Here to Help: Preschool & Kindergarten

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By sharing stories together and having conversations about the books you read, you can help young children understand the world around them. Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.

Not every book is available at all locations, but any title can be requested. The children’s librarian at your neighborhood library is also here to help, with suggestions for additional titles on topics of interest–or feel free to suggest some titles to us. New books are always being added to the collection. You can find more Here to Help booklists on different topics by clicking here.

Chicken in School

Zoey the adventure-loving chicken sets up a classroom in the barn and appoints herself teacher, but her friend Sam the pig is nervous that she will not provide snack time.

Dinosaur vs. School

Fearless Dinosaur takes on new challenges as he starts preschool, from meeting new friends to pasting glitter and googly eyes, but one task requires assistance from everyone.

Eddie Gets Ready for School

As young Eddie goes through his checklist to get ready for school, his mother does not agree with all of his choices.

The King of Kindergarten

Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten.

School's First Day of School

It’s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone’s just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.