The Center for Children's Books

Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I Love... - February 2006

Selected and annotated by Cindy Welch

Love comes in all shapes, sizes and kinds. This month's list is about things we love in our lives, from important people to nightly baths!

Arnold, Tedd. Hi! Fly Guy; written and illus. by Tedd Arnold. Cartwheel/Scholastic, 2005. Gr. 1-3.
When Buzz searches for a cool new pet, a chance collision introduces him to Fly Guy.

Ball, Johnny. Go Figure!: A Totally Cool book about Numbers. DK, 2005. Gr. 5-9.
For number-lovers everywhere, a chance to dive into brain teasers, puzzles and fun facts about figures.

Bennett, Kelly. Not Norman: A Goldfish Story; illus. by Noah Z. Jones. Candlewick, 2005. 5-7 yrs.
Just when it looks like pet fish Norman might be traded in, his young owner discovers that Norman's differences are what makes him loveable.

Clements, Andrew. Because Your Daddy Loves You; illus. by R.W. Alley. Clarion, 2005. 3-5 yrs.
Sometimes love is what parents don't say and what they do instead.

Duncan, Alice Faye. Honey Baby Sugar Child; illus. by Susan Keeter. Simon, 2005. 1-3 yrs.
Jumping, laughing, comforting, sleeping, Lord knows I love you, Honey Baby Sugar Child.

Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Sylvia Jean, Drama Queen; written and illus. by Lisa Campbell Ernst. Dutton, 2005. 4-7 yrs.
Sylvia Jean loves to dress up but when the big costume party is announced, she decides to go with her most original costume ever.

Joosse, Barbara M. Papa, Do You Love Me?, illus. by Barbara Lavallee. Chronicle, 2005. 2-4 yrs.
When a son questions his father about how much he loves him, he learns how wide and rich and deep that love is.

Lee, Spike & Lee, Tonya Lewis. Please, Puppy, Please, illus. by Kadir Nelson. Simon, 2005. 2-4 yrs.
Being patient with a new puppy is hard, but love makes the training much easier.

Lo, Ginnie. Mahjong All Day Long, illus. by Beth Lo. Walker, 2005. 4-7 yrs.
A family that loves (Mahjong) plays together and stays together.

Lyons, Mary E, ad. Roy Makes A Car; ad. from a story collected by Zora Neale Hurston; illus. by Terry Widener. Atheneum, 2005. 5-10 yrs.
Roy's love of engines and cars helps him create cars that can avoid accidents and even fly. What will he think of next?

Foreman, George. Let George Do It!; by George Foreman and Fran Manushkin; illus. by Whitney Martin. Simon, 2005. 5-8 yrs.
It's Big George's birthday and all the little Georges pitch in to get ready for the party. Love that name, George!

Milord, Susan. Love That Baby!; written and illus. by Susan Milord. Houghton, 2005. 6-18 mos.
How many ways can you love a baby? Feed them, rock them, hug them, tickle them and claim them as your own.

Uhlberg, Myron. Dad, Jackie, and Me; illus. by Colin Bootman. Peachtree, 2005. 6-8 yrs.
A love of baseball and a dedication to overcoming obstacles link a famous Brooklyn Dodger (Jackie Robinson), and a father and his son.