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Book cover Jazz Baby
Lisa Wheeler (2007) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Audience: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Category: African-American, Concept, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Jazz baby is having a jazzy good time with a family that is wild about music. There's snapping, clapping and some mean toe-tapping! Granny sings and Grandpa toots while Mama sings high and Daddy sings low (the words high and low are featured throughout the book). What's a baby to do but to have fun, fun, fun?!? You'll have fun reading this appealing book and before you know it, you will have some jazzy fun of your own!

Reviewed by: Annie / West Boulevard Library
If you liked this book, you may also like: My Family Plays Music

Comments from Readers

David, age 8 from North Carolina
It is a really funny book.

Andrea, age 36 from Colorado
My 20 month old LOVED this book! We sang it to him while he clapped and danced along. He would cheer "oh yeah" at the end and want us to read it over and over. I enjoyed it too!


Book cover Welcome Precious
Nikki Grimes (2006) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Audience: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Category: African-American, Read Aloud, Realistic Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


No baby has been welcomed in the world like this precious litte one. Mom and Dad welcome baby to all kinds of wonderful delights like "a world wrapped in rainbows" and "sun-sparkle and moonlight". Baby is also wrapped up with the tender thoughts of Nikki Grimes and the beautiful illustrations of Bryan Collier. This is a fabulous look at the beginnings of a fabulous family and their precious new world with baby. Beautiful book!

Reviewed by: Annie / West Boulevard Library

Book cover Sing-Along Song
JoAnn Early Macken (2004) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Audience: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Category: African-American, Books & Babies, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


This wonderful rhyming book features a bright-eyed, smiling toddler who loves to sing. From the robin that sings outside his window to the family cat and finally bedtime, the little boy mentions people and animals in his environment and then sings a little song about them. This is also a loving family story showing the little boy’s mom, dad, and little sister in cozy moments such dinnertime and bedtime. Pham’s use of darker shades of colors makes the lively illustrations stand out on the pages and gives the book a unique look. A great story for storytime, bedtime, or anytime.

Reviewed by: Jeanenne / Steele Creek Library

Book cover I Can Do It Too!
Karen Baicker (2003) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max
Audience: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Category: African-American, Books & Babies, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


A toddler's world is full of big people who can do everything. Join a little girl who copies her family members as they perform daily activities. Her persistence and the support of loved ones allows her to be successful at everything she attempts, such as pouring juice and holding a book. Bold, colorful illustations move the story along, as do the toddler's own words, "I can do it too!"

Reviewed by: Susan / South County Regional Library
Parental Notes

Comments from Readers

Ashley, age 12 from West Haven, Conneticut
It is a great book for little boys and girls. Read the book.


Book cover Peekaboo Morning
Rachel Isadora (2002) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Rachel Isadora
Audience: Babies, Toddlers
Category: African-American, Books & Babies, Concept, Multicultural, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


It is morning time and a baby plays peek-a-boo and readers get to play along too! In just a few pages, Isadora's combination of simple text and bold, engaging illustrations successfully depict a toddler learning about the people and the world around them. It is a perfect read aloud book.

Reviewed by: Malcolm / Beatties Ford Road Library


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