Best Preschool Books

 

 
A List of Excellent Picture Books for Young Children
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Children and Families
 
Are You My Mother? by P. Eastman
Bye-Bye, Baby! by Richard Morris
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Little Bear by Else Minarik
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Mama, Do You Love Me? by B. Joosse
On Mother's Lap by Ann Scott
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
Umbrella (Picture Puffins) by Taro Yashima
Where's My Baby? by H.A. Rey
 
Food
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
Jamberry by Bruce Degan
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Mealtime by Maureen Roffey
Sam's Sandwich by David Pelham
Stone Soup by Ann McGovern
Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola
 
 
Farms
Big Red Barn Big Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Birningham
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm by Betty MacDonald
Over in the Meadow by Olive A. Wadsworth
Piggies by Audrey and Don Wood
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
The Year At Maple Hill Farm by Alice Provensen
The Three Little Pigs by Patricia Seibert
Who Took the Farmer's Hat? by Joan Nodsett
 
 
 
Friends
Corduroy by Don Freeman
I Like Me! (Picture Puffins) by Nancy Carlson
The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joose
No Roses for Harry! by Gene Zion
A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
Rainbow Fish Big Book by Marcus Pfister
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Stellaluna - Oversize edition by Janelle Cannon
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Who Wants an Old Teddy Bear? by Ginnie Hofmann
William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow
 
Dinosaurs
Baby Triceratops by Beth Spanjian
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton
Curious George and the Dinosaur by H.A. Rey
Day of the Dinosaur by Jan Berenstain
Dinosaur Babies by Maida Silverman
Dinosaur Day by Liza Donnelly
The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard by B.G. Hennessy
Dinosaurs a First Discovery Science book from Scholastic
Dinosaurs by Gail Gibbons
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
My Visit to the Dinosaurs by Aliki
Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs? by Bernard Most
 
Science Books About Animals and Plants
 
Animals and Their Babies from Macmillan Early Science books
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
Dinosaur Babies by Maida Silverman
The Egg a First Discovery Science book from Scholastic
Flowers a First Discovery Science book from Scholastic
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
How Ducklings Grow by Diane Molleson
Now I Know All About Seeds by Susan Kuchalla
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller
See How It Grows by Marguerite Walters
Seeds Get Around from Macmillan Early Science books
Skeletons! All About Bones by Katy Hall
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Tree a First Discovery Science book from Scholastic
 
 
Response, Predictable and Rhyming Books
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg
Funny Fingers, Funny Toes by Laura Damon
Gingerbread Man by Lucy Kincaid
How Many Bugs in a Box by David Carter
I Know an Old Lady by G. Brian Kaus
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
Look Closer by Brian Wildsmith
Look! Look! Look! by Tana Hoban
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Old MacDonald by Pam Adams
Old Mother Hubbard by Colin Hawkins
Over in the Meadow by Lillian Obligado
Says Who? by David Carter
Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi
Today is Monday by Eric Carle
Three Bears by Paul Galdone
Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
 
 
Children’s Favorites
 
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Billy Goats Gruff by Stephen Cosgrove
Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey
Curious George by H.A. Rey
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
Corduroy by Don Freeman
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
The Little House by Virginia Burton
Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia L. Burton
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Red Riding Hood by James Marshall
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
 
 
Stories that Encourage Sharing, caring and Beauty
 
Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown
A Day's Work by Eve Bunting
Anna's Table by Eve Bunting
 Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
Secret Place by Eve Bunting
Someday a Tree by Eve Bunting
Sunflower House by Eve Bunting
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
Hooray for Grandparent's Day by Nancy Carlson
Frederic by Leo Lionni
Good Morning, Granny Rose by Warren Ludwig
The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe
 Night Tree by Eve Bunting
The Teddy Bear by David McPhail
Gardner George Goes to Town by Susan Moxley
Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt by Lisa Campbell Ernst
It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy
Jamaica's Find by Juanita Havill
Maggie and the Pirate by Ezra Jack Keats
Peach and Blue by Sara S. Kilborne
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
 
 
 
 
  
 

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