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These are the "Preschoolish" books that I don't want to forget to "review"


Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?*

The Little ____ animal books*

Big Green Pocketbook

Ask Mr. Bear

Angus Lost (and other Angus books)*

Play with Me*

Katy No Pocket*

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

If Jesus Came to My House*

ABC Bunny


The Red Carpet*

My Blue Boat

Carrot Seed*

Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?

What’s Smaller than a Pygmy Shrew?*

How Do You Lift a Lion? (and other Robert Wells books)

People (Peter Spier)*


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom*

A Chair for My Mother and sequels*

Goodnight Moon

Make Way for Ducklings*

Snowy Day*

Millions of Cats

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Guess How Much I Love You

Curious George

Miss Nelson Is Missing

Where the Wild Things Are

Frances books/ Bedtime for Frances

A Necklace of Raindrops*

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Jenny and the Cat Club



First Tomato*

Pancakes for Supper

My Puppy

Eloise Wilkin Storybook

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Katy and the Big Snow

The Little House*

May Belle and the Cable Car*

Berenstein Bears Book of Science and Nature

Seven Little Postmen*

Pussy Willow*

Golden Book: Farm Tales, Sleepytime, Animal, Inspirational*

The Bee Tree

What’s Under the Sea

Why Tigers Have Stripes

Then and Now

What Do People Do All Day

Little Nino’s Pizzeria*

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers*


A Million Fish, More or Less


Whose Mouse Are You?*

Caps for Sale*

Tough Boris*

The Pig in the Pond*

The Old Man and His Door*

On Market Street

The Seven Silly Eaters*

Quiltmaker’s Gift*/ Journey

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Leo the late Bloomer*

Pete’s a Pizza

Maple Hill Farm*

Animals of Maple Hill Farm*

Blueberries for Sal*


Ian and the Gigantic Leafy Obstacle

One Morning in Maine*

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World*

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

Each Peach Pear Plum

The Gingerbread Boy (Aylesworth)

Good Morning, Chick

The Grouchy Ladybug

Have You Seen My Duckling (Tafuri books)

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

Little Red Hen*

Mama, Do You Love Me?

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present*

The Napping House

A-Hunting We Will Go

The Runaway Bunny

Who Took the Farmer’s Hat?


Audrey Wood books: Little Mouse and Red Strawberries


Silly Sally*

Napping House*


When I Was Young in the Mountains*

Appalachia (Rylant)*

The Rag Coat*


De Paola books*



Eric Carle books


Mirette on the High Wire books*


Robert McClosky books


Duffy and the Devil (Zemach)


Miracle of St. Nicholas

Donkey’s Dream*

Legend of the Candy Cane*

The Mitten

Fritz and the Beautiful Man

Trouble with Trolls

Town Mouse, Country Mouse

First Dog

Fritz and his beautiful horses


Snowy Day (Keats)*

Warm on Wool (Sanders)*


Hush Little Baby (Zemach)*

Hush Little Baby (Aliki)*

Hush Little Baby (Long)*

All the Pretty Little Horses*


Just in Case You Ever Wonder

The Crippled Lamb

Because I Love You

You Are Special


Zin Zin Zin, a Violin*

Stone Soup (Brown)

Drummer Hoff

St. George and the Dragon*


Thy Friend, Obadiah*

Chanticleer and the Fox*


Rain Makes Applesauce*

Story About Ping*


Johnny Appleseed (Kellogg)*

John Henry (Keats)

Story of Paul Bunyan (Emberley)

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Five in a Row books: (I don't use Five in a Row, but I do love the idea of picking a book and reading it every day for five days. So I try to do that with one of their books many weeks. Repetition is a good thing.)


Andy and the Circus (interlibrary loan)

The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar (interlibrary loan)

Paul Revere’s Ride

Follow the Drinking Gourd

The Finest Horse in Town*

The Salamander Room*

Climbing Kansas Mountains*

Amber on the Mountain*

Daniel’s Duck

They Were Strong and Good

Down, Down the Mountain (interlibrary loan)

Gramma’s Walk (interlibrary loan)

The Story of Ping*


A Pair of Red Clogs

Madeleine books

The Rag Coat*

Mike Mulligan

Katy and the Big Snow

The Glorious Flight

How to Make an Apple Pie

Grandfather’s Journey

Cranberry Thanksgiving

Another Celebrated Dancing Bear

Papa Piccolo*

Storm in the Night

Very Last First Time

Night of the Moonjellies*

Clown of God*

Stopping By the Wood on a Snowy Evening*

Wee Gillis

Story of Ferdinand

Owl Moon

A New Coat for Anna*

Make Way for Ducklings*

Mrs. Katz and Tush

Mirette on the High Wire

Miss Rumphius*

Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

When I Was Young in the Mountains

Truman’s Aunt Farm*

All Those Secrets of the World*


The Raft

Mailing May

Snowflake Bentley

The Gullywasher


Higgens Bend Song and Dance

Cowboy Charlie

Grass Sandals


The Hickory Chair

Hanna’s Cold Winter

The Hatmaker’s Sign Retold

The Pumpkin Runner*


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Jack and the Beanstalk (Spirin, Cech)

