Pretty Cool Books for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners

New Titles

  • Ashman, Linda. Henry Wants More! 2016.
    An exuberant toddler, who has learned the power of the word "more," keeps his family busy with endless games, tickles and storybooks, while discovering the innumerable, wonderful things in his world. [Lexile: AD320]
  • Campoy, F. Isabel. Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood. 2016.
    What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! [Lexile: AD580]
  • Clarke, Jane. Who Woke the Baby? 2016.
    It's early morning in the jungle and the little gorilla is NOT happy. Someone has woken him up! As the mystery unfolds, we learn about a chain of events involving an assortment of animals who all played a part.
  • Godin, Thelma Lynne. How to Dress a Dragon. 2016.
    In this charming, second-person narrative, our little boy hero imparts his infinite knowledge of how to dress a dragon, a task that isn't quite as easy as it may seem. [Lexile: AD540]
  • Hall, Michael. Frankencrayon. 2016.
    If the crayons cannot stop the scribble monster, this picture book and the play "Frankencrayon" may have to be cancelled.
  • Hesselberth, Joyce. Shape Shift. 2016.
    Two children use different shapes to create a bull, a clown, a fish and other forms.
  • Murray, Alison. The House that Zack Built. 2016.
    A buzzy fly and a mischievous kitten make a mess on the farm in this contemporary twist on a classic rhyme.
  • Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. I Wish You More. 2016.
    Whether celebrating life's joyous milestones or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this book is perfect for wishers. [Lexile: AD360]
  • Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. I Used to be Afraid. 2015.
    Explore the many forms that fear can take and the importance of overcoming it.
  • Siddals, Mary McKenna. Bringing the Outside In. 2016.
    A rollicking book that reminds young readers to go outside and play!
  • Sif, Birgitta. Where My Feet Go. 2016.
    Meet Little Panda. He's awake and ready for adventure. Where will his feet take him? Do they walk a normal walk down a normal street, or will they find a new way to carry him through the day?
  • Teckentrup, Britta. Get Out of My Bath! 2015.
    Ellie the elephant's relaxing bath is disrupted by splashing friends, prompting her to suck up all of the water into her trunk until everyone else leaves.
  • Trent, Shanda. Giddy-Up Buckaroos! 2016.
    Two young buckaroos wake up, sneak past the sheriff (Mom) and head outside, using Spanish words as they go. [Lexile: AD110]
  • Wilhelm, Hans. A Hole in the Wall. 2016.
    An African wild dog, a warthog, a lion and an elephant argue about the animal each sees through the hole in the wall - which turns out to be a mirror.
  • Yolan, Jane. What to do with a Box. 2016.
    If you give a child a box, who can tell what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition. [Lexile: AD280]


  • The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond. 2015. [J 599.5248 DES]
    This gorgeously illustrated picture book is full of relatable facts from everyday life that help make the size and habits of the blue whale easily comprehensible and engaging. [Lexile: AD1060]
  • Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler by Kate Klimo. 2016. [JB SEUSS]
    The story of how a doodling kid grew up to become Dr. Seuss. [Lexile: 590]
  • Fabulous Frogs by Martin Jenkins. 2016. [J 597.8 JEN]
    Learn about all kinds of frogs, from exotic species to the common greenish-brown specimens found in backyards, by studying up on their characteristics, life cycles and habitats. [Lexile: AD600]

revised May 2016