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Preschoolers: Three, Four and Five Year Olds

Richland Library is dedicated to helping your child get ready for kindergarten. Nothing prepares a child for school better than reading aloud. Your preschooler will learn the alphabet and practice narrative skills as you read together. Read to your child every day, and before you know it they will be reading on their own!

Come to storytime each week. Your preschooler will attend storytime on his own and practice listening, sitting with a group and following directions– everything he needs to learn before he starts school.

Preschool Storytime for three, four and five year olds: Get ready for kindergarten and gain confidence and independence in this kids-only storytime.

Visit the library so our staff can help you find the perfect books to enjoy with your child. The books below are a good place to start!

 


Bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
Amazon Says: Bee-bim bop (the name translates as “mix-mix rice”) is a traditional Korean dish of rice topped, and then mixed, with meat and vegetables. In bouncy rhyming text, a hungry more...
Amazon Says: Bee-bim bop (the name translates as “mix-mix rice”) is a traditional Korean dish of rice topped, and then mixed, with meat and vegetables. In bouncy rhyming text, a hungry child tells about helping her mother make bee-bim bop: shopping, preparing ingredients, setting the table, and finally sitting down with her family to enjoy a favorite meal. The energy and enthusiasm of the young narrator are conveyed in the whimsical illustrations, which bring details from the artist’s childhood in Korea to his depiction of a modern Korean American family. Even young readers who aren’t familiar with the dish will recognize the pride that comes from helping Mama, the fun of mixing ingredients together in a bowl, and the pleasure of sharing delicious food. Includes author’s own recipe. less...
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Amazon Says: A duckling grows and becomes a duck, so can a car grow into a truck? This beguiling book about growth will sparks kids'imaginations, as gatefolds playfully transform a watch more...
Amazon Says: A duckling grows and becomes a duck, so can a car grow into a truck? This beguiling book about growth will sparks kids'imaginations, as gatefolds playfully transform a watch into a clock and a shovel into a plow. The interactive format of question and answer will entrance young readers as living things that grow are compared to inanimate objects that don't. Ingenious! less...
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I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
Amazon Says: Look through this eye-catching book’s special spy hole to discover a world of animal colors! Have you ever played the I-spy game? Debut artist Edward Gibbs takes the more...
Amazon Says: Look through this eye-catching book’s special spy hole to discover a world of animal colors! Have you ever played the I-spy game? Debut artist Edward Gibbs takes the game to a whole new level in this picture book with spy holes. Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different colored animal every time, and guess what it is using a simple, factual clue. Bold illustrations and die-cut holes will absorb young readers as they learn about colors and animal names. less...
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Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Amazon Says: Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live.  The problem was how to get them there thro more...
Amazon Says: Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live.  The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston.  But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home.    This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers.  Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions. less...
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Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Amazon Says: The bay owls came out of their house, and they sat on the tree and waited. A big branch for Sarah, a small branch for Percy, and an old piece of ivy for Bill. When three baby more...
Amazon Says: The bay owls came out of their house, and they sat on the tree and waited. A big branch for Sarah, a small branch for Percy, and an old piece of ivy for Bill. When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can't help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations from unique and striking perspectives capture the owls as they worry about their mother: What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Not surprisingly, a joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greets her return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered. less...
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Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Amazon Says: This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. Lois Ehlert's bold collage illustrations incl more...
Amazon Says: This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. Lois Ehlert's bold collage illustrations include six pages of staggered width, presenting all the flowers of each color of the rainbow. less...
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Press Here by Herve Tullet
Amazon Says: Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to pr more...
Amazon Says: Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages! less...
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SuperHero ABC by Bob McLeod
Amazon Says: Silly and zany, and armed with the most unusual skills, these heroes are out to save the world-one letter at a time! bubble-Man blows big bubbles at bullies, and laughing lass more...
Amazon Says: Silly and zany, and armed with the most unusual skills, these heroes are out to save the world-one letter at a time! bubble-Man blows big bubbles at bullies, and laughing lass laughs at lawbreakers! together, these one-of-a-kind defenders represent the ABC's in a way never seen before.Renowned comic-book illustrator bob mcleod has created a full cast of humorous and delightful characters, sure to please anyone in need of a hero to save the day. less...
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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Amazon Says: Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Let the wild rumpus with Max and all the wild things continue as this classic comes to life as never before with new reproduction more...
Amazon Says: Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Let the wild rumpus with Max and all the wild things continue as this classic comes to life as never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork. Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art before his death in May 2012. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak.Supports the Common Core State Standards less...
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Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Amazon Says: "Mr. Keats's illustrations boldy, colorfully capture the child, his city world, and the shimmering heat of a summer's day".--The New York Times. ALA Notable Children's Book. F more...
Amazon Says: "Mr. Keats's illustrations boldy, colorfully capture the child, his city world, and the shimmering heat of a summer's day".--The New York Times. ALA Notable Children's Book. Full-color illustrations. less...
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