Good Luck Bear by Greg Foley - A sweet story about a little bear who tries to find a four leaf clover and ultimately meets a little mouse who helps.
Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby- Cute simple black line drawings with bold color blocks. A sweet story about a rabbit who makes a new friend. Good for the youngest readers.
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood - A little mouse tries to hide his strawberry from a bear.
You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown- Follow up to his adorable first picture book with the little brown bear character. This book has excellent comic timing that I fear may be wasted on some young children, but hopefully their parents cna get some of the humor.
A Splendid Friend Indeed by Suzanne Bloom - Polar bear seems to want to just be left alone but persistent duck just can't stay away. A touching simple beautifully written quick read.
Little Beauty by Anthony Browne - A gorilla at the zoo needs a little friend so the zookeepers give him a kitten. In the book the gorilla does some sign language. This is an excellent chance to teach some basic signs to the audience.
Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers - A little bit longer story so use it as your opener. The text and story is simple enough for toddlers as well as pre-schoolers to enjoy. Little penguin wants to learn to fly but his wings really weren't built for it. He figures out a way to fulfill his dreams of flight but at he expense of losing his best friend, a little boy. Will he be able to reconnect with his friend, and will his first flight be a disaster? A cute story all around.