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Informational Books for Preschoolers

Plymouth Canton Community Schools Early Childhood staff developed this list of recommended information books for Preschoolers looking for something factual and fun. For the original list of 100 books, open the attachment at the bottom of this post. Items currently included in the library catalog are listed below. Click on the titles for availability.


Bread comes to life: a garden of wheat and a loaf to eat by George Levenson ; photography by Shmuel Thaler

Eyes, nose, fingers and toes: a first book about you by Judy Hindley ; illustrated by Brita Granström

Families by Ann Morris

The little brainwaves investigate— human body by [written and edited by Caroline Bingham] ; illustrated by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar

Lots of grandparents by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly ; photographs by Shelley Rotner

My five senses by Margaret Miller

Senses by Jinny Johnson

Shoes, shoes, shoes by Ann Morris

Time to say please! by Mo Willems


Baby animals: Black and white by Tildes, Phyllis Limbacher

Bugs by [written and edited by Penelope York]

Castles, caves, and honeycombs by written by Linda Ashman ; illustrated by Lauren Stringer

I love bugs! by Philemon Sturges ; illustrated by Shari Halpern

T. Rex by Vivian French ; illustrated by Alison Bartlett

Who hops? by Katie Davis


Can you find it outside? by Jessica Schulte

Colors: a first art book by Lucy Micklethwait

M is for music by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Stacy Innerst

Museum ABC by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The many faces of the face by Brigitte Baumbusch

What instrument is this? by Rosmarie Hausherr


A cool drink of water by Barbara Kerley

ABC USA by illustrated by Martin Jarrie

Building a house by Byron Barton

Delivering your mail: a book about mail carriers by Ann Owen ; illustrated by Eric Thomas

Exactly the opposite by Tana Hoban

Pop!: a book about bubbles by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ; photographs by Margaret Miller

Recycle every day! by written and illustrated by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Send it by Don Carter


Becoming butterflies by Anne Rockwell ; pictures by Megan Halsey

Duck by photographed by Barrie Watts

Growing frogs by Vivian French ; illustrated by Alison Bartlett

Growing vegetable soup by written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

One tiny turtle [kit] by Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Jane Chapman

Pumpkin circle: the story of a garden by story by George Levenson ; photography by Shmuel Thaler


Box Turtle at Long Pond by William T. George ; pictures by Lindsay Barrett George

Looking down by Steve Jenkins

One small place in a tree by Barbara Brenner ; illustrated by Tom Leonard

Our stars by written and illustrated by Anne Rockwell

Rain, rain, rain forest by Brenda Z. Guiberson ; illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Farm alphabet book by Jane Miller


All about things people do by Melanie & Chris Rice ; illustrated by Lesley Smith

Doctors help people by Amy Moses

Everybody works by Shelley Rotner and Ken Kreisler ; photographs by Shelley Rotner

Guess who? by Margaret Miller

I want to be an astronaut by Byron Barton

Jobs people do by Christopher Maynard

Mommy works, Daddy works by Marika Pederson and Mikele Hall ; illustrations by Deirdre Betteridge

Shhhhh! Everybody's sleeping by Julie Markes ; illustrated by David Parkins

To be an artist by Maya Ajmera, John D. Ivanko ; editor, Yolanda LeRoy


A fruit is a suitcase for seeds by Jean Richards ; illustrated by Anca Hariton

Plant plumbing: a book about roots and stems by written by Susan Blackaby ; illustrated by Charlene DeLage

Seeds by text and pictures by Ken Robbins


Earthmovers by Linda D. Williams

My car by Byron Barton

Planes by written by Angela Royston

Trains: steaming! pulling! huffing! by Patricia Hubbell ; illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy

Truck by Donald Crews


It's spring! by Linda Glaser ; illustrated by Susan Swan

Paint a sun in the sky: a first look at the seasons by Claire Llewellyn ; illustrated by Amanda Wood

Red leaf, yellow leaf by Lois Ehlert

Snow is falling by Franklyn M. Branley ; illustrated by Holly Keller

W is for wind: a weather alphabet by written by Pat Michaels and illustrated by Melanie Rose