Children in kindergarten and those getting ready for their first school experience will appreciate these stories about the world at large. Whether learning about animals or with animals as a lovable backdrop to real world lessons, these titles are sure to please little book lovers.
Super Duck by Jez Alborough
Duck tries to help when the area animals attempt to fly a kite. He runs with the kite and then pulls it with his automobile. He ends up being called Super Duck when he saves Frog's life.
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
Busy little peas introduce their favorite occupations, from astronaut to zoologist.
No Two Alike by Keith Baker
Follows a pair of birds on a snowflake-filled journey through a winter landscape, where everything everywhere, from branches and leaves to forests full of trees, is unique.
Itty Bitty by Cece Bell
Itty Bitty may be a very, very tiny dog, but he finds a way to make a home in the big, big world.
Little Beauty by Anthony Browne
When a gorilla who knows sign language tells his keepers that he is lonely, they bring him a very special friend.
Silly Billy by Anthony Browne
To help with his anxiety, Billy uses the worry dolls his grandmother recommends, but he finds that they do not quite solve his problem.
Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting
All the animals of the barnyard community hurry to greet their newest member, who is just pecking his way out of an egg.
Little Bear’s Little Boat by Eve Bunting
When Little Bear can no longer fit into his boat he finds someone else who can use it.
10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle
When a storm strikes a cargo ship, ten rubber ducks are tossed overboard and swept off in ten different directions.
Get Up and Go! by Nancy Carlson
Text and illustrations encourage readers, regardless of shape or size, to turn off the television and play games, walk, dance, and engage in sports and other forms of exercise
Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed by Eileen Christelow
Mama has said it is time for "Lights out! Sweet dreams! No more reading in bed,” but her five little monkeys cannot resist treading just a few more books to one another.
Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins
"Join Maisy and her friends for a busy day at preschool! Experience many school activities: painting, music, story time, and more!"
Roly Poly Pangolin by Anna Dewdney
Roly Poly, a pangolin, is shy and afraid of new things until he discovers that some new experiences are not bad at all.
Oodles of Animals by Lois Ehlert
Short, easy to read rhymes reveal what is unique about various animals, from ape to wolf.
Bye-Bye Big, Bad Bullybug by Ed Emberley
Die-cut pages reveal the scary and mean parts of a bullybug as it prepares to attack some itty-bitty baby bugs, but a rescuer arrives on the scene before the bully can make good on its threats.
The Red Hen by Rebecca Emberley
Red Hen finds a recipe for a Simply Splendid Cake and asks her friends the cat, the rat, and the frog to help with the preparations. But it seems as though her friends want no part in the cake until it's ready to eat. Will they decide to pitch in, or let Red Hen do all of the hard work?
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.
Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley
A caterpillar reassures a worried bear that they will see each other again when the caterpillar emerges from its cocoon.
Hello Baby by Mem Fox
A baby encounters a variety of young animals, including a clever monkey, a hairy warthog, and a dusty lion cub, before discovering the most precious creature of all.
Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes.
Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier
Circular shapes are spotted in familiar objects and everyday situations.
Yucky Worms by French, Vivian
While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.
Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett
The chameleon is feeling blue because he's lonely, so he goes and visits a yellow banana, pink cockatoo, swirly snail, brown boot, and so on. Each time, not only does he change his color to match the object or animal, but he also contorts himself into a shape that matches them.
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett,
Explores concepts of color, shape, and food using only five simple words, as a bear juggles a and plays.
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
As he hops along a little rabbit wonders what it would be like to be green as grass, tall as fir trees, hard as rocks, and flutter like butterflies.
Higgledy-Piggledy Chicks by Barbara Joosse
A hen keeps her seven new baby chicks safe, even though they like to go exploring.
The Snow Day by Sakai Komako
A little rabbit enjoys having a day off from kindergarten and spending time with his mother during a snowstorm, but his father's flight home is cancelled until the snow stops falling.
Hurty Feelings by Helen Lester
It looks like trouble when Fragility, a hippopotamus whose feelings are easily hurt, meets Rudy, a rude elephant, on the soccer field.
Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
Bored with another normal, inky evening, bats discover an open library window and fly in to enjoy the photocopier, water fountain, and especially the books and stories found there.
Otis by Loren Long
When a big new yellow tractor arrives, Otis the friendly little tractor is cast away behind the barn, but when trouble occurs Otis is the only one who can help.
Hattie Hippo by Christine Loomis
"Meet Hattie, an adorable little hippo who loves to dance, swim, play hide-and-seek, and host tea parties for her friends!"
Bulldog’s Big Day by Kate McMullan
While looking for a job, Bulldog tries being a firefighter, a window washer, a sign painter, and a bookseller before finding just the right job for himself
Waddles by David McPhail
Waddles, a very plump and furry raccoon, helps his best friend Emily, a duck, hatch and raise her ducklings, and discovers what makes him truly happy.
Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn
Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings, and share a special treat.
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat Are You Going to Sleep by Bill Martin
A young cat is distracted by many things while getting ready for bed at night.
Jellybeans & the Big Camp Kickoff by Laura Numeroff
When four friends with different talents and abilities go to summer camp together, they use their strengths to make camp fun for all.
Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini
After Elizabeth's parents do not agree with her various suggestions for the perfect pet, she discovers a solution.
Little Black Crow by Chris Raschka
A boy thinks about the life of a little black crow that he sees, wondering where it goes in the snow, where it sleeps, and whether or not it worries like he does
Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen
With a tramp and a roll and a swat, Great Big Elephant, Great Big Hippo, and Great Big Tiger try to capture Tiny Little Fly as he teases each one in turn.
All Around the Seasons by Barney Saltzberg
Illustrations and rhymes celebrate what makes each season special, from baby chicks in the spring through a snowman in the winter.
Chick and Pug by Jenifer Sattler
Chick leaves the boring coop in order to find his hero, Wonder Pug, and a little bit of excitement.
Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
From Adam throwing his hat too high to Zach setting the butterflies free, the students in Miss Bindergarten's class contribute to one wild day in kindergarten. (Alphabet Book)
Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli
Tilly drives the other barnyard animals crazy with her silliness, but after gruffly telling her to stop, they discover that they miss her old ways.
How Many Cats? by Lauren Thompson
From zero to twenty, a house becomes filled with frolicking cats, who then leave alone or in groups.
The Loud Book by Deborah Underwood
From the blare of an alarm clock in the morning to snores and crickets in the evening, simple text explores the many loud noises one might hear during the course of a day.
Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell
Hal and his little dog Billy deal with a dinosaur's monstrous hunger. Billy's mom makes him a super dinner which saves everyone from being eaten by the dinosaur.
Kisses for Daddy by Frances Watts
At bedtime, Baby Bear is grumbly and refuses to give Daddy a big bear kiss until his father demonstrates many other types of animal kisses.
Kiss Kiss! by Margaret Wild
Baby Hippo is in such a rush to play one morning he forgets to kiss his mama, but strangely all the jungle noises seem to remind him.
We Are In A Book! by Mo Willems
Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?
What’s In the Egg, Little Pip? by Karma Wilson
Little Pip the penguin comes to terms with the presence of an egg, which will soon hatch into a little brotheror sister.