DD has her first day of pre-K today! SHe is excited and shy (she says). I'll have to see how she feels when I pick her up!
The book list is great. I love the Frances books, but DD only likes Bread and Jam for Frances. I've tried reading her some of the others, but she isn't a fan. She likes Amelia Bedelia as well.... She talks about undusting now, instead of dusting, just like Amelia Bedelia. And Ezra Jack Keats wrote Snowy Day and Whistle for Willie, both of which feature an African-American boy as the protagonist. It's not a longer book, but I have been reading Wacky Wednesday to DD, and she really likes finding all the wacky things, which makes it take a fairly long time to get through. We are reading the copy that was mine when I was her age, but I think it has been reprinted.