50 Books to Read Before Kindergarten

Get ready for school with this reading challenge! Share these books with your preschooler and help build early literacy skills.

There's a bear on my chair

There's a bear on my chair

by Collins, Ross
Alternate Title: There is a bear on my chair
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Mice Juvenile fiction.
  • Bears Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780857633934
ISBN: 0857633937

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The napping house

The napping house

by Wood, Audrey
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Fleas Juvenile fiction.
  • Naps (Sleep) Juvenile fiction.
  • Beds Juvenile fiction.
  • Grandmothers Juvenile fiction.
  • Children Juvenile fiction.
  • Dogs Juvenile fiction.
  • Cats Juvenile fiction.
  • Mice Juvenile fiction.
  • Bites and stings Juvenile fiction.
  • Cumulative tales Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780152567088
ISBN: 0152567089

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Frog and Toad are friends [electronic resource]

Frog and Toad are friends [electronic resource]

by Lobel, Arnold
Length: 1 online resource
Subjects:

  • Frogs Juvenile fiction.
  • Toads Juvenile fiction.
  • Electronic books.
  • Caldecott honor books.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0061974102
ISBN: 9780061974106

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Olivia [electronic resource]

Olivia [electronic resource]

by Falconer, Ian
Length: 1 online resource
Subjects:

  • Swine Juvenile fiction.
  • Behavior Juvenile fiction.
  • Electronic books.
ISBN: 1442427329
ISBN: 9781442427327

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Thank you, Omu!

Thank you, Omu!

by Mora, Oge
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Neighborliness Juvenile fiction.
  • Generosity Juvenile fiction.
  • Stews Juvenile fiction.
  • Neighbors Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
  • Caldecott honor books.
ISBN: 9780316431248
ISBN: 0316431249

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Owl babies

Owl babies

by Waddell, Martin
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Owls Juvenile fiction.
  • Mother and child Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 076369519X
ISBN: 9780763695194

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Stack the cats

Stack the cats

by Ghahremani, Susie
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Cats Juvenile fiction.
  • Counting Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 1419723499
ISBN: 9781419723490

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The napping house [sound recording (CD)]

The napping house [sound recording (CD)]

by Wood, Audrey
Length: 1 sound disc :
Subjects:

  • Children's stories, American.
  • Sleep Fiction.
  • Fleas Fiction.
  • Mice Fiction.
  • Dogs Fiction.
  • Grandmothers Fiction.
  • Children's audiobooks.
ISBN: 0152050809
ISBN: 9780152050801

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Stick and Stone

Stick and Stone

by Ferry, Beth
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Stories in rhyme.
  • Best friends Juvenile fiction.
  • Friendship Juvenile fiction.
  • Staffs (Sticks, canes, etc.) Juvenile fiction.
  • Stones Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780544032569
ISBN: 054403256X

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Mix it up!

Mix it up!

by Tullet, Hervé
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Colors Juvenile fiction.
  • Imagination Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 1452137358
ISBN: 9781452137353

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Z is for Moose

Z is for Moose

by Bingham, Kelly L.
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Alphabet Juvenile fiction.
  • Moose Juvenile fiction.
  • Zebras Juvenile fiction.
  • Behavior Juvenile fiction.
  • Books and reading Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0060799846
ISBN: 9780060799847

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Froggy gets dressed

Froggy gets dressed

by London, Jonathan
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Frogs Juvenile fiction.
  • Clothing and dress Juvenile fiction.
  • Snow Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0670842494
ISBN: 9780670842490

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Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! [sound recording (CD)]

Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! [sound recording (CD)]

by Willems, Mo
Alternate Title: Do not let the pigeon drive the bus
Length: 1 sound disc (approximately 13 min.) :
Subjects:

  • Pigeons Juvenile fiction.
  • Bus drivers Juvenile fiction.
  • Caldecott Medal.
  • Children's audiobooks.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0545134439
ISBN: 9780545134439
ISBN: 078681988X
ISBN: 9780786819881

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The little engine that could

The little engine that could

by Piper, Watty
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Railroad trains Juvenile fiction.
  • Toys Juvenile fiction.
  • Determination (Personality trait) Juvenile fiction.
  • Helpfulness Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780448405209
ISBN: 0448405202

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Whose mouse are you?

