Category Archives: Books for preschoolers

I Want My Hat Back

Have you seen my hat? What is a hat? Thank you anyway. Today we are reading … I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (first edition 2011, Candlewick Press). I Want My Hat Back is the deceptively simple story … Continue reading

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The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea In a beautiful pea green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. From The Owl and the Pussycat, a nonsense poem by Edward Lear … Continue reading

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Up In the Tree

“Oh moan! Oh groan! There’s no telephone! We’ve run out of pancakes, We’ve run out of tea, We’ll have to eat LEAVES Up here in our tree!” From Up In the Tree Written and Illustrated by Margaret Atwood First published in 1978 Today … Continue reading

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The Giant Jam Sandwich

The village bus, they all agreed, Would spoil the fields of Farmer Seed. So eight fine horses pulled the bread To where the picnic cloth was spread. From The Giant Jam Sandwich Story and pictures by John Vernon Lord and … Continue reading

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