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Books for Preschoolers

Inspiring your child to read could be the single most important thing you can do to help them succeed in school. Stories stimulate the mind and expand the imagination. Read to your child every day. Ask your child to describe pictures, answer questions, repeat phrases and predict what will happen next. This gets the child involved in the story and interested in reading.

Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.

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by Doreen Cronin
Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, MOO. But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes.
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by Katie Evans
A playful dog carries off all sorts of things, including a sock, a ball, a book, and a toy boat.
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by Ian Falconer
Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good..
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by Jules Feiffer
"Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes, "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. What's going on with George?
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by Mem Fox
A young koala, longing to hear her mother speak lovingly to her as she did before other children came along, plans to win her distracted parent's attention.
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by Don Freeman
A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him, he finds what he has always wanted most of all.
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by Paul Galdone
Three clever billy goats outwit a big ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way up the mountain
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by Amy Hest
Baby Duck experiences the fear of the first day of school, but with a little help from Grampa, everything turns out okay in the end.
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by Eric Hill
Spot the dog has an eventful first day at school with his teacher Ms. Bear and his classmates, the hippo, alligator, turtle, and the monkey.
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by Tad Hills
Duck and Goose face a challenge to their friendship when an enthusiastic young duck who moves into their neighborhood wants to play – and win – all sorts of games.
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by Pat Hutchins
In rhyming verses, one animal after another neighs, moos, oinks, quacks and makes other appropriate sounds as they eat apples from the farmer's tree.
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by Keiko Kasza
In an effort to fatten up Mrs. Chicken for his delicious stew, Wolf unwittingly makes some new friends.
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by Ezra Jack Keats
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
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by David Kirk
When lonely Miss Spider tries to host a tea party, the other bugs refuse to come for fear of being eaten!
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by Maryann Kovalski
While a grandmother and grandchildren wait for the bus, they sing the title song with such gusto that they miss their bus.
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by Robert Kraus
Leo, a young tiger, isn't reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo's mother isn't. She knows her son will do all those things and more when he's ready.
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by Helen Lester
Tacky's perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.
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by Jonathan London
Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary clothing.
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by Bill Martin
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
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by Sam McBratney
During a bedtime game, every time Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him that the love is returned even more.
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by Kate McMullan
All the elephants of the jungle were gray except Elmer, who was a patchwork of brilliant colors until the day he got tired of being different and making the other elephants laugh.
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by Kate McMullan
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.
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by David McPhail
Only when faced with a dire emergency does Pig Pig finally react like a big boy and admit he is not a baby any more.
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by Lydia Monks
A clever spider is lonely and longs to become a family pet.
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by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. So begins this delightful story about an energetic mouse and an accommodating little boy.
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A collection of more than sixty nursery rhymes including "Hey Diddle, Diddle, " "Pat-a-Cake, " "Little Jack Horner, " and "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep."
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by Marcus Pfister
The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.
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by H. A. Rey
The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into continual trouble.
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by Michael Rosen
Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat.
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by Maurice Sendak
A little boy, who is sent to his room for behaving mischievously, suddenly imagines himself in a magic forest inhabited by wild creatures.
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by David Shannon
A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.
 
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by Jane Simmons
Daisy the duckling becomes so engrossed in playing with dragonflies and lily pads that she temporarily loses her mother.
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by Esphyr Slobodkina
A band of mischievous monkeys steals a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.
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by Ellen Stoll Walsh
A little penguin shares its favorite things with the one it loves most.
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by Virginia Walter
While a young girl waits for the delivery of a hot pizza, she provides the animal sounds for a variety of pretend animal pizza deliverers.
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by Margaret Wild
When Tom, a young panda, goes to his very first day of kindergarten, his whole family stays and plays and wishes they could be in kindergarten too.
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by Mo Willems
When the bus driver decides to take a break from driving, a wild and wacky pigeon pleads and begs to take his place, capturing the antics of a preschooler's temper tantrum.
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by Mo Willems
After a day with Daddy at the laundromat, Trixie quickly notices that her cherished Knuffle Bunny is missing and turns to her father to help her get him back.
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by Audrey Wood
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion with just one bite.
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by Gene Zion
A funny story about a dog who likes everything except getting a bath.

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