Sacramento Public Library

10 Books About Love

    "More More More," Said the Baby - Vera Williams

    A father, grandmother, and mother catch their little babies up in the air and give them lots of loving attention.
    Thank You, Bear

    Thank You, Bear - Greg Foley

    Despite the criticism of others, a bear finds the perfect gift for his mouse friend.

    Homer - Elisha Cooper

    Homer the dog is content to watch from the porch as his beloved family goes out to enjoy the day.
    My Abuelita

    My Abuelita - Tony Johnston

    A child shares his love for his grandmother, who performs deep knee bends and practices vocal exercises before going to work as a storyteller.
    Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World

    Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World - Jacqueline Ogburn

    A tender collection of endearments in fourteen languages to share with children the world over.
    Katie Loves the Kittens

    Katie Loves the Kittens - John Himmelman

    When Sara Ann brings home three little kittens, Katie the dog's enthusiasm frightens them away, until she learns that quiet patience is sometimes needed to begin a friendship.
    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - William Steig

    In a moment of fright, Sylvester asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock, but then cannot hold the pebble to wish himself a donkey again. Will he ever return to his loving family?
    A Kiss for Little Bear

    A Kiss for Little Bear - Else Holmelund Minarik

    Little Bear’s thank-you kiss from grandmother gets passed on to him by many animals and even aids the skunks' romance.
    Show Way

    Show Way - Jacqueline Woodson

    The making of “Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.
    The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook

    The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook - Joanne Rocklin

    As Oona and younger brother Fred conspire to break their sick cat Zook out of the veterinary clinic, Oona tells the story of Zook's previous lives.