Picture books for children in preschool—second grade
I'll never share you, Blackboard Bear / Martha Alexander
When his blackboard bear comes to life, Anthony wants to keep him for himself.
Anna shares / Barbara Baker
Anna’s mother tries to teach her how to share. j T BAKER (toddler)
It's mine! / Crosby Bonsall
A very large carrot helps Patrick and Mabel Ann learn to share.
The apple king / Francesca Bosca
An invasion of worms teaches a selfish king a lesson about sharing.
D.W.’s Guide to Preschool / Marc Brown
D.W.’.s advice about preschool includes tips on sharing at play time.
Harriet's Halloween candy / Nancy Carlson.
After eating too much candy, Harriet finally decides to share with her brother Walter.
A circle of friends / Giora Carmi
A gift to a homeless man begins a cycle of good will and sharing.
Sharing is fun / Joanna Cole
Andrew and his friends learn about sharing.
The land of hungry armadillos / Lawrence David
Greedy Gus refuses to share with his little sister and also trades her to a monster which forces her to bake cupcakes for hungry armadillos.
Last one in is a rotten egg! / Diane deGroat
Wally learns a lesson about being greedy during an Easter egg hunt.
Panda's new toy / Joyce Dunbar
When Panda gets a new toy, he wants to play with it himself and doesn't want to give Gander a turn.
The very small / Joyce Dunbar
Giant Baby Bear finds a very small something in the woods and takes it home to share in his day.
Billy Tibbles moves out! / Jan Fearnley
Billy Tibbles learns about sharing when his little brother moves into his room.
Ben's Christmas carol / Toby Forward
A greedy mouse learns about sharing.
Mrs. Rose's garden / Elaine Greenstein
Mrs. Rose’s prize-winning vegetables inspire her to a be generous.
That toad is mine / by Barbara Shook Hazen
Two friends who share everything, are not sure how to share the toad they find.
Sheila Rae's peppermint stick / Kevin Henkes
Louise longs for a taste of her sister's peppermint stick. j T HENKES (toddler)
One of each / Mary Ann Hoberman
Oliver Tolliver discovers that it is more fun to share with a friend.
Little Rabbit's Christmas / Harry Horse
Little Rabbit learns that even the best Christmas gift is better when shared.
Mary Clare likes to share / Joy Hulme
Mary Clare divides her treats to make sure that each of her friends can enjoy an equal share.
The doorbell rang / Pat Hutchins.
Lots of people come to share Ma's wonderful cookies.
It's my birthday! / Pat Hutchins
Billy decides to share his presents with the other little monsters.
My new sandbox / Donna Jakob
A child learns that his sandbox is big enough for friends & playmates.
Jungle bullies / Steven Kroll
To get what they want, the larger jungle animals bully the smaller ones until Mama Monkey shows them all the benefits of sharing.
It's sharing day! / Kirsten Larsen
On their way to Abuela's house, Dora and Boots learn the importance of sharing.
Chubbo's pool / Betsy Lewin
A selfish hippopotamus learns to share his pool.
It's mine! / Leo Lionni
A storm teaches 3 selfish frogs the benefits of sharing.
Mine! / Kevin Luthardt
When their new toy dinosaur breaks, two brothers learn a lesson about sharing.
The all-I'll-ever-want Christmas doll / Patricia C. McKissack
During the Depression, three young sisters get one baby doll for Christmas and must find a way to share.
Messy Bessey's closet / Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
Messy Bessey cleans out her closet and learns to share.
j Er PRIMER MCKISSACK (easy reader– primer)
Isabella's above-ground pool / Alice Mead
When a tornado destroys a neighbor's house, Isabella realizes that the money she has earned to buy a swimming pool might be put to a better use.
We share everything! / Robert Munsch
After their teacher tells them to share, a boy & girl share even their clothes & shoes.
How hungry are you? / Donna Jo Napoli and Richard Tchen
Animals on a picnic find a way to share all the food they bring.
Mr. Floop's lunch / Matt Novak
Mr. Floop shares all of his lunch.
Ling Cho and his three friends / V.J. Pacilio
A Chinese farmer teaches that it is important for people to help other people in time of need.
Mine! / David Lord Porter
A lonely selfish boy learns to share.
Mine! / Mathilde Stein
Charlotte finds a very rude ghost at her house, but they become friends after she teaches him how to share.
Connie came to play / Jill Paton Walsh
When her friend doesn’t share his toys, Connie dreams that she has bigger and better toys for herself.
This is our house / Michael Rosen
George won't let any of the other children into his cardboard box house, but eventually he too finds out how it feels to be left out.
The big brown box / Marisabina Russo
Sam finds a way to share with his little brother Sam.
Ebb and Flo and the new friend / Jane Simmons
Although her dog is jealous of a Flo’s new friend, he soon learns to share in their friendship.
Root beer and banana / Sarah Sullivan
Molly can't decide which popsicle flavor to choose, but two different popsicles and the arrival of a new friend lead to the perfect solution.
That's not fair, hare! / Julie Sykes
A greedy hare wants more than his share of the cabbages while Muggs the turtle only wants what is fair.
The fair-share pair / Valerie Tripp (beginning reader)
Two friends, one messy and one neat, have a difference of opinion on how best to play with their shared toy.
Connie came to play / Jill Paton Walsh
When Robert refuses to share any of his toys, Connie imagines bigger and better ones for herself.
Twins have a fight / Ellen Weiss
Twins fight over two new toys, break one, and must learn to share the other.
Merry Christmas, Davy! / Brigitte Weninger
When Davy the rabbit shares all his food, he leaves very little for his family.
Sharing Christmas / Kate Westerlund
When two hungry deer find a stash of nuts and berries, they decide to share with all the other animals, in the spirit of the Christmas holiday.
Four feet, two sandals / Karen Lynn Williams
Two young Afghani girls living in a refugee camp share a precious pair of sandals brought by relief workers.
Pigeon finds a hot dog! / Mo Willems
A duckling’s questions finally prod Pigeon into sharing his special find.
Be fair, share! / Harriet Ziefert
Three friends share their lunches and a lesson in fairness.
VIDEOS & DVDs:
Learning to share
Elmo learns to share with help from his Sesame Street friends. j VC SESAME
Big Brother Caillou
Caillou learns the importance of sharing and cooperating with his little sister Rosie. j VC CAILLOU
Look for these and other great books at
The Children's Library
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228-2252