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The Best Books for Preschoolers! - ParentingChaos.com

The full moon at the napping house by:  Audrey Wood and Don Wood

Caps for sale by:  Esphyr Slobodkina

The story of Ferdinand by:  Munro Leaf

Joseph had a little overcoat by:  Simms Taback

Ten black dots by:  Donald Crews

Pete the cat:  I love my white shoes by:  James Dean

How do dinosaurs say good night? by:  Jane Yolen

Eating the alphabet by:  Lois Ehlert

Planting a rainbow by:  Lois Ehlert

Gregory, the terrible eater by:  Mitchell Sharmat

The tiny seed by:  Eric Carle

The rainbow fish by:  Marcus Pfister

Love you forever by:  Robert Munsch

If you give a mouse a cookie by:  Laura Joffe Numeroff

The giving tree by:  Shel Silverstein

Stellaluna by:  Janell Cannon

Where the wild things are by:  Maurice Sendak

Chicka chicka boom boom by:  Bill Martin, Jr.

The pout-pout fish by:  Deborah Diesen

Corduroy by:  Don Freeman

Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by:  Bill Martin, Jr.

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by:  Judith Viorst

Goodnight moon by:  Margaret Wise Brown

Giraffes can't dance by:  Giles Andreae

Guess how much I love you by:  Sam McBratney

Harold and the purple crayon by:  Crockett Johnson

Mine-o-Saur by:  Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

I love you, Stinky Face  by:  Lisa Mccourt

Little blue truck by:  Alice Schertle

Good night, gorilla by:  Peggy Rathmann

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We the People!  Learn more about America's history through great Americans' biographies - Scholastic.com

Susan B. Anthony:  Fighter for freedom and equality by:  Suzanne Slade

Who says women can't be doctors? The story of Elizabeth Blackwell by:  Tanya Lee Stone

The story of Ruby Bridges by:  Robert Coles

Who was Frederick Douglass? by:  April Jones Prince

Timeless Thomas:  How Thomas Edison changed our lives by:  Gene Barretta

Thomas Jefferson:  Life, liberty, and the pursuit of everything by:  Maira Kalman

Helen's big world:  The life of Helen Keller by:  Doreen Rappaport

Jack's path of courage by:  Doreen Rappaport

My brother Martin by:  Christine King Farris

Abe Lincoln:  The boy who loved books by:  Kay Winters

Rosa by:  Nikki Giovanni

Who was Sally Ride? by:  Megan Stine

Teammates  by:  Peter Golenbock

Eleanor, quiet no more by:  Doreen Rappaport

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph became the world's fastest woman by:  Kathleen Krull

Sonia Sotomayor: A judge grows in the Bronx by:  Jonah Winter

Elizabeth leads the way:  Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the right to vote by:  Tanya Lee Stone

Moses:  When Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom by:  Carole Boston Weatherford

Who were the Wright brothers? by:  James Buckley, Jr.

20+ Native American Folktale Picture Books for Kids

The girl who loved wild horses by:  Paul Goble

Raven:  A trickster tale from the Pacific Northwest by:  Gerald McDermott

Coyote:  A trickster tale from the American Southwest by:  Gerald McDermott

Arrow to the sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale by:  Gerald McDermott

How the stars fell into the sky by:  Jerrie Oughton

How chipmunk got his stripes by:  Joseph Bruchac

Rabbit's snow dance by:  Joseph Bruchac

Big turtle by:  David McLimans

The legend of the Indian Paintbrush by:  Tomie DePaola

The legend of the Bluebonnet by:  Tomie DePaola

The polar bear son by:  Lydia Dabcovich

When turtle grew feathers:  A folktale from the Choctaw Nation by:  Tim Tingle

Baby rattlesnake by:  Lynn Moroney

The mud pony by:  Caron Lee Cohen

Kokopelli:  Drum in belly by:  Gail E. Haley

Coyote steals the blanket: A Ute Tale by:  Janet Stevens

Coyote places the stars by:  Harriet Peck Taylor

The sun's daughter by:  Pat Sherman

Books About Women Who Changed History - Notimeforflashcards.com

A picture book of Amelia Earhart by:  David A. Adler

A picture book of Harriet Tubman by:  David A. Adler

Rosa by:  Nikki Giovanni

Librarian on the Roof! by:  M. G. King

Wilma unlimited:  How Wilma Rudolph became the world's fastest woman by:  Kathryn Krull

The story of Anne Frank by:  Brenda Ralph Lewis

Basketball belles:  How two teams and one scrappy player put women's hoops on the map by:  Sue Macy

Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight became an inventor by:  Emily Arnold McCully

Molly, by Golly! The legend of Molly Williams, America's first female firefighter by:  Dianne Ochilltree

Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for freedom and equality by:  Suzanne Slade

Elizabeth leads the way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the right to vote by:  Tanya Lee Stone

Eleanor: Quiet no more by:  Doreen Rappaport

Riotous Rhyming Books That Your Child Will Love - Youclevermonkey.com

The terrible plop by:  Ursula Dubosarsky

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by:  Lynley Dodd

Edward the Emu by:  Sheena Knowles

Possum magic by:  Mem Fox

Pig the pug by:  Aaron Blabey

Boo to a goose by:  Mem Fox

The wonky donkey by:  Craig Smith

The Gruffalo by:  Julia Donaldson

Room on the broom by:  Julia Donaldson

And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street by:  Dr. Seuss

Ten apples up on top! by:  Theo. LeSieg

Rhyming dust bunnies by:  Jan Thomas

The very cranky bear by:  Nick Bland

Lines that wiggle by:  Candace Whitman

Don't forget the bacon! by:  Pat Hutchins

The naughtiest reindeer by:  Nicki Greenberg

There was an old lady who swallowed a star by:  A. Crumble

Favorite Picture Books for Pre-K / K - Thisreadingmama.com

We are in a book by:  Mo Willems

Duck on a bike by:  David Shannon

The mixed-up chameleon by:  Eric Carle

The pigeon finds a hot dog! by:  Mo Willems

We're going on a bear hunt by:  Michael Rosen

Rhyming dust bunnies by:  Jan Thomas

I stink! by:  Kate & Jim McMullan

Down by the bay by:  Raffi

Naughty little monkeys by:  Jim Aylesworth

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by:  Bill Martin, Jr.

Mix it up! by:  Herve Tullet

The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear by:  Don & Audrey Wood

Caps for Sale by:  Esphyr Slobodkina

The stray dog by:  Marc Simont

The napping house by:  Don & Audrey Wood

The book with no pictures by:  B. J. Novak

Best Books to Read Aloud to Kids - Myloveforwords.com

All aboard the Dinotrain by:  Deb Lund

Pigsty by:  Mark Teague

The very hungry caterpillar by:  Eric Carle

The big green pocketbook by:  Candice Ransom

Where the wild things are by:  Maurice Sendak

The giving tree by:  Shel Silverstein

Someday by:  Alison McGhee

Guess how much I love you by:  Sam McBratney

We're going on a bear hunt by:  Michael Rosen

The Gruffalo by:  Julia Donaldson

Room on the broom by:  Julia Donaldson

I saw an ant on the ralroad track by:  Joshua Prince

Mommy hugs by:  Karen Katz

Where is baby's belly button by:  Karen Katz

Ten little ladybugs by:  Melanie Gerth

Counting kisses by:  Karen Katz

Olivia by:  Ian Falconer

Dick and Jane by:  William S. Gray

Corduroy by:  Don Freeman

Blueberries for sal by: Robert McCloskey

 The story of Ferdinand by:  Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson

The polar express by:  Chris Van Allsburg

The snowy day by:  Ezra Jack Keats

Moon plane by:  Peter McCarty

On the night you were born by:  Nancy Tillman

The snuggliest snuggle in the world by:  Sarah Nash and Daniel Howarth

Pajama Time! by:  Sandra Boynton

Goodnight, goodnight, construction site by:  Shem Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld

Good night, gorilla by:  Peggy Rathmann

Goodnight moon by:  Margaret Wise Brown

Favorite Picture Books for K - 2nd Grade - Thisreadingmama.com

Who wants a cheap rhinoceros? by:  Shel Silverstein

The empty pot by:  Demi

Two bad ants by:  Chris Van Allsburg

The important book by:  Margaret Wise Brown

Doctor De Soto by:  William Steig

Ira sleeps over by:  Bernard Waber

The stinky cheese man and other fairly stupid tales by:  Jon Scieszka

Owl moon by:  Jane Yolen

You are special by:  Max Lucado

Anansi the spider by:  Gerald McDermott

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by:  Judith Viorst

A bad case of stripes by:  David Shannon

My lucky day by:  Keiko Kasza

Enemy pie by:  Derek Munson

More than anything else by:  Marie Bradby

The war between the vowels and the consonants by:  Priscilla Turner

Tikki Tikki Tembo by:  Arlene Mosel

 

 

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