Preschool Storytime Ideas
Stories that feature police or detectives can be fun even for preschoolers, if you include some of the engaging picture books listed below. Even dogs can be crime fighters – look at Dav Pilkey’s Dog Breath. For a craft idea, go to the publishers’ website that has lots of ideas relating to the NATE THE GREAT series of easy readers.
Pilkey, Dav. DOG BREATH: THE HORRIBLE TROUBLE OF HALLY TOSIS. Hally the dog’s terrible breath comes in handy when two burglars enter the Tosis house!
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman. NATE THE GREAT. The first in a popular easy reader series that stars a boy detective. Nate helps Annie find a lost picture.
Hurd, Thacher. MYSTERY ON THE DOCKS. Ralph rescues the opera singer Eduardo from kidnappers.
Kitamura, Satoshi. SHEEP IN WOLVES’ CLOTHING. Three sheep hire detective Elliott Baa to help them locate their stolen fleece.
Palatini, Margie. THE WEB FILES. In this spoof of TV’s “Dragnet,” two ducks investigate a robbery on a farm.
Christelow, Eileen. THE ROBBERY AT THE DIAMOND DOG DINER. Two robbers kidnap Glenda Feathers, believing she can lay eggs containing diamonds.
Rathmann, Peggy. OFFICER BUCKLE AND GLORIA. Gloria the police dog is the star of school safety assemblies.
Hinkes, Ed. POLICE CAT. Noodles the cat polices the neighborhood in his uniform, and performs a heroic rescue!