Good Books for Preschoolers

Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Extensive lists of children's books by many different categories, including: Fifty Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know; Forty Books About the Arts; Forty Books About Family; Forty Books About the Seasons; Forty Wordless (or Nearly Wordless) Books, Forty Spanish/English Books, and much, much more!! This site also has lists of award-winning children’s books.

Madison Public Library
Great lists of preschool and picture books sorted by topics such as Again and Again and Again, All About Me, Backyards and Beyond, Celebrating Differences, On the Go: Preschool Books About Transportation, Gone Fishin’ and many more topics. Under each of these topics, books are listed in categories of picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, and nonfiction. Information about programs and events for kids and families is also available at this site.

One Hundred Picture Books Everyone Should Know
A comprehensive list of 100 of the best children’s books for young children. Many of these books are classics!

Addressing issues through Children's Literature
Children’s picture books can be a fun, non-threatening way for teachers and providers to begin talking to families or children about sensitive issues. This list by Even Start Family Literacy includes books that address diversity, safety, fears, death, routines and child development in ways that are meaningful to young children.

Counting books in Spanish (birth to 5)

Books to Nurture Mathematical Thinking (birth-3)

Books to Nurture Mathematical Thinking (3-5 year olds)

Complete lists of picture books for exploring math concepts with young children. The list for 3-5 year olds is sorted by content standard.