Books for Preschool - 2nd Grade
Alborough, Jez - Tall
This little monkey’s jungle friends help him get taller… but watch out!
Bell, Cece - Sock Monkey Boogie-Woogie: A Friend Is Made
Sock Monkey looks everywhere for a dance partner for the Big Celebrity Dance and finally finds one that is perfect.
Bornstein, Ruth - Little Gorilla
This little gorilla grows up surrounded by his loving friends and family.
Bynum, Janie - Altoona Baboona
Altoona Baboona gets “bored on her dune-a” and takes off on a hot air balloon to see new places and make new friends.
Du Quette, Keith - Little Monkey Lost
Little Monkey goes on an adventure and, after becoming afraid, returns home to teach his family what he has learned.
Greco, Francesca - Cyril the Mandrill
Cyril’s colorful face frightens the other monkeys until the winter comes and Cyril reminds the monkeys of the beautiful weather that will return.
Knight, Hilary - Where’s Wallace?
Wallace the orangutan goes on adventures around the city and returns to the zoo, happy to be home again.
Koller, Jackie French - Seven Spunky Monkeys
Seven monkey pals fall in love over the course of their travels in one week!
Rathmann, Peggy - Good Night, Gorilla
As the zookeepers says goodnight to all of the animals, Gorilla quietly lets the animals out of their cages and they follow the zookeeper home to sleep.
Rey, H.A. - Curious George Rides a Bike
When the man with the yellow hat gives Curious George a bike, he wanders off, shows us how to make a boat out of newspaper, and ends up in the circus!
Santat, Dan - The Guild of Geniuses
Mr. Pip the monkey is sad when he thinks that the birthday gift he made for his best friend Frederick does not measure up to all of the other presents.
Slobodkina, Esphyr - Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business
A clever cap peddler is robbed by some quick monkeys while napping and has to get his caps back.
Prepared by Katherine Peters, COD Intern, February 2008