Summer 2020 Books about Reading for Preschoolers

By Skokie Staff Youth Services

You will love these books about words, reading, libraries and more! Then find lots of great reading activity ideas in the Summer Reading 2020 Idea Book.

  • Waiting for the Biblioburro

    2016 by Brown, Monica

    Imagine the library coming to you on the backs of two donkeys! This story is not only interesting and lovely, it's based on a true story. Recommended by Karen

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  • How Rocket Learned to Read

    2010 by Hills, Tad

    Learning to read can be hard, but it's pretty great when your teacher is a yellow bird. This is a perfect and charming story for all who are learning to read now, or will be someday in the future. Recommended by Karen

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  • Read the Book, Lemmings!

    2017 by Dyckman, Ame

    Those lemmings are cute, but they are not good listeners. It turns out, they just don't know how to read. Excellent inspiration for learning new skills. Recommended by Karen

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  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    2011 by Martin, William C.

    Young children will love chanting "Chicka chicka boom boom" along with you in this colorful classic about a playful alphabet. Engaging, rhyming text and tongue twisters make for a fun way to nurture prereading skills. Recommended by Laura

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  • Did You Take the B From My _ook?

    2017 by Stanton, Beck

    This _rilliant _ook explores what would happen if there was no letter "b." One thing is for sure: this _ook was meant to _e read out loud. Recommended by Caitlin

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  • You Can Read

    2017 by Becker, Helaine

    It's not as though you really need permission, but yes, you can read in your underwear. And and even hanging upside down from the monkey bars! Recommended by Gudrun

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  • Dog Loves Books

    2010 by Yates, Louise

    Dog has such enthusiasm for books and stories that you can't help but feel the same. Joyful, colorful illustrations complement the text for a real treat. Recommended by Laura

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  • Wild about Books

    2004 by Sierra, Judy

    I like this book because I like reading and, as it turns out, the animals at the zoo do, too! Pay attention: there's something fun on every page. Recommended by Karen

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  • A Library Book for Bear

    2014 by Becker, Bonny

    Bear is grumpy about going to the library with Mouse until he discovers a book about his favorite thing: pickles. Recommended by Katie

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  • Abner & Ian Get Right-Side Up

    2019 by Eggers, Dave

    If you like playing with your books as much as you like reading them, this book is for you. Follow directions and see what happens in this silly story. Recommended by Caitlin

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  • Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook

    2003 by Garland, Michael

    You're in for a wild ride in this story of a teacher's storybook that is full of adventures--adventures that seem all too real. Recommended by Mary

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  • Is There a Dog in This Book?

    2014 by Schwarz, Viviane

    Did you think that books were just for reading? Think again! There could be a dog hiding on every page. Recommended by Caitlin

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