"Hat" by Paul Hoppe. "A boy and his mom happen upon a lone hat in the middle of the park. It’s bright red, and fits Henry just right. Turns out, Hat has a ton of important uses!

Not a Stick Antoinette Portis (Author, Illustrator) My preschoolers loved the Not a Box book

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. "Notice how the illustrations envelop the page- even the PRINT gets pushed off the page during the Wild Rumpus! And, as Max leaves the Wild Things, on his boat, the illustrations shrink back- back to reality.

"A Sea-Wishing Day" by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton - winner of the 2008 Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize

Encore -- Not last night but the night before / Colin McNaughton ; illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.

The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book (ALA Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Jun Simon & Schuster, publisher.

Look-alikes [the More You Look, the More You See!] (Book) : Steiner, Joan : Simple verses challenge readers to identify the everyday objects used to construct twelve three-dimensional scenes in Lookalike Land.

Officer Buckle & Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book) by Peggy Rathmann. This is a LOL book about Safety Officer Buckle, the straight man) and his cut up sidekick, police dog Gloria. She steals the show!

"Sam and the Tigers" by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Vivid pictures, creative language, and an imaginative story. This book is a retelling of "Little Black Sambo" that avoids the negative racial overtones of the original title.