Recommended Book List for Preschool Age Children
Book Title Author(s)
Song and Dance Man Karen Ackerman
Happy Birthday Moon Frank Asch
Milk and Cookies Frank Asch
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Judi Barrett
The Mitten Jan Brett
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Virginia Lee Burton
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
Stories Straight from Avi’s Heart Ahuva Raanan Chaim Walder
Stories Straight from Mommy’s Heart Ahuva Raanan Chaim Walder
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Eileen Christelow
Moose’s Loose Tooth Jacqueline A. Clarke
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue Julia Cook
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type Doreen Cronin
The Day the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes James Dean
Strega Nonna Tomie dePaola
Llama Llama series Anna Dewdney
A Fish Out of Water P.D. Eastman
Are You My Mother P.D. Eastman
Robert the Rose Horse P.D. Eastman
The Best Nest P.D. Eastman
Is It Shabbos Yet Ellen Emerman
Corduroy Don Freeman
Something from Nothing Phoebe Gilman
The Happiness Box Brocha Goetz
Eli and His Little White Lie Goldie Golding
Giraffes Can’t Dance Giles Andrea, Guy Parker-Rees
Sheila Rae, The Brave Kevin Hankes
The Doorbell Rang Pat Hutchins
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Joffe Numeroff
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson
Peter’s Chair Ezra Jack Keats
Library Lion Michelle Knudsen
Leo the Late Bloomer Robert Kraus
Little Louie the Baby Bloomer Robert Kraus
What Should Danny Do Series Ganit and Adir Levy
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon Patty Lovell
How Full is Your Bucket Tom Rath Mary Reckmeyer
Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney
Elmer David McKee
The Puddle David McPhail
Love You Forever Robert Munsch
Smelly Socks Robert Munsch
Stephanie’s Ponytail Robert Munsch
The Book With No Pictures B.J. Novak
Beatrice Doesn’t Want To Laura Numeroff
One Kathryn Otoshi
Two Kathryn Otoshi
Zero Kathryn Otoshi
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog Lisa Papp
The Kissing Hand Audrey Penn
The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
The Little Engine That Could Watty Piper
Curious George Series (Original) H. A. Rey
Ish Peter H. Reynolds
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen
Yossi and Laibel Series Dina Rosenfeld
But Then I Remembered Chaya Leah Rothstein
It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny Marilyn Sadler
Beautiful Oops! Barney Saltzberg
Reb Yitzchok’s Jewel Rabbi Nosson Scherman
Little Blue Truck Alice Schertle
A Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon
You’ll Grow Soon Alex Andrea Shavick
A Thread of Kindness Leah- Perl Shollar
Manny in a Pickle  Sari Grunwald Shuly Marmorstein
Caps for Sale Esphyr Slobodkina
But No Elephants Jerry Smath
Little Fox Goes to the End of the World Anna Tompert
Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Judith Viorst
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile Bernard Waber
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems
Knuffle Bunny Series Mo Willems
Elephant and Piggie Series Mo Willems
Good Night Moon Margaret Wise Brown
The Runaway Bunny Margaret Wise Brown
The Napping House Audrey Wood
What Do You Do With An Idea? Kobi Yamada
What Do You Do With A Problem? Kobi Yamada
Harry the Dirty Dog Gene Zion
* Thank you to all of the educators who added to this book list.
A special thank you to Chaya Spero for contributing so many books.
** I do not give my stamp of approval on each of these books.
Please read to make sure they meet your standards.