Whose mouse are you?

by Kraus, Robert
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Mice Juvenile fiction.
  • Stories in rhyme.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0689840527
ISBN: 9780689840524

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Pete the Cat : I love my white shoes

Pete the Cat : I love my white shoes

by Litwin, Eric
Alternate Title: I love my white shoes
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Cats Juvenile fiction.
  • Shoes Juvenile fiction.
  • Color Juvenile fiction.
  • Singing Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0061906220
ISBN: 9780061906220

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The little engine that could

The little engine that could

by Piper, Watty
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Railroad trains Fiction.
  • Toys Fiction.
  • Determination (Personality trait) Fiction.
  • Helpfulness Fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 044845257X
ISBN: 9780448452579

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Rhyming dust bunnies

Rhyming dust bunnies

by Thomas, Jan
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Rhyme Juvenile fiction.
  • Dust Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominees.
ISBN: 141697976X
ISBN: 9781416979760

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LMNO peas

LMNO peas

by Baker, Keith
Alternate Title: L M N O peas
Alternate Title: LMNOP's
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Peas Juvenile fiction.
  • Alphabet Juvenile fiction.
  • Occupations Juvenile fiction.
  • Stories in rhyme.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 1416991417
ISBN: 9781416991410

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How are you peeling? : foods with moods

How are you peeling? : foods with moods

by Freymann, Saxton
Alternate Title: Foods with moods
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Vegetable carving Juvenile literature.
  • Emotions Juvenile literature.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0439104319
ISBN: 9781451701074
ISBN: 9780439104319
ISBN: 1451701071

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The napping house

The napping house

by Wood, Audrey
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Sleep Fiction.
  • Fleas Fiction.
  • Mice Fiction.
  • Dogs Fiction.
  • Grandmothers Fiction.
  • Children's songs.
  • Children's audiobooks.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780152567125
ISBN: 9780152567088
ISBN: 0152567127
ISBN: 0152050809
ISBN: 9780152050801
ISBN: 0152567089

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A splendid friend, indeed

A splendid friend, indeed

by Bloom, Suzanne
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Friendship Fiction.
  • Individuality Fiction.
  • Geese Fiction.
  • Polar bear Fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9781590782866
ISBN: 1590782860

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Swimmy

Swimmy

by Lionni, Leo
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Fishes Fiction.
  • Caldecott honor books.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780394817132
ISBN: 9780394826202
ISBN: 9780833503725
ISBN: 0394817133
ISBN: 0833503723
ISBN: 0394826205

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We're going on a bear hunt

We're going on a bear hunt

by Rosen, Michael
Alternate Title: We are going on a bear hunt
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Bears Juvenile fiction.
  • Hunting Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0689504764
ISBN: 9781442011366
ISBN: 144201136X
ISBN: 9780689504761

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The relatives came

The relatives came

by Rylant, Cynthia
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Family life Fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9781435207998
ISBN: 0689845081
ISBN: 9780689845086
ISBN: 1435207998

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Ten, nine, eight

Ten, nine, eight

by Bang, Molly
Alternate Title: 10, 9, 8
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Lullabies.
  • Counting.
  • Caldecott honor books.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780688009069
ISBN: 1435207068
ISBN: 0688009077
ISBN: 0688009069
ISBN: 9780688009076
ISBN: 9781435207066

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Goodnight moon

Goodnight moon

by Brown, Margaret Wise
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Bedtime Juvenile fiction.
  • Rabbits Juvenile fiction.
  • Stories in rhyme.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0060775866
ISBN: 9780060775858
ISBN: 9780064430173
ISBN: 0064430170
ISBN: 9780060775865
ISBN: 0060775858

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Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

by Viorst, Judith
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Attitude (Psychology) Juvenile fiction.
  • Frustration in children Juvenile fiction.
  • Boys Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0689300727
ISBN: 9780689300721
ISBN: 1416985956
ISBN: 9781416985952

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Hi! Fly Guy

Hi! Fly Guy

by Arnold, Tedd
Length: 30 pages :
Subjects:

  • Flies Juvenile fiction.
  • Pet shows Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0439639034
ISBN: 9780439639033

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The hello, goodbye window

The hello, goodbye window

by Juster, Norton
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Grandparent and child Juvenile fiction.
  • Grandparents Juvenile fiction.
  • Windows Juvenile fiction.
  • Day Juvenile fiction.
  • Caldecott Medal.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0786809140
ISBN: 9780786809141

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I ain't gonna paint no more!

