We have absolutely adored Bill Martin Jr Books since my boys were itty bitty.
We read Brown Bear, Brown Bear so many times I actually had to buy multiple copies over the years.
In addition to recommending Bill Martin Jr books for kids, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom resources to teach kids with Bill Martin Jr themed activities! You can find these books at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Over the years, our favorite books to read to our toddlers were often from Bill Martin Jr. from Brown Bear, Brown Bear to Chika Chika Boom Boom.
Top 10 Most Popular Bill Martin Jr Books
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room? Of course there is always enough room for this rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children’s favorite for more than twenty years! Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault’s rhythmic text keeps the beat with Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert’s bold, cheerful art.
A new edition of this all-time favorite children’s tale to delight children and parents alike. Bill Martin’s playful story introduces a parade of rowdy zoo animals, all illustrated in Eric Carle’s instantly recognisable, clean, crisp style.
A perfect addition to this fun, noisy tale is a ten button sound panel. As each new animal appears on the bright, colorful pages, children will love to find, then press the right button to hear the noises that the braying zebra, roaring lion, fluting flamingo and other amazing animals make.
What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise!
Children will chant the rhythmic words. They’ll make the sounds the animals make. And they’ll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book– look at the last page!
In honor of its fiftieth Anniversary, the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is available for the first time as a lift-the-tab board book.
With the complete and unabridged text and art of the classic Brown Bear story, this lift-the-tab format celebrates the fiftieth Anniversary with a brand-new look and feel. Readers will discover the classic rhythmic text featuring colorful animals, brought to life in Eric Carle’s powerful collage art.
With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these picture books have long been used as beginning readers. The new 6 x 9 trim and classic beginning reader layout create a more “grown up” version to read by themselves.
Thirty-five years after their first groundbreaking collaboration, the creators of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? reunited to address the important topic of animal conservation.
A Bald Eagle soars, a Spider Monkey swings, a Macaroni Penguin struts, and a Red Wolf sneaks through Bill Martin Jr’s rhythmic text and Eric Carle’s vibrant images, and all are watched over by our best hope for the future―a dreaming child.
Ten little caterpillars are out and about in our big, wide world–come join them! You never know what you might find. . . . A butterfly, perhaps? Comes complete with a glossary filled with intriguing information about all of the caterpillar stars!
Kitty Cat should be getting ready for school, but instead, she’s practicing her purr, looking for her socks, chasing a little mouse, and more. Will Kitty Cat make it out of the house in time for school? Adorable pastel illustrations rendered in watercolor paints and colored pencil bring Kitty Cat so close you’ll want to reach out and touch her!
Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault’s rhythmic text about first words is the perfect fit for Lois Ehlert’s bold, bright, cheerful art. This winning combination makes this book a must-have for all Chicka Chicka Boom Boom fans!
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In addition to recommending Bill Martin Jr books for kids, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom resources. Some of these resources may contain affiliate links.