Getting ready for kindergarten is fun when you learn your skills and celebrate your individuality. Read little ones these picture books about ABCs, colors, counting, shapes and opposites from multigenerational authors, and watch them grow!
ABC by Xavier Deneux
This alphabet multisensory book is perfect for hands-on learning.
Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C by Maree Coote
This book asks readers to identity the letters in the name of each picture within the artwork on the pages, including buildings and world landmarks, animals and human faces.
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
This vibrant and sturdy word book from Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert stars fruits and vegetables from around the world, and upper and lowercase letters.
ABC of Things by Helen Oxenbury
This book Introduces the letters of the alphabet with words describing the various objects in the illustrations.
ABC x 3: English, Espanol, Francais by Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter
Deceptively simple paper cuts will delight the eye while young readers explore words in three languages.
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn about colors, clothes and getting dressed in this classic board book.
A Little Bit Different by Claire Alexander
When one little ploofer goes against the usual flow of things, the rest of them turn their backs on him. But all it takes is for one person to recognize the beauty in being different to spark a change in attitude of everyone.
What Color is a Kiss? by Rocio Bonilla
Monica loves colors and painting, but she cannot decide what color a kiss should be.
The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin
Imagine living without sight! Remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors accompanied by full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers.
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen ChristelowIn
In this counting book, the little monkeys jump on the bed one by one, only to fall off and bump their heads.
The Twelve Days of Springtime: A School Counting Book by Deborah Lee Rose and Carey Armstrong-Ellis
Two turtle ponds, four ladybugs and a class full of curious kids equals a whole lot of fun!
Counting Chickens by Harriet Ziefert and Flensted
Young readers can count from one to 10 and back again by twos or threes, and can even find solutions to simple word problems.
Counting Dogs by Eric Barclay
Follow 10 adorable dogs as they learn to count from one to 10 using the animals around their neighborhood.
My First Opposites by Walker Books, Ltd.
Follow the path and trace the lines with this first-opposites adventure based on the much-loved world of the We're Going on a Bear Hunt animated film.
Dot by Patricia Intriago
Pairs of circular shapes convey opposite relationships in the arc of a day.
Opposites, Opposites by Cala Spinner
What starts out small but then gets big? A balloon! Brobee is happy to receive a balloon from his friends, but when he accidentally loses it, his friends will jump in to help and learn about opposites.
Opposites Abstract by Mo Willems
This synonyms and antonyms book features original abstract artwork.
Pomelo's Opposites by Ramona Badescu, Benjamin Chaud, and Caludia Zoe Bedrick
Pomelo the ele-fantastic hero explores opposites – of the classic variety, the philosophical and those that are just plain silly and fun to read.
Learning with Llama Llama: Shapes by Anna Dewdney and J.T. Morrow
Llama Llama spends the day at the farmers market surrounded by shapes.
Miles of Smiles by Karen Kaufman Orloff and Luciano Lozano
How far can a smile travel – miles and miles! Enjoy a book about gestures and a first approach to our role in society