Pre-K Alternative Hardback Book List

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EANAuthorTitlePublisherPub DateLexileAnnotation
9780688009069Bang, MollyTen, Nine, EightGreenwillow Books3/4/03Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.
9780689504761Rosen, MichaelWe're Going on a Bear HuntMargaret K. McElderry Books9/30/89280PreS-K-- From England comes this refreshing interpretation of an old camp hand-rhyme presented in large picture-book format. The setting is the beach and its environs. The cast: five hunters (a man and four children) and a dog; all of whom stalk the furry beast through coastal landscapes; oozy mud; an unlikely snowstorm; and finally; into the cave where they meet the object of their search. And; just as in the old tale; they reverse their steps and; in this version; end up in bed under the cover
9780439635691Wood, AudreyTen Little FishBlue Sky Press (AZ)11/4/04The bestselling author and her son; digital artist Bruce Wood; present a read-aloud counting book overflowing with vibrant underwater illustrations. Full color. 40 pp. 10 3/4 x 9 5/8. 45;000 print. (Available now)
9780060255664Shaw, Charles G.It Looked Like Spilt MilkHarperCollins1/1/47180The white shape silhouetted against a blue background changes on every page. Is it a rabbit; a bird; or just split milk? Children are kept guessing until the surprise ending--and will be encouraged to improvise similar games of their own. Blue and white pictures.
9780694012701Numeroff, Laura JoffeBest Mouse Cookie Board BookHarperFestival5/15/99Join the mouse from "If you give a mouse a cookie" as he bakes his own cookies in his little mouse house.
9780062409096Dean, JamesPete the Cat and the Cool Cat BoogieHarperCollins5/9/17480Practicing a totally groovy new dance; Pete the Cat is told by a grumpy neighbor that his moves are all wrong; so he resolves to become a better dancer before receiving advice from wise Owl that he will be most cool when he's just himself.
9781515814023Dahl, MichaelBe a Star, Wonder Woman!Picture Window Books8/1/17400Omar lives in Monterrey; Mexico. He has always been crazy for illustration; constantly on the lookout for awesome things to draw. In his free time; he watches lots of movies; reads fantasy and sci-fi books; and draws! Omar has worked for Marvel; DC; IDW; Capstone and several other publishing companies.
9780689817755Carle, EricHello, Red FoxSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers4/1/98430This simple story about Little Frog's birthday party introduces Goethe's theory of complementary colors. Left-hand pages feature an animal: readers must stare at the figure for ten seconds before focusing on the opposite white page where it assumes its complementary color. The process is intriguing; but may strain the patience of the very young; the plot is too simple for older readers. A reproduction of Goethe's color wheel and a brief note on his discovery are included. (Copyright 1998 by The
9780688801656Crews, DonaldFreight TrainGreenwillow Books3/4/03Chugga; chugga. Chugga; chugga. Whoo; whooooo!!
9780062368447Henkes, KevinWaitingGreenwillow Books9/1/15440With economy; humor and warmth; Waiting quietly bridges reality and imagination; indoors and out; constancy and change; now and what comes next. --San Francisco Chronicle"
9780689873423Tafuri, NancyFive Little Chicks (Repackage)Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers2/1/06The Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Have You Seen My Duckling? brings a farmyard to life with this counting book featuring a mother hen and her five chicks. Full color. 32 pp. 10 x 10. 30;000 print. Pub. 1/06.
9780756620073DkColorful WorldDK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)7/1/06Full of fun and surprises; this board book for babies will allow your child to explore the exciting world of colors and shapes. Pull back the flaps to reveal bursts of color. Associate colors with friendly shapes.

With expressive baby phrases and entertaining noises that are enjoyable to read and stimulate talking; Fun Flaps are tuned into baby's developmental milestones; encouraging early conversation between the parent and child; and helps to develop language skills.

9780689845826Catalanotto, PeterMatthew A.B.C. (Repackage)Atheneum Books6/1/02350Who is missing from Mrs. Tuttle's kindergarten class?
Will he fit in as well as the other 25?
9780060775834Brown, Margaret WiseRunaway Bunny (Revised)HarperCollins1/18/05600The runaway bunny 60th anniversary--Label on jacket.; A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape; but she is always right behind him.; 1; Ages 3-7--Jacket.
9780688079857Henkes, KevinShhhhGreenwillow Books8/15/89160In an affecting; stylistic departure from his often joyous watercolors; Henkes uses acrylic paints to create the hushed world of a child's first waking moments. A girl notes that the rest of the household is still asleep; from her stuffed animals and family pets to a baby sister in a crib and her parents. Reaching for her toy horn; she blasts them all awake--and is she punished? No; the final scene shows the loving family gathered together. The text is all mood--unlike Henkes's other works; whic
9780060296247Barton, ByronMy CarGreenwillow Books8/7/01240With prose as clean as Sam's shiny engine; the author-artist deftly explores such ideas as transportation; signs and signals; night and day; and occupations. Full color.