I ain't gonna paint no more!

by Beaumont, Karen
Alternate Title: I am not going to paint anymore
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Painting Juvenile fiction.
  • Stories in rhyme.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0152024883
ISBN: 9780152024888

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Llama Llama red pajama

Llama Llama red pajama

by Dewdney, Anna
Alternate Title: Red pajama
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Mother and child Fiction.
  • Bedtime Fiction.
  • Llamas Fiction.
  • Stories in rhyme.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0670059838
ISBN: 9780670059836
ISBN: 0670013870
ISBN: 9780670013876

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Kitten's first full moon

Kitten's first full moon

by Henkes, Kevin
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Cats Fiction.
  • Animals Infancy Fiction.
  • Caldecott Medal.
  • Moon Fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780060588298
ISBN: 0060588292
ISBN: 0060588284
ISBN: 9780060588281

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The very hungry caterpillar

The very hungry caterpillar

by Carle, Eric
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Caterpillars Juvenile fiction.
  • Butterflies Juvenile fiction.
  • Metamorphosis Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0399208534
ISBN: 9780399208539

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Frog and Toad are friends

Frog and Toad are friends

by Lobel, Arnold
Length: 64 pages :
Subjects:

  • Frogs Juvenile fiction.
  • Toads Juvenile fiction.
  • Friendship Juvenile fiction.
  • Caldecott honor books.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780060239572
ISBN: 0060239573
ISBN: 9780064440202
ISBN: 0062983431
ISBN: 9780062983435
ISBN: 9781442047655
ISBN: 0064440206
ISBN: 1442047658

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Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!

Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!

by Willems, Mo
Alternate Title: Do not let the pigeon drive the bus
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Pigeons Juvenile fiction.
  • Buses Juvenile fiction.
  • Bus drivers Juvenile fiction.
  • Pleading Juvenile fiction.
  • Begging Juvenile fiction.
  • Bribery Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 078681988X
ISBN: 9780786819881
ISBN: 144874301X
ISBN: 9781448743018

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Harold and the purple crayon

Harold and the purple crayon

by Johnson, Crockett
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Crayon drawing Juvenile fiction.
  • Crayons Juvenile fiction.
  • Drawing Juvenile fiction.
  • Imagination Juvenile fiction.
  • Walking Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780064430227
ISBN: 9781442003897
ISBN: 0060229357
ISBN: 0064430227
ISBN: 9780060229351
ISBN: 1442003898

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Anansi and the moss-covered rock

Anansi and the moss-covered rock

by Kimmel, Eric A.
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Anansi (Legendary character)
  • Spiders Juvenile fiction.
  • Legends Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780823406890
ISBN: 082340689X

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Bark, George

Bark, George

by Feiffer, Jules
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Dogs Juvenile fiction.
  • Veterinarians Juvenile fiction.
  • Animal sounds Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0062051857
ISBN: 9780062051851

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Click, clack, moo : cows that type

Click, clack, moo : cows that type

by Cronin, Doreen
Alternate Title: Cows that type
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Cows Juvenile fiction.
  • Domestic animals Juvenile fiction.
  • Typewriters Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780689832130
ISBN: 9781599610887
ISBN: 1599610884
ISBN: 0689832133

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Color zoo

Color zoo

by Ehlert, Lois
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Color Juvenile fiction.
  • Shapes Juvenile fiction.
  • Animals Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780397322596
ISBN: 0397322593

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Corduroy

Corduroy

by Freeman, Don
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Toys Juvenile fiction.
  • Bears Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0670241334
ISBN: 9781442050341
ISBN: 1442050349
ISBN: 9780670241330

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How do dinosaurs say good night?

