Babysitting Books

There are two categories of babysitting books listed here. One on how to be a good babysitter, and the other on great books to read to childrenor have them read to youwhen babysitting. Don't forget that these books make for a great activity, especially at bedtime or any time you want to calm the children down.

How-To Babysitting Books:

1. Babysitter's Business Kit, Harriet Brown

2. American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Handbook, American Red Cross

3. The American Red Cross First Aid and Safety Handbook, Kathleen A. Handal

4. What to Expect Babysitter's Handbook, Heidi Murkoff

5. The Ultimate Baby-Sitter's Survival Guide, Debra Mostow Zakarin

6. The Babysitter's Survival Guide: Fun Games, Cool Crafts, and How to Be the Best Babysitter in Town, Jill D. Chasse

7. Pocket Guide to Safe Babysitting, Betty Cordes

8. The Toddler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 1 1/2- to 3-Year-Old Busy, Trish Kuffner

9. The Preschooler's Busy Book, Trish Kuffner

10. Amelia's Guide to Babysitting, Marissa Moss


This list of babysitting books is full of stories with meaning and morals. The classics section below may have more popular titles from decades ago, but these are tops for the new books.

1. 14 Cows for America, Carmen Agra Deedy

2. A Castle on Viola Street, DyAnne DiSalvo

3. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, Marla Frazee

4. Angelo, David MacAulay

5. An Orange for Frankie, Patricia Polacco

6. Beatrice's Goat, Page McBrier

7. Chicken Big, Keith Graves

8. Chrysanthemum, Kevin Henkes

9. How Do Dinosaurs Play with their Friends?, Jane Yolen

10. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, Mo Willems

11. My Name is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?, Jennifer Fosberry and Mike Litwin

12. Not Afraid of Dogs, Susanna Pitzer

13.Roberto the Insect Architect, Nina Laden

14. Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan In Pursuit of a Dream, Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan

15. Smoky Night, Eve Bunting

16. Spoon, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon

17. Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie, Laura Rankin

18. The Dandelion Seed, Joseph P. Anthony and Cris Arbo

19. The Empty Pot, Demi

20. The Hello, Goodbye Window, Norton Juster and Chris Raschka

21. The Lady in the Box, Ann McGovern and Marni Backer

22. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, Mordicai Gerstein

23. The Mitten Tree, Candace Christiansen and Elaine Greenstein

24. The New Bear at School, Carrie Weston and Tim Warnes

25. The Skin You Live In, Michael Tyler and David Lee Csicsko

26. The Talking Eggs, Robert D. San Souci and Jerry Pinkney

27. Those Shoes, Maribeth Boelts and Noah Z. Jones

28. Under the Lemon Moon, Edith Hope Fine and Rene King Moreno

Oldies But Goodies:

This is the list of babysitting books that not only you, but also your parents will remember. They make great gifts, and they're also a wonderful library starter. The more you babysit, the more familiar you'll become with a family's set of children's books, and you'll know which babysitting books to bring with you or to gift to the children based on which books they want to read over and over. The babysitting books list below is sure to please!

1. Alexander's Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst

2. Amelia Bedelia (series), Peggy Parish

3. Are You My Mother?, P. D. Eastman

4. Bedtime For Frances (and other Frances books), Russell Hoban and Garth Williams

5. Berenstain Bears, Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain

6. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Bill Jr Martin and Eric Carle

7. Caps for Sale, Esphyr Slobodkina

8. Corduroy (series), Don Freeman

9. Curious George (series), H. A. Rey and Margaret Rey

10. Eloise (series), Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

11. Frog and Toad are Friends (series), Arnold Lobel

12. Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

13. Harry the Dirty Dog (series), Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham

14. I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Mary Ann Hoberman and Nadine Bernard Westcott

15. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia Bond

16. Little Toot, Hardie Gramatky

17. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Bernard Waber

18. Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans

19. Millions of Cats, Wanda Gag

20. Miss Nelson is Missing!, Harry Allard and James Marshall

21. Norman the Doorman, Don Freeman

22. Olivia, Ian Falconer

23. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (and any other Dr. Seuss books), Dr. Seuss

24. The Fire Engine Book, Tibor Gergely and Diane Muldrow

26. The Five Chinese Brothers, Claire Huchet Bishop and Kurt Wiese

27. The Gingerbread Boy, Paul Galdone

28. The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

29. The Little Engine That Could, Watty Piper, George Hauman and Doris Hauman

30. The Little Red Caboose, Marian Potter and Tibor Gergely

31. The Mitten, Jan Brett

32. The Red Balloon, Albert Lamorisse

33. The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats

34. The Story of Babar the Little Elephant, Jean De Brunhoff and Merle S Haas

35. The Story of Ferdinand, Munro Leaf

36. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter

37. The Teeny Tiny Woman, Paul Galdone

38. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

39. This is the House that Jack Built, Golden Books and J.P. Miller

40. Tikki Tikki Tembo, Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent

41. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

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