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- Grey Squirrel, illustrated by Laura Ferraro Close. Child’s World, 2010. Bright illustrations are captivating in this ageless nursery rhyme. Suggested motions and a listing of the benefits of sharing nursery rhymes are included.
- Nuts to You by Lois Ehlert. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993. A city squirrel peeks out from his tree and races to explore birdfeeders, window boxes and even sneaks through an apartment window. Cut paper collages are striking. Leaf
- Trouble by Jonathan Emmett. Scholastic, 2009. A young squirrel panics when the leaves on his tree change color and fall, and quickly gathers them and tries to stick them back on the trees. Problem is solved when his mother tells him about autumn.
- Earl the Squirrel by Don Freeman. Viking Books, 2005. Earl the Squirrel doesn't think of himself as spoiled, but his mother does. She decides it's high time he learns to find acorns for himself. Wearing a bright red scarf, he sets off on his own for an action-packed acorn-finding mission.
- Hello, Squirrels: Scampering Through the Seasons by Linda Glaser. Millbrook Press, 2006. Follow a year in the life of a squirrel, beginning on the first page with a photo of baby squirrels “all pink and helpless.”
- Baby Ground Squirrel by Aubrey Lang. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004. Informative photos show the life of a ground squirrel (also known as a prairie gopher).
- Micawber by John Lithgow. Simon & Schuster, 2002. Micawber the Squirrel visits the “palace on Fifth Avenue (Metropolitan Museum of Art) each week and falls in love with the paintings. His adventure continues as he hides in the paint box of an artist and uses the paints to create his how museum of art.
- Acorns Everywhere by Kevin Sherry. Dial, 2007. After an acorn bonks a chubby orange squirrel on the head, he discovers that acorns are everywhere and he begins to gather, dig and bury everyone he finds – even those already claimed by other animals!
- The Very Best Bed by Rebekah Raye. Tilbury House, 2006. A little grey squirrel is looking for his “perfect” bed – and wanders into other animals’ homes. Facts about a variety of animals are deftly woven into the story. At the end, children are asked, “Do YOU think squirrel had the very best bed of all?”
- Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin. Clarion Books, 2008. The only thing Old Man Fookwire likes is birds – and he’s constantly designing contraptions to keep those pesky squirrels away from his birdfeeders!
- Squirrels and Their Nests by Martha Rustrad. Capstone Press, 2005. Squirrels line their nests and dens with leaves and moss so that they will stay safe, warm and dry. Learn more about the homes that they build.
- Look Both Ways: A Cautionary Tale by Diane Z. Shore. Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2006. Filbert, a young squirrel, is out playing soccer on a cool, crisp fall day when the soccer ball slides into the street. Running to retrieve it, Filbert is having far too much fun to look both ways.
- The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri. Simon & Schuster Books, 2006. Animals friends invite Squirrel to join in their games, but “squirrel couldn’t …He was so busy!” Large pictures, basic words and familiar animals are perfect for your youngest listener.
- Squirrels by Emily Rose Townsend. Capstone Press, 2004. Full page pictures complement the simple text which introduces the youngest child to a familiar backyard animal.
- Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Melanie Watt. Kids Can Press, 2009. Scaredy Squirrel is afraid of falling asleep because of bad dreams – so he comes up with plans to just not fall asleep. Look for other books about this character.