Below is a reading list by The Chattanooga Public Library for your child! Each book falls under one of The Basics and is available for checkout at The Chattanooga Public Library.


Maximize Love, Manage Stress

  • Always by Emma Dodd
  • I Love You Like a Pig by Mac Barnett
  • I Just Want to Say Good Night  by Rachel Isadora
  • Where's Bunny by Theo Heras
  • This Story Is for You by Greg Pizzoli
  • I Really Want to See You Grandma by Taro Gomi
  • If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song by Luke Reynolds
  • You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith
  • Blanket of Love by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • All of Baby, Nose to Toes by Victoria Adler

Talk, Sing, and Point

  • Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
  • The Library Book by Tom Chapin & Michael Mark
  • Mama, Look! by Patricia Murphy
  • Old MacDonald Had a Boat by Steve Goetz
  • Little Chickies/Los Pollitos by Susie Jaramillo
  • Old Mikamba Had a Farm by Rachel Isadora
  • Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Count, Group, and Compare

  • Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt
  • Weather Girls by Aki
  • Grandma's Tiny House by JaNay Brown-Wood
  • Goodnight Numbers by Danica McKellar

Explore Through Movement and Play

  • Leo Loves Baby Time by Anna McQuinn
  • Dig In! by Andy Jenson-Elliott

Read and Discuss Stories

  • Another Way to Climb a Tree by Liz Garton Scanlon
  • I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs