Library Classroom Book List

Sample Pre-K Books for Tools of the Mind Class
Story Lab - General
Knuffle Bunny Series by Mo Willems
Pete the Cat by James Dean
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don & Audrey Wood
Tidy Titch by Pat Hutchins
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins
Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett
Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Goldilocks and the Three Bear ills. James Marshall
Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, Frederick Warne and Co. 2004
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Curious George by H.A. Rey

Story Lab - Learning Facts - Non-Fiction

Are You a Butterfly, Backyard Books by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries
Are You a Dragonfly, Backyard Books by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries
Are You a Ladybug, Backyard Books by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries
Helping Mom and dad by Sonja Kehlmann (non-fiction)
Families by Ann Morris & Ken Heyman (non-fiction)
Let’s Make Pizza (Welcome Books) by Mary Hill (non-fiction)
Grocery Store (Field Trip) by Angela Leeper (non-fiction)
I Want to Be a Doctor by Dan Liebman (non-fiction)
I Want to Be a Nurse by Dan Liebman (non-fiction)
I Want to Be a Vet by Dan Liebman (non-fiction)
We Make Cookies by Katherine Mead (non-fiction)
Houses and Homes by Ann Morris & Ken Heyman (non-fiction)

Story Lab - Story Extensions

Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles (as above)
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr.
Feast for Ten by Cathryn Falwell
Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (as above)
Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins (as above)

Story Lab Inference/Prediction - Series Books
Need to have 2 or 3 from some of the series (some titles are on list, can choose other books in series also)

The Pigeon Series by Mo Willems
    Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late
    Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
    The Pigeon Needs a Bath
    The Pigeon Wants a Puppy
    The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog
Frog and Toad Books by Arnold Lobel
    Frog and Toad are Friends
Little Critter Books by Mercer Mayer
    The New Baby
    Just Me and My Mom
    Just Grandma and Me
    Just Shopping with Mom
Froggy Books by Jonathan London
    Froggy Eats Out
    Froggy Gets Dressed
    Froggy Bakes a Cake
Clifford Books by Norman Bridwell
    Clifford the Big Red Dog
    Clifford’s Birthday Party
    Clifford Visits the Hospital
Curious George Books by H.A. Rey
    Curious George
    Curious George at the Fires Station
    Curious George Takes a Train

General Books Suggestions for Supporting Play Themes

Building a House by Byron Barton
Maisy Cleans Ups by Lucy Cousins
Spot Loves His Mommy by Eric Hill
Happy Birthday Sam by Pat Hutchins
Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
Little Critter Book: The New Baby by Mercer Mayer (as above)
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
This Is the Way Adapted by Tamara Nunn (non-fiction)
Ian’s Walk: A Story about Autism by Laurie Lears

Grocery Store
Maisy Goes Shopping by Lucy Cousins
Going Shopping by Sarah Garland
Little Critter Book: Just Shopping with Mom by Mercer Mayer (as above)
Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris & Ken Heyman (non-fiction)
Signs at the Store: Welcome Books by Mary Hill (non-fiction)
What’s in Grandma’s Grocery Bag by Hui-Mei Pan (board book)

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett
Spot Bakes a Cake by Eric Hill
Mr. Cookie Baker by Monica Wellington
Bread Bakery Field Trip by Catherine Anderson (non-fiction)
The Pizza That We Made by Joan Holub
Froggy Eats Out by Jonathan London
Going to a Restaurant by Melinda Radabaugh (non-fiction)
Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig
Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington

Going to the Hospital (Usborne First Experiences) by Anne Civardi
Clifford Visits the Hospital by Norman Bridwell
My Friend the Doctor by Joanna Cole (board book)
Going to the Doctor (Usborne First Experiences) by Anne Civardi
People in My Community: Dentist by Jacqueline Laks Gorman (non-fiction)
Time to See the Doctor: First Time Stories by Heather Meisner & Kristina Stephenson
Going to the Hospital by Fred Rogers, First Experiences (non-fiction)

Story Lab - Small Group Math

Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno
Ten Nine Eight by Molly Bang
Rooster’s Off to See the World by Eric Carle
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Fish Eyes, A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlers
Feast For 10 by Cathryn Falwell (as above)
Count! by Denise Fleming
1 Hunter by Pat Hutchins
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
Inch By Inch by Leo Lionni
Animal Babies, A Counting Book by Daniel Moreton (non-fiction)
Five Little Ducks by Raffi Songs to Read

General Science/Social Studies Suggestions

I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
Different Just Like Me by Lori Mitchell
Lots of Feelings by Shelley Rotner (non-fiction)
My Visit to the Aquarium by Aliki
Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan
Pumpkin Circle, The Story of a Garden by George Levenson & Shmuel Thaler (non-fiction)
One Bean by Anne Rockwell
Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole
How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan
There are many good informational and non-fiction Science Book Series e.g. Allen, J&T Humphries. 2003. Backyard Books by J Allen & T.Humphries
Creative Teaching Press Science Series
Let’s Read-And-Find-Out Science
Rookie Read About Science Series
Scholastic Emergent Readers Science

Story Lab - Active Listening & Buddy Reading

Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Spot Goes to School by Eric Hill
The Quilt by Ann Jonas
Little PenguinsTale by Audrey Wood
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Have You Seen My Duckling by Nancy Tafuri
Where’s Spot by Eric Hill
The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
Wheels on the Bus by Raffi
One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root & Jane Chapman
The Lady With The Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
Moonbear’s Shadow by Frank Asch
Car by Byron Barton
I Want to Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton
The Hat by Jan Brett
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
In the Small Small Pond by Denise Fleming
Millions of Cats by Wanda G’ag
Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill
Color Dance by Ann Jonas
Mama Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Amazing Airplanes by Tony Mitton
I Love Trains by Philemon Sturges
I Love Planes by Philemon Sturges
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridewell (as above)
The Cow That Went OINK by Bernard Most (as above)
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
Dragon Dancing by Carole Lexa Schaefer and Pierr Morgan
The Squiggle by Carole Lexa Schaefer
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
More More More Said the Baby by Vera Williams
Piggies by Don & Audrey Wood
The Three Billy-goats Gruff by Ellen Appleby (illus) Easy to Read Folktales
The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton
The Three Little Pigs by Patricia Seibert (illus)
The Gingerbread Man, by K.Schmidt (illus) Easy to Read Folktales