Sisters Philomena, Audrey, and Nora were born within seconds of each other. Nonetheless, Philomena needs glasses and her sisters feel that they need glasses as well even if it is to follow fashion. This is a creative picture book that yuxtaposes photograhs of guinea pigs with that of other real elements as glasses, purses, clothing, and lettuce. Preschoolers will learn that it is ok to be different in a humorous setting.
Can a young dog have a cat as a mom? Families come in all colors and forms: two daddies, two mommies, a mom and a dad, a single mom or a single dad or a new mom. And as in all families, mommy takes care of us, and tells us what to do, even if we do not like it. Sometimes moms need to learn how to be a mom. It is all part of the process, in Galindo’s words “…for new families of all kinds.” Tender picture book with digitally produced illustrations, whose pastel colors will create the perfect setting to talk with your child about adoption and different families.
Subjects: adoption, families, mothers and sons
Worm Loves Worm
Author: J. J. Austrian
Love comes in different ways. So when Warm falls in love with Warm, they feel it is only right to get married. This is a charming story to talk about LGBT rights with your child.
Subjects: LGBT rights, weddings
Sweet Dreams Supergilr
Author: Michael Dahl
Illustrator: Omar Lozano
It is bedtime and a young girl is sharing a story with mom. When the girl finally falls asleep she wakes up as a superhero, who is ready to save the day.
It is bedtime and a little boy is excited to try his new dinosaur bed. However, when the lights are out the shapes that he sees scare him until the moon takes the shadows away. This picture book has a humorous tone that will amuse your child while addressing night fears.
Subject: bedtime stories, growth, fear of the dark, overcoming fear, picture book. Ages 3-6
Copy Of -Goodnight World
Author: Debi Gliori
It is bedtime and a young boy and his father are saying goodnight to the planets, the snow, the oceans, the trains, the animals in the zoo, and teddies, among others. This picture book is great to close a bedtime storytime, where your child's world will join him/her in his sleep.
Subject: bedtime stories, stories in rhyme. Ages: 0-3
Good Night Numbers
Author: Danica Mckellar
A little girl goes through all her routines before going to bed, counting from 1 to 10 the girl will have dinner, wash hands, clean up toys, take a bath, watch teeth, read a story, and fall asleep.
Ducks are ducks, flowers are flowers, and bears are bears. We can’t fight who we are. Bear feared he might lose all the fun of his duck family if he went to sleep for the winter. But who knows, perhaps his duck friends could find a way to make the Bear participate.
Subject: hibernation, patience, bear stories
Goodnight Good Dog
Author: Mary Lyn Ray
Sometimes Dog is not ready to go to bed. Perhaps a little walk and look around will help. Or maybe thinking about the fun activities during the day. After a while, Dog is ready to try his bed again. Simple vocabulary and small sentences makes this book a goodnight storytime book for young preschoolers.
Author: Karen Beaumont
Baby wakes up in the quiet night. What can the family do to help baby go back to sleep? Perhaps Roy, the old retriever has the answer. Fun picture book for bedtime storytime. Humorous narrative and illustrations will provide an enjoyable storytime experience.
Subjects: bedtime, family life, fussy babies
Author: Liz Wong
Quackers is a cat that loves his duck friends. He eats with them, plays with them and snuggles with them, but at the end of the day, Quackers feels he does not fit in. Until one day, Quackers meets another cat that shows him what cats do to keep clean, to have fun, and what they like to eat. Quackers feels at home whit the cats, but misses his duck friends. This is a story about identity and self-acceptance.
Subjects: identity, animal stories
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur
Author: Kallie George
There are may types of families and sometimes a duck might have a dinosaur for a brother. This is the case of two siblings: Duck Feather and Duck Flap. The two ducks would not stop arguing until a new family member arrives. The new member is peculiar and looks more like a dinosaur than a duck. His mom names him Spike. For mother Duck, all her children are equal and deserving of a big mommy Duck kiss.
Subject: individuality, different families
A Tiger's Tail
Author: Mike Boldt
What would you do if you wake up with a tiger's tale the first day of school? Discover how first-grader Anya overcame her fears.
Subject: diversity, school, fears
The Curvy Tree
Author: Chris Colfer
Great story to talk with your preschooler about empathy, self- acceptance and individuality. It is all right to be different. A little girl, who is bullied by her appearance finds a friend on a tree. There is always a friend to find.
Subjects: self-acceptance, individuality
Hoot and Peep
Author: Lita Judge
As Peep is of age to learn the ways of the owls with its big brother Hoot, Peep gets in trouble when in terms of "hooo" says "schweepty peep." In this story characters will learn to believe in the individuality of others. Caregivers can use this picture book to talk about personal qualities and creativity.
