Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Good Books for Preschoolers

Busch, Miriam.

A young boy encounters a lion while trying to find his pet cat--meeting a number of other animals al...

Cooke, Trish.

For young Jay Jay, Sunday dinner at Gran's house is full of hugs and kisses, tasty dishes, all ...

Cornwall, Gaia.

"Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lesso...

Cronin, Doreen.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn ...

De La Pena, Matt.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A young boy, CJ, rides the bus across town with his grandmot...

Elya, Susan Middleton.

Also available in Overdrive. Rhyming text describes a trip to the grocery store for a mama and her b...

Falconer, Ian.

Also available in Hoopla. Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedti...

Feiffer, Jules.

George is a puppy who does not sound like a puppy should, despite the efforts of his mother. ...

Fleming, Candace.

After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some...

Hopgood, Tim.

A curious little owl decides to stay awake to find out how the things he sees at night look during t...

Isadora, Rachel.

A little girl greets people in her neighborhood in many different languages. ...

Katz, Karen.

Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends' skin, ...

Klassen, Jon.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until ...

Litwin, Eric.

Also available in Overdrive. As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new whi...

Martin, Bill.

Also available in Overdrive. An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphab...

McQuinn, Anna.

Also available in Overdrive. Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return a...

Mitton, Tony.

Frog and the other animals have a dancing good time both in and out of the water in the cool of the ...

Onyefulu, Ifeoma.

Deron attends his first day of nursery school, where he meets his new teacher, plays with his school...

Parr, Todd.

Also available in Overdrive. Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are...

Portis, Antoinette.

One day, amidst the usual chirps, tweets, and caws, a little brown bird decides to try singing a new...

Reynolds, Aaron.

Also available in Hoopla. The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest...

Rinker, Sherri Duskey.

Also available in Overdrive. At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement...

Salas, Laura Purdie.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. "This picture book poetically explores the many things ...

Shannon, David.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does...

Sharratt, Nick.

A unicorn playing a horn? An ogre doing yoga? Peek through each foggy vellum page to guess what lies...

Sherry, Kevin.

A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost. ...

Sierra, Judy.

Also available in Hoopla. A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the jo...

Stead, Philip Christian.

"Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, th...

Stein, David Ezra.

Also available in RB Digital. Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interru...

Thomas, Jan.

As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bo...

Thong, Roseanne.

Also available in Overdrive. As a little girl discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her...

Walsh, Melanie.

Isaac may look like everyone else, but he actually has superpowers that make him different from his ...

Willems, Mo.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Leonardo is a terrible monster -- he can't seem to frig...

Wilson, Karma, author.

Also available in Hoopla. On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleep...

Wood, Audrey.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sle...