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Here are some great books by a variety of authors that you might like to read with your child!

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Perfect Library Books for Pre-School

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck-- all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals

Each Peach Pear Plum introduces favorite fairy tale characters, such as Tom Thumb and The Three Bears and, with a poem on each page hinting as to what is hiding in the picture, children are encouraged to participate and follow the story themselves.

Duck's truck is stuck in the muck.Who will help him out?

First, frog lends a hand. Then sheep helps push, too. But duck's truck won't come unstuck! Can anyone help him get out of the muck? Or is duck out of luck?

Elmer is BIG. Bird is SMALL. Tiger is FAST. Tortoise is SLOW. Have fun looking at opposites right from FRONT to BACK of this delightful book

What better attention-getter for small children than primates in all their variety? And who better to render them than Anthony Browne? In this elegant counting book, the author-illustrator outdoes himself with a vivid presentation of primates from gorillas to gibbons, macaques to mandrills, ring-tailed lemurs to spider monkeys.

One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry. When full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly!

"Guess how much I love you," says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much.

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them.

This is the story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their hole in the tree to find that their mother has gone, so they sit on the branch and wait, wondering when she will return. At last she does, and they all bounce up and down with joy, welcoming her home.

The simple text and colorful pictures will engage a whole new generation of pre-readers as they lift the picture flaps in search of Spot. A number 1 bestseller since it was first published in 1980, this interactive favorite has stayed in the charts ever since.

A child writes to the zoo for a pet. The zoo sends a series of unsuitable pets, revealed behind flaps in the form of crates and packing cases. These animals are all sent back for different reasons, except the last one, which is perfect!

Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt-through tall, wavy grass (SWISHY SWISHY!); swampy mud (SQUELCH SQUELCH!); and a swirling whirling snowstorm (HOOOO WOOOO!) - only to find a "real" bear waiting at the end of the trail!

Handa carries seven delicious fruits to her friend Akeyo as a surprise But thanks to some hungry animals she meets along the way it's Handa who's in for a surprise!

Melvin throws fit after fit when he doesn't get what he wants. He must learn how to deal with disappointment. After all, you get what you get and you don't throw a fit

Maisy is an adorable mouse who has lots of adventures exploring the world of the pre-schooler. This titles is part of a First Experiences series.

This funny story tells how Trixie and Knuffle Bunny's trip to the laundromat with Dad goes terribly wrong when Trixie realizes some bunny's been left behind...! Her attempts to alert Dad all the way home are unsuccessful, until Mom points out that Knuffle Bunny is missing and the family hotfoot it back to the laundromat. Fortunately, KB is safe, if a little wet...

It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children. Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave. And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama come back? Of course she will. But before she does, the other children show Llama Llama how much fun school can be!

Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book. Beep! Beep! Peep!

This book uses simple rhymes and illustrations of animals, superheroes and plants among others to explore possibilities available to every child. It creatively allows your child to dream about who they want to be knowing that they are assured of your love, no matter what.

An illustrated color counting book, based upon an Indian rhyme, that takes a young reader through the numbers from 1-10. Great for fans of trains!

The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge.

This is a counting book that introduces numbers one through five. As children count along with bear, they can learn:

Each object is counted once and only once.

The last number we count tells us the total number of objects.

How to name the counting words in order: one, two, three, four, five.

How to read the written numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

When Daniel Tiger feel HAPPY he sings! Come along with Daniel and find out what makes all his friends feel happy. A great introduction to feelings and emotions.

Chloe Zoe is nervous but she is told what Preschool will be like. But will the experience live up to her expectations?

Non Fiction

Follow the busy lives of Mr and Mrs Farmer as they look after animals and grow crops on their farm throughout the year

A fun look at schools around the world

Discover the world of animals in this kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. This book integrates concepts such as shape, numbers and patterns. A great place to start learning

Learn about the people in our community who help us. This is a great book for anyone who is nervous about visiting the dentist.

Take a journey through the underwater world and discover the coral reef and all who live there.

A look at several different bugs that blend in with their surroundings to hide from other animals.

Books about starting school

"I want my mommy!" is this hesitant little girl's response to her first day at nursery school. But after she gets involved with glue-y projects, singing and dancing, painting, game playing and meeting new friends, she gradually changes her mind about nursery school. Children (and parents!) who are anxious about the transition to daycare or preschool will find this book both spirited and comforting

Todd Parr uses his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity to introduce readers to all the wonderful things they can do at school, where everyone is welcome!

Pigeon doesn’t understand why he has to go to school—when he already knows everything!

It's Spot's first day of school! He and his friends sing together, play together, and read together. When it's time to go home, Spot can't wait to come back tomorrow! Young readers will love going to school with their favorite puppy Spot.

It is Chu's first day of school. Chu is nervous.
He hopes the other boys and girls will be nice. Will they like him?
What will happen at school today?
Will Chu do what Chu does best?

Perfect Tumblebooks for Pre-School

Wash Your Hands is a Tumble Tune about how to wash your hands effectively. If we all work together we can say “Buh Bye Virus! See ya Never!”

Big or Little is a great way to compare sizes which will appeal to the little person in your life.

Biscuit is an adorable character who has lots of adventures that are perfect for Pre Schoolers and up. This is a collection of three stories which are delightful

Digger the dinosaur may be huge but he has the heart of a pre-schooler. All our little ones will identify with this dino family.

Help duck to get out of the muck down in the deep green marsh and learn your numbers and the same time. 

Learn about all sorts of bugs in this beautifully coloured story.

One of my alltime favorite rhymes. Get your singing voices on for this its sing-along time