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Recommended book list: Pre-k

Logo with KERA's Summer Learning Challenge theme, A Global Adventure

Take your little one on a global adventure through books! The KERA Education team curated this list of recommended titles for children in pre-K.



Safari, by Gail Tuchman

National Geographic Little Kids: First Big Book of Baby Animals, by Maya Myers

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, by Marianne Berkes

Sounds of the Savanna / Sonidos en la Sabana, by Terry Catasús Jennings


Wild Insects and Spiders! (Wild Kratts), by Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt

Señorita Mariposa, by Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G)

The Very Busy Spider / La araña muy ocupada, by Eric Carle

Culture, values, customs

Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes, by Roseanne Thong

First Laugh: Welcome, Baby!, by Rose Ann Tahe and Nancy Bo Flood

Coqui in the City / De aquí como el coquí, by Nomar Perez

National Geographic Little Kids: First Book of Where, by Jill Esbaum

Where are You From / ¿De dónde eres?, by Yamile Saied Méndez


Baby Loves Science Lunar Phases on Chinese New Year!, by Ruth Spiro

Hello, World! Solar System, by Jill McDonald

Baby Loves Coding! / ¡Al bebé le encanta codificar!, by Ruth Spiro

Usha and the Big Dipper / Usha y la Gran Excavadora, by Amitha Jagannath Knight

Up to my Knees! / ¡Hasta las Rodillas!, by Grace Lin

Rosa’s Big Pizza Experiment / Rosa y el experimento de la gran pizza, by Jessica Spanyol

The Animals Would Not Sleep / Los animales no se dormian, by Sara Levine

Lia and Luis: Who Has More?, by Ana Crespo

Social and emotional learning

Sesame Street: We’re Different, We’re the Same, by Bobbi Kates

The Barefoot Book of Children, by Tessa Strickland and Kate Depalma

Just Because I Am: A Child’s Book of Affirmations / Solo porque soy yo: Un libro de afirmaciones para niños, by Lauren Murphy Payne