Books for Little Boys

Back in June, my friend Melissa gave birth to beautiful baby boy named Connor. Baby Connor has a three-year-old sister, but because I think that Connor deserves a little library all his own, I decided to find some great titles (written for kids 5 and under) perfect for any little man.

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

It’s the end of the night, and the zookeeper is making his rounds, saying goodnight to all of the animals. The sneaky gorilla swipes the zookeeper’s keys and lets all of the animals out of their cages! While this book does have some words, the story is told primarily in vivid illustrations. Good Night, Gorilla makes a great bedtime book for infants, toddlers, and beginning readers.

Firefighters: Speeding! Spraying! Saving! by Patricia Hubbell

This lively book chronicles a day in the life of a group of firefighters: getting dressed and racing away on their truck, putting out fires and rescuing people, and even relaxing after a job well done. With colorful illustrations and simple, energetic language, this book is ideal for reading aloud to a little one.

There’s No Such Thing as a Dragonby Jack Kent

One morning, Billy Bixbee wakes up to find a kitten-sized dragon in his room. When Billy tells his mother, she assures him that there is no such thing as a dragon. If there is no such thing, than he’d best ignore it, Billy decides. But soon the tiny dragon begins to grow, and grow, and GROW, until it’s the size of a house! When Billy finally acknowledges the dragon with a pat on the head, it wags its tail and shrinks back down to its original size. But why did the dragon get so big? “I think he just wanted to be noticed,” says Billy. Even for children too young to grasp the subtle moral of this story, it’s still an engaging book with whimsical illustrations.


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