (HarperFestival, 1986), Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Love Trains 5/5 Stars

Baruzzi, Agnese. Opposite Surprise (Minedition, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 1) 5/5 Stars

Bentley, Peter & McPhillips, Robert. Say Please, Little Bear (Parragon Publishing), 7 Parent-Certified Books for Your Preschooler with Autism, Recommended by Readers

Bogart, Jo Ellen; Smith, Lori Joy (illustrator). Count Your Chickens! (Tundra Books, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 2), 3/5 Stars

Boynton, Sandra. Blue Hat, Green Hat (Little Simon, 1984), Two silly monkeys jumping on a bed: 7 seriously funny picture books, 5/5 Stars

Boynton, Sandra. The Going to Bed Book (Workman Publishing), Goodnight noises everywhere 4/5 Stars

Boynton, Sandra. Your Personal Penguin (Workman Publishing), Imagine Me, Your Personal Penguin 5/5 Stars

Brett, Jan. The Mitten (G.P. Putnam's Sons), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

Brown, Margaret Wise & Hurd, Clement (illustrator). Goodnight Moon (HarperFestival), Goodnight noises everywhere 5/5 Stars

Brown, Ruth. A Dark, Dark Tale (HarperFestival, 1981), Once upon a time there was a dark, dark moor 5/5 Stars

Browne, Phillipa-Alys. African Animals ABC (Barefoot Books, 1995), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 4/5 Stars

C

Campbell, Rod. Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Little Simon), 5 hugely popular board books that don't work for my kids 2/5 Stars

Campoy, F. Isabel & Howell, Theresa; López, Rafael (illustrator). Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2016), 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism, 4/5 Stars

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin. The Potty Book for boys (Barron's Educational Series), 5 hugely popular board books that don't work for my kids 1/5 Stars

Carle, Eric. 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo (Philomel Books, 1982), Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Love Trains, 4/5 Stars

Carle, Eric. The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse (Philomel Books) In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf 4/5 Stars

Carle, Eric. Mister Seahorse (Philomel Books) In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf, 3/5 Stars

Carle, Eric. Today is Monday (Puffin Books, 1997), Days of the Week: 9 Great Picture Books 5/5 Stars

Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Philomel Books), In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf and Days of the Week: 9 Great Picture Books 5/5 Stars

Carle, Eric. The Very Lonely Firefly (Philomel Books), In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf 5/5 Stars

Colandro, Lucille & Lee, Jared D. (illustrator). There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! (Cartwheel Books), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

Collicutt, Paul. This Train (Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 1999), Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Love Trains, 4/5 Stars

Cooper, Elisha Big Cat, Little Cat (Roaring Brook Press, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 2), 4/5 Stars

Cotter, Bill. Don't Push The Button (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2013), Two silly monkeys jumping on a bed: 7 seriously funny picture books 5/5 Stars

Crews, Donald. Freight Train (Greenwillow Books), 7 Parent-Certified Books for Your Preschooler with Autism and Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Love Trains5/5 Stars

Cronin, Doreen & Lewin, Betsy (illustrator). Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (Little Simon), This land was made for you and me, 5/5 Stars

D

Daniel, Danielle. Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox (Groundwood Books, 2015), 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism, 5/5 Stars

Dean, James. Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins (HarperCollins), Once upon a time there was a dark, dark moor, 4/5 Stars

Dewdney, Anna. Llama Llama Red Pajama (Viking), Goodnight Noises Everywhere4/5 Stars and No more llama drama: A goodbye letter to Anna Dewdney

Dewdney, Anna. Llama Llama Misses Mama (Viking), No more llama drama: A goodbye letter to Anna Dewdney

Diesen, Deborah & Hanna, Dan (illustrator). The Pout-Pout Fish (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), 7 Parent-Certified Books for Your Preschooler with Autism, Recommended by Readers

My First Board Books series (DK Publishing), grader, scraper, paver, roller 4/5 Stars

Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel (illustrator). Room On The Broom (Puffin Books), Once upon a time there was a dark, dark moor 5/5 Stars

