The book list provided are a few of our class favorites! Check your local library to borrow some of these great titles to read to your child.
Favorite Children's Books
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?by By Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle Year Published:
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Businessby By Esphyr Slobodkina Year Published:
Corduroyby By Don Freeman Year Published:
Gingerbread Babyby By Jan Brett Year Published:
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Taleby By Mo Willems Year Published:
Mouse Paintby By Ellen Stoll Walsh Year Published:
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farmby By Joy Cowley Year Published:
The Napping Houseby By Audrey Wood Year Published:
The Rainbow Fishby By Marcus Pfister Year Published:
The Three Billy Goats Gruff The Three Billy Goats Gruffby By Stephen Carpenter Year Published:
There's a Nightmare in My Closetby By Mercer Mayer Year Published:
Where the Wild Things Are Where the Wild Things Areby By Maurice Sendak Year Published:
Harcourt Reading Program
Bunny Cakesby Rosemary Wells Year Published:
Butterflyby Moira Butterfield and Paul Johnson Year Published:
Elmerby David McKee Year Published:
From Anne to Zachby Mary Jane Martin Year Published:
Hello Toes! Hello Feet!by Ann Whitford Paul Year Published:
Hold the Anchoviesby Shelley Rotner Year Published:
I Read Signsby Tana Hoban Year Published:
I Took My Frog to the Libraryby Eric A. Kimmel Year Published:
Jazzbo and Googyby Matt Novak Year Published:
Look Closerby Brian and Rebecca Wildsmith Year Published:Students look for bugs in the pictures.
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!by Nancy Carlson Year Published:
Mice Squeak, We Speakby Arnold Shapiro Year Published:
Moo Moo, Brown Cowby Jakki Wood Year Published:
Peanut Butter and Jellyby Nadine Bernard Westcott Year Published:
So Say the Little Monkeysby Nancy Van Laan Year Published:
The Body Bookby Shelly Rotner Year Published:
The Crayon Box that Talkedby Shane DeRolf Year Published:
Walking Through the Jungleby Debbie Harter Year Published:
Warthogs in the Kitchenby Pamela Duncan Edwards Year Published:
Wonderful Wormsby Loretta Krupinski Year Published:
Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sundayby Judith Viorst Year Published:
Anno's Counting Houseby Mitsumasa Anno Year Published:
Changes, Changesby Pat Hutchins Year Published:
More, Fewer, Lessby Tana Hoban Year Published:
The Grouchy Ladybugby Eric Carle Year Published:
Fairy Tales & Folklore
Anansi and the Talking Mellonby Eric Kimmel Year Published:
Little Red Riding Hoodby Jerry Pinkney Year Published:
Three Billy Goats Gruffby Paul Galdone Year Published:
A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seedsby Jean Richards Year Published:Richards's carefully worded information provides an excellent introduction to seeds, their purpose, and growth that should be easy for young children to grasp.
Growing a Vegetable Gardenby Lois Ehlert Year Published:“Dad says we are going to grow vegetable soup.” So begins Lois Ehlert’s bright, bold picture book about vegetable gardening for the very young. The necessary tools are pictured and labeled, as are the seeds (green bean, pea, corn, zucchini squash, and carrot). Then the real gardening happens . . . planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, chopping, and cooking! In the end? “It was the best soup ever.” Ehlert’s simple, colorful cut-paper-style illustrations are child-friendly, as is the big black type. A recipe for vegetable soup tops it all off!
Jack's Gardenby Henry Cole Year Published:"Building on a rhyme that will be familiar to many children, author-illustrator Cole creates an enticing guide to creating a garden. 'This is the garden that Jack planted...' The final illustration presents a satisfied-looking boy surrounded by a lush, bird-filled flower garden....A concluding page of gardening suggestions serves as a springboard to books with more specific guidelines."--Horn Book.
The Gigantic Turnipby Aleksei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey Year Published:First recorded in nineteenth-century Russia by Aleksei Tolstoy, The Gigantic Turnip is a truly hilarious folk tale for children under five and beginner readers. And there's a special surprise right at the end! It features simple vocabulary, repetition to aid in memorization, and plenty of counting practice for young readers. Niamh Sharkey's quirky folk art illustrations lend to the humor of the story and the personalities of the characters. It is a lovely way to introduce young readers to a classic Russian tale.
The Life Cycle of a Sunflowerby LindaTagliaferro Year Published:Watch sunflower seeds grow into beautiful sunflowers. Learn about this flower's life cycle from start to finish.
The Reason for a Flowerby Ruth Heller Year Published:The reason for a flower is to manufacture seeds, but Ruth Heller shares a lot more about parts of plants and their functions in her trademark rhythmic style.
The Tiny Seedby Eric Carle Year Published:Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. This mini-book includes a piece of detachable seed-embedded paper housed on the inside front cover. Readers can plant the entire piece of paper and watch as their very own tiny seeds grow into beautiful wildflowers.