Jim and the Beanstalk*

Diamonds and Toads

Twelve Dancing Princesses* (Ray, Craft, Marianna Mayer)

The Snow Queen* (Engelbreit)

Fisherman and His Wife* (Zemach)

Rumplestilskin (Watts, Zelinsky)

Sleeping Beauty (Hyman*, Craft)*

Cinderella (Marcia Brown, Craft, Jeffers)

Frog Prince* (Ormerod, Wargin)

Beauty and the Beast (Marianna Mayer or Jan Brett)

The Little Mermaid (Santore, Zwerger)

The Nightingale (Ibatoulline or Meilo So)

Emperor’s New Clothes (Westcott)

The Selfish Giant (Zwerger)

Rapunzel* (Hyman, Watts, Zelinsky)

Wolf and Seven Little Kids* (Watts)

Star Money

Little Red Cap (Hyman*, Zwerger)


Little Red Riding Hood (Marshall; Pinkney, Ruby by Emberley, Ernst, Bridget and the Gray Wolves, No Dinner!, Adventures of Polly and the Wolf


Mother Holle/ Holly (Watts)

Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (Uri Schulevitz)

East of the Sun and West of the Moon (Hague)

Hut in the Forest

Golden Goose

Snow Queen (Watts, Ehrlich)

Seven Ravens

Little Briar Rose

The Queen Bee

Snow White and Rose Red (Watts)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Santore or Barrett, Hyman, Jeffers)

The Donkey

Hansel and Gretel (Zelinsky, Zwerger, Jeffers)

Brother and Sister

Jorinda and Joringel

The Turtle and the Monkey


Lazy Jack

Little Rooster and the Diamond Button*

Lizard’s Song*


Old Woman and Her Pig*

Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin*

Sody Sallyartus*

Lon Po Po (Little Red Riding Hood from China)

The Rough Face Girl (Algonquin Cinderella)

The Persian Cinderella

Yeh Shen (Chinese Cinderella)

Gingerbread Man

Magic Porridge Pot

The Shoemaker and the Elves (Watts, Cech)

Out of the Egg (Little Red Hen take off)*

The Little Match Girl (Isadora or Pinkney)

Iron John (Hyman, Marianna Mayer)


Goldilocks (Watts, Marshall, Galdone, Sanderson) – also Deep in the Forest, Dusty Locks and the Three Bears, Goldilocks Returns*, Goldilocks and the Three Hares, Mr. Wolf and the Thre Bears, Tackylocks and the Three Bears, Guarnaccia


Three Little Pigs

Three Billy Goats Gruff (Galdone)

Ugly Duckling (Watts, Meilo So, Canley, Pinkney, Hale)

The Rainbabies


Jane Ray illustrations: Fairy Tales

Trina Hyman: Bearskin, King Stork, The Water of Life

K.Y. Craft: Tom Thumb, Pegasus, King Midas

Lisbeth Zwerger: The Nightingale, Thumbeline

Bernadette Watts: The Fir Tree

Elf Hill: Tales from Hans Christian Andersen

Andersen Fairy Tales (Szyk or Zwerger)


Dick Whittington by Margaret Hodges

Fin M'Coul by Tomie DePaola

Baba Yaga and Vasilia the Brave by Marianna Mayer

Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola

The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney *

The Gigantic Turnip illustrated by Niamh Sharkey

Henny Penny by Jane Wattenberg

The Musicians of Bremen by Niroot Puttapipat

The Wild Swans by Amy Ehrlich

The Valiant Little Tailor byVictor Ambrus

The Golden Goose by Dennis McDermott

Tom Thumb by Marianna Mayer


Puss in Boots by Fred Marcellino

Thumbelina by Amy Ehrlich

East of the Sun and West of the Moon by P.J. Lynch

The Steadfist Tin Soldier by P.J. Lynch

The Princess and the Pea by John Cech

The Emperor's New Clothes by Virginia Lee Burton

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Kate Greenaway

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I don't have a schedule, but here are some of our favorites from this year:


A. A. Milne's books:

Winnie the Pooh

House at Pooh Corner

When we Were Very Young (poems)

Now We Are Six (poems)


The Real Mother Goose


We have a book of fairy tales and all the old stories like The Little Red Hen etc. These are a huge hit.


The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



There are so many good ones for this age! :001_smile:

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Story Collections:


Uncle Wiggly*

Molly Milly Mandy*

Classic Brer Rabbit*

Usborne Stories Around the World

Lion Storyteller Book

Treasury of Children’s Literature

I Heard Good News Today*

Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter

Stories from Africa

In Grandma’s Attic*

Five True Dog Stories*

Grandmother's Wisdom (Barefoot Books)

Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe




Boxcar Children*

My Father’s Dragon series

Johnny Appleseed*

Dolphin Adventure*

Dolphin Treasure*

Five True Dog Stories*

James Herriot’s Stories for Childrens*

House at Pooh Corner (abandoned because it was driving me crazy. I can't stand the book. I know it's a classic, but come on!)


Five Children and It

Story of Dr. Doolittle (maybe)

The Light at Tern Rock


One Hundred Dresses

Family Under the Bridge

Twenty and Ten

The Apple and the Arrow? (not sure we'll do this one yet)


Mary on Horseback*

Owls in the Family*

The Tarantula in My Purse*

Mr. Popper’s Penguins*

Ereth’s Birthday*

Look to the North: Wolf Pup*

Coyote Autumn

Christopher Mouse

Flute’s Journey*

Lost in the Woods

Little House in the Big Woods*

Little House on the Prairie

Farmer Boy

Complete Zoo Adventure

Raggedy Ann and Andy Collection

Seven Chinese Brothers


The Doggy Dung Disaster

No Flying in the House


All About Sam*

Charlotte’s Web

The Twits? Or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Black Beauty*

Oz books* (Grandpa and Oz, Patchwork Girl of Oz, Ozma of Oz, etc)

Ivy and Bean


Ralph S. Mouse series

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books*

The Magician’s Boy

Gooney Bird Greene* (series)

The Dragon’s Child

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Tuk and the Whale

Jenny and the Cat Club

Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat

Sophie’s Snail books

Stig of the Dump

Indian in the Cupboard

Catwings books (Ursula K. LeGuin)

Ballet Shoes


My chapter books list is in a state of flux. I'm still getting a feel for the books they like.

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Fiona Loves the Night*

Koala Night*

Do Pirates Take Baths?

Emma’s Rug*

Fannie in the Kitchen (how Fannie Farmer invented recipes)*

Balloon on the Moon

Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters

Alligators All Around

Very Far Away

Higglety Piggelty Pop

The Cow Who Clucked

The Dumb Bunnies (?)


Alfie Gets in First (and other books by Shirley Hughes)*

Good Boy, Fergus

The Mixed Up Rooster

Tupelo Rides the Rails (about a dog)*

The Gift of the Sun (tale from South Africa)

Mama Panya’s Pancakes (tale from Kenya)

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach (tale from Cuba)

Big Anthony: His Story

The Eyes of a Grey Wolf

The Tale of Pale Male (red tailed hawk)

A Mother’s Journey (penguin)

Welcome to the Ice House/ Welcome to the Green House/ Welcome to the River of Grass (arctic, rainforest, plains – Jane Yolen)

Estelle Takes a Bath*

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

Bintou’s Braids

Birthday Presents (sixth birthday)

Cherry Tree (sixth birthday)

Epossumondas Saves the Day*

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building*

The Butter Battle Book

One City, Two Brothers

How to Lose All Your Friends

Elizabeti’s Doll

Mommy, Carry Me Please! (animal babies and how they are carried)

My Father’s Hands

Big Sister and Little Sister

Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman (trip to Japan)

Brave Charlotte

The Forest (facing fears)

The Bookshop Dog

For You Are a Kenyan Child (about Kenya)

The Problem with Chickens*

Building an Igloo (Arctic)

How the Ladies Stopped the Wind (Iceland)

The Great Blue House

My Little Island

What You Know First


The Wednesday Surprise

Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen (first woman to pitch against Yankees)

Out of the Ballpark (Alex Rodriguez, baseball)

Kami and the Yaks (Tibet)

Becoming Butterflies

Diary of a Wombat

A Second Is a Hiccup: A Child’s Book of Time

Crow Boy

Cave Paintings to Picasso

Seen Art?

Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

They Called Her Molly Pitcher

Sebastian: A Book About Bach

The 39 Apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven

The Greedy Triangle

Bees Live in Hives

Creatures of the Deep

Diving Dolphin/ Busy Buzzy Bee/ Tale of a Tadpole

Galileo’s Treasure Box

The Quest to Digest

Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea

Mom and Dad Are Palindromes

Sparkle and Spin: A Book about Words

Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big

Mama, Coming and Going

Girls Together

Armando and the Blue Tarp School

Catching the Moon

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

Confucius: The Golden Rule

On the Same Day in March

The Way to Start a Day

Emily’s Balloon

The Polar Bear Son

The Night Eater

Pirates Don’t Change Diapers

Everyone Poops*

Chanticleer and the Fox*

The Big Snow*

Things That Sometimes Happen

What Zeesie Saw on Delancey Street*

Emeline at the Circus*

Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner

Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock*

The Banza*

The Barking Mouse

Ox Cart Man*

Night Train

Hello, Goodbye Window*

Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie*

The Talking Eggs*

Eat Your Peas*


Chicken Sunday*

Pamela Camel (and other books by Bill Peet)

Anansi Goes Fishing*

Rattletrap Car*

Saving Sweetness

George and Martha

Somebody and the Three Blairs*

Over the Green Hills*

Don’t Take Your Snake for a Stroll*

Amazing Grace*

The Boy Who Was Followed Home

An Extraordinary Egg*

Thornton Burgess

Old Mother West Wind

Uncle Jed’s Barber Shop

The Adventures of Taxi Dog

Joe and the Skyscraper

A String of Beads

One Day at Wood Green Animal Shelter

Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes/ Christmas Rhymes

Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs (Alan Katz series)

