Books for Preschoolers
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Article in Juvenile Fiction
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Notable New Titles
JP Bean, Jonathan Building Our House
- A girl narrates her family's move where they build a house with help from relatives and friends.
JP Blechman, Nicholas Night Light
- Count the lights through die cut pages and see what they belong to.
JP Gliori, Debi What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?
- It's time for a surprise party.
JP Horacek, Peter Puffin Peter
- When his best friend is lost in a terrible storm, an intrepid young puffin teams up with a big blue whale to mount a rescue mission.
JP Joosse, Barbara Lovabye Dragon
- When a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a beautiful friendship is born.
JP Klassen, J This is Not My Hat
- 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.
JP Larochelle, David It's a Tiger!
- A child imagines that he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn.
JP Moore, Eva Lucky Ducklings
- In this true story, a mother duck and five little ducklings fall into a storm drain and are rescued.
JP Morstad, Julie How To
- This imaginative 'how to' book explores whimsical ways of doing a host of different tasks, including 'how to wonder,' 'how to see the breeze,' and 'how to be brave.'
Most of these authors have written other wonderful books.
JP Becker, Bonnie A Visitor for Bear
- Bear's efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent mouse.
JP Broach, Elise When Dinosaurs Came With Everything
- A boy is delighted to discover that every shop in town is giving away real dinosaurs.
JP 385 C C Is For Caboose
- Contemporary photos and vintage illustrations combine to make a treat for train lovers.
JP Chen, Chi-Yuan Guji Guji
- Guji Guji, a crocodile raised by ducks, becomes a hero when three crocodiles want him to lead ducks into a trap.
JP Chodos-Irvine, Margaret Best Best Friends
- Mary and Clare do everything together.
JP Cousins, Lucy I'm the Best
- Dog is constantly boasting but his friends teach him what it means to be a good friend.
JP Crum, Shutta Thunder-Boomer
- A violent thunderstorm brings heat relief and an unexpected surprise.
JP Cyrus, Kurt Tadpole Rex
- A tiny primordial tadpole grows into a frog and feels as huge and powerful as tyrannosaurus rex.
JP D'Amico, Carmela Ella Takes the Cake
- Ella the elephant wants to help in her mother's bakery.
JP Davies, Nicola Outside Your Window
- There's plenty of nature related food for thought in this lovely book.
JP Demas, Corrine Always in Trouble
- Emma's dog Toby misbehaves until she takes him back to become a 'specially trained dog.'
JP Durango, Julia Cha-Cha Chimps
- Ten little chimps head out for some fun dancing at Mambo Jambas.
JP Ernst, Lisa Campbell Gingerbread Girl
- Look out for the gingerbread boy's younger sister.
JP Fearnley, Jan Milo Armadillo
- Grandma tries to make a fluffy pink rabbit for Tallulah, but it turns out to be an armadillo - Milo Armadillo.
JP Freedman, Deborah Blue Chicken
- A chicken tries to help an artist paint the barnyard.
JP Gal, Susan Night Lights
- At bedtime, a girl and her dog note the different kinds of light brightening up the night.
JP Greenfield, Eloise. Grandpa's Face
- Tamika is frightened when she sees her grandfather's loving face become angry.
JP Grey, Mini Traction Man Meets Turbodog
- Traction Man (an action figure) teams up with the not-so-bright Turbodog to rescue scrubbing brush.
JP Harrington, Janice The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County
- A yhoung farm girl tries to catch her favorite chicken.
JP Henkes, Kevin A Good Day
- A day starts out badly, but through interesting twists, becomes a good one.
JP Hoffman, Mary Amazing Grace
- Grace discovers that she can do whatever she sets her mind to.
JP 590 Jenkins, Steve Actual Size
- Compare the size and weight of various animals in this book.
JP Johnson, Angela Julius
- Maya has a pet pig.
JP Johnson, Paul Brett On Top of Spaghetti
- The fun begins with a rolling meatball.
JP Kellogg, Steven Pinkerton series.
JP Lawson, Dorie Tex
- Luke's dreams transport him to his new role a s a cowboy on a ranch.
JP Lee, Ho While We Were Out
- While the family is away, a pet rabbit enjoys exploring the apartment.
JP Liwska, Renata Red Wagon
- Lucy wants to play with her new red wagon.
JP 621.9 Miura, Taro Tools
- Take a look at more than 60 tools and the people who use them.
JP Monroe, Chris Monkey With a Tool Belt
- When Chico Bon Bon is captured by an organ grinder, he uses his tool belt to escape.
JP Nakagawa, Chihivo Who Made This Cake?
- Little people invade a house and use their big construction equipment to bake a cake.
JP Pinkney, Brian The Adventures of Sparrowboy
- Henry gets amazing powers from a bird..
JP Rathmann, Peggy The Day the Babies Crawled Away
- A boy follows five babies who crawl away.
JP Rayner, Catherine Solomon Crocodile
- Solomon Crocodile's rough play prevents him from making friends until a stranger comes stomping through the reeds.
JP Robinson, fiona What Animals Really Like
- When the National Animal Chorus gathers to perform, it doesn't go exactly as planned.
JP Root, Phyllis Rattletrap Car
- When the rattletrap car breaks down, Poppa and his children find ingenious solutions to each problem.
JP Rosen, Michael Tiny Little Fly
- Tiny Little Fly teases Elephant, Hippo, and Tiger, but they cannot catch him.
JP Rosenthal, Amy Duck! Rabbit!
- Is it a duck or is it a rabbit: a clever take on an optical illusion.
JP Steig, William Pete's a Pizza
- When Pete has a bad day, his father makes a very special pizza.
JP Tullet, Herve Press Here
- Have fun playing with this imaginative book.
JP Walter, Mildred Pitts My Mama Needs Me
- Jason wants to help his mother with the new baby.
JP Ward, Jennifer Busy Tree
- Many different types of wildlife live in and around a tree.
JP Wheeler, Lisa Jazz Baby
- Baby and his family make some jazzy music
JP Willems, Mo City Dog, Country Frog
- Dog and frog have been friends for three seasons, but when dog returns in winter, frog is nowhere to be found.
JP Wolfe, Myra Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime
- Charlotte Jane the Hearty gets all the juice out of her days with pirate-girl pizzaz!
JP Yolen, Jane Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
- Princesses can wear baseball jerseys or soccer cleats and can build tree houses, plant flowers and wield swords -- without losing their tiaras.