Ms. Lucinda's 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten
M S . L UCINDA ’ S 100 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE K INDERGARTEN
S IX LITERACY SKILLS These six skills are the skills that child development expertshave determined are necessary to get children ready to learn toread and gain greater benefit from reading instruction. They are: • Vocabulary • Vocabulary, knowing the names of things, is an extremely important skill for children to have when they are learning to read. Most children enter school knowing between 3,000 and 5,000 words. • Help develop your childs vocabulary by reading a variety of books with him, both fiction and nonfiction, and by naming all the objects in your childs world.
L I TERACY S KIL L S CONT.• Print Motivation • Print Motivation is a childs interest in and enjoyment of books. A child with print motivation enjoys being read to, plays with books, pretends to write, asks to be read to and likes trips to the library. • Encourage print motivation in your child by making shared book reading a special time, keeping books accessible, and letting your child see that you enjoy reading. Explain how you use reading and writing in everyday life.• Print Awareness • Print Awareness includes learning that writing in English follows basic rules such as flowing from top-to-bottom and left-to-right, and that the print on the page is what is being read by someone who knows how to read. An example of print awareness is a childs ability to point to the words on the page of a book.
L I TERACY S KIL L S CONT.• Narrative Skills • Narrative Skills, being able to understand and tell stories, and describe things, are important for children being able to understand what they are learning to read. An example of a narrative skill is a childs ability to tell what happens at a birthday party or on a trip to the zoo. • Help your child strengthen her narrative skills by asking her to tell you about the book, instead of just listening to you read the story. Encourage your child to tell you about things he has done that have a regular sequence to them. • Your childs print awareness can be encouraged by pointing out and reading words everywhere you see them—on signs, labels, at the grocery store and post office.
L I TERACY S KIL L S CONT.• Letter Knowledge • Letter Knowledge includes learning that letters have names and are different from each other, and that specific sounds go with specific letters. An example of letter knowledge is a childs ability to tell the name of the letter B and what sound it makes. • Letter knowledge can be developed by using a variety of fun reading or writing activities, like pointing out and naming letters in alphabet books, picture books, or on signs and labels. For babies, talk about the shape of things, and for preschoolers, try drawing letters and pictures in the sand.
L I TERACY S KIL L S CONT. • Phonological Awareness • Phonological Awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate the smaller sounds in words. Phonological awareness includes the ability to hear and create rhymes, to say words with sounds or chunks left out and the ability to put two word chunks together to make a word. Most children who have difficulty in reading have trouble in phonological awareness. • Strengthen phonological awareness by playing fun word games with your child: • Make up silly words by changing the first sound in a word: milk, nilk, pilk, rilk, filk. • Say words with a pause between the syllables ("rab"and "it") and have your child guess what word you are saying. • Read stories of poems with rhymes or different sounds to your child. (Source--http://www.multcolib.org/birthtosix/elitskills.html)
W H Y M O S QU I T O S BU Z Z I NP E O P L E ’ S E A R S b y Ve r n a A a r d e m a Literacy Skills: Vocabulary Summary: A West African tale where amosquito whispers a false tale to iguana andsets off a chain of unexpected, unfortunateevents that result in a tragic occurrence. A goodexample of why its not a good practice forchildren to tell a lie.
H U G b y Je z A l b r o u g h Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, Letter Knowledge Summary: Bobo needs a hug. But his friends dontseem to understand. "Hug," he implores, time andagain. Time and again his puzzled pals—from thesmallest chameleon to the tallest giraffe—shrug andcuddle with their jungle mothers. As the lonely chimp’splea escalates, his friends grow concerned. Can theelephants lead Bobo to his heart’ desire?
MISS NELSON IS MISSING by Har r y Allard Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Print Awareness Summary: The kids in Room 207take advantage of their teacher’s goodnature until she disappears and they arefaced with a vile substitute.
O L D B L AC K F LY b y J i m Ay l e s wo r t h Literacy Skills: Phonological Sensitivity, LetterKnowledge Summary: Rhyming text and illustrations follow amischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has avery busy bad day landing where he should not be.Nothing drives a family crazy faster than an old black fly on ahot summer day, especially when the familys a little crazyalready. And this fly is as bad as they come. He knows everylow-down trick in the book—and won’t rest until he’s gonethrough them all.
