PreK and Kindergarten
Preschoolers aren't too small to have big dreams. So whether you want to explore future endeavors or focus on the here-and-now, check out the stories below to spark some conversations about night skies, overnight adventures or imaginative ambitions. And don't forget to visit your local library to celebrate summer reading and feed your dreams.
Maisy Goes on a Sleepover
Going on her first sleepover, Maisy's shyness disappears as she and her friends talk, dance, giggle, play games, and eat a tasty supper.
Arthur's Dream Boat
"One night, Arthur has an amazing dream about a pink-and-green boat with a striped mast and beautiful figurehead. He tries to tell his family about it when he wakes up, but no one (not even the dog!) is interested. In fact, they don't even notice the boat on his head, growing larger and larger by the minute! Soon, Arthur is bouncing along the waves in his very own dream boat. Maybe now his family will listen to him!"--Dust jacket.
A Book of Sleep
While other animals sleep at night, some quietly and others noisily, some alone and others huddled together, a wide-eyed owl watches.
Fancy Nancy, Stellar Stargazer!
Fancy Nancy and her father love stargazing, and during her first campout under the stars she describes the heavens to him and her sister, JoJo, using her fancy words.
Explores the wonder of stars, whether they are in the night sky, on a plant as a promise of fruit to come, or in one's pocket for those days when one does not feel shiny.
Light Up the Night
In this cumulative, rhyming story, a young boy takes a nighttime ride from the distant stars in the Milky Way galaxy to his cozy bed, as his blanket becomes a rocket, a plane, and a skateboard.
A little boy sits in the corner of his classroom dreaming about his big plans for his future.
I Can Be Anything!
A little boy ponders the many possible jobs in his future, from paper-plane folder and puppy-dog holder to mixing-bowl licker and tin-can kicker.
Scaredy Squirrel at Night
Scaredy comes up with a Bad Dream Action Plan to avoid sleep but between counting stars, playing cymbals and making scrapbooks, disaster still strikes and exhaustion takes its toll. Will Scaredy survive this ordeal? Will he find sweet dreams?
Fire Engine Man
A young boy imagines the work he will do and the safety gear he will wear when he becomes a fireman some day, as his younger brother first watches then joins him on the job.