Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Favorite Storytime Books
These titles are some of the Children's Services Staffs' favorite
stories to share with children in library storytimes. They
are available in the Junior Room's picture book collection.
Ask for a few of these fun stories next time you visit the
Alborough, Jez - Duck in the Truck
Duck's truck gets stuck in the muck and it takes a team
of animals to get him back on the road.
Amico, Tom - The Day the Dog Dressed Like Dad
With dad out of town, the dog decides to fill his shoes and
the rest of his clothes too!
Armour, Peter - Stop That Pickle!
A runaway pickle gets chased all over town.
Base, Graeme - The Waterhole
Animals from around the world stop at the water hole for a
drink, as it gets smaller and smaller.
Beaumont, Karen - I
Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
He keeps saying he isn't going to paint, but he just
can't resist the fun.
Bruss, Deborah - Book! Book! Book!
Bored farm animals go to the library looking for something
to do, but the librarian doesn't understand what they
Buehner, Caralyn - Snowmen at Night
Snowmen sometimes look tired in the morning, and that's
because they've been up playing all night long.
Butler, John - If You See a Kitten
If you see a kitty, you might say, "Ahhh," but
what if you see a slithery snake?
Carle, Eric - The Very Busy Spider
Spider is too busy to play with the other animals as she spins
Chapman, Cheryl - Snow on Snow on Snow
A boy loses his dog out in the snow.
Cooke, Kaz - The Terrible Underpants
When all her other pairs are wet, Wanda Linda must wear The
Dodd, Emma - Dog's
Dog starts out white with one black spot, but ends up with
spots of all different colors.
Feiffer, Jules - Bark, George
When George the puppy moos instead of barks, his mom takes
him straight to the Doctor.
Feiffer, Jules - The Daddy Mountain
A daring girl climbs the perilous Daddy Mountain from its legs
right up to its head.
Hindley, Judy - Do Like a Duck Does!
One of momma's ducklings is looking a little bit foxy.
Hines, Anna - Whose Shoes?
A mouse tries on all of her family's shoes until she
finds the perfect pair.
Hort, Lenny - The Seals on the Bus
Animal noises abound as the bus picks up passengers, but when
skunks come aboard the bus clears out fast!
Krosoczka, Jarrett - Bubble Bath Pirates
Pirate mommy sends her two young pirates to walk the plank
right into the bathtub.
Markes, Julie - Good
Thing You're Not an Octopus!
How would it be to have as many teeth as a shark or as many
arms as an octopus? Be glad you don't have to find out!
Rathmann, Peggy - The Day the Babies Crawled Away
Five babies go crawling away from a picnic, and have an adventure
of their own.
Stone, Jon - The Monster at the End of this Book
Every page brings you and Grover closer to the monster at the
end of this book!
Sharratt, Nick - Shark in the Park
Timothy Pope looks through his telescope trying to spy a shark
in the park.
Waddell, Martin - The Pig in the Pond
The whole farmyard gets involved when this pig jumps in the
Waddell, Martin - Farmer Duck
When duck exhausts himself taking care of the whole farm, the
other animals step in to help him.
Westcott, Nadine Bernard - The Lady with the Alligator
Call the doctor! Call the nurse! If that doesn't work,
call the Lady with the Alligator Purse!
Willems, Mo - Don't
Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Pigeon wants to drive the bus, but don't you let him!
Wilson, Karma - Bear Snores On
Woodland animal friends come to call, but the bear snores through
the whole party.
Wood, Don - Piggies
Get your piggy toes and piggy fingers ready for some piggy
Yolen, Jane - How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
If these dinosaurs can get ready for bed without a fuss, surely
the crankiest child should be able to as well.
Zimmerman, Andrea - The Cow Buzzed
A sneeze passes from animal to animal in the barnyard.
Prepared March 2007