Salsa Lullaby

By Jen Arena, Illustrated by Erika Meza (Alfred A. Knopf – 2019 )

Mami starts a salsa song. Papi keeps the beat. Baby loves this lullaby, moves those dancing feet. When nighttime falls, it’s time for baby to go to sleep. In this household, that means it’s also time for Mami, Papi, and baby to dance, sing, jump, and more, all the way to bedtime. This bouncy bilingual (English/Spanish) story will be a bedtime favorite no matter what language you say “Good Night” in!


Thank you for Me!

By Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by Kristina Stephenson (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers – 2010)

From your nose to your toes, you are special!! Rhythmic text, with gentle expression of children, enumerates what various body parts can do, including hands to clap and a body to twirl, then express thanks for each of those parts – and the whole.


Best-Ever Big Sister

By Karen Katz ( Grosset & Dunlap – 2006 )

This is a lift-the-flap book by Karen Katz who creates a lot of children’s picture books. Each page of the book says ” I’m a big sister. My baby sister…..” and the following page ” But I can….”, and then flap the page up to show what/how her big sister does. It will be helpful to establish understanding of new big sister’s role.>>>Other books by Karen Kate in SHI collection.

児童絵本を数多く制作しているKaren Katzによる、飛び出す仕掛けの絵本。各ページは” I’m a big sister. My baby sister…..”と書かれ、反対のページには” But I can….”, となり、そのページを持ち上げると赤ちゃんより自分が出来ることを絵とテキストで示している。幼い妹への姉の役割を理解するのに、役立つ絵本である。>>>SHEのコレクションにある同作者の作品

Nerdy Babies Ocean

By Emmy Kastner (Roaring Brook Press – 2019)

Nerdy Babies are curious everything. Do you ever wonder about the ocean? Explore the underwater world of marine life on a trip to the bottom of the sea.


Ten Tiny Babies

By Karen Katz (Margaret K. McElderry Books – 2008)

It’s counting book, and each time to open page, another baby joins one by one. 10 silly, bouncy, noisy, cuddly babies come to play all day until (yawn) bedtime. >>> Other books of Karen Kate in SHI collection.


Johnny works with One Hammer

Retold by Nicholas Ian, Illustrated by Mike Petrik, Music by Drew Temperante (Cantata Learning – 2017 )

As counting number, reading text and sing along with included music, it captures the joy of different people work together. >>> CD is included. The instruction how to use the book and the music score are on the first and last pages.


Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Retold by Nicholas Ian, Illustrated by Misa Saburi, Music Arranged and Produced by Drew Temperante (Cantata Learning – 2017 )

This book is talking about a teddy bear, and shows how to relate with own teddy bear as presenting different kids together. >>> The publisher encourages parents/teachers to read and sing with children, and music CD is included in this book.


I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!)

By Rachel Isadora ( Nancy Paulsen Books – 2016 )

Children explore their five senses, learning what they can see, smell, hear, touch and taste. Simple texts and adorable illustrations can help children to understand how their five senses work.

子ども達が、見る、嗅ぐ、聞く、触る、味わうの自分に備わった五感を探索してゆく。 簡単明瞭なテキストと愛らしいイラストは、子ども達が自分の五感の働きを理解するのに、大いなる助けとなる。

Henry wants MORE!

By Linda Ashman, Illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes (Random House-2016)   

Henry lives with his biracial parents, Grandma, Lucy and Charlie. Whether spending time with Papa, singing songs with Grandma, playing games with Lucy, or racing with Charlie, toddler Henry wears his family out until his bedtime. And when the bedtime comes, it’s his Mama who wants more giving love to him.



Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender

By Elvis Presley, Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin ( Dial Books for Young Readers -2017 )

Adapted from the unforgettable classic song, Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender is a heartwarming ode to the special bond between children and the adults who love and care for them as featuring the diversity of family.