Why Is Soap So Slippery? (Catherine Ripley)

Bootsie Barker Bites

Jamela’s Dress

Humble Pie (Donnelly)

Rude Mule

The Day Jake Vacuumed (Simon James)

It’s a Spoon, Not a Shovel and I Did It, I’m Sorry

Manneken Pis: Simple Story of a Boy who Peed out a War

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof

Bertie’s Picture Day and Hot Fudge Hero (Pat Brisson)

I Know Why I Brush My Teeth

Pete’s a Pizza

Pizza Kittens*

How Pizza Came to Queens

Good Night, Dinosaurs

The Dreamtime Fairies*

The Mermaids’ Lullaby

When Sheep Cannot Sleep

My Great Aunt Arizona

Three Cheers for Catherine the Great

The Village that Vanished (slavers)

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt*

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People

Henry’s Freedom Box

Big Jabe

Only Passing Through: the Story of Sojourner Truth

Martin’s Big Words (MLK)*

Freedom Summer*


Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story

A School for Pompey Walker

Working Cotton

The Yellow Star: the Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

Asteroid Impact

Mummies Made in Egypt

The Shipwrecked Sailor

Tut’s Mummy Lost and Found

Rotten Ralph Helps Out

Who Built the Pyramids?

Red White Blue and Uncle Who (American symbols)*

L Is for Liberty/ F Is for Flag

O, Say Can You See (America’s symbols)*

America Is….

Liberty! (Allan Drummond)

Uncle Sam and Old Glory

Katje the Wind Mill Cat*

Willy’s Pictures (chimp painting pictures)

Marie in Fourth Position

The Cello of Mr. O*


Dream Dancer

The Hickory Chair

Song and Dance Man

The Two of Them (grandfather dies)

Loop the Loop

The Hundred Penny Box

Cherry Pies and Lullabies*

Mama Played Baseball

Even If I Did Something Awful

The Quiet Mother and the Noisy Little Boy

This Quiet Lady*

The Paper Princess

Big Al

Jubal’s Wish

Little Horse

The Wild Little Horse


Leonardo’s Horse

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark*

Little Bunny on the Move

Little Bull: Growing Up in Africa’s Elephant Kingdom

The Little Reindeer

The Very Kind Rich Lady and Her One Hundred Dogs

The Grannyman

Six Dinner Sid


Flower Garden

The Talking Eggs

Laura’s Star/ Secret

Noah and the Space Ark

The Star Maiden

One Giant Leap (Neil Armstrong)

Insects Are My Life

Sunflower Sal

Book! Book! Book!

The Lion’s Share

Loud Emily

The Real, True Dulcie Campbell

You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer

The Bat Boy and His Violin



Pumpkin Moonshine

The Little Fir Tree

Gregory’s Shadow

Abe’s Fish

Cactus Hotel

A House for Hermit Crab

The Moon Shines Down

A Tale for Easter

All Things Bright and Beautiful


Uri Shulevitz books


Books by Peter Sis: Madlenka*, Madlenka’s Dog, The Three Golden Keys, Tibet Through the Red Box, Starry Messenger, The Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North, The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, Follow the Dream, Komodo, The Train of States, Fire Truck, Ballerina, An Ocean World, Play Mozart Play

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ABC Books:


The Folks in the Valle: PA Dutch ABC (Aylesworth)

Under the Sea from A to Z

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z

Nonsense He Yelled

Toot and Puddle’s ABC

Flower Fairy ABC

Zooflakes ABC

From Acorn to Zoo and Everything in Between

Alison’s Zinia


Tomorrow’s Alphabet

Brian Wildsmith’s ABC

A Little Alphabet

Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet




Read and Wonder books: Chameleons Are Cool*, One Tiny Turtle*, Big Blue Whale, Gentle Giant Octopus, Bat Loves the Night, Walk with a Wolf*, White Owl Barn Owl*, All Pigs are Beautiful*, The Emperor’s Egg, Crab Moon*, A Field Full of Horses*, Grandma Elephant’s In Charge*, Tigress*, Think of an Eel, My Goose Betsy*, Seahorse, Ice Bear, Growing Frogs*, Hey Little Ant*


Let's Read and Find Out Books: Clouds

Ant Cities

Gravity Is a Mystery

What Is the World Made Of

Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup and Yawn

From Tadpole to Frog

Forces Make Things Move

Honey In a Hive

Switch On, Switch Off

What’s So Bad About Gasoline?

Mushrooms and Molds

Your Skin and Mine

What I Like about Toads

Cockroaches: Here, There, and Everywhere

Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats

Let’s Go Rock Collecting*

Oil Spill

How People Learned to Fly

Eclipse: Darkness in the Daytime?

What Color Is Camouflage?

Snow Is Falling

Fireflies in the Night


Life in a Coral Reef


Energy Makes Things Happen

Corn Is Maize

Archaeologists Dig for Clues

Snakes Are Hunters

Wiggling Worms at Work

Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll

Penguin Chick

Rock Collecting

Millions and Millions of Crystals

Where Does a Chick Come From?

A Nest Full of Eggs

Who Lives in an Alligator Hole?

