Here’s your list Steph.

May 18th, 2007

I have a huge collection of kids books and I teach kindergarten so when people are looking for book suggestions, I get asked. Anyway, here’s a list of some of the titles I could think of without sitting in front of my bookshelves.
Lexi’s picks are the books she carries around with her on a daily basis. Board books are books that don’t drive me crazy to read over and over again. Picture books are good for kids who are old enough not to rip books but too young for chapter books. And the last section is for kids who like to read on their own, or you want a book with a little bit more of a plot.

Big piece of advice: If you pick up a book at the bookstore and think, “man, this is an annoying book, but the pictures are cute, maybe I should just get it anyway.” Don’t do it. That will be the book your kid wants you to read over and over and over and over and over….
Lexi’s Picks
Doggies – Sandra Boynton
Hey! Wake Up! – Sandra Boynton
Barnyard Dance – Sandra Boynton
Snuggle Puppy – Sandra Boynton
Have you seen my cat? – Eric Carle
The Going to Bed Book – Sandra Boynton
Moo, Baa, La La La – Sandra Boynton
Mr. Brown can moo, can you? – Dr. Seuss
There’s a wocket in my pocket. – Dr. Seuss
Touch and Feel Books
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb – Al Perkins

Board Books
Anything by Sandra Boynton
Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
Big Red Barn – Margaret Wise Brown
The Napping House – Audrey Wood
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
The Very Busy Spider – Eric Carle
Head to Toe – Eric Carle

Picture Books
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse – Kevin Henkes
First Day Jitters – Julie Danneberg
Officer Buckle and Gloria – Peggy Rathmann
Strega Nona – Tomie dePoala
A Chair for My Mother – Vera B. Williams
Fox in Sox – Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs & Ham – Dr. Seuss
The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
Harold and the Purple Crayon – Crockett Johnson
Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
Silly Sally – Audrey Wood
The Napping House – Audrey Wood
The Ginger Bread Baby – Jan Brett
The Mitten – Jan Brett
The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats
Corduroy – Don Freeman
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Judith Voirst
Miss Nelson is Missing – Harry Allard
Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
We Share Everything – Robert Munsch
Stephanie’s Ponytail – Robert Munsch
Flat Stanley – Jeff Brown
Odd Velvet – Mary Whitcomb
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales – Jon Scieszka
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs – Jon Scieszka
Math Curse – Jon Scieszka
Tuesday – David Weisner
Jumaji – Chris van Allsburg
The Z was Zapped! – Chris van Allsburg
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! – Mo Willems
Walter the Farting Dog – William Kotzwinkle
Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type – Doreen Cronin
Stellaluna – Janell Cannon
Owl Babies – Martin Waddell
Verdi – Janell Cannon
Olivia – Ian falconer
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin Jr.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Joffe Numeroff
Froggy Goes to School – Jonathan London
The Red Book – Barbara Lehman
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin – Lloyd Moss
The Apple Pie Tree – Zoe Hall
The Handmade Alphabet – Laura Rankin
Whistle for Willie – Ezra Jack Keats
Catching the Wild Waiyuzee – Rita Williams-Garcia
Who Is the Beast? – Keith Baker
It Looked Like Spilt Milk – Charles G. Shaw
The Doorbell Rang – Pat Hutchins
The Great Kapok Tree – Lynne Cherry
Tops and Bottoms – Janet Stevens

Books for Older Kids or to Read Aloud
Where the Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein
Amber Brown is Not a Crayon – Paula Danziger
Junie B. Jones – Barbara Park
Freckle Juice – Judy Blume
Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
Matilda – Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
Superfudge – Judy Blume
Ramona – Beverly Cleary
The Mouse and the Motorcycle – Beverly Cleary
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

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