Cities and Towns (revised)
Have the children design their own building using shoeboxes, cereal boxes, and other recyclables as seen here: www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/activities/build-a-box-city
Blair, Eric. The City Mouse and the Country Mouse. Bright colors illustrate this retelling of the Aesop’s fable.
Burleigh, Robert. Zoom! Zoom! Sounds of Things That Go In the City. Abundant repetition makes this celebration of city sounds perfect for storytime.
Castillo, Lauren. Nana in the City. A boy is hesitant about the busy city but Nana makes him a cape that keeps him from his fear.
Cousins, Lucy. Maisy Goes to the City. Maisy and Charlie visit Dotty in the big city.
Curato, Mike. Little Elliot, Big City. An elephant and mouse learn to love the big city.
Kiernan, Pat. Good Morning, City. Different city residents are shown waking up and venturing out to work in a city.
Murray, Diana. City Shapes. The urban setting brings a unique perspective to this concept book on shapes.
Reidy, Jean. All Through My Town. Verbs are key to this rhyming story of city life.
Viau, Nancy. City Street Beat. The use of onomatopoeia makes this a great choice to promote phonological awareness; it is also a fun story about two girls in the city.