Age Group: Preschool

  • Baggette, Susan and William Moriarty. Jonathan Goes to the Post Office. Sterling, VA: Brookfield Reader, Inc., The. Board Books, 1998.
    About the book:
    Today's Librarian Jonathan's just a regular kid doing regular daily activities, making him the perfect role model for the younger set, who are endeared by easily identifiable subject matter the back cover poses a search-and-find game in which youngsters must match colors, shapes and pictures. It's a nice touch that expands the readership of this book - from infants to preschoolers.

  • Farrell, Sue and Robin Baird Lewis. To the Post Office with Mama. Toronto: Annick Press, Limited, 1994.
    About the book:
    Ingram The text, told with simple and poetic language, exudes a sense of warmth and comfort. Two-year-old Shea tells about getting dressed up in her winter clothing and going to the post office with her mother to mail a letter to Nanny. Full color.

  • Golden Books Staff. Seven Little Postmen. Westminster, MD: Random House Children's Books, 2002.
    About the book:
    This lively poem by the author of Goodnight Moon tells the tale of one little boy’s letter. What happens after the boy drops it into the mailbox? How does it get to his grandma’s house? Children will enjoy this rollicking tale of the seven little postmen who got the mail through.

  • Ladybird Books Staff. Busy Little Postman. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada, Ltd.,1997.

  • Poydar, Nancy. Mailbox Magic. New York: Holiday House, 2000.
    About the book:
    School Library Journal Will, who poses as a magician in flowing cape, thinks the whole concept of mail is magical, and he wishes desperately that something would come addressed to him. Finally he sends away for a personalized cereal bowl by filling out labels from Magic Charms cereal boxes. After weeks of waiting, the child is elated when his package finally arrives. Then he is off to find a cereal company that sends horses. A short sketch of how to send a letter may inspire young children to try their own "mailbox magic." Buoyant, colorful illustrations carry out the exuberance of the story.

  • Reasoner, Charles. Who’s got mail? New York: Price Stern Sloan, 2000.
    About the book:
    Die-cut in the shape of a mailbox, Who's Got Mail? starts off with a hinged flap right on its front cover that kids can pull down to peer inside. From there we follow the path of a letter into the mailman's bag, off to the post office for sorting, and then into a truck for delivery to your house. All along the way there are hinged two-way doors, flaps to lift up, pop-ups to enjoy, and, at the very end, a pasted down letter to open up with a special surprise for the reader. Even the smallest of kids are fascinated by the concept of mail, and here's the perfect interactive book to show them the route a letter takes on its way to their door. From bestselling author and illustrator Charles Reasoner, Who's Got Mail? will give kids a fun, hands-on way of moving the mail along.

  • Wawrychuk, Carol et al. The Post Office: Active Learning about Community Workers. Palo Alto, CA: Monday Morning Books, Inc.,1998.

  • Wilson-Max, Ken. Max's Letter. Boston: Hyperion Press,1999.

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