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Get Ready for Kindergarten
- Kindergarten Kids: Riddles, Rebuses, Wiggles, Giggles and More!
Illustrated poems and riddles portray a wide variety of activities and experiences from the wide world of kindergarten.jPS CALM
- Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Henry has been looking forward to going to kindergarten, but has misgivings once he is there. (Also available in Spanish)jPS CARL
- On the Way to Kindergarten
Bear's increasing accomplishments are highlighted in rhyme, from babyhood to the first day of school.jPS KROL
- Welcome to Kindergarten
After visiting the classroom where he will attend kindergarten the following fall, a boy is able to dispel his reservations about school.jPS ROCK
- I Love School!
Seven kids and the teacher they love show their typical day of school is fun and filled with activities.jPS STUR
- My Shining Star: Raising a Child Who is Ready to Learn
Direct, simple advice is given in the form of ten proven principles - illustrated with Wells' favorite bunnies!
See also: My KindergartenjPS WELL
- How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
We know they can count to ten... what would it be like if dinosaurs came to school? Find out by reading this book!jPS YOLE
- One Moose, Twenty Mice
Here's where you can count from one to twenty with animals to guide you. Don't forget to look for the orange cat!jPS BEAT
- 26 Letters and 99 Cents
Colorful photographs introduce the alphabet, counting and coinage using common objects, numbers and coins.jPS HOBA
- What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
Or a nose? Or mouth? Ears? Eyes? Feet? Have lots of fun with this animal guessing game. (Also available in Spanish.)jPS JENK
- Growing Colors
The colors of nature are displayed in this photographic collection of green peas, red potatoes and other fruits and vegetables.jPS MACM
- The City ABC Book
Go on an alphabet hunt through a city in this photographic journey of letters.jPS MILI
- Five For a Little One
Explore the world around you using your five senses along with this alert little bunny.
See also: The Hello Goodbye WindowjPS RASC
- What Time is It, Mr. Crocodile?
Will the little monkeys escape Mr. Crocodile's plan to eat them in time? Find out here!jPS SIER
- Black? White! Day? Night!: A Book Of Opposites
Colorful die-cut pages introduce a number opposites including black and white, big and little, and day and night.jPS SEEG
My Family and Me
- I Lost My Tooth in Africa
While visiting her father's family in Mali, a young girl loses a tooth and receives an unusual gift from the tooth fairy.jPS DIAK
- Oh No, Gotta Go
A family anxiously searches for a bathroom for their young daughter while on a car trip.jPS ELYA
- “Let's Get a Pup!” Said Kate
Kate and her family search the animal shelter for a new puppy but cannot resist the charm of an older dog.
See also: MaxjPS GRAH
- The Ugly Vegetables
A young girl wants her mother's garden to be colorful like the other gardens in their neighborhood, until she smells the delicious Chinese vegetable soup.jPS LIN
- Bee Bim Bop
Rhyming text highlights a young girl's adventure helping her mother shop and prepare the family's favorite meal. Recipe included.jPS PARK
- The Family Book
A mixture of families are characterized, some are loud and quiet, some are large and small but all are similar in many ways.
See also: It’s Okay To Be DifferentjPS PARR
- The Keeping Quilt
Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family are connected to a homemade quilt which represents their love and faith.
See also: My Rotten Redheaded Older BrotherjPS POLA
- Pete's a Pizza
When rain stops Pete from playing ball outside, his father creates a funny indoor game for them to play together.
See also: The Amazing BonejPS STEI
- Amelia’s Show-And-Tell Fiesta/Amelia Y La Fiesta De “Muestra y Cuenta”
Amelia, a young Cuban immigrant, brings a special fiesta dress to her first show-and-tell at school.SPANISH jPS CHAP
- The Art Lesson
The autobiographical story of Tomie’s own troubles and triumphs encountered in his kindergarten art class.
See also: StagestruckjPS DePA
- What Did You Do Today?
A young child narrates his first day of school.jPS FORW
- I Am Not Going to School Today
A little boy’s first day of school jitters are consoled by having his special stuffed animal join him.jPS HARR
- Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, learns a valuable lesson about sharing time.jPS HENK
- Amazing Grace
An evocative story of Grace who can do anything she sets her mind to do including being Peter Pan, who is not black or female, in the class play. Also: Boundless GracejPS HOFF
- Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten
Miss Bindergarten, the beloved kindergarten teacher, has a hilarious day full of folly and mishap.jPS SLAT
Yoko is teased by her classmates for bringing her favorite sushi for lunch until Timothy and others try it at International Food Day. (Also available in other languages.)jPS WELL
Stories in Rhyme
A little boy mistakenly thinks his body is falling apart, until his parents reassure him that he’s just like everybody else.
See also: More PartsjPS ARNO
- I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
A little boy cannot resist painting everything he sees, including himself!
See also: I Like Myself!jPS BEAU
- My Little Sister Ate One Hare
Little sister eats everything around her, including one hare and nine lizards, in this zany counting tale.jPS GROS
- There Was a Bold Lady Who Wanted a Star
In this variation of “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” a lively woman uses many different vehicles to reach a star.jPS HARP
- Miss Mary Mack: A Hand-Clapping Rhyme
A lively elephant along with a young girl dance and move to the familiar schoolyard rhyme “Miss Mary Mack.”jPS HOBE
- To Market, To Market
A woman brings home the animals she bought at the supermarket, with chaotic results!jPS MIRA
- Horton Hatches the Egg
When an elephant hatches an egg, the whole jungle starts talking about it.jPS SEUS
- The Napping House
A sleepy household comes together on Granny's bed, slowly building a very relaxed pile of bodies in shifting positions, until a flea wakes everyone up!jPS WOOD
Classic: New and Old
- Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
When Farmer Brown's cows learn to type, they leave him notes demanding electric blankets and other items to make them more comfortable on the farm.
See also: Diary of a WormjPS CRON
Join energetic Olivia during her busy, fun-filled day, as she sings very loud songs, tries on all her clothing, reproduces abstract artwork on the walls, and wears people out-even herself!
See also: Olivia and the Missing ToyjPS FALC
- Millions of Cats
With millions and trillions of cats to choose from, how can an old man and his wife select just one?jPS GAG
- The Mysterious Tadpole
Louis can hardly wait for his pet tadpole Alphonse to grow into a frog, but soon realizes his pet is no ordinary frog.jPS KELL
- Library Lion
A lion comes to the library regularly, and follows all the rules, until an accident happens and he has to get the librarian’s attention the only way he knows how.jPS KNUD
- There's an Alligator Under My Bed
A little boy is sure that there is an alligator under his bed and very determined to alleviate this problem.jPS MAYE
- The Little Engine That Could
When the other engines refuse, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of toys and food over the mountain for the children on the other side.jPS PIPE
- Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Joseph has a very old overcoat which he recycles several times into a variety of garments, including a jacket, a vest, a scarf, and finally, a story.jPS TABA
- A Splendid Friend Indeed
An endearing tale of friendship between a talkative goose and pensive polar bear. (Also available in Spanish.)jPS BLOO
- Ella the Elegant Elephant
Wearing Grandma’s “good luck hat,” shy little Ella faces her fears of being new to town and making friends at school.jPS DAMI
- Hunter's Best Friend at School
What will Hunter do when his best friend Stripe decides to be naughty at school?jPS ELLI
- A Letter to Amy
It’s Peter’s birthday and he creates a special invitation for friend, Amy.jPS KEAT
- What Do You Say, Dear?
A rollicking and whimsical introduction to manners and etiquette for any situation.jPS JOSL
- George and Martha
Short tales of the humorous friendship of two hippopotamuses. (Also available in Chinese and Spanish.)jPS MARS
- May I Bring a Friend?
A polite young boy repeatedly asks permission to bring animal friends along when visiting the king and queen.jPS DeRE
- Ira Sleeps Over
A boy is excited at the prospect of spending the night at his friend's house but worries how he'll get along without his teddy bear. (Also available in Spanish.)jPS WABE
- The Last Laugh
A nearly wordless story of a clever duck who outwits the big snake bully.
See also: A Crocodile’s Tale.jPS ARUE
- The Cow Who Clucked
When cow wakes up clucking she sets out to get her “moo” back.jPS FLEM
- The Merry Chase
When a cat and dog meet, the cat leads the dog on a chase under ladders, across tables and over people until she reaches a safe place.jPS HURD
- Don't Laugh, Joe
Ticklish, silly opossum youngster Joe, can’t help laughing every time he plays dead…until a real bear comes along.jPS KASZ
- Froggy Bakes a Cake
Froggy makes a huge mess when baking a special cake for his mother’s birthday.
See also: Froggy Goes to Bed.jPS LOND
- How I Became a Pirate
When Jeremy Jacob joins Braidbeard and his pirate crew, he discovers how pirates really live.
See also: Pirates Don't Change Diapers.jPS LONG
- Fancy Nancy
A story of how a little girl convinces her family to be fancy too, if only for one night.jPS OCON
- Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Would you let a pigeon drive the bus? (Also available in Spanish.)
See also: Knuffle Bunny.