Straight Hair, Curly Hair

Pop! A Book about Bubbles

How We Learned the Earth Is Round

What Makes a Shadow

Oxygen Keeps You Alive

Why Are the Ice Caps Melting

Tornado Alert

Bird Talk

Floating and Sinking

The Beginning of Our Earth

Plants in Winter

Sponges Are Skeleton

Ducks Don’t Get Wet

My Five Senses

The Bottom of the Sea


When Birds Change Their Feathers

Animals in Winter


Dolphin Talk

North, South, East and West

Hungry Sharks



Are You a Ladybug/ Butterfly/ Grasshopper/ Spider/ Ant/ Bee/ Snail


An Earthworm’s Life/ A Pillbug’s Life/ Dandelion’s Life/ Wood Frog’s Life/ House Spider’s Life/ Monarch Butterfly’s Life/ Salamander’s Life/ Luna Moth’s Life

Where Butterflies Grow


Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, Rough*

If You Find a Rock

The Pebble in My Pocket*

The Rock Factory*

Dirt: The Scoop on Soil

Dirt: Jump into Science

A Handful of Dirt

Weird Friends: Unlikely Allies in the Animal Kingdom

Goose’s Story

This Place is Cold/ Crowded/ Dry/ Lonely/ Wet

True Books: Soil, Water, Wood, The Sun, Elephants

Eye Wonder Books


I Didn’t Know That:

Chimps Use Tools, Crocodiles Yawn to Keep Cool, Dinosaurs Laid Eggs, Giant Pandas Eat all Day Long, Mountains Gush Lava and Ash, Only Some Big Cats Can Roar, Some Birds Hang Upside Down, Snakes Keep Losing their Teeth, Some Bugs Glow in the Dark, Some Plants Grow in Midair, Some Snakes Spit Poison, Spiders Have Fangs, Whales Sing, Wolves Howl at the Moon, You Can Jump Higher on the Moon



Rookie Read About Science books Light and Color (Straightforward science)

Hearing Sounds (It’s Science)

Move It! Motions, Forces, and You/ Change It!/

And Everyone Shouted Pull!

Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart

Magnets (All Aboard Science Reader)

How Do Animals Adapt/ What Is a Biome/ What Are Camoflage and Mimicry/ What Is a Life Cycle/ Migration/ Hibernation/ Living Thing/ Amphibian/ Reptile/

Many Biomes, One Earth

Explore the Deciduous Forest/ Desert/ Tundra/ Tropical Rain Forest/ Ocean Biome/ Animal Kingdom

Arctic Habitat

The Life cycle of a Flower


Rainbow and You


One Small Square books (maybe)

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Bimwili and the Zimwi

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

What’s So Funny, Ketu?

Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali

The Fortune Tellers

The Magic Gourd

Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky

Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper

The Spider Weaver

Gugu’s House

Peaceful Protest: The Life of Nelson Mandela

A Is for Africa

Jambo Means Hello




Sailing off to Sleep


Northern Lullaby

The Raven’s Gift

Snow Bear

There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Trout

Little Penguin’s Tale

Iditarod Dream




Pumpkin Runner, Arnold

Where the Forest Meets the Sea, Baker

Bossy Boots, Cox

Punga the Goddess of Ugly

Hop, Little Kangaroo

Katie No Pocket

Polly Hopper’s Pouch

The Singing Snake

One Woolly Wombat

Wombat Stew

Bright Star, Crew

Dial-a-Croc, Dumbleton

Flood Fish, Eversole

Possum Magic and Koala Lou, Fox

Big Rain Coming, Germein

Don’t Dig so Deep, Nicholas Harrison

Counting by Kangaroos, Hulme

Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo, Lester

Wombat Goes Walkabout, Morpurgo

Rainforest Children, Pittawpy

Farmer Schulz’s Ducks, Thiele

Snap Vaughan

Wombat Stew, Vaughan

Biggest Frog in Australia

Rescuers Down Under – video

A Waltz Through the Hills – video

Old Shell, New Shell, Ward

Old Woman Who Loved to Read, Winch




Count your way through Brazil, Haskins

How Night Came From the Sea, Gerson

Amazon Boy, Lewin

In a Bottle with a Cork on Top, Skurzynski

The Dancing Turtle: A Folktale from Brazil

Rosa Raposa (rainforest)

Stop that Noise! (rainforest)

The Dancing Pig

Bitter Bananas




Ruby’s Wish, Bridges*

Story of Kites, Compestine

Visit to China, Packard

Moon Festival, Russell

Chinese New Year, Schaefer*

Chinatown, Low

My Chinatown: One Year in Poems, Mak

The Story of Chopsticks/ Noodles

The Runaway Rice Cake

The Empty Pot

Liang and the Magic Paintbrush*

Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain

The Chinese Mirror

The Story about Ping*

Tikki Tikki Tembo

The Weaving of a Dream

Two of Everything

The Magic Swordsman and the Magic Doorway

The Long-Haired Girl

The Squiggle

The Emperor and the Kite

Beautiful Warrior: Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu* (China unit)

