Books Every Child Should Read Before Kindergarten

 

· Ahlberg, Janet – Each Peach Pear Plum

· Asch, Frank – Happy Birthday, Moon

· Bang, Molly – Ten, Nine, Eight

· Barrett, Judi – Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

· Bauer, Marion – If You Were Born a Kitten

· Bemelmans, Ludwig – Madeline

· Beskow, Elsa – Pelle’s New Suit

· Boynton, Sandra – Going to Bed Book

· Brett, Jan – The Mitten

· Brown, Marcia – Stone Soup

· Brown, Margaret Wise – Goodnight Moon

· Brunhoff, Jean de – The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

· Burningham, John – Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

· Burton, Virginia Lee – The Little House

· Burton, Virginia Lee – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

· Campbell, Rod – Dear Zoo

· Cannon, Janell - Stellaluna

· Carle, Eric – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

· Crews, Donald – Freight Train

· Cronin, Doreen – Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

· Day, Alexandra – Good Dog, Carl

· Degen, Bruce – Jamberry

· Demi – The Emperor’s New Clothes

· DePaola, Tomie – Pancakes for Breakfast

· Dorros, Arthur – Abuela

· Eastman, P. D. – Are You My Mother?

· Ehlert, Lois – Feathers for Lunch

· Emberley, Ed – Go Away, Big Green Monster!

· Falconer, Ian – Olivia

· Flack, Marjorie – Ask Mr. Bear

· Flack, Marjorie – Story about Ping

· Fleming, Denise – Lunch

· Freeman, Don – Corduroy

· Gag, Wanda – Millions of Cats

· Galdone, Paul – The Three Billy Goats Gruff

· Gerstein, Mordicai – The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

· Goble, Paul – The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

· Guarina, Deborah – Is Your Mama a Llama?

· Hamanaka, Sheila – All the Colors of the Earth

· Henkes, Kevin – Kitten’s First Full Moon

· Henkes, Kevin – Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

· Hill, Eric – Where’s Spot?

· Ho, Minfong – Hush!: A Thai Lullaby

· Hoban, Russell – Bread and Jam for Frances

· Hoban, Tana – Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? An Adventure in Color

· Hoffman, Mary – Amazing Grace

· Holabird, Katherine – Angelina Ballerina

· Hutchins, Pat – Rosie’s Walk

· Jenkins, Steve – What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

· Johnson, Crockett – Harold and the Purple Crayon

· Kasza, Keiko – The Wolf’s Chicken Stew

· Keats, Ezra Jack – The Snowy Day

· Kellogg, Steven – Paul Bunyan

· Kennedy, Jimmy – The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

· Kent, Jack – The Caterpillar and the Polliwog

· Kimmel, Eric – I Took My Frog to the Library

· Klassen, Jon – I Want My Hat Back

· Kraus, Robert – Whose Mouse are You?

· Krauss, Ruth – The Carrot Seed

· Leaf, Munro – The Story of Ferdinand

· Lester, Mike – A is for Salad

· Lester, Julius – The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

· Lionni, Leo – Little Blue and Little Yellow

· Lobel, Anita – On Market Street

· Lobel, Arnold – Frog and Toad

· London, Jonathan – Froggy Gets Dressed

· Marshall, James – George and Martha

· Marshall, James – George and Martha

· Martin, Bill – Brown Bear, Brown Bear

· Martin, Bill – Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom

· Martin, Jacqueline Briggs – Snowflake Bentley

· Mayer, Mercer – Frog Goes to Dinner

· McBratney, Sam – Guess How Much I Love You

· McCarthy, Peter – Hondo and Fabian

· McCloskey, Robert – Make Way for Ducklings

· McDermott, Gerald – Anansi the Spider

· McFarland, Lyn – Widget

· McKissack, Pat – Goin’ Someplace Special

· McLimans, David – Gone Wild : An Endangered Alphabet

· McPhail, David – Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!

· Meddaugh, Susan – Martha Speaks

· McMullan, Kate – I Stink!

· Miller, Margaret – Whose Hat?

· Mother Goose: (choose one)

-Sylvia Long’s Mother Goose

-The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Wright

-My First Mother Goose by Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells

· Munsch, Robert – Love You Forever

· Noble, Trinka – The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash

· Numeroff, Laura – If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

· Parish, Peggy – Amelia Bedelia

· Penn, Audrey – The Kissing Hand

· Pfister, Marcus – The Rainbow Fish

· Pinkney, Jerry - The Lion and the Mouse

· Piper, Watty – The Little Engine that Could

· Potter, Beatrix – The Tale of Peter Rabbit

· Rathmann, Peggy – Good Night, Gorilla

· Rathmann, Peggy – Officer Buckle and Gloria

· Rey, H. A. – Curious George

· Rohman, Eric – My Friend Rabbit

· Rosen, Michael – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

· Rylant, Cynthia – The Relatives Came

· Say, Allen – Grandfather’s Journey

· Scarry, Richard – Cars and Trucks and Things that Go

· Seeger, Laura Vacaro – First the Egg

· Sendak, Maurice – Where the Wild Things Are

· Seuss, Dr. – The Cat in the Hat

· Shannon, George – Duck on a Bike

· Shaw, Charles – It Looked Like Spilt Milk

· Simmons, Jane – Come Along Daisy

· Simont, Marc – The Stray Dog

· Sis, Peter – Madlenka

· Slobodkina, Esphyr – Caps for Sale

· Steig, William – Dr. De Soto

· Taback, Simms - There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

· Taback, Simms – Joseph Had A Little Overcoat

· Tulet, Herve – Press Here

· Van Allsburg, Chris – The Polar Express

· Viorst, Judith – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

· Waber, Bernard – Lyle Lyle Crocodile

· Walsh, Ellen – Mouse Paint

· Walter, Virginia – “Hi, Pizza Man!”

· Wells, Rosemary – Noisy Nora

· Wiesner, David – The Three Pigs

· Willems, Mo – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

· Wood, Audrey - The Napping House

· Yolen, Jane – How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

· Yolen, Jane – Owl Moon

· Yorinks, Arthur – Hey, Al

· Young, Ed – Seven Blind Mice

· Ziefert, Harriet – A New Coat for Anna

· Zion, Gene – Harry, the Dirty Dog