Aber, Linda Williams.
Grandma's Button Box
. New York: The Kane Press, 2002. A delightful children's book recounting the grandchildren's frantic efforts to sort and arrange their grandmother's button box after accidentally causing it to spill its contents of colorful buttons.
. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000. A silly but engaging picture book about a father whose bulging tummy causes him to burst the buttons on his britches. His daughters rush to his aid, going on separate quests to find suitable buttons to replace the lost ones.
The Book of Costume
(vols. I & II). New York: Crown Publishers,
1948. Theis children's book recounts the history of fashions through time giving detailed descriptions of clothing. The photographs are excellent.
A History of Fashion and Costume Volume 3 Elizabethan England
. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2005. This engaging children's book examines the development of costume and fashion in Elizabethan England.
Numeroff, Laura Joffe.
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1985. This is a charming picture book for children that can be used very effectively to teach sequence of events and cause and effect.
Reid, Margarette S.
The Button Box
. New York: Puffin Books, 1990. A charming picture book recounting the pleasures a young boy has going through the button box of his grandmother. This is a great book to use as an introduction to the variety of buttons that exist and the many materials that they have been made of.
Roop, Peter and Connie.
Buttons for General Washington
. Minneapolis: Millbrook
Press, 1986. This historical fiction book for young readers recounts the story of a brave young boy who carried encoded messages in his jacket buttons to General Washington during the Revolutionary War.
. New York: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2000. This Eyewitness book for children offers a fascinating overview of clothing, focusing on European trends.
The Book of Buttons
. London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 1992. This children's book provides a concise history of buttons along with interesting descriptions and beautiful photographs of buttons made from different materials and from different eras.
Williams, Rozanne Lanczak.
. Cypress, California: Creative Teaching Press, Inc., 1994. A very simple picture book for the very young learners, showing colorful photographs of groups of buttons sorted by color, shape and size.