3 Baby & Toddler Books About Community

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
I’m a Mail Carrier book
#1
I’m a Mail Carrier
Written and illustrated by Brian Biggs
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

The Tinyville Town series is set in a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says hello, the bus is always on time, and all the townsfolk do their part to keep things running smoothly. Everyone has a job to do in Tinyville Town. With a nod to the busy world of Richard Scarry and the neighborhood feel of Sesame Street, this series has become a favorite read for preschoolers and is ideal for story time and class discussions about occupations and community helpers. Tinyville Town is a growing, thriving city full of interesting people. They can’t wait to show you around!

A is for Activist book
#2
A is for Activist
Written and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

"Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds--full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike."--Occupy Wall Street A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.

Everyday Town book
#3
Everyday Town
Written and illustrated by Cynthia Rylant
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

By award-winning author-illustrator Cynthia Rylant, Everyday Town is a sweet story about the people and places that make up a town. The Everyday Town has a little red school, a fruit shop, a mailman, and a train. It has two yellow bikes and one green car, and its mayor likes to fly in a plane.

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