Friday, March 5, 2010

Recommended Books For Preschoolers

I love to read.  March 2nd was the NEA's Read Across America Day.  It was a celebration of reading in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.  This month I will be listing recommended books for all ages. To start off, I figured I would start with books for the youngest readers first.

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Books for Preschoolers
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Chicka Chick Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr.
The Very Hungry Catepillar by Eric Carle
Goodnight, Gorilla by P. Rathmann
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Bunny My Hunny by Anita Jeram
Doggies and Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxbury
Jamberry by Bruce Degan
Peek-a-Boo by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Counting Kisses by Karen Katz
How Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Mommy? (pop-up book) by Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks, and Matthew Reinhart

updated 3/9/10: Thanks to those of you who reminded me of some other favorites.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

I should also mention that the Mommy? book is one of my daughter's favorites and is why I included it!


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Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

We read most of those books! Great recommendations! Stopping by from Sits!

Kristina said...

All of the books I was going to recommend were already on the list. Great list! I did think of one though, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.

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Organic Girl said...

Those are a wonderful set of books, I found you through friday follow:) Happy Friday! From Organic Girl and Todays Diva

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

My 7 year old son has always loved reading. The younger two? Not so much. I'm glad that my 3 year old is expressing more interest these days... even if it is because it prolongs bedtime. ;)

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Daisygirl said...

Corduroy has always been our favorite! My daughter loves Chicka Chicka boom boom!

Lourie said...

"I Love you Stinky Face" hahahaha! I will have to find this one. The title alone has me curious.

Ever read, "Walter the Farting Dog"

J. L. W. said...

These are some of my daughters favorite books and many of them are recommendations from various libraries.

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The Insatiable Host said...

Hey there!!! I am just dropping in from SITS to welcome you! I think you are gonna love what they have to offer and really, who doesn't love new friends!?!

I cant wait to find out about the next level of books...I have 3 kids, 5, 4 and 2. The 5 yr old reads at a grade 2 level and keeping her mind full of possibilities is one of my favorite things...I buy them each a book a week!

All the best,


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the suggestions - I have an almost 3 year who absolutely loves books.

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Just One Week said...

Love many of those. I also enjoy "Is My Mama a Llama?!"

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Joy said...

So many titles on your list that I read to my kids - and my oldest is almost 19!

p.s. Welcome to the SITS community!

Tricia said...

I have a 3 year old and she is into books right now. Thanks for providing a great resource. I will check out some of the ones I have not heard of before

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I found you from FF, although I'm on MBC as well.

Love preschooler books. They forgot to mention "Love you Forever" though.

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parenting ad absurdum said...

Thanks for this great list! I've always loved kids books - my kids are just a great excuse to buy and read lots of them ;). I appreciate the recommendations!


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