Dyckman, Ame; Climo, Liz (illustrator). You Don't Want a Unicorn (Hachette Book Group, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 2), 4/5 Stars

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Ehlert, Lois. Planting a Rainbow (HMH Books for Young Readers), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

Elting, Mary & Folson, Michael; Kent, Jack (Illustrator). Q is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game (Clarion Books, 2005), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 5/5 Stars

Emberley, Ed. Go Away, Big Green Monster! (Little, Brown and Company), Once upon a time there was a dark, dark moor 5/5 Stars

F

Fleming, Denise. 5 Little Ducks (Beach Lane Books, 2006), Days of the Week: 9 Great Picture Books 5/5 Stars

Fox, Mem. Boo to a Goose (Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998), Two silly monkeys jumping on a bed: 7 seriously funny picture books, 4/5 Stars

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Ghahremani, Susie. Stack the Cats (Abrams Appleseed, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 1), 4/5 Stars

Gibbons, Gail. From Seed to Plant (Holiday House), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

Gomi, Taro. Everybody Poops (Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 1993), 10 Picture Books for Potty Training Readiness 5/5 Stars

Guthrie, Woodie & Jakobsen, Kathy (illustrator). This Land is Your Land (Little Brown & Company), This land was made for you and me 5/5 Stars

H

Hall, Michael. Perfect Square (Greenwillow Books, 2011), Days of the Week: 9 Great Picture Books 4/5 Stars

Haskamp, Steve. Eight Silly Monkeys (Bendon Publishing, 2003), Two silly monkeys jumping on a bed: 7 seriously funny picture books 4/5 Stars

Hurley, Jorey. Ribbit (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 1) 4/5 Stars

Hutchins, Pat. The Doorbell Rang (Greenwillow Books), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

Hutton, John & Cencko, Doug (Illustrator). Dogs! (blue manatee press, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 1) 5/5 Stars

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iKids; Conger, Holli (Illustrator) Poke-A-Dot! An Alphabet Eye Spy (innovativeKids, 2015) Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 5/5 Stars

Isadora, Rachel. Say Hello! (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 2010), 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism 5/5 Stars

J

Jarrie, Martin. ABC USA (Sterling, 2005), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 3/5 Stars

Johnson, Stephen T. Alphabet City (Viking Books for Young Readers, 1995), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 4/5 Stars

K

Katz, Karen. The Colors of Us (Square Fish, 2002), 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism, 4/5 Stars

Kelley, Marty. Almost Everybody Farts (Sterling Children's Books, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 1) 5/5 Stars

Kontis, Alethea & Kolar, Bob (Illustrator). Alpha Oops: The Day Z Went First (Candlewick, 2012), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 4/5 Stars

Krejtschi, Tobias. Monster Munch (Minedition, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 2), 4/5 Stars

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Lehman, Barbara. Trainstop (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2008), Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Love Trains 5/5 Stars

Levine, Arthur A. & Hector, Julian (Illustrator). Monday is One Day (Scholastic Press, 2011), Days of the Week: 9 Great Picture Books 4/5 Stars

Light, Steve. Trains Go (Chronicle Books, 2012), Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Love Trains 5/5 Stars

Lionni, Leo. The Alphabet Tree (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1968), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 5/5 Stars

Lionni, Leo. Swimmy (Dragonfly Books), This land was made for you and me, 4/5 Stars

Litwin, Eric & Dean, James (Illustrator). Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes (HaperCollins, 2010), Interview with NY Times bestselling author (and former special ed teacher) Eric Litwin, 5/5 Stars

Litwin, Eric & Dean, James (Illustrator). Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes (HaperCollins, 2011), Interview with NY Times bestselling author (and former special ed teacher) Eric Litwin, 5/5 Stars

Litwin, Eric & Dean, James (Illustrator). Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons (HaperCollins, 2012), Interview with NY Times bestselling author (and former special ed teacher) Eric Litwin, 5/5 Stars

Litwin, Eric & Dean, James (Illustrator). Pete the Cat Saves Christmas (HaperCollins, 2012), Interview with NY Times bestselling author (and former special ed teacher) Eric Litwin, 4/5 Stars