Subjects: individuality, brothers and sisters. Kindergarten
Oh No Said Elephant
Author: A. H. Benjamin
Elephant wants to play with his animal friends, but he appears to be unsuitable for all the games until he finds his true talent.
Subjects: resilience, talents, games, animal stories, picture book
Have you Seen my Elephant?
Author: David Barrow
A young boy is playing hide and seek with an elephant. Count until 10 and try to find the elephant's perfect hiding place. Charming story for your storytime.
Subjects: Picture book, multiculturalism, and hide and seek games. For ages 3 - 6
Have You Seen My Dragon
Author: Steve Light
Help a boy to find a missing dragon in the city while you count from 1 to 20. Fun look and find book for your preschooler.
Subjects: missing animals, dragons, couting books
Author: Mies Van Hout
This imaginative picture book will take your child into a trip thorugh dunes, forrests, rivers, and caves to find a non so perfect payground.
Subjects: animals, imagination, playgrounds. For ages 3-6
Ada Twist Scientist
Author: Andrea Beaty
Beaty bring us another story to appeal that inquisitive learner at home, who will love to know that Ada will not give up on her quest for science and experimentation.
Little Green Truck is a happy truck, that works in the farm of Farmer Grey. His tasks are those of a little fellow, picking up packages from the post office, driving groceries from the market and transporting small farm animals. Life could not be better for Little Green Truck, until one day Big Blue Truck arrives at the farm showing his superiority and deposing Little Green Truck. Will Little Green Truck resume his job at the farm again? Will he reinvent itself to do different shores a little truck can do? Your preschooler will enjoy this story while learning a little about green energy and the new possibilities life brings our way.
Subjects: chores, farm life, truck stories
The Secret Subway
Author: Shana Corey
If your child is interested in informational books with longer stories, this picture book will satisfy his/her curiosity about the first New York subway built in 1870.
Subjects: Alfred E. Beach, New York's underground train (history)
Every Color Soup
Author: Jorey Hurley
With simple large font narrative and colorful illustrations, this picture book will make a superb read along material to cover colors and healthy eating choices in the kindergarten classroom.
A small rabbit, Jasper, and his mom are shopping for underwear and to mommy's surprise it is a creepy glowing underwear that appeals to Jasper. So enough, Jasper start to feel uncomfortable and scare of the glowing underwear. It is time to dispose them, but how? This picture book will likely appeal preschoolers that appreciate a humourous story with a creepy setting.
Lulu is the type of girl who climbs every tree, even the tallest one until one day she feels sick and has to stay home. She misses her trees dearly. However, what can we do if we can't go to the park? we can use our imagination, which can reach even higher. In this charming picture book, preschoolers will engage with the fearless main character and learn that nothing is impossible for the imagination.
There is nothing wrong with a rainy day. We can dance, spin, swing, and stomp our feet until the sun comes up. And then we can glide, slide, and enjoy a snack outside. Great picture book to talk about positive attitude with young children.
Subjects: minsfulness, positive thinking, weather, stories in rhyme. Age: Preschool-K1
Count with Tiny Cat
Author: Viviane Schwarz
Tiny Cat can count red little balls from 1 to 4, however sometimes he has too many balls or none at all. Great picture book for toddlers with large font and illustrations that will attract the eye of your child.
Subjects: counting, humorous stories
Author: Mac Barnett
Triangle plays a trick on Square by scaring it with a snake sound. Will Square pay back the sneaky trick?
Subjects: shapes, sizes, tricks
The Opposite Zoo
Author: Il Sung Na
Monkeys at a zoo leave their quarters to visit different animals. But while the owl is awake, the panda is asleep and where the monkeys are noisy, the turtle is quiet. Practice “opposites” with this concept book, which will engage your preschooler’s eyes with colorful illustrations.
Subjects: opposites, zoo animals
Author: Kim Krans
Your preschooler will have fun finding the letters of the alphabet through pencil drawings and fun graphic elements.
Subjects: alphabet, creatures
Bringing The Outside In
Author: Mary McKenna Siddals
Title: Bringing the outside in
This picture book in rhyme will motivate your child to play outside regardless of the season of the year. No matter the cold, the wind, the rain, the heat, being in nature is always fun and good for the spirit.
Subject: outdoor recreation, stories in rhyme
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
Author: Sherry D. Rinker & Tom Lichtenheld
Five construction trucks are ready to work at the construction site by the morning light. One by one they do their task until it gets dark and it is time to rest.
Subjects: stories in rhyme, construction trucks
Benny Shark goes to Friend School
Author: Lynn Rowe Reed
Benny Shark has a hard time being a good friend. He bullies, growls, and threatens until he notices that none of the fish want to play with him. Until Jellyfish Janice and invites him to participate in Friend School to learn the rules of friendship. This is a funny and educative picture book that will give your child a few tips to be a great friend.
