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PreK Read-Alouds


Here's a collection of our favorite read-alouds for PreK and early elementary. Enjoy!






Aston, Dianna Hutts
J581.467 ASTON

An informative, yet beautiful, introduction to seeds.
Jenkins, Steve
J591.41 JENKI

Discusses and gives examples of the size and weight of various animals and parts of animals.
Thomas, Jan
JE THOMA

A ladybug invites the reader to play a game of "let's pretend."
Salley, Coleen
JE SALLE

A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally.
Chin, Jason
J531.14 CHIN

What keeps objects from floating out of your hand? What if your feet drifted away from the ground? What stops everything from floating into space? Gravity.
Barrow, David
JE BARRO

Elephant wants to play hide and seek. See if you can help the others find him? he's very good! Have You Seen Elephant?
Isop, Laurie
JE ISOP

A child figures out the best way to hug a porcupine as he watches his friends hug other animals.
O'Connor, George
JE OCONN

Our heroine can't think of anything better than bringing home a baby raptor -all teensy and tiny, fluffy and funny. It would cuddle and play, stalk birds and dust bunnies, and curl up on laps. In short, it would be the perfect pet! Readers may notice striking similarities between the raptor's behavior and that of a more common house pet. But whether their first love is dinosaurs or kittens, little people with big imaginations will definitely warm to this perfect picture book.
Morales, Yuyi
JE MORAL

Lucha Libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills.
Fleming, Candace
JE FLEMI

A series of animals falls into a deep hole, only to be saved at last by a very large rescuer.
Litwin, Eric
JE LITWI

Pete the Cat gets into colorful adventures while out walking in his new white shoes.
Thong, Roseanne
JE THONG

A little girl discovers things that are round, square, and rectangular in her Hispanic American neighborhood.
Haughton, Chris
JE HAUGH

Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton is back with another simple, satisfying story whose visual humor plays out in boldly graphic, vibrantly colorful illustrations.
Cuyler, Margery
JE CUYLE

A little boy has a series of adventures and misadventures with a bunch of wild animals.
Wilson, Karma
JE WILSO

While all the other animals on the farm enjoy eating their regular food, the cow chooses to eat the one thing that she loves best.
Schwartz, Coery Rosen
JE SCHWA

In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs" tale, Pig One and Two neglect their ninja school martial arts training and are no match for the wolf, but Pig Three's practice and dedication saves the day.
Byrne, Richard
JE BYRNE

When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right.
Klassen, Jon
JE KLASS

A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene. Caldecott Winner 2013.
Rosen, Michael
JE ROSEN

With a tramp and a roll and a swat, Great Big Elephant, Great Big Hippo, and Great Big Tiger try to capture Tiny Little Fly as he teases each one in turn.
Ehlert, Lois
J595.789 EHLER

Lois Ehlert follows the life cycle of four common butterflies, from their beginnings as tiny hidden eggs and hungry caterpillars to their transformation into full-grown butterflies.
Alborough, Jez
JE ALBOR

When a small boy named Eddie goes searching for his lost teddy in the dark woods, he comes across a gigantic bear with a similar problem.
Mandel, Peter
JE MANDE

On a sleepy Sunday at the zoo, all the animals suddenly begin to sneeze.