DUE TO GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN DELAYS, KODO IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A 4 WEEK PROCESSING TIME.

Including books in every day play is beneficial for both the associated literary skills and as a supplemental resource to many important teaching topics. At Kodo, we use books to help reinforce ideas about construction and engineering, wind science, systems thinking, physics, light and shadow play, sand and water sensory play, grinding tools, and studio art!

When used in tandem, STEM based books and hands on tools can provide an unmatched learning experience for preschoolers. Ideas presented through different mediums create a deeper understanding for learners of all kinds!

This book list was curated by Diane Spahn, Kodo’s Early Childhood Education Specialist.
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Preschool Books we Recommend that Support Construction and Engineering


1.) Build It Up and Knock It Down preschool booksBuild It Up and Knock It Down

by Tom Hunter

   

When I Build With Blocks preschool books

2.) When I Build With Blocks

by Niki Alling

   

Changes Changes preschool books3.) Changes, Changes

by Pat Hutchins

   

Rosie Revere, Engineer preschool books

4.) Rosie Revere, Engineer

by Andrea Beaty

   

Iggy Peck, Architect preschool books5.) Iggy Peck, Architect

by Andrea Beaty

   

What Do You Do With An Idea preschool books6.) What Do You Do With An Idea

by Kobi Yamada

   

The Wonderful Towers of Watts preschool books7.) The Wonderful Towers of Watts

by Patricia Zelver

   

Balances preschool books8.) Balances

by Adele D. Richardson

   

Bridges Are To Cross preschool books9.) Bridges Are To Cross

by Philemon Sturges

   

The Teeter-Totter preschool books10.) The Teeter-Totter

by Joy Cowley

   

Pop’s Bridge preschool books11.) Pop’s Bridge

by Eve Bunting

   

Roxaboxen preschool books12.) Roxaboxen

by Alice McClerran

   

Architecture Shapes preschool books13.) Architecture Shapes

by Michael J. Crosbie

   

The Little House preschool books14.) The Little House

by Virginia Lee Burton

   

How A House Is Built preschool books15.) How A House Is Built

by Gail Gibbons

   

Building A House preschool books16.) Building A House

by Byron Barton

   


Preschool Books we Recommend that Support Wind Science

The Wind Blew preschool books17.) The Wind Blew

by Pat Hutching

   

Like A Windy Day preschool books18.) Like A Windy Day

by Frank Asch

   

I Face The Wind preschool books19.) I Face The Wind

by Vicki Cobb

   

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore preschool books20.) The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

by William Joyce

   

A Frog Thing preschool books21.) A Frog Thing

by Eric Drachman

   


Preschool Books we Recommend to Support Systems Thinking

Because a Little Bug Went Kachoo preschool books22.) Because a Little Bug Went Kachoo

by Rosetta Stone (really Dr. Seuss)

   

Going Places preschool books23.) Going Places

by Peter and Paul Reynolds

   

Ruby Goldberg’s Bright Idea preschool books24.) Ruby Goldberg’s Bright Idea

by Anna Humphrey

   

What Is A Pulley preschool books25.) What Is A Pulley

by Lloyd G. Douglas

   

Henry Ford Big Wheel in the Auto Industry preschool books26.) Henry Ford: Big Wheel in the Auto Industry

by Mike Venezia

   


Preschool Books we Recommend to Support Play with Physics

Move It Motion, Forces and You preschool books27.) Move It: Motion, Forces and You

by Adrienne Mason

   

Roll, Slope and Slide preschool books28.) Roll, Slope and Slide: A Book About Ramps

by Michael Dahl

   

Forces Make Things Move preschool books29.) Forces Make Things Move

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

   

Newton and Me preschool books30.) Newton and Me

by Lynne Mayer

   

Mama Zooms preschool books31.) Mama Zooms

by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

   

Inclined Planes to the Rescue preschool books32.) Inclined Planes to the Rescue

by S. Thales

   

Rolling Rose preschool books33.) Rolling Rose

by James Stevenson

   

Motion Push, Pull, Fast And Slow preschool books34.) Motion: Push, Pull, Fast And Slow

by Darlene R. Stille

   


Preschool Books we Recommend to Support Light and Shadow Play

All About Light preschool books35.) All About Light

by Lisa Trumbauer

   

Light and Color preschool books36.) Light and Color

by Peter Riley

   

Pantone Colors preschool books37.) Pantone Colors

by Pantone

   

What is A Scientist preschool books38.) What is A Scientist

by Barbara Lehn

   

All The Colors Of The Earth preschool books39.) All The Colors Of The Earth

by Sheila Hamanaka

   

The Black Book Of Colors preschool books40.) The Black Book Of Colors

by Menena Cottin

   

The Rainbow Gobin preschool books41.) The Rainbow Goblin

by Ul De Rico

   

The White Goblin preschool books42.) The White Goblin

by Ul De Rico

   

The Rainbow Book preschool books43.) The Rainbow Book

by Kate Ohrt

   

Oscar And The Moth preschool books44.) Oscar And The Moth

by Geoff Waring

   

Light Shadow, Mirrors, and Rainbows preschool books45.) Light: Shadow, Mirrors, and Rainbows

by Natalie M. Rosinsky

   

The Moon Book preschool books46.) The Moon Book

by Gail Gibbons

   


Preschool Books we Recommend to Support Sand and Water Sensory Play

A River Ran Wild preschool books47.) A River Ran Wild

by Lynne Cherry

   

A Handful Of Dirt preschool books48.) A Handful Of Dirt

by Raymond

   

Jump Into Science Sand preschool books49.) Jump Into Science: Sand

by Ellen Prager

   

First Nature Encyclopedia preschool books50.) First Nature Encyclopedia

by DK Publishing

   

Messing Around With Water Pumps and Siphons preschool books51.) Messing Around With Water Pumps and Siphons

by Bernie Zubrowski

   

Sail Away preschool books52.) Sail Away

by Donald Crews

   

All the Water in the World preschool books53.) All the Water in the World

by George Ella Lyon

   

Water Dance preschool books54.) Water Dance

by Thomas Locker

   

The Sandcastle Contest preschool books55.) The Sandcastle Contest

by Robert Munsch

   

Different Kinds of Soil preschool books56.) Different Kinds of Soil

by Molly Aloian

   


Preschool Books we Recommend to Support Grinding Table Play

Bread, Bread, Bread preschool books57.) Bread, Bread, Bread

by Ann Morris

   

Bread Comes To Life A Garden Of Wheat preschool books58.) Bread Comes To Life: A Garden Of Wheat

by George Levenson

   

See Inside How Things Work preschool books59.) See Inside How Things Work

by Conrad Mason

   

Mr. Santizo’s Tasty Treats preschool books60.) Mr. Santizo’s Tasty Treats

by Alice Flanagan

   

Everybody Bakes Bread preschool books61.) Everybody Bakes Bread

by Norah Dooley and Peter Thornton

   

Grains To Bread preschool books62.) Grains To Bread

by Inez Snyder

   


Preschool Books we Recommend to Support Studio Art

Chalk preschool books63.) Chalk

by Bill Thomson

   

Happy preschool books64.) Happy

by Mies Van Hout

   

A Piece Of Chalk preschool books65.) A Piece Of Chalk

by Jennifer A. Ericsson

   

Andy Warhol’s Colors preschool books66.) Andy Warhol’s Colors

by Susan Goldman Rubin

   

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