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These books will help kids 3 to 5 years old discover the joy of reading. Browse this list of new and classic children's books recommended by the Quicklists Consulting Committee of the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association
, and start reading along with your preschooler today!
By Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee
Follow a circle of family and friends through a day of enjoying the world around them and their many connections.
Beach Lane, 2009. ISBN: 9781416985808
Boo Hoo Bird
When Bird gets a boo-boo, his friends all try to figure out a way to make him happy again.
by Jeremy Tankard
Scholastic, 2009. ISBN: 9780545065702
Book Fiesta!: A Children’s Day/Book Day Celebration—Una celebración de El día de los niños/El día de los libros: A Bilingual Picture Book
Colorful illustrations complement the bilingual text celebrating children and books.
By Pat Mora; illustrations by Rafael López
Rayo, 2009. ISBN: 9780061288777
In a humorous, rhyming text, Little Mabel blows a bubble that encases her baby brother. He happily floats through the neighborhood as everyone follows along trying to figure out how to rescue him.
by Magaret Mahy
Clarion, 2009. ISBN: 9780547074214
It’s a duck! No, it’s a rabbit! Clever illustrations lead the reader to wonder, is it a duck or a rabbit? Could it be both?
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Chronicle, 2009. ISBN: 9780811868655
A young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits and tomatoes the size of beach balls.
By Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow, 2010. ISBN: 9780061715174
Opuestos: Mexican Folk Art Opposites in English and Spanish
Mexican folk art of hand-carved wood sculptures show opposites, labeled in both Spanish and English.
By Cynthia Weill; illustrations by Martín Santiago and Quirino Santiago
Cinco Puntos, 2009. ISBN: 9781933693569
Wee Little Bunny
A young rabbit enjoys a "busy, dizzy" day of playing in the meadow near his home.
By Lauren Thompson; illustrations by John Butler
Simon & Schuster, 2010. ISBN: 9781416979371
What Can You Do with a Paleta?/¿¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?
Set in the barrio, a young Latina girl explores the question "What Can You Do with a Paleta?" The warm acrylic paintings, reminiscent of Mexican folk art, reflect the various colors of this favorite frozen treat.
By Carmen Tafolla; illustrations by Magaly Morales
Tricycle, 2009. ISBN: 9781582462899
Children count backward from number six when they join these adorable wombats on their walkabout. When a hungry dingo captures four of the wombats, the two that are left have to figure out how to outsmart him to save their mates.
By Carol Diggory Shields; illustrations by Sophie Blackall
Dutton, 2009. ISBN: 9780525472131
The Story of Ferdinand
When Ferdinand, a big and strong bull who has a peaceable and gentle nature, is stung by a bumblebee and reacts by puffing, snorting and pawing the ground, people think he is a ferocious bull just right for the bull fights but soon learn they are mistaken.
By Munro Leaf, drawings by Robert Lawson
Viking Press, 1936. ISBN: 9780670674244
While the other field mice gather corn, nuts, wheat and straw to store for the winter, Frederick gathers sun rays, colors and words to be able to feed their spirits during the coldest, darkest days of winter.
By Leo Lionni
Random House, 1973. ISBN: 9780394826141
The zoo sends a series of animals as possible pets to a youngster, until they find one that turns out to be perfect.
By Rod Campbell
Four Winds, 1982. ISBN: 978059007689
The Lion & the Mouse
Set in the African Serengeti, this is a wordless retelling of the classic fable of the lion and the mouse.
By Jerry Pinkney
2010 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner
Little, Brown, 2009. ISBN: 9780316013567
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In this retelling of the classic Ukrainian folktale, a boy loses his mitten, which becomes home to a host of animals until the mitten is so crowded that it bursts into shreds of "bits and pieces of yarn."
By Jim Aylesworth, Reteller; illustrations by Barbara McClintock
Scholastic, 2009. ISBN: 9780439925440
"More More More," Said the Baby
Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother and mother.
By Vera B. Williams
Greenwillow, 1990. ISBN: 9780688091736
What are your favorite books to read with or give to little ones at this age? Leave your comments below!
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