Preschool StoryTime: Cats

Every week I share what I did for my preschool storytime. I hope this helpful and enjoyable for you!


These are the books I had on hand for the storytime. I usually have a range of ages from 1 year-5 years old, so I’m always prepared with way more books than I actually need. Once everyone arrives, I choose my books based on the day’s age level and attention level. I’ve bolded and annotated the titles that I used today.

Top Cat by Lois Ehlert. I know this is a classic, but honestly it was the least well-received book of this week’s Storytime. I’m wondering if maybe the drawing were a bit too abstract for the young age group.

Good Night, Rainbow Cats by Barbara Castro Trio

How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague. I love the How Do Dinosaurs series and this one is no exception. It’s funny and brief enough to hold the attention of young readers. It also lends itself nicely to a discussion of how to treat pets.

How to Be a Good Cat by Gail Page

I See Kitty by Yasmine Surovec. The illustrations in this book are super-cute. Both the kids and the adults enjoyed finding the hidden kitten images on each page. I do wish the book was a little bigger, since that would make it easier for a large group to see the hidden images.

Kat Writes a Song by Greg Foley

Lois Looks for Bob at the Beach by Gerry Turkey

My Cat Looks Like My Dad by Thao Lam

Smitten With Kittens by Florence Minor

Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone. I used the jumbo edition of this book and the kids loved it. I’m still struggling a bit with learning how to hold jumbo books and turn the pages efficiently, but I’m improving. I love the facial expressions of the cats in the illustrations.

Tiny Kitty, Big City by Tim Miller

Cat Songs:

If You’re a Cat and You Know It (from Literary Hoots)

I’ve Got a Cat on My Knee (from Literary Hoots)

Soft Kitty (from the Big Bang Theory)


Mom’s Pet Store (from Literary Hoots via Mel’s Desk)

Kittens in a Basket (from Abby the Librarian)

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