Ben is ready to have a dog and as he walks through the shelter he notices juts the right one. Perhaps Sadie is a bit too big to handle and causes too much trouble for Ben's mom taste, but Sadie proves to be the hero when she helps capture a thief. Older preschoolers will enjoy this picture book with its very unusual DOGosaurus.
Subjects: pets, dinosaurs. Age: preschool - K1
Author: Ame Dyckman
A girl in a grumpy mood wakes up a sleeping bear. Now Bear is grumpy too and looking for ways to get even with the grumpy girl. Find out what happens when Bear finally finds the girl. Good story to talk about making mistakes, recognizing our mistakes and making amends. The acrylic paint illustrations provide a vibrant colorful setting that express the narrative as it moves from grumpiness to forgiveness.
Moving to a new house can be scary, specially if you will be loosing a friend. This is the story of two friends: Hedgehog and Anteater. Hedgehog does not want to move away, but he will soon discover that distance does not destroy friendship when we find a way to stay connected.
Subjects: friendship, moving, hedgehogs
The Almost Terrible Playdate
Author: Richard Torrey
It is hard to find a common ground when you are playing with a friend. Sometimes agreement feels far away and we cannot understand why he or she does not see our way. The oil-based pencils, crayons, and colored pencil illustrations will invite your child‘s imagination to join the quest for "compromise." It is ok to like different things, but when we compromise not only we are better friends, but also a terrific playdate.
Subjects: compromise, playdate, friendship
Happy Birthday Hamster
Author: Cynthia Lord
It is Hamster’s birthday and he thinks all his friends forgot about it. What a big surprise for Hamster! Charming story to talk with your child about patience. The acrylic illustrations offer a smooth depiction of the story..
Subjects: birthdays, friendship, hamsters
Be a Friend
Author: Salina Yoon
All children are different and special in their own way. This was Dennis case, so when he felt lonely, he soon found a friend to share and play. Excellent book to talk with your preschooler about different personalities.
Subjects: individuality, friendship, pantomime
Chick 'N' Pug
Author: Jennifer Sattler
Chick is looking for adventure. Laying eggs and grabbing dirt is not enough for him…he needs a superhero! But when your superhero is a mellow and relaxed dog, you will need an ingenious plan. Humorous story with a hint of interesting vocabulary to share with your preschooler.
Subjects: adventure, heroes
Cancer Hates Kisses
Author: Jessica Reid
Notes from the author "Shortly after the birth of my daughter,..., I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. "Cancer Hates Kisses" is the story of how my baby, with her kisses and smiles and snuggles, gave me the superhero courage to fight cancer."
This picture book delivers a complicated topic in a simple, loving, and age appropriate manner using simple vocabulary, sentence repetition, and watercolor illustrations.
Phillip and Brock are best friends even when his parents cannot see Brock. Phillip and Brock do everything together. One day the family goes to the Fair and alarm strucks down when Brock goes missing. Find out what happens at storytime with your child. Everything is possible when it is about children’s imagination. The white text and expressive watercolor illustrations will help your child stay connected with the story.
There is something strange happenning in the kitchen. Harold is missing and a sword, a helmet and a shield have been found in the stove. Read the book to discover the twist in this story.
Subjects: knights, imagination, missing persons
Author: Tammi Sauer
Sometimes your best friend comes from out of space. He will play with you, accompany to school, do art and have a bite. But when night time arrives your Alien friend may need something that requires some compromising by your part. Good read to talk with your preschooler about losing a friend, thinking about others and trust someone you love to feel better.
Subjects: extraterrestial beings, friendship, family life
Author: Caron Levis
When you lose someone you love, that person still lives in your heart. Emotive fictional story based on the New York Central Park Zoo’s polar bears Ida and Gus. This story will help you talk to your child about mourning and resignation.
Subjects: Loss, grief, friendship, Central Park (New York)
Author: Suzanne Kaufman
Brooks and Mikey have a hard time sharing their toys. So there is only one solution for mommy dinosaur: toys must be put away. After all nobody wins if we cannot share. Will the brothers learn to compromise? Fun read aloud for a preschool class or at home.
Kitty School teacher Melba has a doctor's appointment and needs Cat to cover for her on her class. Perhaps Cat can try some music with the kitty students, but that might be too loud for the class next door. What about trying building something and painting after that? It appears Cat might learn how to be a great teacher after all. Humorous picture book for kids who are going to kindergarten.
Marigold loves baking on Mondays so as he starts a cake recipe he notices Finch, an unwelcome bird visitor. Then pigeons and loons join to Marigold's exasperation. This humorous story will entertain your child while covering some new vocabulary and ways to troubleshoot problems.