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Pleasing Books for Preschool and Kindergarten

These long-time favorites, new hits, and kid-approved titles are great picks for readers and parents looking for suggestions.
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Butterfly House
by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Greg Shed

After a girl saves a black creature from a greedy jay, she decides to raise it. With the help of her grandfather, the girl makes a home for the creature until it turns into a butterfly and must be set free.

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Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups
Series: Eloise
by Kay Thompson Illustrated by Hilary Knight
Eloise lives at The Plaza Hotel on the top floor with her Nanny while her mother is away. She is very busy with her daily activities, although the hotel staff sometimes wishes she would do something else.
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Kitten's First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes Illustrated by Kevin Henkes

From one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today comes a memorable new character and a suspenseful adventure just right for the very youngest. It is Kitten's first full moon, and when she sees it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it. Does she get it?

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Miss Nelson Is Missing
by Harry Allard Illustrated by James Marshall

The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school.

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Paperback Picturebooks : $5.35

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No, David!
Series: No, David!
by David Shannon Illustrated by David Shannon

When David Shannon was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: NO, DAVID! . . . and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do.  All he hears from his mother as he breaks his mother's rules is "No, David!", "That's enough, David!", and "Settle down!" 

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $11.89

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Paperback Picturebooks : $5.39

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Olivia Counts
Series: Olivia
by Ian Falconer Illustrated by Ian Falconer

Falconer's delightful piglet, Olivia, makes the transition from picture books. From one ball, to four aunts to seven accessories, kids can count along from one to ten with everyone's favorite piggy.

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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
by Jon Scieszka Illustrated by Lane Smith

The big bad wolf has spent ten years in pig prison for the destruction of the three little pigs, and he has quite a story to tell that just might prove his innocence!

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