Thursday, May 3, 2012

More Good Reads (Pre-K to K)

Not wanting to leave out the youngest listeners and readers (see here for my K-2 list), I have quickly (i.e. no authors, no alphabetizing)  compiled a list of the main books we read to and with Sis and Bud when they were toddlers and preschoolers.  This is for you, Cousin Hungry!

The * marks my very favorites.

Wordless Books
Black and White
White and Black
Goodnight, Gorilla
Byron Barton books (Planes, Trains, Boats)

Goodnight, Moon
Runaway Bunny
The Big Red Barn
*The Little House
Dr. Seuss
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
Katy and the Big Snow
Each Pear, Each Plum
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
The Snowy Day
Eric Carle books
The Little Engine That Could
Make Way for Ducklings
*Miss Rumphius
Velveteen Rabbit (abridged)
Leo Leonini books
Winnie the Pooh
Peter Rabbit
Tasha Tudor books

New Classics
*If You Give a Cat a Cupcake series
*Bear Snores On series
*Ladybug Girl series
Pinkalicious (but not the others)
How Do Dinosaurs Go to Sleep? series
*Kevin Henkes books (Kitten's First Full Moon, The Old Bear, My  Garden,Chrysanthemum, Owen, Wemberley, plus all the Lily books)
Guess How Much I Love You?
Todd Parr books (The Family Book) The Napping House
Click, Clack Moo
*Tomie de Paolo (Legend of the Bluebonnet, Clown of God)
Mama, Mama Red Pajama

Duck in a Truck
Sheep in a Jeep series
*Tumble Bumble
*many Sandra Boynton books (Barnyard Dance, The Going to Bed Book)
*Mo Willems's Elephant and Piggie series
Duck! Rabbit!
Pirates Don't Change Diapers
Skippy Jon Jones
The Day the Babies Crawled Away
(Star Pets?)

Good Gifts for Parents
*All the World
*On the Day You Were Born
*Everywhere Babies
Mother Goose, Aesop's Fables

*Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep
Tell Me What It's Like to be Big
*Wish Come True Cat
*Imagine (by Alison Lester)
*A Penguin Story
Not a Box
I Love You More
*I Love You, Stinky Face
Jan Brett books (esp. Berlioz)
Jungle Drums
*A Bad Case of Stripes
The Cat Who Walked Across France
Ugly Ogre and other Jack Prelutsky poetry
*Adventures of Little Bear
The Magic Horse of Han Gan
Hurry Up and Slow Down
Raising Dragons
The Littlest Owl
Where's My Teddy?
*And the Good Brown Earth
*Grandfather Twilight
I Love My Mommy Because
Grandfather Twilight
Grandfather's Poems of the Earth
Thanks to the Animals
Time for Bed
Mem Fox books
Karen Katz books
Everyone Poops
Good Morning and Good Night "Quacky Duck" (can't find it, don't recall exact title)
Ten Wishing Stars
Good Night, New York/Chicago/Boston/Washington, DC
Sailor Dog

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