How do dinosaurs say good night?

by Yolen, Jane
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Bedtime Juvenile fiction.
  • Dinosaurs Juvenile fiction.
  • Behavior Juvenile fiction.
  • Stories in rhyme.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0590316818
ISBN: 9780590316811

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I stink!

I stink!

by McMullan, Kate
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Refuse and refuse disposal Juvenile fiction.
  • Trucks Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780060298494
ISBN: 0060298480
ISBN: 9781442088986
ISBN: 9780060298487
ISBN: 1442088982
ISBN: 0060298499

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If you give a moose a muffin

If you give a moose a muffin

by Numeroff, Laura Joffe
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Moose Fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780062409423
ISBN: 0060244062
ISBN: 0062409425
ISBN: 9780060244064
ISBN: 0060244054
ISBN: 9780060244057

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In the small, small pond

In the small, small pond

by Fleming, Denise
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Pond animals Fiction.
  • Stories in rhyme.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0805022643
ISBN: 9780805022643
ISBN: 144201122X
ISBN: 9781442011229

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Lilly's purple plastic purse

Lilly's purple plastic purse

by Henkes, Kevin
Length: 1 volume [pages not numbered] :
Subjects:

  • Schools Juvenile fiction.
  • Teachers Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0688128971
ISBN: 9780688128975

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Make way for ducklings

Make way for ducklings

by McCloskey, Robert
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Ducks Juvenile fiction.
  • Ducklings Juvenile fiction.
  • Families Juvenile fiction.
  • Dwellings Juvenile fiction.
  • Voyages and travels Juvenile fiction.
  • Animal welfare Juvenile fiction.
  • Kindness Juvenile fiction.
  • Caldecott Medal.
  • Boston Common (Boston, Mass.) Juvenile fiction.
  • Boston (Mass.) Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0670451495
ISBN: 1101997958
ISBN: 9780670451494
ISBN: 1435204697
ISBN: 9780670035380
ISBN: 0670035386
ISBN: 9781435204690
ISBN: 9781101997956

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Olivia

Olivia

by Falconer, Ian
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Swine Juvenile fiction.
  • Behavior Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780689829536
ISBN: 0689829531

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Sheep in a jeep

Sheep in a jeep

by Shaw, Nancy
Length: 32 pages :
Subjects:

  • Sheep Juvenile fiction.
  • Stories in rhyme.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 039541105X
ISBN: 1442009470
ISBN: 9781442009479
ISBN: 9780395411056

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The snowy day

The snowy day

by Keats, Ezra Jack
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Caldecott Medal.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 0140501827
ISBN: 9781435208087
ISBN: 9780140501827
ISBN: 1435208080

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Strega Nona

Strega Nona

by DePaola, Tomie
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Grandmothers Juvenile fiction.
  • Magic Juvenile fiction.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 067166283X
ISBN: 9781442416666
ISBN: 1442416661
ISBN: 9780671662837

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Ten black dots

Ten black dots

by Crews, Donald
Alternate Title: 10 black dots
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Counting.
  • Stories in rhyme.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780688135744
ISBN: 144201024X
ISBN: 0688060684
ISBN: 9780688060688
ISBN: 0688135749
ISBN: 9781442010246
ISBN: 0688060676
ISBN: 9780688060671

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The ugly duckling

The ugly duckling

by Pinkney, Jerry
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Fairy tales.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780688159320
ISBN: 068815932X

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Where the wild things are

Where the wild things are

by Sendak, Maurice
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • Children Conduct of life Juvenile fiction.
  • Monsters Juvenile fiction.
  • Conduct of life Juvenile fiction.
  • Imagination Juvenile fiction.
  • Anger Juvenile fiction.
  • Temper tantrums Juvenile fiction.
  • Kings and rulers Juvenile fiction.
  • Voyages and travels Juvenile fiction.
  • Caldecott Medal.
  • Fantasy.
  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
ISBN: 9780060254926
ISBN: 0060254920

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The wolf's chicken stew

The wolf's chicken stew

by Kasza, Keiko
Length: 1 volume (pages not numbered) :
Subjects:

  • 50 Books To Read Before Kindergarten.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass award winner.
ISBN: 9780399214004
ISBN: 0399214003

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