Booklists

Preschool Books

The Adventures of Taxi Dog

By: Debra Barracca

ISBN: 9780803706712

A stray dog in New York City is adopted by a taxi driver, with whom he thereafter rides and shares adventures each day.

Abuela

By: Arthur Dorros

ISBN: 9780525447504

While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day

By: Judith Viorst

ISBN: 9781416985952

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse

By: Leo Lionni

ISBN: 9780394829111

Alexander, the mouse, makes friends with Willy, a toy mouse, and wants to be just like him until he discovers that Willy is to be thrown away.

Baby Says

By: John Steptoe

ISBN: 9780688074241

A baby and big brother figure out how to get along.

Beady Bear

By: Don Freeman

ISBN: 9780140501971

A toy bear goes off to a cave to live as a real bear should, only to find he needs something more to be truly happy.

Bedtime for Frances

By: Russell Hoban

ISBN: 9780060271060

Frances finds it difficult to go to sleep with the strange noises and menacing shapes that seem to fill her room after dark.

Blueberries for Sal

By: Robert McCloskey

ISBN: 9780670175918<

Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.

Caps for Sale

By: Esphyr Slobodkina

ISBN: 9780060257781

A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.

Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones

By: Ruth Heller

ISBN: 9780448018720

A pictorial introduction to the animals that lay eggs, including chickens as well as other birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, and even a few mammals.

Corduroy

By: Don Freeman

ISBN: 9780140501735

A toy bear who is anxious to have a home is befriended by a little girl who is willing to spend her own money to buy him.

Froggy Gets Dressed

By: Jonathan London

ISBN: 9780670842490

Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.

Gilberto and the Wind

By: Marie Hall Ets

ISBN: 9780808535867

A young boy finds in the wind a playmate of many moods: one that can sail boats, fly kites, blow dirt, and turn umbrellas inside out.

Goggles

By: Ezra Jack Keats

ISBN: 9780140564402

Two boys must outsmart the neighborhood bullies before they can enjoy their new treasure, a pair of lensless motorcycle goggles.

A Hat For Minerva Louise

By: Janet Morgan Stoeke

ISBN: 9780525453284

Minerva Louise, a snow-loving chicken, mistakes a pair of mittens for two hats to keep both ends warm.

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

By: Eric Kimmel

ISBN: 9780823411313

Relates how Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.

Hi! Pizza Man!

By: Virginia Walter

ISBN: 9780531087350

While a young girl waits for the delivery of a hot pizza, she provides the appropriate animal sounds for a variety of pretend animal pizza deliverers.

If I Ran the Zoo

By: Dr. Seuss

ISBN: 9780394800813

If Gerald McGrew ran the zoo, he'd let all the animals go and fill it with more unusual beasts--a ten-footed lion, an Elephant-Cat, a Mulligatawny, a Tufted Mazurka, and others.

The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

By: Shirley Neitzel

ISBN: 9780688080280

A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow.

The Little Engine That Could

By: Watty Piper

ISBN: 9780399244674

Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain.

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

By: Bernard Waber

ISBN: 9780395169957

Lyle is perfectly happy living with the Primms on East 88th Street in New York City until Mr. Grumps, their irritable neighbor, has Lyle put in the zoo.

Make Way for Ducklings

By: Robert McCloskey

ISBN: 9780142413869

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.

Martha Speaks

By: Susan Meddaugh

ISBN: 9780395633137

Problems arise when Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup.

Max’s Bedtime

By: Rosemary Wells

ISBN: 9780670887101

ven though Max's sister offers him her stuffed animals, he cannot sleep without his red rubber elephant. On board pages.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

By: Virginia Lee Burton

ISBN: 9780395169612

When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Ann, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they go to a little country town where they find that one new job leads to another.

Mushroom in the Rain

By: Mirra Ginsburg

ISBN: 9780689714412

How can an ant, butterfly, mouse, sparrow, and rabbit all take shelter from the rain under the same mushroom when, at first, there was only room for the ant?

Night Rabbits

By: Lee Posey

ISBN: 9781561451647

When her father becomes annoyed with the rabbits that are eating his carefully tended lawn at their summer cabin, Elizabeth tries to decide how to help because she loves the rabbits.

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore

By: David McPhail

ISBN: 9780525450795

Pigs galore invade a house and have a wonderful party.

A Pocket for Corduroy

By: Don Freeman

ISBN: 9780670561728

A toy bear who wants a pocket for himself searches for one in a laundromat.

The Poky Little Puppy

By: Janette Sebring Lowrey

ISBN: 9780375839207

One night a puppy who is always late coming home finds that there is no dessert for him.

Rosie’s Walk

By: Pat Hutchins

ISBN: 9780027458503

Although unaware that a fox is after her as she takes a walk around the farmyard, Rosie the hen still manages to lead him into one accident after another.

The Snowy Day

By: Ezra Jack Keats

ISBN: 9780670867332

The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Stone Soup

By: Heather Forest

ISBN: 9780874834987

Two hungry travelers use a stone as a soup starter and demonstrate the benefits of sharing. Includes a recipe for soup.

The Story of Ferdinand

By: Munro Leaf

ISBN: 9780448456942

Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

By: William Steig

ISBN: 9781442435605

In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

By: Beatrix Potter

ISBN: 9781557094124

Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.

Tikki, Tikki, Tembo

By: Arlene Mose

ISBN: 9780805006629

When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names.

There’s a Nightmare in My Closet

By: Mercer Mayer

ISBN: 9780803786820

Barricaded and helmeted, with cannon and infantry at the ready, the young hero awaits his rival, the Nightmare.

The Three Bears

By: Paul Galdone

ISBN: 9780395288115

Three bears return from a walk and find a little girl asleep in baby bear's bed.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

By: Eric Carle

ISBN: 9780399247453

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.

Wheels on the Bus

By: Raffi

ISBN: 9780517709986

As the rickety old bus collects an odd assortment of passengers in a quaint little town, the reader may join in with the sounds of the bus and motions of the driver and passengers.

Whistle for Willie

By: Ezra Jack Keats

ISBN: 9780670762408

Little Peter tries very hard to learn how to whistle for his dog.