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Books for Preschoolers

Picture Books for Ages 3-5

Please, Mr. Panda

By Steve Antony

Mr. Panda only provides polite animals with a

doughnut. You better say “please” and “thank you!”

Shark Vs. Train

By Chris Barton

Who do YOU think will win?  What about when they compete at bowling, burping, and piano playing?

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

By Karen Beaumont

So I take some red and I paint my…head!

Fun rhymes to sing aloud to or get messy.

One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree

By Daniel Bernstrom

A sneaky snake has no idea that the captives in his belly are planning their escape! Kids will be bopping along to the beat and eagerly awaiting the snake's next treat.

Shapes, Reshape!

By Silvia Borando

Guess which animals these rectangles can reshape into! Jumpy things, stripy things, and clucky things to name a few. Plus, count down from 10 to 1, then try to make your own shape images!

Open Very Carefully

By Nick Bromley

Beware the crocodile! Do you think he

can escape your book?

Wild Blueberries

By Julie Flett

Spend the day picking wild blueberries with Clarence and his grandmother. Meet ant, spider, and fox in a beautiful woodland landscape with bilingual vocabulary in English and Cree.

Stack the Cats

By Susie Ghahremani

Cats of all shapes and sizes sleep, stack, and tumble in this adorable counting book which sneakily introduces addition as well.  


By Kevin Henkes

Toys on a child’s windowsill wait for

marvelous things to happen.

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The Snowy Day

By Ezra Jack Keats

A boy discovers the wonders of a snowy world

through footprints, snow-angels, and snowballs.

It's a Tiger!

By David LaRochelle

Swing, swing, swim, swim, don't

slow down, it's a tiger!

This Is A Serious Book

By Jodie Parachini

This serious book will cause serious laughter as donkey, zebra, snake, and others do silly things that are NOT allowed in this book.

Be Who You Are

By Todd Parr

Be proud of where you're from. Be old. Be young. Be the best that you can be. Just be who you are!


By Stephen Savage

A mysterious superhero saves the snowy day!

Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready

By Barney Saltzberg

How does Cornelius get ready for bed? By feeding

his fish cookies and stuffing toys in the fridge!

The Monster at the End of This Book

By Jon Stone

Don’t turn the page! There is a monster

at the end of this book.

Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!

By Todd Tarpley

Quiet at last. Not a peep. Three little

robots are…BEEP! BEEP!

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Is That Wise Pig?

By Jan Thomas

Mouse is making a yummy soup. He adds four tomatoes, Cow adds five potatoes, and Pig adds…six galoshes?! Is that wise, Pig? Quick, counting silliness to get you giggling.

Can You Make a Scary Face?

By Jan Thomas

Interactive fun with silly faces, a bossy

little ladybug, and a big hungry frog.

Owl Babies

By Martin Waddell

“I want my Mommy!” cries Bill as his owlet

sibling try convincing him she's just hunting. 

Knuffle Bunny

By Moe Willems

Somebunny gets left behind at the

laundromat while daddy’s in charge. 

I'm a Frog!

By Mo Willems

Gerald is terrfied to learn that Piggie is

now a frog and can turn into one too. 

Bear Snores On

By Karma Wilson

Bear’s cave fills with animal

friends as he sleeps.

How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe?

By Jane Yolen

Even dinosaurs need to know how to cross

the street and encounter strangers.

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