Litwin, Eric & Lichtenheld, Tom (Illustrator). Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs (Orchard Books/Scholastic, 2016), Interview with NY Times bestselling author (and former special ed teacher) Eric Litwin, 5/5 Stars

Litwin, Eric & Magoon, Scott (Illustrator). The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2014), Interview with NY Times bestselling author (and former special ed teacher) Eric Litwin, mentioned in interview, not yet rated by Mama Bibliosoph

Litwin, Eric & Magoon, Scott (Illustrator). The Nuts: Keep Rolling! (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 1) 4/5 Stars

Litwin, Eric & Magoon, Scott (Illustrator). The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015), Interview with NY Times bestselling author (and former special ed teacher) Eric Litwin, mentioned in interview, not yet rated by Mama Bibliosoph

Lunde, Darrin P. Whose Poop Is That? (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 1) 5/5 Stars

M

Mack, Jeff. Ah Ha! (Chronicle Books, 2013), Interview with Author and Illustrator Jeff Mack, 5/5 Stars

Mack, Jeff. Frog and Fly in Six Slurpy Stories (Philomel Books, 2012), Interview with Author and Illustrator Jeff Mack, 5/5 Stars

Mack, Jeff. Good News, Bad News (Chronicle Books, 2012), Interview with Author and Illustrator Jeff Mack, 5/5 Stars

Mack, Jeff. Look! (Philomel Books, 2015), Interview with Author and Illustrator Jeff Mack, 5/5 Stars

Mack, Jeff. Mine! (Chronicle Books, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 2), 5/5 Stars

Mack, Jeff. Playtime? (Philomel Books, 2016), Interview with Author and Illustrator Jeff Mack, 4/5 Stars

Mack, Jeff. Who Needs a Bath? (HarperCollins, 2015), Interview with Author and Illustrator Jeff Mack, 4/5 Stars

Mack, Jeff. Who Wants a Hug? (HarperCollins, 2015), Interview with Author and Illustrator Jeff Mack, 4/5 Stars

Manning, Maurie J. Laundry Day (Clarion Books, 2012), 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism, 5/5 Stars

Mansfield, Andy; Flintham, Thomas (illustrator). One Lonely Fish (Bloomsbury, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 2), 5/5 Stars

Maranville, Amy; Palin, Tim (illustrator). Padmini is Powerful (Mascot Books, 2015), 7 South Asian Picture Books for Kids With Autism, 4/5 Stars

Marshall, James. Red Riding Hood (Puffin Books), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

Martin Jr., Bill & Archambault, John; Ehlert, Lois (illustrator). Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Little Simon, 2012), 7 Parent-Certified Books for Your Preschooler with Autism and Two silly monkeys jumping on a bed: 7 seriously funny picture books, 5/5 Stars

Mayer, Mercer. There's An Alligator Under My Bed (Dial Books), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

McCloud, Carol. Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Nelson Publishing & Marketing), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

McMullan, Kate & McMullan, Jim. I Stink! (HarperCollins), 7 Parent-Certified Books for Your Preschooler with Autism, Recommended by Readers

McKellar, Danica; Padrón, Alicia (illustrator); Goodnight, Numbers (Random House Children's Books, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 2), 4/5 Stars

Merberg, Julie & Bober, Suzanne. A Picnic with Monet (Chronicle Books), 5 hugely popular board books that don't work for my kids 2/5 Stars

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art. Museum ABC (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2002), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 4/5 Stars

Munsch, Robert. Love You Forever (Firefly Books), 5 hugely popular board books that don't work for my kids 1/5 Stars

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Nagara, Innosanto. A is for Activist (Kupu Kupu Press), 5 hugely popular board books that don't work for my kids 1/5 Stars

Nelson, Kadir. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (Dial Books, 2005), 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism, 5/5 Stars

Niemann, Christoph. Subway (HarperCollins Children's Books, 2010), Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Like Trains 4/5 Stars

