Preschool Reading Recommendations

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Book Recommendations for Preschoolers

 Averbeck, Jim. One Word From Sophia c2015. All Sophie wants for her birthday is a pet giraffe, but as she tries to convince different members of her rather complicated family to support her cause, each tells her she is using too many words until she finally hits on the perfect one. Includes glossary. E AVERBECK, J.   

Barnett, Mac. Triangle c2017. After Triangle plays a trick on Square, Square plans to reciprocate but runs into trouble when he tries to enter the triangular doorway of Triangle's home. E BARNETT, M.   

Bright, Rachel. The Lion Inside c2016. A little mouse decides to seek lessons in roaring from the mighty lion--who happens to be afraid of mice--and the two become good friends. E BRIGHT, R.        

Curato, Mike. Little Elliot, Big Family c2015. At Mouse's house, Elliot the elephant finds more than a friend--he finds a family. E CURATO, M.                
Dewdney, Anna. Llama, Llama Red Pajama c2005. At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs. E DEWDNEY, A.  
Feiffer, Jules. Bark, George c1999. What's going on with George? Young readers will find out in this hilarious new picture book from Jules Feiffer who has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Pulitzer. Full color. E FEIFFER, J.         
Fèlix, Lucie. Apples and Robins c2016. Using die-cut pages the story explores the shapes and colors of an apple tree through the passing of the seasons. E FELIX, L.

Fogliano, Julie. If You Want to See a Whale c2013.  Advises the reader about what to do, and not do, in order to successfully spot a whale, such as wrapping up in a not-too-cozy blanket, ignoring the roses, and especially, being patient. E FOGLIANO, J.   

Haughton, Chris. Little Owl Lost c2010. While his mother is away finding food, a newborn owl falls out of his nest and anxiously tries to find her, receiving help from various forest animals.E HAUGHTON, C. 

Keats, Ezra Jack. Whistle for Willie c1964. A little boy wishes so much he could whistle. E KEATS, E.

Klausmeier, Jesse. Open This Little Book c2013. Pages of decreasing, then increasing, size open to reveal different animals, each opening a book of a different color and reading about the next. E KLAUSMEIER, J

Krosoczka, Jarrett. It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon c2015. Illustrations and simple text suggest ways see the positive side of difficulties, from losing one's balloon to being left with a new babysitter. E KROSOCZKA, J.   

Litwin, Eric. The Nuts : Sing and Dance in Your Polka-dot Pants c2015. Hazel Nut wants to sing and dance, but Mama, Papa, and Wally Nut are too busy, so Hazel calls in a special family member to get everyone moving. E LITWIN, E.         
Luyken, Corinna. The Book of Mistakes c2017. "As an artist creatively incorporates her slipups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which 'mistakes' can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress"-- Provided by publisher. E LUYKEN, C.       
Murguia, Bethanie Deeney. Cockatoo, Too c2016. Who can can-can? Find out in this hilarious book that features cockatoos, two more cockatoos, and tutued toucans too! E MURGUIA, B.   
Pinkney, Jerry. The Lion & the Mouse c2009. In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle. 398.24529757 AE88P 2009       
Rayner, Catherine. Solomon Crocodile c2011. Solomon Crocodile's rough play prevents him from making friends down by the river until a stranger comes stomping through the reeds! E RAYNER, C
Revah, Noemie. Mister Horizontal & Miss Vertical c2014.  "A book about the concepts of horizontal and vertical told through the story of a man who likes things that are on the horizontal and a woman who likes things that are vertical"-- Provided by publisher. E REVAH, N.

Sauer, Tammi. Your Alien c2015. When a little boy meets a stranded alien child, the two quickly become friends, but at bedtime, the alien suddenly grows very sad, and the boy tries to figure out what his new friend needs to be happy again. E SAUER, T.  

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Green c2012. Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green. E SEEGER, L.         
Tankard, Jeremy. Grumpy Bird c2016. Feeling too grumpy to fly, Bird begins to walk and finds that his mood changes as other animals join him. BOARD TANKARD, J.      
Tullet, Hervè. Let's Play! c2016. A lively yellow dot leads the reader through a journey through color, shape, and a child's imagination. E TULLET, H.        

Underwood, Deborah. Bad Bye, Good Bye C2014. Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a family as they move to a new town. E UNDERWOOD, D.    

Van, Muon. In a Village By the Sea c2015. "Moving from the wide world to the snugness of home and back out again, Village by the Sea tells the story of longing for the comforts of home"-- Provided by publisher. E VAN, M.
Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth. Pond Walk c2011. One summer day, Buddy and his mother take a walk around a pond and observe the animals and insects that live there. E WALLACE, N.

Wilson, Karma. Bear Snores On c2002. On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun. E WILSON, K.