Pretty Cool Books for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners

  • Carter, David A. If You're A Robot and You Know It. 2015.

    This robot twist on the classic children's song pops to life.

  • Cronin, Doreen. Boom Snot Twitty. 2014.

    Join the adventures of three unlikely friends who have very different ideas about how to spend their day. Available on audio.

  • de la Pena, Matt. Last Stop on Market Street. 2015.

    A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

  • Dewdney, Anna. Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa. 2015.

    Llama Llama is very excited to go to Gram and Grandpa's for his first overnight visit. But, oh no! He's forgotten Fuzzy Llama! Can anything make Llama feel better?

  • DiPucchio, Kelly. Gaston. 2014.

    This sweet story of Gaston, a bulldog raised in a family of poodles, teaches us that it is okay to be who you are.

  • DiTerlizzi, Angela. Some Bugs. 2014.

    Bright, eye-catching illustrations and rhyming text introduce kids to some of the bugs they may find in their own backyard!

  • Grant, Jacob. Little Bird's Bad Word. 2015.

    Little Bird loves learning new words and sharing them with his friends. When he realizes his latest word is a bad word, he knows he needs to set things right.

  • Harper, Charise Mericle. Go! Go! Go! Stop! 2014.

    Little Green has a lot of fun practicing his first word— "Go!"— around the construction site, but how will everyone know when to stop?

  • Idle, Molly Schaar. Sea Rex. 2015.

    Join Cordelia and her Cretaceous companions as they spend a memorable day at the beach, as only dinosaurs can do! (Read a staff review of this title!)

  • O'Leary, Sara. This is Sadie. 2015.

    Sadie likes stories because you can make them from nothing at all. For her, the world is full of wonderful possibilities from living under the sea to being raised by wolves, from adventuring in wonderland to visiting the world of fairy tales.

  • Percival, Tom. Bubble Trouble. 2015.

    Rueben and Felix are best friends, and what they like doing best is blowing bubbles— the bigger, the better! It all starts to go wrong when Rueben challenges Felix to a bubble-blowing competition.

  • Spinelli, Jerry. Mama Seeton's Whistle. 2015.

    When Mama Seeton whistles, her children run home for chocolate cake, hugs, kisses and shared memories. But as time passes, they travel farther and farther away from the familiar sound. Can mama's whistle be heard all over the world?

  • Wilson, Karma. Bear Counts. 2015.

    As friends Bear and Mouse share a day together, Bear counts various objects, from one to five, and readers are invited to do the same.

  • Wood, Audrey. The Full Moon at the Napping House. 2015.

    In this cumulative tale, a chirping cricket calms a worried mouse, a prowling cat and other restless creatures, helping them to finally fall asleep.

  • Yoon, Salina. Found. 2014.

    Upon finding a toy rabbit in the forest, Bear tries his very best to return it to its home. But by the time its owner appears, Bear has become attached to Bunny.

Nonfiction

  • Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses by Jane Brocket. 2014. [J 612.8 BRO]

    Through the combination of simple text and gorgeous photos children are encouraged to use all five of their senses (and the corresponding body parts) to investigate the world around them.

  • Egg: Nature's Perfect Package by Steve Jenkins. 2015. [J 591.468 JEN]

    Explore how a simple, often colorful, sometimes surprisingly shaped package reveals nature's life cycle, unusual animal defensive strategies, parenting behavior, evolution and more.

  • Gravity by Jason Chin. 2014. [J 531.14 CHI]

    The complex subject of gravity is explained and illustrated in a visual and understandable way.

  • A Trip Into Space by Lori Haskens Houran. 2014. [J 629.442 HOU]

    Upbeat, rhythmic text and illustrations provide an introduction to the International Space Station that incorporates NASA-verified facts about the experiences of astronauts.

  • Water Is Water by Miranda Paul. 2015. [J 551.48 PAU]

    This spare, poetic picture book explores the water cycle's different phases in surprising and engaging ways.

revised December 2015