Numeroff, Laura Joffe & Bond, Felicia (illustrator). It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (Balzer + Bray), Once upon a time there was a dark, dark moor, 4/5 Stars

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Park, Linda Sue & Lee, Ho Baek (illustrator). Bee-bim Bop! (Sandpiper/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005), 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids With Autism 4/5 Stars

Pierce, Terry & Schwartz, Carol (Illustrator). My Busy Green Garden (Tilbury House Publishers, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 1) 4/5 Stars

R

Rankin, Laura. The Handmade Alphabet (Puffin Books, 1996), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 5/5 Stars

Ravishankar, Anushka. To market! To market! (Tara Books, 2007), 7 South Asian Picture Books for Kids With Autism 5/5 Stars

Rey, Margret & Rey, H.A.. Curious George series (Houghton Mifflin Company), 7 Parent-Certified Books for Your Preschooler with Autism, Recommended by Readers

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Schertle, Alice & McElmurry, Jill (illustrator). Little Blue Truck (HMH Books), This land was made for you and me, 5/5 Stars

Sehgal, Kabir & Sehgal, Surishtha; Golden, Jess (illustrator). The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk (Beach Lane Books, 2016), 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism, and 7 South Asian Picture Books For Kids With Autism 5/5 Stars

Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! (Random House Books for Young Readers), The quick Queen of Quincy and her quacking quacker-oo 4/5 Stars

Shaskan, Stephen. Toad on the Road (HarperCollins, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 1) 5/5 Stars

Shiefman, Vicky & August, Louise (Illustrator). Sunday Potatoes, Monday Potatoes (Simon & Schuster, 1994), Days of the Week: 9 Great Picture Books 5/5 Stars

Sima, Jesse. Not Quite Narwhal (Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 2), 3/5 Stars

Sobel, June & Cole, Henry (Illustrator). Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2006), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 4/5 Stars

Sobel, June & Huliska-Beith, Laura (Illustrator). The Goodnight Train (HMH Books for Young Readers), Goodnight noises everywhere and Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Love Trains 5/5 Stars

Steig, William. Brave Irene (Farrar Straus Giroux), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

T

Tankard, Jeremy. Grumpy Bird (Scholastic Press, 2007) Two silly monkeys jumping on a bed: 7 seriously funny picture books, 4/5 Stars

Tekavec, Heather; Curnick, Pippa (illustrator). Different? Same! (Kids Can Press, 2017), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 2), 5/5 Stars

Thong, Roseanne Greenfield & Parra, John (illustrator). Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors (Chronicle Books, 2014), 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism, 5/5 Stars

Tonatiuh, Duncan. Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010), 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism, 4/5 Stars

Tweet, Jonathan & Lewis, Karen (Illustrator). Grandmother Fish (Feiwel & Friends, 2016), Evolution For Preschoolers: An Interview With "Grandmother Fish" Author Jonathan Tweet, 5/5 Stars

Twohy, Mike. Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run!: An Alphabet Caper (Balzer + Bray, 2016), Obsessed: 12 Books For Kids Who (Really) Love The Alphabet 4/5 Stars

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Ward, Cindy & dePaola, Tomie (Illustrator). Cookie's Week (Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 2004), Days of the Week: 9 Great Picture Books 5/5 Stars

Watts, Fiona & Wells, Rachel. That's Not My... series (Usborne) Its Spines Are So Soft; That's Not My Train (2008) featured in Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Like Trains 5/5 Stars

Weatherford, Carole Boston & Christie, R. Gregory (Illustrator). Freedom in Congo Square (little bee books, 2016), Days of the Week: 9 Great Picture Books 4/5 Stars

Wenzel, Brendan. They All Saw a Cat (Chronicle Books, 2016), 2017 Children's Summer Reading List (Part 1) 5/5 Stars

Williams, Linda & Lloyd, Megan (illustrator). The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams and Megan Lloyd (HarperCollins), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

Wood, Audrey & Wood, Don (illustrator). The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (Child's Play International), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio

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Zion, Gene. Harry by the Sea (HarperCollins), Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio, Recommended by Tara Brescio