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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Reading is So Delicious List: Preschool

Preschool: Picture Books

Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off, By Herman Parish

Amelia Bedelia inadvertently enters a baking contest and goes from being a smart cookie to a fortune cookie.

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, By Michael B. Kaplan

From her first bite, young Betty Bunny likes chocolate cake so much that she claims she will marry it one day, and she has trouble learning to wait patiently until she can have her next taste.

Bunny Cakes , By Rosemary Wells

Max makes an earthworm cake for Grandma's birthday and helps Ruby with her angel surprise cake. At the store, the grocer can't read all of the shopping list, until Max solves the problem by drawing a picture.

Chato’s Kitchen , By Gary Soto

To get the "ratoncitos," little mice, who have moved into the barrio to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares all kinds of good food: fajitas, frijoles, salsa, enchiladas, and more.

Chew, Chew, Gulp! , By Lauren Thompson

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text demonstrate a variety of ways to eat different foods.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs , By Judi Barrett

Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Dragons Love Tacos , By Adam Rubin

Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa.

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z , By Lois Ehlert

An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.

Feathers for Lunch , By Lois Ehlert

An escaped housecat encounters twelve birds in the back yard but fails to catch any of them and has to eat feathers for lunch.

Green Eggs and Ham , By Dr. Seuss

Sam-I-Am tries to persuade his friend to try green eggs and ham.

Growing Vegetable Soup , By Lois Ehlert

A father and child grow vegetables and then make them into a soup.

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies? , By Jane Yolen

"Making cool cookies and eating them, too, is something that very good dinosaurs do. Inside you'll find cookies and sweet smells galore. So scratch, sniff, and eat up, little dinosaur!"

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? , By Jane Yolen

Describes how a dinosaur eats, with no rude noises and while sitting very still.

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake , By Laura Numeroff

A series of increasingly far-fetched events might occur if someone were to give a cupcake to a cat.

If You Give a Moose a Muffin , By Laura Numeroff

Chaos can ensue if you give a moose a muffin and start him on a cycle of urgent requests.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie , By Laura Numeroff

Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.

If You Give a Pig a Pancake , By Laura Numeroff

One thing leads to another when you give a pig a pancake.

This Little Bunny Can Bake , By Janet Stein

Animals come from far and wide to study at the world-famous dessert school of Chef George.

Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake , By Thomas Taylor

A very small mouse finds a very big chocolate chip, raspberry cream cupcake and must ask for help from his animal friends to get it home--all of whom agree in exchange for a little nibble.

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear , By Don and Audrey Wood

Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself.

Lunch , By Denise Fleming

A very hungry mouse eats a large lunch composed of colorful foods.

Maisy's Food = Los Alimentos de Maisy , By Lucy Cousins

Introduces Spanish and English vocabulary words for the Maisy the mouse's favorite foods.

Market Day , By Lois Ehlert

On market day, a farm family experiences all the fun and excitement of going to and from the farmers' market.

Mouse Mess , By Linnea Riley

A hungry mouse leaves a huge mess when it goes in search of a snack.

Mr. Cookie Baker , By Monica Wellington

After a day of making and selling cookies, Mr. Baker gets to enjoy one himself. Includes cookie recipe.

Pancakes for Breakfast , By Tomie de Paola

A little old lady's attempts to have pancakes for breakfast are hindered by a scarcity of supplies and the participation of her pets.

Pancakes, Pancakes! , By Eric Carle

By cutting and grinding the wheat for flour, Jack starts from scratch to help make his breakfast pancake.

Pantaloon , By Kathryn Jackson

A baking poodle helps.

Pinkalicious , By Victoria Kann

A little girl who is obsessed with the color pink eats so many pink cupcakes that she herself turns pink.

Planting a Rainbow , By Lois Ehlert

A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.

Rah, Rah, Radishes! A Vegetable Chant , By April Pulley Sayre

Photographs of vegetables and rhyming text celebrate vegetables in all their colorful and tasty variety.

Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love , By Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Baking cookies teaches us many lessons about life and love. Includes a recipe for sugar cookies.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar , By Eric Carle

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

Walter the Baker , By Eric Carle

By order of the Duke, Walter the baker must invent a tasty roll through which the rising sun can shine three times.

Yummy Ice Cream: A Book About Sharing , By Emma Quay

Owl wishes he had some ice cream like his friends, and so Panda and Sheep find a way to share.