Colchester - East Hants Public Library



Best books preschoolers should see and hear before school


  1. Alligator Baby by Robert Munsch
  2. Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee
  3. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
  4. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
  5. The Bear on the Bed by Ruth Miller
  6. Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
  7. Black? White! Day? Night! A Book of Opposites by Seeger Laura Vaccaro
  8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
  9. Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
  10. Canada 123 by Kim Bellefontaine
  11. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  12. Carl’s Birthday by Alexandra Day
  13. Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  14. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Martin Bill Jr.
  15. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
  16. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  17. Curious George by H.A. Rey
  18. Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley
  19. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
  20. The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
  21. Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
  22. Each Peach, Pear, Plum by Allan Ahlberg
  23. Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
  24. Five Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bed by Eileen Christelow
  25. Fox Walked Alone by Barbara Reid
  26. Franklin Fibs by Paulette Bourgeouis
  27. Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
  28. From Head to Toe by Eric Carle 
  29. Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
  30. Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
  31. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall
  32. Good Morning Chick by Mirra Ginsburg
  33. Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  34. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  35. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  36. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  37. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  38. Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch
  39. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  40. Hello Puppy by Jane Cowen Fletcher
  41. Henny Penny by Paul Galdone
  42. Here Comes Mother Goose by Iona Opie
  43. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
  44. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  45. Is Your Mama a Llama? by Guarino Deborah
  46. I Went Walking by Sue Williams
  47. Jamberry by Bruce Degen
  48. Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman
  49. Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
  50. Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
  51. The Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
  52. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  53. Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
  54. Love Your Forever by Robert Munsch
  55. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  56. Maisy Goes to the Library by Lucy Cousins
  57. Mama Cat has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming
  58. Mama Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse 
  59. Midnight Farm by Reeve Lindbergh
  60. The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale by Jan Brett
  61. Mortimer by Robert Munsch
  62. Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  63. My New Friend is so Fun by Mo Willems
  64. The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood
  65. No, David! by David Shannon
  66. Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
  67. Olivia by Ian Falconer
  68. One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root
  69. Owen by Kevin Henkes
  70. Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
  71. Piggies by Don Wood
  72. Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  73. Read Me a Book by Barbara Reid
  74. Red is Best by Kathy Stinson 
  75. Round Robin by Jack Kent
  76. Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
  77. Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
  78. Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
  79. Sleeping Dragons All Around by Sheree Fitch
  80. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  81. Something From Nothing: Adapted From a Jewish Folktale by Phoebe Gilman
  82. Stella, Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay
  83. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
  84. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  85. Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
  86. Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
  87. Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
  88. Time For Bed by Mem Fox
  89. Up Home by Shauntay Grant
  90. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  91. We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  92. Where I Live by Frances Wolfe
  93. Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
  94. Where’s My Mommy? by Carol Roth
  95. Where's My Teddy? byJez Alborough
  96. Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill
  97. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  98. Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
  99. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema
  100. Wild About Books by Judy Sierra