PreKindergarten & PreSchool Summer Reading Recommendations

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen (illus.)

Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary — and finding it in a manner you’d never expect. (from the publisher’s note)

Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look The Way They Do, by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous—and very true—explanations of why animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world. (from publisher’s note)

Dory Fantasmagory, by Abby Hanlon

Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, escaping from prison (aka time-out), and exacting revenge on her sister’s favorite doll. And when they really need her, daring Dory will prove her bravery, and finally get exactly what she has been looking for. (from publisher’s note)

Old Mikamba Had a Farm, by Rachel Isadora

This fabulous version of the classic nursery song “Old MacDonald” introduces children to a menagerie of African animals and their sounds. It is beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora, with her signature collage-style artwork. (from publisher’s note)

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, by Peter Brown

Are you bored with being so proper? Do you want to have more fun? Mr Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild. But does he go too far? There is a time and place for everything…even going wild. (from publisher’s note)

Additional Recommendations

Dino-Soccer, by Lisa Wheeler & Barry Gott (illus.) | Click here for an e-book edition

A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip C. Stead & Erin E. Stead (illus.)

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