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Colors
Identifying colors is one of the main goals of a child entering kindergarten. Here is a colorful start toward that goal.


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Wake Up, Big Barn

Illustrated by Suzanne Chitwood

Cartwheel 2002

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Colors

Rich colors and torn paper collages sing out with onomatopoeic sounds and be-bop rhythm. Even the end papers will take your breath away. A fine introduction to a life on the farm. MORE...


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Freight Train

Illustrated by Donald Crews

Greenwillow 2006

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Colors

A Caldecott honor book, this train will roar through the hearts of all those of us that have counted freight cars. The colorful box cars including the caboose will stream through your minds as they pass through the pages. This is one book you will visit again and again. MORE...


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Lunch

Illustrated by Denise Fleming

Henry Holt & Co. 1998

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Colors

A hungry mouse nibbles and crunches his way through a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. This book purposefully stimulates a guessing or prediction game, as pages hint at the foods to come. MORE...


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Planting A Rainbow

by Lois Ehlert

Harcourt Children's Books 1988

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Colors

“Every fall, Mom and I plant a rainbow. They plant bulbs in the fall, seeds in the spring and then watch the rainbow begin to grow. The flowers bloom in glowing brilliant colors and each flower is labeled with a garden marker. MORE...


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Go Away, Big Green Monster

by Ed Emberley

LB Kids 1993

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Colors

This exciting book starts with two big yellow eyes starring at you from a black page and each time you turn the page, you add something like a long bluish greenish nose or scraggy purple hair until you build a monster. Then the next page “You don’t scare me.. “Go away scraggly purple hair “ and you begin to take away each piece of the monster as you turn each page until you have an entirely black page again. Then you can shout “And don’t come back until I say so!” MORE...


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White is for Blueberry

by George Shannon

Illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Greenwillow 2005

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Colors

Through distinct bold and bright acrylic paintings, perfect for the very young, George Shannon helps children look at colors in nature in a new way. “Orange is for sky… when the sun has nearly set” and “White is for blueberry… when the berry is still too young to pick”. MORE...