Books by Theme

Ready, Set, Read's Early Learning Books by Theme
Links to freebies, printables, products, and blog posts!

David Goes to School

 by David Shannon

free printables at this blog post


by Kevin Henkes

free printables at this blog post

 Follow the Line to School

by Laura Ljungkvist

fun informational blog post with activity
Back to School Favorites

A short review for each book, and more.

favorite Back to School Books blog post
Shapes Preschool Theme
Color Zoo

by Lois Ehlert
This blog post has photo illustrations of the project, and a link to a freebie on Teachers Notebook.

Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes 
by Roseanne Thong

Mouse Shapes

by Ellen Stoll Walsh

When a Line Bends A Shape Begins
 by Rhonda Growler Green

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See?

by Bill Martin Jr.
Freight Train
by Donald Crews
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?
by Jane Yolen
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?
Where is the Green Sheep?

by Mem Fox
Learn Colors, Fall Books, color games, color theme, Learn colours, colour theme, ready set read, Bill Martin Jr. Donald Crews, Ellen Stoll Walsh,  Audrey Wood, Patricia Hubbell,  Jane Yolen, picture books, book activities

The Deep Blue Sea

by Audrey Wood
Mis Colores, Mi Mundo = My Colors, My World

by Maya Christina Gonzalez
Mouse Paint

by Ellen Stoll Walsh

All kinds of Families

by Mary Ann Hoberman
 The Relatives Came

by Cynthia Rylant
Bear's Busy Family 
My family and Me, preschool theme, picture books, Bear's Busy Family (A Barefoot Board Book)
The Fathers are Coming Home

by Margaret Wise Brown
My Family and Me, preschool theme, picture book, The Fathers Are Coming Home
My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks
by Hanock Piven
My Dog is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits, preschool themes, my family and me
What's in Baby's Morning?
by Judy Hindley
My family and me, preschool theme, picture books, What's in Baby's Morning?

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell

by Lucille Colandro
 Ten Little Fish
Audrey Wood and Bruce Wood
Sea, Sand, Me!
by Patricia Hubbell
Beach Books for Babies 
Preschool Beach Books

Zoo Books for Babies
Zoo Books for Preschoolers
Zoo Books for Early Readers
7 Books about Elephants

My Garden 

by Kevin Henkes
Growing Vegetable Soupby Lois Ehlert
Planting a Rainbow
by Lois Ehlert

Dinosaur Theme

Dinosaur Books
dinosaur preschool theme


Preschool Theme Friendship Book list


Transportation Preschool Themes Book List

Community Helpers

Community Helpers Preschool Theme


  1. Great idea! This is very helpful and when I'm stuck for a birthday gift and know the interest of the child, I'm checking here first. Thanks, Carolyn

  2. What a helpful resource, Jackie!

    1. Thanks Lorie! Let me know if you have any suggestions. I always love your book reviews.

  3. Thank you SOO very much for this very helpful resource! I'm a homeschool mom of 4 and teaching two preschoolers this year, You have saved me SO much time and for that I'm very thankful! :)