Must-haves for every children's library!

A Listmania! list by DailyBird "dailybird" (Portland, OR United States)
The list author says: "These are tried and true titles. My kids love them, and they're the go-to items for gifts. They've stood the "again! again!" test at bedtime reading."
Library Lion
1.  Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
The list author says:
  "Beautiful story and illustrations. Wonderful."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

Bear Snores On
2.  Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
The list author says:
  "a wonderful storytime book! The whole series is great."
$13.85   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews)

Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm
3.  Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen
The list author says:
  "beautiful illustrations and fun story"
$13.23   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Tumble Bumble
4.  Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond
The list author says:
  "great book for little ones! They always laugh..."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

Blueberries for Sal
5.  Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
The list author says:
  "a classic"
Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)

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Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball
6.  Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball by Vicki Churchill
The list author says:
  "beautiful illustrations and children love to read along"
$5.35   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Gilberto and the Wind
7.  Gilberto and the Wind by Marie Hall Ets
The list author says:
  "a beautiful book that quietly follows the mysterious wind"
Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Grandfather Twilight (Paperstar Book)
8.  Grandfather Twilight (Paperstar Book) by Barbara Berger
The list author says:
  "the MOST beautifully illustrated book I've ever seen -- perfect for bedtime storytelling"
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Mouse Paint
9.  Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The list author says:
  "helps your child learn colors and how they mix to make other colors"
$5.35   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Where the Wild Things Are
10.  Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The list author says:
  "a classic"
$10.70   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (861 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Guess How Much I Love You
11.  Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
The list author says:
  "everyone must own this..."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (686 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Chugga Chugga Choo Choo
12.  Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Kevin Lewis
The list author says:
  "beautiful book that a child will want to read over and over. Help get them sleepy, too."
$11.30   Used & New from: $0.55
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)

Clickety Clack (Picture Books)
13.  Clickety Clack (Picture Books) by Robert Spence III
The list author says:
  "rhyming and brightly colored illustrations"
Used & New from: $4.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Clap Your Hands
14.  Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
The list author says:
  "to get your little one dancing around"
Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Goodnight Moon
15.  Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The list author says:
  "find the mouse throughout the book"
$8.09   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,391 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Two Little Trains
16.  Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown
The list author says:
  "if your child loves trains, another great one for the collection"
$14.23   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Kipper
17.  Kipper by Mick Inkpen
The list author says:
  "a great little dog that you will fall in love with"
Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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One Hungry Monster : A Counting Book in Rhyme Board Book
18.  One Hungry Monster : A Counting Book in Rhyme Board Book by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe
The list author says:
  "counting fun, and silly monsters to boot!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Anniversary Edition of a Modern Classic
19.  We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Anniversary Edition of a Modern Classic by Michael Rosen
The list author says:
  "children love this one"
$10.88   Used & New from: $5.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
20.  Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud
The list author says:
  "as your child grows, this is a great way to visually explain how being kind to others is beneficial to all"
$14.77   Used & New from: $7.33
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)

Gyo Fujikawa's A to Z Picture Book
21.  Gyo Fujikawa's A to Z Picture Book by Gyo Fujikawa
The list author says:
  "beautiful and educational all at once"
$8.78   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Skippyjon Jones
22.  Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
The list author says:
  "hilarious!"
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (454 customer reviews)

Good Night, Gorilla
23.  Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
The list author says:
  "Lovely illustrations, and you get to make up the story as you go along. Kids love to add their two cents, too."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews)

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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (Child's Play Library)
24.  The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (Child's Play Library) by Don Wood
The list author says:
  "cutest mouse ever! Giggles ensue"
$4.60   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (323 customer reviews)

I Am a Bunny (A Golden Sturdy Book)
25.  I Am a Bunny (A Golden Sturdy Book) by Ole Risom
The list author says:
  "shows the seasons in a sweet and quiet way"
$4.69   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews)

Some Dog!
26.  Some Dog! by Mary Casanova
The list author says:
  "fantastic story that keeps their attention"
$12.75   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

A Fine, Fine School
27.  A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech
The list author says:
  "I love this story. The kids think it's funny, and it's just really clever."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
28.  The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by Ernest H. Shepard
The list author says:
  "No library is complete without it."
$22.60   Used & New from: $1.08
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
29.  How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen
The list author says:
  "Another great "get sleepy" story"
$10.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews)

How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
30.  How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? by Jane Yolen
The list author says:
  "Helpful. Especially in the toddler years"
$5.71   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)
31.  Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) by Elizabeth Verdick
The list author says:
  "trust me...you'll need it at some point."
$7.15   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

Gossie and Friends Board Book Set (Gossie & Friends)
32.  Gossie and Friends Board Book Set (Gossie & Friends) by Olivier Dunrea
The list author says:
  "Adorable! My daughter couldn't get enough of Gossie."
$15.39   Used & New from: $5.81
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Little Engine That Could mini
33.  The Little Engine That Could mini by Watty Piper
The list author says:
  "A classic must-have with a great message"
$4.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition
34.  The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition by Margret Rey
The list author says:
  "Life is not complete without a little George in it"
Used & New from: $11.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (302 customer reviews)

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The Story of Ferdinand (Puffin Storytime)
35.  The Story of Ferdinand (Puffin Storytime) by Munro Leaf
The list author says:
  "If you haven't read this, you must. To each his own, is a great message."
$8.90   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (378 customer reviews)

All the World
36.  All the World by Marla Frazee
The list author says:
  "Beautiful"
$13.65   Used & New from: $2.84
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

Max's Words
37.  Max's Words by Kate Banks
The list author says:
  "Shows the adventures that reading provides"
$13.61   Used & New from: $9.29
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Personal Space Camp
38.  Personal Space Camp by Julia Cook
The list author says:
  "if you have a kid that needs help understanding personal space, with friends. Funny storyline."
$8.95   Used & New from: $5.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Harry the Dirty Dog Board Book
39.  Harry the Dirty Dog Board Book by Gene Zion
The list author says:
  "classic, funny story. And kids can relate to the bath part!"
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)

The Gruffalo
40.  The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The list author says:
  "the kids' absolute favorite"
$3.94   Used & New from: $2.69
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (312 customer reviews)

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