Little Pear

Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend

The Rooster’s Antlers

A Grain of Rice

Granny Han’s Breakfast

Five Chinese Brothers*

Lon Po Po

Maples in the Mist




Kid’s Discover: Equator




King’s Day: Louis XIV of France, Aliki

Giraffe that Walked to Paris, Milton

Joan of Arc: Heroine of France, Tompert

King Tree, French

Boneparte, Chall

Happy Lion, Fatio

Happy Lion in Africa, Fatio

Happy Lion’s Quest

Happy Lion’s Rabbits

Happy Lion’s Treasure

Happy Lion’s Vacation

Three Happy Lions

Jean-Marie at the Fair, Francoise (and other Jean-Marie books)

Inspector Peckit, Freeman

Dinner at Mabritte’s, Garland

Truffle Hunter, Moore

Harry and Lulu, Yorinks

Three Sacks of Truth

The Tale of Hilda Louise

The Cows are Going to France

Zat Cat




Three Gold Pieces




Mama and Papa have a Store, Carling

Abuela’s Weave, Castaneda

Sleeping Bread: Story, Czernecki

Iguana Beach, Franklin




Harry’s Home

Amish Home

Frontier Home

Where We Live

This House Is Made of Mud

Where Does the Teacher Live

My House Has Stars

We Were Tired of Living in a House

Gugus House

Homes Around the World

A House Is a House for Me




Song for Lena, Hippely

The Boy Who Stuck Out His Tongue




The Monkey and the Crocodile

Heart of a Tiger, Arnold

Story of Little Babaji, Bannerman

Story of Little Black Sambo, Bannerman

Lakshui, the Water Buffalo Who Wouldn’t, Gobhai

Cow for Jaya, Grant

Poombah of Badoombah, Lillegard

Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a, McDonald

Gay-Neck: Story of a Pidgeon, Mukerji (audio)

Golden Serpent, Myers

Rikki-Tikki – video

Nine Animals and the Well, Rumford

Aani and the Tree Huggers

Once a Mouse

Snake Charmer

Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India




A Cloak for the Moon

Gershon’s Monster




Big Tony and other dePaola books


Papa Piccolo

The Thread of Life (story collection)

Count Silvernose




The Funny Little Woman

The Paper Dragon

Okino and the Whales

Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman

Shibumi and the Kitemaker

The Two Bullies

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

I Live in Tokyo

The Boy of the Three Year Nap

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

Old Man who Made the Trees Bloom, Jijii

Magic Fan, Baker

Crane Girl, Charles

Painter and the Wild Swans, Clement

How My Parents Learned to Eat, Friedman

Ten Oni Drummers, Gollub

Girl from the Snow Country, Hidaka

Kenji and the Magic Geese, Johnson

Yoshi’s Feast, Kajikawa

Carp for Kimiko, Kroll

Seven Gods of Luck, Kudler

Yoshiko and the Foreigner, Little

Moshi, Moshi, London

Dragon Kite, Luenn

Pair of Red Clogs, Matsuno

Cherry Tree, MacCaughrean

Emperor’s Plum Tree, Nikly

Tea with Milk, Say

Long Silk Strand, Williams

Grandfather’s Journey (Japan unit)

Under the Cherry Blossom Tree

Emma’s Rag


Bicycle Man

Three Samurai Cats

The Greatest of All




Ndito Runs, Anderson

Family in Kenya, Griffin




*Mexico ABC’s, Hieman

Hummingbird’s Gift, Czernecki

Manuela’s Gift, Estes

Nine Days to Christmas, Ets*

Under the Lemon Moon, Fine*

*How Nanita Learned to Make Flan, Geeslin

In Rosa’s Mexico, Geeslin

On Ramon’s Farm, Geeslin

Moon was at a Fiesta, Gollub

Twenty-five Mixtec Cats, Gollub

Lorenzo, the Naughty Parrot, Johnston

*Day of the Dead, Johnston

Magic Maguey, Johnston

Ghost Wings, Joosse

Piggy Bank Gonzales, Kent

Butterfly Boy, Kroll*

Hill of Fire, Lewis (audio)

Blanca’s Feather, Madrigal

Trandi’s Braids, Madrigal

Blue Bug Visits Mexico, Poulet*

Today is the Day, Riecken

Mice and Beans, Ryan*

The Witch’s Face

The Two Mountains




Take a Trip to Nigeria, Lye

Bikes for Rent Olaleye

Grandfather’s Work, Onyefulu

Mysterious Gold and Purple Box, Watson

Saying Goodbye, Onyefulu


Oman and Middle East:


An Arab Family, Dutton

The Three Princes

The House of Wisdom

The Golden Bracelet

The Day of Ahmed’s Secret

What’s the Matter, Habibi?

