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Curious George

Recommended Books

Curious George has starred in many wonderful books over the years. You can find a full list of Curious George titles at the Houghton Mifflin Web site. In addition, below are some books that will help nurture your child's interest in early science, engineering, and math learning. Look for them at your local library or bookstore.

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Book cover of Come On, Rain!

Come On, Rain! by Karen Hess
(Scholastic Press, 1999)
A parched, heat-scorched city neighborhood waits for the relief of cooling rain. Tessie and her friends begin a jubilant dance as the rain pelts down on them—and soon their moms join in


Book cover of A Cool Drink of Water

A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerle
(National Geographic Society, 2002)
All over the world, in Ireland, India, Peru, and Botswana, people drink water. Includes photos and simple captions that explore the commonalities and differences.


Book cover of Diary of a Worm

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
(Joanna Cotler, 2003)
Written in diary form, this book gives readers an insider’s view on life as a young earthworm.


Book cover of Guess Whose Shadow?

Guess Whose Shadow? by Stephen R. Swinburn
(Boyd Mills Press, 1999)
Shadows come in all shapes and sizes. This book invites the reader to guess the objects that make the mysterious shadow shapes


Book cover of I Get Wet

I Get Wet by Vicki Cob
(HarperCollins, 2002)
This book is filled with easy, fun ideas for learning about water. Choose the ones you like best and try them out together!


Book cover of Let's Try It Out in the Water

Let's Try It Out in the Water by Seymour Simon and Nicole Fauteu
(Simon & Schuster, 2001)
Help your child explore basic science principles through simple, hands-on learning activities.


Book cover of Our Big Home: An Earth Poem

Our Big Home: An Earth Poem by Linda Glase
(The Millbrook Press, 2000)
Written in verse, this book celebrates the water, dirt, and air we share with each other, and with the plants and animals.


Book cover of The Piggy in the Puddle

The Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerant
(Aladdin, 1989)
Little piggy’s in the middle of a muddy little puddle, and she’s loving it! The catchy rhymes and great pictures make this book a favorite


Book cover of Recycle Every Day!

Recycle Every Day! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallac
(Marshall Cavendish, 2006)
Minna and her family think of lots of creative ways to recycle, from composting to sharing used books.


Book cover of Rocks in His Head

Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurs
(Greenwillow, 2001)
From the time he was a boy, the author’s father liked to collect rocks. He had “rocks in his pockets, and rocks in his head.” A great book for kids who like to collect rocks—or anything else


Book cover of This House Is Made of Mud /Esta casa está hecha de lodo

This House Is Made of Mud /Esta casa está hecha de lodo by Ken Buchana
(Luna Rising, 2004)
A much-loved adobe home in the Sonoran desert is described by the child who lives there. Striking illustration and lyric text in English and Spanish.


Book cover of What Makes a Shadow?

What Makes a Shadow? by Clyde Robert Bull (HarperCollins, 1994)
This “Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science” book encourages children to explore and have fun with shadows both indoors and outdoors


Book cover of Where Does the Garbage Go?

Where Does the Garbage Go? by Paul Shower
(HarperCollins, 1994)
What do we do with all the trash? Learn about landfills, recycling plants, and some things we can do to help solve the problem.


Book cover of Whole World

Whole World by Fred Penne
(Barefoot Books, 2007)
This sing-along book celebrates the world that is ours to take care of. A CD is included.


Book cover of Albert's Alphabet

Albert's Alphabet by Leslie Tryon
(Aladdin, 1994)
Albert, a very ingenious duck, uses a wide range of materials to build the letters of the alphabet. Your child may be inspired to build some stand-up alphabet letters, too! (Ages 3-6)


Book cover of Bling Blang

Bling Blang by Woody Guthrie
(Candlewick, 2000)
Enjoy this sing-along story about building a house. "Bling blang, hammer with my hammer. Zing-o zang-o, cutting with my saw." (Ages 3-6)


Book cover of Dave's Down-to-Earth Rock Shop

Dave's Down-to-Earth Rock Shop by Stuart J. Murphy
(HarperTrophy, 2000)
There are many different ways to sort and label the collection at the rock shop. You may enjoy other titles by Murphy in this MathStart series, as well. (Ages 4-6)


Book cover of A Day in the Life of a Builder

A Day in the Life of a Builder by Linda Hayward
(Dorling Kindersley, 2001)
Follow Jack through a busy workday — from making early morning phone calls, to keeping dogs from ruining wet cement, to presenting a finished house to a family. (Ages 3-6)


Book cover of The Great Graph Contest

The Great Graph Contest by Loreen Leedy
(Holiday House, 2005)
Explore this entertaining introduction to tallies and surveys, diagrams and graphs. (Ages 4-6)


Book cover of Hannah's Collections

Hannah's Collections by Marthe Jocelyn
(Dutton, 2000)
Hannah collects buttons, popsicle sticks, shells, feathers, and barrettes. Which collection should she bring to show-and-tell? (Ages 4-6)


Book cover of How Many Snails? A Counting Book

How Many Snails? A Counting Book by Paul Giganti, Jr.
(HarperTrophy, 1994)
How many snails are there? How many snails with striped shells? How many snails with striped shells and their heads sticking out? Count, classify, and enjoy these fun pictures. (Ages 4-6)


I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb
(HarperCollins, 2003)
Part of the excellent "Vicki Cobb Science Play" series, this book invites children to learn about wind and air through simple explorations. (Ages 3-6)


Book cover of Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges

Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges by Seymour Simon & Nicole Fauteux
(Simon & Schuster, 2003)
The outstanding "Let's Try It Out" series provides great ideas for discovering basic principles of science and engineering through play. (Ages 3-6)


Book cover of The Wind Blew

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins
(Simon & Schuster, 1974)
Your children may want to add their own variations to this catchy predictable story. (Ages 3-6)


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