Friday, March 18, 2011

Recommended Books for Preschoolers

Read Alouds
Ada, Alma Flor. 2010. Let Me Help! ¡Quiero ayudar! Illustrated by Angela Dominiguez. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press. (Spanish & English)
Banks, Kate. 2000. The Night Worker. Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Bley, Anette. 2009. A Friend. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Bragg, Lynn. 1996. A River Lost. Illustrated by Virgil Marchand. Hancock House Publishers.
Boutignon, Beatrice. 2009. Not All Animals Are Blue: A Big Book of Little Differences. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Clarke, Gus. 2005. Lucky, A Dog's Best Friend. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Collier, Bryan. 2000. Uptown. NY: Henry Holt.
Diouf, Sylvianne. 2004.  Bintou's Braids. Illustrated y Shane W. Evans. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
Dorros, Arthur. 1991. Abuela. NY: Dutton Books.
Dumbleton, Mike. 2008. Cat. Illustrated by Craig Smith. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Harjo, Joy. 2000. Good Luck Cat. Illustrated by Paul Lee. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
Haskins, Francine. 1997. Things I Like About Grandma. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Hill, Tad. 2010. How Rocket Learned to Read. NY: Schwartz & Wade.
Jenkins, Steve. 2009. Never Smile at a Monkey. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin.
Joosse, Barbara. 1991. Mama, Do You love Me? Illustrated by  Barbara Lavallee. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
Krishnaswami, Uma. 2006. Bringing Asha Home. Illustrated by Jamel Akib. NY: Lee & Low Books.
-------------------------. 2003. Chachaji's Cup. Illustrated by Soumya Sitaraman. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Saenz, Benjamin Alire. 1998. A Gift from Papa Diego. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Thong, Roseanne. 2008. Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the World. Illustrated by Elisa Kleven. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
Tokuda, Yukihisa. 2006. I'm a Pull Bug. Illustrated by Kiyoshi Takahashi. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Xiong, Blia. 2001. Nine-In-One Grr! Grr! Adapted by Cathy Spagnoli. Illustrated by Nancy Hom. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.

Building
Barton, Byron. 1990. Building A House. NY: Greenwillow.
Beaty, Andrea. 2007. Iggy Peck, Architect. Illustrated by David Roberts. Tarrytown, NY: Abrams
Guarnaccia, Steven. 2010. The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale. Tarrytown, NY: Abrams.
Harris, Nicholas. 2009. A Year at a Construction Site. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press.
Johnson, Steven T.  2000. My Little Red Toolbox. NY: HMH Books.
Laden, Nina. 2000. Roberto, The Insect Architect. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle books.
Mayo, Margaret, 2002. Dig Dig Digging. Illustrated by Alex Ayliffe. NY: Henry Holt.
Miura, Taro. 2006. Tools. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Rockwell, Anne. 2006. The Toolbox. Illustrated by Harlow Rockwell. NY: Walker Books.
Schaefer, Lola. M. 2006. Toolbox Twins. Illustrated by Melissa Iwai. NY: Henry Holt.
Sturges, Philemon. 2006. I Love Tools! Illustrated by Shari Halpern. NY Harper Collins.
Tarsky, Sue. 2001. Busy Building Book. Illustrated by Alex Ayliffe. NY: Putnam.
Villa, Laura. 2008. Building Manhattan. NY: Viking.
Zimmerman, Andrea. 2007. Digger Man. Illustrated by David Clemesha. NY: Henry Holt.

Colors
Bassède, Francine. 2000. George Paints His House. NY: Scholastic.
Cottin, Menena. 2008. The Black Book of Colors. Illustrated by Rosana Faria. Translated by Elisa Amado. Toronto: Groundwood Books. (Braille)
Fiocelli, Elizabeth. 2007. Kid Tea. Illustrated by Glin Dibley. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish.

Gonzalez, Maya Christina. 2007. My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press. (Spanish and English)
Guy, Ginger Foglesong. 2005. Siesta. Illustrated by Rene King Moreno. NY: Greenwillow Books. (Spanish & English)
Hubbell, Patricia. 2003. Black All Around. Illustrated by Don Tate. NY: Lee & Low Books.
Lionni, Leo. 1995. Little Blue and Little Yellow. NY: Harper Collins.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. 2006. Chidi Only Likes Blue: An African Book of Colors. London: Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
Rubin, Susan Goldman. 2007. Andy Warhol's Colors. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.

Rusch, Elizabeth. 2007. A Day With No Crayons. Illustrated by Chad Cameron. Rising Moon.
Sheen, Song Il. 2002. Yellow Umbrella. Illustrated by Jae-Sou Liu. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Sidman, Joyce. 2009. Red Sings from the Rooftops: A Year in Color. Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. Orlando, FL: Houghton MiIfflin.
Thong, Roseanne. 2008. Red is a Dragon: A Book of Colors. Illustrated by Grace Lin. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Weill, Cynthia. 2011. Colores de la Vida: Mexican Folk Art Colors in English and Spanish. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.