A Weave of Words


Sitti’s Secrets

The Boy without a Name

Forty Fortunes

Behold the Trees

Traveling Man




Take a Trip to the Philippines, Oleksy




Qatar, Augustin




A Look at Russia, Frost

Babushka Babayaga, Polacco

Philipok, Tolstoy

Little Kim’s Doll, Yaroshevskaya

Three Cheers for Catherine the Great, Best (audio)

Apple Pie and Onions, Caseley

A Piece of Home, Levitin

Trees of the Dancing Goats, Polacco

Uncle Vova’s Tree, Polacco

Dream Jar, Pryor

Twenty-two Russian Tales for Young Children, Tolstoy

The Littlest Matryoshka

Sasha’s Matrioshka Dolls (Dillon)

Clay Boy

Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave

The Magic Nesting Doll

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

The Little Humpbacked Horse

The Firebird

The Sea King’s Daughter

The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol


The Castle of Cats

I Know Not What, I Know Not Where

One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes

The Birds Gift



Boots and His Brothers

The Trouble with Trolls

The Princess Mouse




In Bikole: Eight Modern Stories About Life in a West African Village, Gilroy

Senegal in Pictures, Lerner Publications




The Beautiful Butterfly

The Story of Ferdinand

Bengel and Florinda

Pepito’s Story




Take a Trip to Turkey, Lye




Ukraine – Cobblestone




Beatrice’s Goat, McBrier (this is about the Heifer Project)

Elizabeti’s Doll

Mama Elizabeti




Uruguay in Pictures, Haverstock


United Kingdom:


The Queen’s Progress: An Elizabethan Alphabet, Davidson

Anno’s Britain, Anno

Country Mouse Cottage: How we Lived 100 Years Ago, Brooks

Town Mouse House: How we Lived 100 Years Ago, Brooks

The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies

O’Sullivan Stew




Vietnam, Allard

Lotus Seed, Garland

Grandfather’s Dream, Keller

Walking Stick, Trottier




Yemen in Pictures, Lerner Publications




Gugu’s House, Stock

Where are You Going, Manyoni? Stock




Betsy Maestro Picture US history books

If You Were There books

You Wouldn't Want to Be a .....

Cheryl Harness history books

The American Story: 100 True Tales

picture book biographies


Religion Type Books:


The Legend of Saint Nicholas by Demi

Saint Francis and the Wolf by Jane Langton

Christopher the Holy Giant by Tomie DePaola

The Prince Who Ran Away by Anne Rockwell

Moses by Margaret Hodges

The Legend of Saint Christopher by Margaret Hodges

*Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges

St. Jerome and The Lion by Margaret Hodges

St. Peter and St. Paul by Catherine Storr

Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda

*Brigid's Cloak by Bryce Milligan

Mary the Mother of Jesus by Tomie DePaola

*The Story of the Three Wise Kings by Tomie DePaola

The Holy Twins by Tomie DePaola

Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie DePaola

*Pascual and the Kitchen Angels by Tomie DePaola

*The Lady of Guadalupe by Tomie DePaola

The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie DePaola

Golem by David Wisniewsky

The Sabbath Lion by Howard Schwartz

Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman

It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach

King Solomon and the Bee by Dalia Renberg

The Two Brothers by Neil Waldman

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I'm planning to cheat and buy the Sonlight K guide. We already have most of the books, but I'll get the few that we don't have b/c they look really good. This is for my last kindergartener and if it isn't scheduled I know that it won't happen, LOL. I can't wait to go through the books with her!


Of course, we'll still re-read all the wonderful picture books, I especially enjoy most of the FIAR titles.

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Here's a start from one list, but I'll try to come back and edit or add.

Chapter Books

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Trumpet of the Swan

Alice in Wonderland

Little Pear

Little House in the Big Woods

James and the Giant Peach

More About Paddington

Mr. Popper's Penguins

The Wizard of Oz



Giant Pandas: Gift from China

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Dim Sum for Everyone

Two of Everything

Sebastian: A Book About Bach

The Bremen Town Musicians


Cinder Edna

The Frog Prince

The Bootmaker and the Elves

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Germany

Aesop's Fables selected and illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

Rhymes Round the World by Kay Chorao

Aesop's Fables illustrated by Fulvio Testa

Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm illus by Isabelle Brent

The McElderry Book of Grimms' Fairy Tales

In the Forest

The Princess Mouse

Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems

Diego by Jeanette Winter

Frida by Jonah Winter

How Nanita Learned to Make Flan

Pet of the Met

Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

Going Home

Mice and Beans

Tiny Tortilla


Sacred River

Tiger on a Tree

Tiger Trek

Mama's Saris

Bangladesh in Pictures



Music Over Manhattan

Moonlight on the Magic Flute by Mary Pope Osborne

I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello

Mole Music

Sebastian: A Book About Bach

The Bremen Town Musicians


Science and Health

Magic School Bus: At the Waterworks

Magic School Bus : On the Ocean Floor

If You Decide to Go to the Moon

I Feel the Wind

Magic Schoolbus Inside Ralphie

Germs Make Me Sick

Magic Schoolbus on the Ocean Floor

Magic Schoolbus Explores the Senses

Hands-on Science: Over 40 Fantastic Experiments in Forces and Motion

How Many Teeth?

