The first book children enrolled in the program are mailed is The Little Engine That Could. After this introductory title, they are sent a new, age-appropriate book each month until the month they turn five. Representative titles are listed below. The very last book is Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Children born in 2018 receive books that are bright, with big drawings, and colorful. Some are board books, but all are simple, easy to use, with minimal text.
|Baby Signs||My First Songs|
|*Baby Sounds||Peek A Book Morning|
|Where’s Ellie||Baby! Talk!|
|*I Love My Mommy Because or Where’s My Nose?||Llama, Llama Nighty Night or Look Look!|
|Whose Baby Am I?||Winnie-the-Pooh’s Opposites or Wheels on the Bus|
|Sassy: Bedtime for Baby||Little Gardener|
Children born in 2017 receive books that have repetition and predictability. Some show children doing familiar things. Others teach about colors, letters or numbers.
|ABC Look at Me||Llama, Llama Red Pajama|
|Little Bitty Friends||Little Poems for Tiny Ears|
|Sassy: Let’s Count||*Sassy: Baby’s First Words|
|Night-Night Forest Friends||*I Love My Daddy Because or Dog Wants to Play|
|Good Night, Gorilla||Little Sleepy Head|
|Corduroy: Shapes or Little Cub||My Farm Friends|
Children born in 2016 receive books that help them understand feelings and resolve issues. Some books may have no words and they can create their own story.
|The Bug Book||*Jake at Gymnastics|
|Following Papa’s Song||My No, No, No Day|
|* I hear a Pickel or *Just One More||Llama, Llama Gram & Grandpa or Baking Day at Grandma’s|
|I Am a Rainbow||Maple|
|King Jack & the Dragon||Huey’s: What’s the Opposite|
|Little Owl’s Night||Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose|
Children born in 2015 receive books that are more complex and feature the diversity of others. There are nursery rhymes, poems, and lots of good humor.
|*Abuela||Chimpanzee for Tea or Peanut Butter & Cupcake|
|Home for a Bunny||*Snowy Day|
|Llama, Llama & the Bully Goat||Meet Me at the Moon|
|Old Bear and His Cub||Read to Tiger|
|Ginger Bread Man Loose on the Fire Truck||Max & the Tagalong Moon|
Children born in 2014 receive books with more details (hero, complication, resolution) and show that it is okay to be different. Some are funny and playful.
|*On No, Gotta Go||The First Strawberries|
|*Peace Is an Offering or Not Your Typical Dragon||Lion Lessons or Caterina and the Lemonade Stand|
|Otis & the Kitten or Otis & the Puppy||Excellent Ed or Runaway Tomato|
|Ten Thank You Letters||Plenty of Love to Go Around|
|The Perfect Present||Coat of Many Colors|
|Miss Maple’s Seeds||Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon|
Children born in 2013 receive folk tales, non-fiction science books, rhymes and poetry. Other stories address school preparation and readiness.
|*Hooray, a Pinata||*Owl Moon|
|As an Oak Tree Grows||Tarra & Bella|
|Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It||Last Stop on Market Street|
|Fly Butterfly||The Gruffalo|
|Violet the Pilot||The Tale of Peter Rabbit|
|If I Built a Car or One Cool Friend|
*Bilingual English/Spanish Title