Counting
Boueri, Marijean. 2005. Lebanon 1-2-3: A Counting Book in Three Languages.  Illustrated by Mon Trad Dabaji. Publishing Works. (English, French, & Arabic)
Byrd, Lee Merrill. 2005. Lover Boy/Juanito El Carinoso: A Bilingual Counting Book. Illustrated by Francisco Delgado. El Paso, TX: Cincos Puntos Press. (Spanish & English)
Crews, Donald. 2011. Los diez puntos negros. NY: Greenwillow Books.
------------------. 1995. Ten Black Dots. NY: Greenwillow Books.
Franco, Betsey. 2009. Zero is the Leaves on the Tree. Illustrated by Shino Arihara. San Francisco, CA: Tricycle.
Gollub, Matthew. 2000. Ten Oni Drummers. Illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone. NY: Lee & Low Books.
Guy, Ginger Foglesong. 2007. Fiesta. Illustrated by Rene king Moreno. NY: Greenwillow Books. (Spanish & English)
Jocelyn, Marthe. 2011. Ones and Twos. Illustrated by Nell Jocelyn. Tundra Books.Kerr, Judith. 2010. One Night in the Zoo. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Lee, Huy Voun. 2001. 1, 2, 3, Go! NY: Henry Holt. (Mandarin Chinese & English)
Morales, Yuyi. 2003. Just a Minute! A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. (English & Spanish)
Rubin, Susan Goldman. 2007. Counting with Wayne Thiebaud. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
Shea, Pegi Deitz. 2003. Ten Mice for Tet! Illustrated by To Ngoc Tang. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. (English & Vietnamese)

Exploring the
Seasons
Blexbolex. 2010. Seasons. Enchanted Lion Book.
Crausaz, Anne. 2011. Seasons. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Keats, Ezra Jack. 1962. The Snowy Day. NY: Viking.
Lee, Huy Voun. 2005. In The Leaves. NY: Henry Holt. (Mandarin Chinese & English)------------------. 2000. In The Snow. NY: Henry Holt. (Mandarin Chinese & English)
------------------. 1998. At The Beach. NY: Henry Holt. (Mandarin Chinese & English)
------------------. 1998. In The Park. NY: Henry Holt.  (Mandarin Chinese & English)
Na, Il Sung. 2011. Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons. NY: Random House. 

Celebration & Imaginative Play
Choung, Eun-hee. 2008. Minji's Salon. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Derby, Sally, 1999. My Steps. Illustrated by Adjoa J. Burrowes. NY: Lee & Low.
Falwell, Cathryn. 2005. David's Drawings. NY: Lee & Low Books.
--------------------. 2005. Los dibujos de David. NY: Lee & Low Books. 
Gebhard, Wilfiried. 2004. What Eddie Can Do. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Jeffers, Oliver. 2008. The Way Back Home. NY: Philomel.
Kwon, Yoon-duck. 2007. My Cat Copies Me. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Portis, Antoinette. 2007. Not a Stick. NY: HarperCollins.
---------------------. 2006. Not a Box. NY: HarperCollins.
Rau, Dana Meachen. 1997. A Box Can Be Many Things. San Francisco, CA: Children's Press.
Ringgold, Faith. 1991. Tar Beach. NY: Crown.
Rubin, Susan Goldman. 2009. Magritte's Imagination. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
----------------------------. 2008. Matisse Dance for Joy. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
Ward, Lindsay. 2011. Pelly and Mr. Harrison Visit the Moon. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Wondriska, Wiiam. 2010. A Long Piece of String. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
Zullo, Germano. 2002. Marta and the Bicycle. Illustrated by Albertine. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.

Poetry & Nursery Rhymes
Ada, Alma Flor, F. Isabel Campoy, Alice Schertle. 2003. Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Vivi Escriva. NY: Rayo.
Brown, Calef. 2003. Tippintown: A Guided Tour. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin.
Crews, Nina. 2003. The Neighborhood Mother Goose. NY: Greenwillow Books.
deRoo, Elena, 2011. The Rain Train. Illustrated by Brian Lovelock. Cambridge MA: Candlewick.
Elliott, David. 2010. In the Wild. Illustrated by Holly Meade. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
-----------------. 2008. On the Farm. Illustrated by Holly Meade. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Greenfiled, Eloise. 2008. Brothers & Sisters: Family Poems. Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. NY: Amistad.
Griego, Margot C., Betsy L. Buck, Sharon S. Filbert, and Laurel H. Kimball. 1998. Tortillitas para Mama and Other Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney. NY: Henry Holt (Spanish and English)
Mavor, Salley. 2010. Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin.
Mora, Pat. 2008. Join Hands: The Ways We Celebrate Life. Photographs by George Ancona. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing.

Shapes
Brown, Anthony. 2011. Play The Shape Game. NY: Walker.
Crosbie, Michael J. 1993. Architecture Shapes. Photography by Steve Rosenthal. NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Diehl, David. 2007. A Circle Here, A Square There: My Shape Book. Lark Books.
Goodman, Davd. 2009. Shape. Illustrated by Zoe Miller. Tate Publishing.
Greene, Rhonda Gowler. 2001. When a Line Bends...A Shape Begins. Illustrated by James Kaczman.
Hoban, Tana. 1996. Shapes, Shapes, Shapes. NY: Greenwillow Books.
Thong, Roseanne. 2000. Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes. Illustrated by Grace Lin. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Walsh, Ellen Stoll. 2007. Mouse Shapes. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.

Sleeping/Napping
Albaut, Corinne. 2005. The Nights of the World. Illustrated by Arno. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Banks, Kate. 2005. And If the Moon Could Talk. Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Ho, Mingfo. 2000. Hush! A Thai Lullaby. Illustrated by Holly Meade. NY: Scholastic.
Keselman, Gabriela. 2007. Marc Just Couldn't Sleep. Illustrated by Noemi Villamuza. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller.
Na, Il Sung. 2009. A Book of Sleep. NY: Random House.
Rathman, Peggy. 2000. Good Night, Gorilla. NY: Putnam.
Shulevitz, Uri. 2006. So Sleepy Story. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Soetoro-Ng, Maya. 2011. Ladder to the Moon. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Teague, Mark. 2010. Franklin's Big Dreams. Illustrated by Boris Kuliko. NY: Hyperion.
Yaccarino, Dan. 2001. Good Night, Mr. Night. NY: Sandpiper.

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