Preschool Favorites

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Easy Fiction

LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
Busy little peas introduce their favorite occupations, from astronaut to zoologist.

Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer
Whether you have one parent, two moms, two dads, a mom and a dad, or another wonderful caregiver, there’s one thing that makes a family a family . . . and that’s love.

Find Fergus by Mike Boldt
Fergus the bear wants to play hide-and-seek with the reader, but will need help –
and practice – to hide well.

Too Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf by Davide Cali
This picture book from Davide Cali entertains with his signature humor and storytelling, while incorporating numbers and counting into the tale.

Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
Otto lives in a book in a house until he is left behind. He must set out in search of a new home.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

This Story Is Not About a Kitten by Randall De Seve
A neighborhood comes together to help a kitten without a home.

Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors by Emma Dodd
In this colorful story of a sloppy dog, you can count on a happy ending.

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
When George’s mother tells her son to bark, he meows. George is a playful puppy who cannot say “arf.”

This Book Is Not for You! by Shannon Hale
When the librarian refuses to lend Stanley the story he wants, he learns the importance of advocating for the book of his choosing, and in doing so teaches the librarian the virtue in allowing everyone to select the stories they enjoy.

Waiting by Kevin Henkes
Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?

How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by introducing him to the “wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet.”

Love Is for Roaring by Mike Kerr
With help from his friend Mouse, Lion explores different and sometimes unconventional ways to express his love.

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers.

A Year of Everyday Wonders by Cheryl Klein
This book follows a young girl from the first wake-up of a new year, through many new experiences and 384 fights with her big brother, to the last bedtime stories in December.

Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
A little blue spot and a little yellow spot are best friends, and when they hug each other they become green.

Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin and James Dean
As he walks down the street, Pete the Cat sings about his brand-new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.

Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel
Various animals greet the sunrise in their own unique voices, except for the owl who welcomes the night.

Tisha and the Blossoms by Wendy Meddour
Tisha and Mommy are always having to hurry up. What would happen if they slowed down? This is a gentle, gorgeously illustrated story of mindfulness – and sharing the small moments.

I Stink! by Kate McMullan
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.

All Are Neighbors by Alexandra Penfold
When a new family moves in, the whole neighborhood comes together to celebrate what makes their community diverse and special.

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Pen 
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to Kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

Sometimes, All I Need Is Me by Juliana Perdomo
A young girl finds comfort and confidence within as she makes the best of any situation, in a text that highlights the themes of resiliency, mindfulness and self-care.

The Dot by Peter Reynolds
Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher’s encouragement leads her to change her mind.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
At sunset, a crane truck, cement mixer and other construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

Better Together! by Amy Robach
During a storm, a squirrel family and a chipmunk family seek shelter in the same tree hollow and, despite their differences, become friends, and more.

Blackout by John Rocco
When a busy family’s activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find some surprises when they spend time together.

Yes Day! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
A little boy gets everything he asks for on Yes Day, a special day that only comes once a year.

Hot Dog by Doug Salati
This summery picture book about mindfulness features an overheated –and overwhelmed – canine in need of sea, sand and fresh air.

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat
After the fall, Humpty Dumpty is afraid of climbing, but is determined to be near the birds again.

Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned and Ted are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of danger.

Bearplane! by Deborah Underwood
From the departure gate to the baggage claim, Bear Cub experiences his first time on a plane.

Green on Green by Dianne White
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text highlight the animals, fruits, feelings and colors that characterize each season of the year.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
The driver has one request, “Don’t let Pigeon drive the bus!” Pigeon amuses us with his determination.

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
After Trixie and her daddy leave the laundromat, something important turns up missing.

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
On a cold winter night, animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakens to realize he has missed the food and fun.

Busy Betty by Reese Witherspoon
As she tries to give her big, smelly dog Frank a bath, which becomes more impossible by the minute, Betty learns that she can accomplish anything with perseverance, teamwork and one great idea.

The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson
By heeding their wise grandmother's advice, a brother and sister discover the ability to lift themselves up and imagine a better world.

Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won
Elephant wakes up in a grumpy mood, but a present on his doorstep –a hat – cheers him and he sets out to greet his neighbors who all, it seems, need hats of their own.