First 5 Years

Books for Preschoolers

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Preschoolers may enjoy many of the books listed for toddlers, but they'll also like these longer stories

Preschoolers enjoy stories 

with characters and plot

Caps for Sale book jacket Caps for Sale (AUD)
by Esphyr Slobodkina
ISBN: 0064431436
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Corduroy book jacket Corduroy (AUD, BR, DLV)
by Don Freeman
ISBN: 9780670063369
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The Gruffalo book jacket The Gruffalo
by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Axel Scheffler
ISBN: 0803723865
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The Carrot Seed book jacket The Carrot Seed (AUD, BR)
by Ruth Krauss; illustrated by Crockett Johnson
ISBN: 0060233508
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Little Night book jacket Little Night
by Yuyi Morales
ISBN: 9781596430884
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Look for simple fairy and

folk tales

The Gingerbread Boy book jacket The Gingerbread Boy
by Richard Egielski
ISBN: 9780064437080
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The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote book jacket The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote
by Tony Johnson; illustrated by Tomie de Paola
ISBN: 0698116305
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Zomo the Rabbit book jacket Zomo the Rabbit
by Gerald McDermott
ISBN: 9780152010102
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Check out alphabet books

Alphabet Under Construction book jacket Alphabet Under Construction
by Denise Fleming
ISBN: 0805081127
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ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York book jacket ABC NYC : A Book About Seeing New York
by Joanne Dugan
ISBN: 9780810958548
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book jacket Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (AUD, BF, BR, DVD)
by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault; illustrated by Lois Ehlert
ISBN: 067167949X
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Preschoolers enjoy humorous stories

Bark, George book jacket Bark, George (BF, BR, DVD)
by Jules Fieffer
ISBN: 0062051865
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Duck on a Bike book jacket Duck on a Bike
by David Shannon
ISBN: 0439050235
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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! book jacket I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by David Catrow
ISBN: 9780152024888
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Knuffle Bunny: A Case of Mistaken Identity book jacket Knuffle Bunny, Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity (BR)
by Mo Willems
ISBN: 9781423102991
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Read It, Don't Eat It! book jacket Read It, Don't Eat It! (BR)
by Ian Shoenherr
ISBN: 9780061724558
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Read stories about familiar things and situations

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed book jacket Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
by Margaret Chodos-Lrvine
ISBN: 0152164138
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I Stink book jacket I Stink (DVD, BF)
by Kate & Jim McMullan
ISBN: 0060298480
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One Hot Summer Day book jacket One Hot Summer Day
by Nina Crews
ISBN: 0688133932
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The Snowy Day book jacket The Snowy Day (AUD, BF, BR, DLV, DVD)
by Ezra Jack Keats
ISBN: 9780670654000
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Look for stories to help preschoolers with their

fears and feelings

A Color of His Own book jacket A Color of His Own
by Leo Lionni
ISBN: 9780375836978
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Giraffes Can't Dance book jacket Giraffes Can't Dance (DVD)
by Giles Andreae; illustrated by Guy Parker Rees
ISBN: 0439287197
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I Am Too Absolutely Small for School book jacket I Am Too Absolutely Small for School
by Lauren Child
ISBN: 0763624039
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Wemberly Worried book jacket Wemberly Worried (TB)
by Kevin Henkes
ISBN: 0688170277
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Read and sing with your preschooler

Miss Mary Mack: A Hand-clapping Rhyme book jacket Miss Mary Mack: A Hand-clapping Rhyme
adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
ISBN: 0316931187
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The Seals on the Bus book jacket The Seals on the Bus
by Lenny Hort; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
ISBN: 0805059520
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly book jacket There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (BF, BR, DLV)
by Simms Taback
ISBN: 0670869392
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Don't miss these surefire favorites

Bear Snores On book jacket Bear Snores On (BF, DLV, DVD)
by Karma Wilson; illustrated by Jane Chapman
ISBN: 0689831870
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The Doorbell Rang book jacket The Doorbell Rang (BR, DLA)
by Pat Hutchins
ISBN: 0688092349
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First the Egg book jacket First the Egg
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
ISBN: 9781596432727
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Kitten's First Full Moon book jacket Kitten's First Full Moon (BR)
by Kevin Henkes
ISBN: 0060588284
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Not a Box book jacket Not a Box
by Antoinette Portis
ISBN: 9780061123221
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Wild About Books book jacket Wild About Books (BF, BR, DVD)
by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown
ISBN: 037582538X
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Libros para preescolares en Español

Corduroy book jacket / libro de la chaqueta Corduroy
por Don Freeman
ISBN: 0140542523
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Un día de nieve, libro de la chaqueta Un día de nieve (BF)
por Ezra Jack Keats
ISBN: 0140543635
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Llaman a la puerta, libro de la chaqueta Llaman a la puerta
por Pat Hutchins
ISBN: 0688138063
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La primera luna llena de gatita, libro de la chaqueta La primera luna llene de gatita
by Kevin Henkes
ISBN: 9780060872236
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Zomo el conejo, libro de la chaqueta Zomo el conejo
por Gerald McDermott
ISBN: 0152167773
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