Harold and the Purple Crayon Book Poster Image

Imagination reigns in this timeless classic about a mostly silent little boy who creates his surroundings with his ever-present purple crayon. Kids will find comfort in Harold finding his way home by drawing the moon outside his bedroom window.

Kitten's First Full Moon Book Poster Image

Poor little kitten just can't reach that big, round saucer of milk in the sky. The marvelous Kevin Henkes illustrates this sweet, one-character story in black, white, and shades of gray that make it feel like a little black-and-white film for preschoolers.

The Little Engine That Could Book Poster Image

In this picture-book classic, the cheerful, hardworking Little Engine encourages children to try their best. And the delicious illustrations make a memorable, enjoyable tool for teaching about colors, objects, and numbers.

Blueberries for Sal Book Poster Image

Kerplink! Kerplank! Kerplunk! go the berries into little Sal's pail, but her outing with Mom goes awry when she accidentally trades places with Little Bear. Kids will treasure this book's funny surprises and expressive illustrations.

Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book Book Poster Image

This zany tale of a yawn spreading across the land from creature to creature is great silly fun that will delight young readers even as it lulls them to sleep. The art and rhymes are classic Seuss, the topic tailor-made for bedtime.


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Common Sense Tips

  • "Again, again!" You may have to read your kid's favorite a hundred times, but repetition builds comprehension.
  • So long as your electronic stories are mostly words (and not animation), it's fine to use them instead of printed books.