Best Books for Young Children about Llamas

by Ragtimelil

Here are some great books to read to young children These all happen to be about llamas.

I learned to read when I was four and grew up with a passion for books.
When I was 6 or 7 I wrote my own book. Not only wrote it, but illustrated it too. It included short stories and poetry. It didn't have too many pages and certainly didn’t sell, but I was proud of it anyway.
Later on, my mother and I became regulars at the library. I could check out three non-fiction and six fiction books a week. I always checked out the maximum and devoured them at home. Sometimes I wouldn’t go to sleep until I finished a book. I read everything by Jack London, Walter Farley, the author of the Black Stallion series, and then moved on to Edgar Allen Poe.
I’m still a regular at the local library. I’ve read everything by Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell to name a few of my favorite mystery writers. Now I’m just working my way down the shelves alphabetically. I read non fiction too, and especially love biographies.
I can't imagine not having books in my life. There are so many good ones out there and so little time. This passion started early in my life by someone reading to me.

Llama, Llama, Misses Mamma

Anna Dewdney

Anna Dewdney writes children’s books from her home in Vermont. She has quite a few books in the Llama, Llama series that are quite popular with children and adults alike. Dewdney has had real life experience with preschool children that serves her well as she writes and illustrates her books. She has been a been a middle-school teacher and school bus driver, a waitress, a mail carrier, and a day care teacher.

 In Llama, Llama, Misses Mamma, our hero, Llama Llama goes to his first day of preschool. He meets the teachers and the other kids. He sees all the toys and fun things to play with, but he worries about his Mamma leaving him. It’s a great book to get the conversation started with 2-4 year-olds who are starting to attend kindergarten or other places where they are apart from Mom and Dad.

The books are in hardcover and in paperback. There is also an adorable plush toy your preschooler can snuggle with at bedtime.




Is Your Mama a Llama?

Deborah Guarino

This little book for pre-schoolers enchants children and all who read it. It’s a  guessing game that will have the kids shouting out the answers as Lloyd, a baby llama, asks each of his friends, "Is your mama a llama?" The answers are all in rhyme as each animal describes his mother.

This book, by Deborah Guarino, been selected by Oprah's Book Club for Kids, included in an episode of the prime-time series "Medium" and endorsed by actress Jennifer Garner, who recently became a literacy advocate on for the Save the Children organization. It has sold over a million copes in over 21 years of print.


Stop Spitting at Your Brother!

Stop Spitting at Your Brother!, by Diane White-Crane  is written by someone who knows llamas. The author runs a llama trekking business in Colorado and named her characters after the real-life llamas, Dudley and Sammy. After realizing that no one had published any children’s books that described the llamas unique mentality and personality, she decided to write and illustrate this delightful book for kids 7 and older. Dudley muses over things going on around him and through these tales of his adventures illustrates how these exotics creatures see life.

Diane White-Crane is also a singer/songwriter who has recorded SONGS FOR LLAMA LOVERS, which was nominated for a 1999 WAMMIE by the Washington Area Music Association, "Best Children's Recording."



The Littlest Llama

Jane Buxton

The littlest llama has no one to play with so he goes in search of a friend. But what will he find? Read it and discover the surprise ending.

"The Littlest Llama" by Jane Buxton describes not only our hero, the littlest llama, but llamas in general and why they do the things they do, such as dust bathing and neck wrestling.

Children, ages three and up, will delight in finding the creatures hidden in the beautiful landscapes illustrated by Jenny Cooper.

Eleven Lazy Llamas

Dianna Bonder

The farm is full of cackling chickens, rooting pigs and lazy llamas. But at night, the llamas wake up and begin to party. When the hen discovers her chicks are missing, the llamas leap to the rescue.

Eleven Lazy Llamas is a delightful tales that is sure to entertain both children ages 4 and up and their parents.

Dianna Bonder is a professional illustrator from British Columbia who lives on a farm with her husband, and assorted animals including anywhere from 16 to 28 llamas.. She illustrated the books, Pacific Alphabet and Accidental Alphabet. This is her sixth children’s book. Her previous books have sold more than 60,000 copies.

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The Ready Freddy series is motivating for children to want to read. Kids love the Ready Freddy Books.
This is probably my family's absolute favorite bedtime book: a lyrical cumulative story with absolutely stunning pictures!

There are many, many wonderful writers out there writing for youngsters. It's up to the adults to get them into the hands of children. Reading to them and visiting libraries, especially those with a reading program are great ways to give kids a love for books. There are more recommendations on the right for good books for kids.

Updated: 09/19/2012, Ragtimelil
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Ragtimelil on 09/20/2012

It sounds really cute. I'll have to read it myself.

BrendaReeves on 09/20/2012

I've got to get the "Stop Spitting at Your Brother".

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