eBooks for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by LoraLibrarian

Get your iPad, Android tablet, or Nook and check out these favorite picture books with your little ones.  Now available in eBook format these timeless classics are specifically geared towards active participation in:

  • Learning the alphabet
  • Telling stories
  • Singing, rhyming, and play
  • Science and math

To access these full color eBooks, visit our Axis 360 collection and perform a quick search by title or author.

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

In this rollicking rendition of the classic tale, the hardworking little red hen tries to get her friends to help with her chores.

The Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone

This favorite Mother Goose rhyme features three little kittens who lose, find, soil, and wash their mittens.

Sylvia Long's Mother Goose by Sylvia Long

A beautifully illustrated, unique, and imaginative take on the familiar Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

A group of five sheep get into all sorts of shenanigans in this fun rhyming misadventure.

Hush Little Baby by Sylvia Long

Long reworks this classic nursery song with the mother bunny showing her baby the wonders of the world; instead of buying things, as in the typical version of this song.

M is for Music by Kathleen Krull

This unique alphabet book introduces musical terms from allegro to zydeco and includes humourous collage-type illustrations.

Curious George Learns the Alphabet by H. A. Rey

The Man with the Yellow Hat shows Curious George how to read the letters of the alphabet.

Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk

Vibrant and detailed illustrations accompany rhyming verse to explore the season, the trees, the leaves, and the woodland animals, all while counting down from ten to one.

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin by Margaret McNamara

A teacher brings in a variety of pumpkins and has her students guess the number of seeds in the pumpkins. Charlie, who is the smalles boy in the class, feels frustrated when he has to guess last but is surprised when they crack open the pumpkins.

Lots of Ladybugs! Counting by Fives by Michael Dahl

In this delightful book about counting, readers are introduced to math by finding hidden numbers and counting spots on the back of ladybugs.

Find the Constellations by H. A. Rey

H.A. Rey, the author and illustrator behind the Curious George books, provides an enjoyable and informative guide to the constallations and stargazing.

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

A little gorilla steals the zookeeper's keys, unlocks the cages of the other animals, and the whole group follows the zookeeper to his house.

Read Anything Good Lately? by Susan Allen and Jane Lindaman

Readers will relate to the