Many preschoolers are fond of pandas, so this animal is a great theme for a storytime. Maybe young children relate to this cuddly animal! For a craft project to follow these stories, try Easy Panda Crafts for Kids to Make | Today’s Creative Ideas (todayscreativeideas.com) .
Antony, Steve. Please, Mr. Panda. Mr. Panda will share his donuts to those who remember to say “please.” One of a popular series.
Bates, Amy June. When I Draw a Panda. A little girl draws a panda on the chalkboard, and it comes to life.
Calmenson, Stephanie. Dinner at the Panda Palace. In this rhyming counting story, Panda finds seats for all the animals at his popular restaurant.
Davies, Jacqueline. Panda Pants. A little panda tries to convince his father he needs pants.
Dodd, Emma. The Little Things. A giant panda and baby celebrate the little things in life.
Gaiman, Neil. Chu’s Day. A little panda gets into trouble when he sneezes.
Kraus, Robert. Milton, the Early Riser. Milton is always the first to wake up, which causes problems.
Martin, Bill. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? A rhyming, repetitive text celebrates ten endangered animals.
Park, Linda Sue. Xander’s Panda Party. Xander wants to invite all of the pandas in the zoo to a party, but realizes he is the only panda, so he invites all of the bears.
Ransom, Candice F. Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten. Amanda’s first day of kindergarten does not go well, so she decides to join her brother in 2nd grade.
Rim, Sujean. Chee-Kee: A Panda in Bearland. In this immigration story, a little panda tries to fit in with the other kids.
Saltzberg, Barney. Chengdu Can Do. After attempting to make breakfast, Chengdu realizes he could use some help. One of a popular series; perfect for toddlers.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool