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BKLYN Pre-K for All- All About Us Unit

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The feelings book

Todd Parr. |

Foundational Text


by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld (friends). |

Foundational Text

Little Elliot, big city

story and pictures by Mike Curato. |

Foundational Text

I love Saturdays y domingos

by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by Elivia Savadier. |

Foundational Text

I love my hair!

by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis. |

Foundational Text

Your skin and mine

by Paul Showers ; illustrated by Kathleen Kuchera. |

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

written by Mem Fox ; illustrated by Julie Vivas. |

Will I have a friend?

story by Miriam Cohen ; pictures by Lillian Hoban. |

Who's in my family?

Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. |

Ni yao qu na li ? Qu kan wo d peng you !

Yan cun he lang (Kazuo Iwamura), Ai rui. Ka er (Eric Carle) Wen . Tu ; Shang yi bian ji bu yi |

When I feel worried

written by Cornelia Maude Spelman ; illustrated by Kathy Parkinson. |

Penguin and Pinecone

Salina Yoon. |

Peaceful piggy yoga

Kerry Lee MacLean. |

Owen & Mzee

told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kuhumbu ; with photographs by Peter Greste. |

Owen and Mzee

told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Dr. Paula Kahumbu ; photographs by Peter Greste. |

One family

George Shannon ; pictures by Blanca Gomez. |

One busy day

written by Lola M. Schaefer ; illustrated by Jessica Meserve. |

The OK book

Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld. |

My many colored days

by Dr. Seuss ; paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. |

My blue is happy

Jessica Young ; illustrated by Catia Chien. |

Maybe days

written by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright ; illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis. |

LMNO peas

Keith Baker. |

Little humans

Brandon Stanton. |

Knuffle Bunny

by Mo Willems. |

In Daddy's arms I am tall

[by various African American poets] ; illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. |

How do you feel?

Anthony Browne. |

How are you peeling?

Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers. |

Heather has two mommies

Leslâea Newman ; illustrated by Laura Cornell. |

Hear your heart

by Paul Showers ; illustrated by Holly Keller. |

Harriet, you'll drive me wild!

by Mem Fox ; illustrated by Marla Frazee. |

Guess how much I love you

Sam McBratney ; illustrated by Anita Jeram. |

Grumpy Bird

Jeremy Tankard. |

Glad monster, sad monster

by Ed Emberley & Anne Miranda. |


[written and illustrated by] Eric Carle. |

The family book

by Todd Parr. |

Families, families, families!

by Suzanne Lang & Max Lang. |


Ann Morris. |

The doorbell rang

by Pat Hutchins. |

Dog and bear

Laura Vaccaro Seeger. |

The colors of us

Karen Katz. |

Black is brown is tan

by Arnold Adoff ; pictures by Emily Arnold McCully. |

Are you my mother?

written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman. |

And Tango makes three

Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell ; illustrated by Henry Cole. |

All the colors we are

Katie Kissinger ; photographs by/Fotografâias de Chris Bohnhoff. |

A big guy took my ball!

by Mo Willems. |