I Know Why I Brush My Teeth

Forces Make Things Move

Open Wide

Forces and Motion John Graham


Fossil by Sally M Walker

Fossils Tell of Long Ago by Aliki

Swift Thief: The Adventure of Velociraptor

Three-Horn: The Adventure of Triceratops


Volcanoes: Nature's Incredible Fireworks


Picture Books

The Once Upon a Time Map Book


Fox Tale Soup

Goodnight Lulu

Mouse's First Fall

Too Much Noise

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf


Pickles to Pittsburgh

It's Snowing! It's Snowing! Winter Poems by Jack Prelutsky

Barn Dance! Bill Martin

Zella Zack and Zodiac

Yellow and Pink

Miss Rumphius

George and Martha Encore

George and Martha Rise and Shine

Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry



The Story of Thanksgiving by Robert Merrill Bartlett

The Legend of Poinsetta

The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown*

Jingle the Christmas Clown

The Snowman (all pictures only)

Night Tree by Eve Bunting

Who's Coming to Our House? Joseph Slate

The Story of Holly & Ivy by Rumer Godden

It's Christmas by Jack Prelutsky

Christmas Crafts from Around the World by Judy Ann Sadler

Chita's Christmas Tree

The Legend of Poinsetta

Where Is Christmas, Jessie Bear?*

The Quiltmaker's Gift

Silver Packages

Jingle Bells

The Friendly Beasts: An Old English Christmas Carol

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore

Gingerbread Baby

Christmas in Other Lands*

Mr Willowby's Christmas Tree*

The Wild Christmas Reindeer*

Christmas Around the World by Mary D Lankford

Orange for Frankie

Hark! A Christmas Sampler

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For dd's K5 year here are the longer read-alouds that we did:


James and The Giant Peach

Charlotte's Web

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Goes on Board

Pippi Sails The South Seas

Stuart Little

The Trumpet of The Swan


She was reading fluently, so she read a lot of picture books and beginning readers/first chapter books. We also read a lot of picture books together. I think folk tales/fairy tales are great for this age.

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Some of our favorites:


Picture books:

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

Another Celebrated Dancing Bear by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk

Papa Piccolo by Carol Talley

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost (with illustrations by Susan Jeffers)

The Giraffe That Walked to Paris by Nancy Milton

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco

Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully

Babar, To Duet or Not to Duet based on characters by DeBrunhoff

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

The Tale of Peter Rabbit written and ill. by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

The Tale of Tom Kitten

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Gramma's Walk by Anna Grossnickle Hines

Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky

Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky

The Twelve Dancing Princesses ill by K.Y. Craft

King Midas and the Golden Touch ill by K.Y. Craft

The Legend of the Bluebonnnet by Tomie DePaola

The Iroko Man

The Duchess Bakes a Cake

Higgins Bend Song and Dance

Daniel's Duck

Arrow to the Sun

The Rough Face Girl


Crazy Horse's Vision


Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

The Giant Jam Sandwich


Skippyjon Jones

Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble

Forces Make Things Move

How Do You Lift a Lion?

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World



Chapter books:

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook

Raggedy Ann Stories


All of a Kind Family

The Hundred Dresses

Ginger Pye

James Herriot's Treasury for Children

Five True Dog Stories

The Story of Doctor Doolittle

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Misty of Chincoteague

Black Beauty

No Flying in the House

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

the Catwings series

The Boxcar Children

The Tale of Despereaux

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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Aurelia, how did you find a copy of The Giraffe That Walked to Paris? Our library doesn't have it; they say they can't get it thru interlibrary loan, and it's a fortune on amazon. Is there a secret stash somewhere I don't know about???? :D


Thanks. I'm a bit obsessive about children's books. My mother was a children's librarian, and I have ocd and love kids books, so......

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Aurelia, how did you find a copy of The Giraffe That Walked to Paris? Our library doesn't have it; they say they can't get it thru interlibrary loan, and it's a fortune on amazon. Is there a secret stash somewhere I don't know about???? :D


Thanks. I'm a bit obsessive about children's books. My mother was a children's librarian, and I have ocd and love kids books, so......



Our library has a copy. We checked it out at least 3 separate times because Ariel liked it so much. I don't know why you wouldn't be able to get it through ILL, though.

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I'm just listing the longer ones that were approved as definite "hits" by ds.


The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter


Winnie-the-Pooh (and other A.A. Milne)


Cinnabar the One o'Clock Fox


D'Aulaire biographies - Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington


The Random House Book of Nursery Stories (LCC rec for K, one of the best illustrated Fairy Tale books I have seen for Pre-K/K)


Aesop's Fables


The Littles Series




James and the Giant Peach


Charlotte's Web


James Heriot's Treasury for Children


We have also read a lot of great picture books, but most of them have already been listed.

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Thank you so much!!! I used to have several good lists, but they disappeared the last time my computer crashed and I haven't had time to go back and work on recompiling them. This is perfect! :001_smile:

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Just pulled up this this thread from a few years back and these lists are amazing. One note: Stevie by John Steptoe is quite "intense," by which I mean it generates a lot of hard questions and feelings in the reading.


We had it but I gave it away because the emotions and the internally narrated evolving point-of-view seemed like it wasn't a good match for my kid at this stage. Maybe in a couple of years.

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