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Preschool Reading List for Children

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Recommended Reading List

The following 35 preschool books were recommended by our local library. This reading list is perfect to use for a summer reading program or to assist in selecting appropriate books during the school year.

Preschool Board Books

in alphabetically order

  1. Baby Happy Baby Sad
    By: Leslie Patricelli

    Book Details:
    Explore opposites by showing a baby happy and sad.
    Pages: 24
    ISBN-10: 1406311782
    ISBN-13: 978-1406311785
  2. Hands Can
    By: Cheryl Willis Hudson

    Book Details:
    Photographs of toddlers exploring their world.
    Pages: 32
    ISBN-10: 0763616672
    ISBN-13: 978-0763616670

  3. Hooray for Fish!
    By: Lucy Cousins

    Book Details:
    Little fish has all sorts of fishy friends.
    Pages: 34
    ISBN-10: 0763639184
    ASIN: B00509CQ1M
  4. Mommy Hugs
    By: Karen Katz

    Book Details:
    Cuddle up for this kiss-and- read book.
    Pages: 32
    ISBN-10: 1416941215
    ISBN-13: 978-1416941217
  5. Whose Toes are Those?
    By: Jabari Asim

    Book Details:
    A fun rhyming book about toes (This Little Piggy).
    Pages: 11
    ISBN-10: 0316736090
    ISBN-13: 978-0316736091
  6. Who Do You Love? By: Mandy Stanley
    Book Details:
    Asks a number of animals who do they love.
    Pages: 24
    ASIN: B002C7YUD2
    ISBN-13: 9781416939290
  7. My Very First Book of Food
    By: Eric Carle

    Book Details:
    Matches various animals with the food they eat.
    Pages: 20
    ISBN-10: 0399247475
    ISBN-13: 978-0399247477

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Preschool Picture Books

in alphabetically order

    1. The Amazing Adventures of Bathman
      By: Andrew Pelletier

      Book Details:
      Bathman to the rescue!
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 0142407763
      ISBN-13: 978-0142407769
    2. All for Pie, Pie for All
      By: David Martin

      Book Details:
      Read about Grandma cats’s apple pie!
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 0763638919
      ISBN-13: 978-0763638917
    3. Blue Goose
      By: Nancy Tafuri

      Book Details:
      Farmer Gray’s animals paint the farm.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 1416928340
      ISBN-13: 978-1416928348
    4. Bunny Fun
      By: Sarah Weeks

      Book Details:
      A lively bunny finds many ways to have fun.
      Pages: 40
      ISBN-10: 0152058389
      ASIN: B005K5JIH6
    5. Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack
      By: Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewis

      Book Details:
      Go on an alphabet adventure with active farm animals.
      Pages: 24
      ISBN-13: 9780689877155
    6. Duck’s Key.
      By: Jez Alborough

      Book Details:
      Lift the flaps and help duck find his car keys.
      Pages: 18
      ISBN-13: 9781929132720
    7. Dunk Skunk
      By: Michael Rex

      Book Details:
      Animals perform fantastic sporting feats.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 0399242813
      ISBN-13: 978-0399242816

    8. The Gingerbread Girl
      By: Lisa Ernst

      Book Details:
      Can the gingerbread’s sister escape the same fate as her brother?
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 0525422595
      ISBN-13: 978-0525422594
    9. I Love Trains
      By: Philemon Sturges

      Book Details:
      Explore colorful trains.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 0064436675
      ISBN-13: 978-0064436670
    10. I’m Bad!
      By: Kate McMullan

      Book Details:
      T-Rex searches for food in a prehistoric forest.
      Pages: 40
      ISBN-10: 0061229717
      ISBN-13: 978-0061229718
    11. Llama Llama Red Pajama
      By: Anna Dewdney

      Book Details:
      When baby llama wants his mama, there’s drama.
      Pages: 40
      ISBN-10: 0670059838
      ISBN-13: 978-0670059836
    12. Shhhhh! Everybody’s Sleeping
      By: Julie Markes

      Book Details:
      Everybody in your town sleeps, even the librarian.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-13: 9780060537906
    13. Stanley at Sea
      By: Linda Bailey

      Book Details:
      A dog follows the scent of ham onto a boat.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 1554531934
      ISBN-13: 978-1554531936
    14. There’s Nothing to Do on Mars
      By: Chris Gall

      Book Details:
      Davey is bored on Mars until he goes exploring.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 0316166847
      ISBN-13: 978-0316166843
    15. This Jazz Man
      By: Karen Ehrhardt

      Book Details:
      Pages: 32
      ASIN: B003V4B5AG
      An old familiar tune, with swing!
    16. Tugga-Tugga Tugboat
      By: Kevin Lewis

      Book Details:
      Follow a tug boat on his busy day.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 0786856157
      ISBN-13: 978-0786856152

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    Preschool Beginner Books

    in alphabetically order

    1. Best Friends
      By: Anna Michaels

      Book Details:
      Best friends pick apples and find a snail.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-13: 9780152051334
    2. Biscuit Visits the Big City.
      By: Alyssa Capyucilli

      Book Details:
      Enjoy the city with an excited puppy.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-13: 9780060741662
    3. My Pony Jack
      By: Cari Meister

      Book Details:
      Lacy takes care of her pony Jack.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 067005917X
      ISBN-13: 978-0670059171

    4. Puppy Mudge Wants to Play
      By: Cynthia Rylant

      Book Details:
      Mudge wants to play but Henry wants to read.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 1416915567
      ISBN-13: 978-1416915560
    5. Today I Will Fly!
      By: Mo Williams

      Book Details:
      An elephant and piggie book: one wants to fly and the other thinks it’s impossible.
      Pages: 64
      ISBN-10: 1423102959
      ISBN-13: 978-1423102953

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    Preschool Non Fiction Books

    in alphabetically order

    1. Chesapeake Bay
      By: Kelly Bennett

      Book Details:
      Learn about the Chesapeake Bay.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 0516297023
      ISBN-13: 978-0516297026

    2. Fabulous Fishes
      By: Susan Stockdale

      Book Details:
      Colorful pictures and easy text about fish.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 156145429X
      ISBN-13: 978-1561454297

    3. Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau
      By: Jennifer Berne

      Book Details:
      Before he became famous he was a curious boy.
      Pages: 40
      ISBN-10: 0811860639
      ISBN-13: 978-0811860635

    4. Ocean Babies
      By: Deborah Lee Rose

      Book Details:
      Lovely water colors describing ocean life.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 0792266692
      ISBN-13: 978-0792266693

    5. Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World
      By: Steve Jenkins

      Book Details:
      Looks at sibling relationships in the wild.
      Pages: 32
      ISBN-10: 0618375961
      ASIN: B005EP24WS

    6. The Toddler Cookbook
      By: Annabel Karmel

      Book Details:
      Book contains a collection of simple recipes.
      Pages: 48
      ISBN-10: 0756635055
      ISBN-13: 978-0756635053

    7. Zoo’s Who: Poems and Paintings
      By: Douglas Florian

      Book Details:
      Contains short poems and paintings of zoo animals.
      Pages: 56
      ISBN-13: 9780152046392

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    Source: Montgomery County Public Libraries, January 2009

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