Alert: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the library is currently closed to the public until further notice. For the safety of library staff and in accordance with the Mayor’s Executive order, as of Tuesday, March 31st, we will no longer be accepting items for return through the library’s book return at the back of the building. No current checkouts will come due and no fines will accrue for items in good standing during this closure. We will not be taking ILL, material requests or book donations during this time. Please visit our website to see the many ways you can stay connected to books and other activities. We are pushing out resources for engagement at home through our FB page https://www.facebook.com/CMCPublicLibrary. From all of us  in your library family, we look forward to seeing you happy and healthy again when we reopen.

Teacher reading to childrenPlease note: This is a suggested list to read aloud or have your child read independently. Parents may wish to preview all content to ensure appropriateness for their children.

  • Ahlberg, Janet. (E Ahl) Each Peach Pear Plum: an "I spy" story
  • Aliki, (E Ali) We are Best Friends
  • Alborough, Jez. (E Alb) Duck in the Truck
  • Beaton, Clare. (E Bea) How Big Is a Pig?
  • Beaton, Clare. (E Bea) Zoë and Her Zebra
  • Bourgeois, Paulette. (E Bou) Franklin and the Thunderstorm (Series)
  • Bridwell, Norman. (E Bri) Clifford the Big Red Dog (Series)
  • Briggs, Raymond. (E Bri) Snowman
  • Brown, Marcia. (E Bro) Once A Mouse
  • Brown, Margaret Wise. (E Bro) Goodnight Moon
  • Burton, Virginia. (E Bur) The Little House (Caldecott Medal)
  • Capucilli, Alyssa. (E Cap) Biscuit (Series)
  • Carle, Eric. (E Car) The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Carle, Eric. (E Car) 1, 2, 3, to the Zoo
  • Christelow, Eileen. (E Chr) Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Series)
  • DeBrunoff, Jean. (E DeB) The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (Series)
  • De Paola, Tomie (E DeP) Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs
  • Eastman, P.D. (E Eas) Are You My Mother?
  • Galdone, Paul. (E Gal) Hattie and the Fox
  • Guarino, Deborah. (E Gua) Is Your Mama A Llama?
  • Hest, Amy. (E Hes) Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses (Series)
  • Hillert, Margaret. (E Hil) The Three Bears
  • Hoban, Russell. (E Hob) Bedtime for Frances (Series)
  • Hoberman, Mary Ann. (E Hob) Miss Mary Mack
  • Hutchins, Pat. (E Hut) The Doorbell Rang
  • Keats, Ezra Jack. (E Kea) Peter’s Chair
  • Keller, Holly. (E Hol) Geraldine’s Blanket
  • Langstaff, John. (E Lan) Frog Went ACourtin’ (Caldecott Medal)
  • Lobel, Arnold. (E Lob) Frog and Toad All Year (Series)
  • London, Jonathan. (E Lon) Froggy Gets Dressed (Series)
  • Marshall, James (E Mar) George and Martha
  • Martin, Bill and John Archambault (E Mar) Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • McGrath, Barbara Barbieri. (E McG) The Cheerios Counting Book
  • Numeroff, Laura Joffe. (E Num) If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Rey, H. L. (E Rey) Curious George (Series)
  • Seuss, Dr. (E Seu) Green Eggs and Ham
  • Seuss, Dr. (E Seu) Hop on Pop
  • Sharmat, Mitchell. (E Sha) Gregory, the Terrible Eater
  • Taback, Simms. (E Tab) There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
  • Tafuri, Nancy. (E Taf) Have You Seen My Duckling?
  • Waber, Bernard. (E Wab) Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
  • Wells, Rosemary. (E Wel) Max’s Dragon Shirt
  • Winthrop, Elizabeth. (E Win) Shoes
  • Wood, Audrey. (E Woo) The Napping House
  • Yolen, Jane. (E Yol) Owl Moon (Caldecott Medal)
  • Zion, Gene. (E Zio) Harry the Dirty Dog