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Preschool

Cover of All the Colors We Are = To
by Katie Kissinger
160554079X
2014

A celebration of our differences! All the Colors we are explains to children in simple language how skin color is determined and helps them build positive views of themselves through beautiful photographs. 

Cover of Another Important Book
by Margaret Wise Brown and Christopher Raschka
0060262826
1999

Illustrations and simple rhyming text describe how a child grows from ages one through six.

Cover of A Beach Tail
by Karen Lynn Williams and Floyd Cooper
9781590787120
2010

When his father tells him not to leave the lion he is drawing on the beach, a little boy starts making a very, very long tail--and a trail to follow back.

Cover of Beautiful Ballerina
by Marilyn Nelson
9780545089203
2009

Photographs and a poem bring readers on center stage with the ballerinas from the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Cover of Bebe Goes Shopping
by Susan Middleton Elya and Steven Salerno
015205426X
2006

Rhyming text describes a trip to the grocery store for a mama and her baby boy. Includes Spanish words.

Cover of Bebe Goes to the Beach
by Susan Middleton Elya and Steven Salerno
9780152060008
2008

A baby and his mother spend a day at the beach. Spanish words, interspersed in the rhyming text, are defined in a glossary.

Cover of Boom Boom
by Sarvinder Naberhaus and Margaret Chodos-Irvine
9781442434127
2014

A preschool's exploration of the four seasons, told through each season's distinct sounds.

Cover of City Shapes
by Diana Murray, illustrated by Brian Collier
9780316370929
2016

A young girl walks through the bustling city, while a pigeon flies above, both spotting hidden shapes at every turn

Cover of Dance
by Bill T. Jones and Susan Kuklin
0786803622
1998

Introduces basic concepts of dance through poetic text and photographs.

Cover of Do Like Kyla
by Angela Johnson and James Ransom
0531070409
1990

A little girl imitates her big sister Kyla all day, until in the evening Kyla imitates her.

Cover of The Hello, Goodbye Window
by Norton Juster and Christopher Raschka
0786809140
2005

A little, curly-haired girl enjoys spending time with her grandparents, Nanna and Poppy, and seeing the outside through their special kitchen window.

Cover of I Got the Rhythm
by Connie Schofield-Morrison and Frank Morrison
9781619631786
2014

On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other children join her.

Cover of I love Saturdays y Domingo
by Alma Flor Ada and Elivia Savadier
0689318197
1998

A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents.

Cover of Jabari Jumps
by Gaia Cornwall
0763678384
2017

Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.

Cover of Jingle Dancer
by Cynthia Leitich Smith
068816241X
2000

Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia.

Cover of Kite Flying
by Grace Lin
0375915206
2002

A girl describes how her family makes and flies a kite.

Cover of Lily Brown's Paintings
by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Earl B. Lewis
0439782252
2007

When Lily Brown paints, she imagines all sorts of fantastic things in the scenes that she sees every day.

Cover of Little Diva
by LaChanze and J. Brian Pinkney
9780312370107
2010

Nena wants to be a Diva, with a capital D, just like her mommy, who's a star on Broadway. So she learns all she can about singing and dancing when she is at the theater and trains day and night to make her dreams come true.

Cover of Margaret and Margarita, Ma
by Lynn Reiser
0688122396
1993

Margaret, who only speaks English, and Margarita, who only speaks Spanish, meet in the park and have fun playing together even though they have different languages.

Cover of Niño Wrestles the World
by Yuyi Morales
9781596436046
2013

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.

Cover of Peeny Butter Fudge
by Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison and Joe Cepeda
9781416983323
2009

Children spend the day with their grandmother, who ignores their mother's carefully planned schedule in favor of activities that are much more fun.

Cover of Quinito's Neighborhood = E
Ina Cumpiano , Jose Ramirez
0892392096
2005

Quinito explores his neighborhood and explains the important job that each person has to do. 

Cover of Red is a Dragon:  A Book o
by Roseanne Thong and Grace Lin
0811831779
2001

A Chinese American girl provides rhyming descriptions of the great variety of colors she sees around her, from the red of a dragon, firecrackers, and lychees to the brown of her teddy bear. Check out Green is a Chile Pepper, too!

Cover of Round is a Mooncake:  A Bo
by Roseanne Thong and Grace Lin
0811826767
2000

As a little girl discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her urban neighborhood, she is reminded of her Chinese American culture. Check out Round is a Tortilla, too! 

Cover of Sail Away
by Langston Hughes and Bryan Ashley
1481430858
2015

A celebration of mermaids, wildernesses of waves, and the creatures of the deep through poems by Langston Hughes and cut-paper collage illustrations by multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan.

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