C L O U DY W I T H A C H A N C E O F M E AT BA L L S b y J u d i B a r r e t t Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Print Awareness Summary: Life is delicious in thetown of Chewandswallow where it rainssoup and juice, snows mashed potatoes,and blows storms of hamburgers—untilthe weather takes a turn for the worse.
MADELINE by Ludwig Bemelmans Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, Vocabulary Summary: Madeline, smallest and naughtiest ofthe twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes upone night with an attack of appendicitis. Nothingfrightens Madeline—not tigers, not mice, not evengetting sick. To Madeline, a trip to the hospital is agrand adventure.
CHICKEN CHEEKS by Michael Black Literacy Skills: Phonological Sensitivity,Vocabulary Summary: Some bears will go to any length toget some honey. This one recruits every animal thatcomes along to form, well, a stack. The result? Tailof the duck to the Gluteus Maximus of the duck-billed platypus (with many other rears in between).
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG by Nor man Bridwell Literacy Skills: Print Motivation Summary: Emily Elizabeth describesthe activities she enjoys with her very big,very red dog and how they take care ofeach other.
STONE SOUP by Marcia Brown Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, NarrativeSkills Summary: When three hungry soldiers cometo a town where all the food has been hidden, theyset out to make soup of water and stones, and allthe town enjoys a feast.
GOODNIGHT MOON by Marg aret Wise Brown Literacy Skills: PhonologicalAwareness, Vocabulary Summary: A little bunny bidsgoodnight to all the objects in hisroom before falling asleep.
T H E S T O RY O F BA BA R b y Je a n d e B r u n h o f f Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, NarrativeSkills Summary: The classic first story aboutliterature’s most beloved pachyderm. After hismother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids captureby escaping to the city, where he is befriended bythe kindly Old Lady. He becomes educated andcultured and, upon his return to the great forest, iscrowned King of the Elephants.
T H E V E RY H U N G RY C AT E R P I L L A R b y E r i c C a r l e Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Narrative Skills, Print Awareness Summary: Follows the progress ofa hungry little caterpillar as he eats hisway through a varied and very largequantity of food until, full at last, heforms a cocoon around himself andgoes to sleep.
FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED by Eileen Christelow Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Print Awareness Summary: A counting book inwhich one by one the little monkeysjump on the bed only to fall off andbump their heads.
M I S S RU M P H I U S b y B a r b a r a C o o n e y Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, NarrativeSkills Summary: As a child Great-aunt AliceRumphius resolved that when she grew up shewould go to faraway places, live by the sea in herold age, and do something to make the worldmore beautiful—and she does all those things, thelast being the most difficult of all.
T H E B L AC K B O O K O F C O L O R S by Menena Cottin Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Vocabulary Summary: Through the use ofraised lines, textures, and braille, theauthor lets children gain insight intowhat it is like to live with blindness.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD MOTHER GOOSE by Nina Crews Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Phonological Awareness Summary: A collection of nurseryrhymes, both familiar and lesser known,illustrated with photographs in a citysetting.
C L I C K , C L AC K , M O O : C OW S T H AT T Y P E b y D o r e e n C r o n i n Literacy Skills: Print Awareness, NarrativeSkills Summary: When Farmer Browns cows find atypewriter in the barn they start making demands,and go on strike when the farmer refuses to givethem what they want.
T H E C OW T H AT L A I D A N E G G by Andy Cutbill Literacy Skills: PhonologicalAwareness, Narrative Skills Summary: Aware that she lacks manyof the skills her fellow barnyard cowspossess, Marjorie is left feeling sad until agroup of caring chickens with a plan comesup with the perfect solution to make herrealize just how special she is.
THE EMPTY POT by Demi Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, Vocabulary Summary: When Ping admits that he is theonly child in China unable to grow a flower fromthe seeds distributed by the Emperor, he isrewarded for his honesty.
L L A M A , L L A M A R E D PA JA M A by Anna Dewdney Literacy Skills: Phonological Sensitivity,Vocabulary Summary: Baby Llama turns bedtime intoan all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by hismama, Baby Llama immediately starts worryingwhen she goes downstairs, and his soft whimpersturn to hollers when she doesnt come rightback. But just in time, Mama returns to setthings right.
GREEN EGGS AND HAM b y D r. S e u s s Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Phonological Awareness Summary: Sam-I-am encourages his friendto try the green eggs and ham that Sam isproffering in a number of ways and venuesuntil his friend discovers that he does in fact,like green eggs and ham.
H O RT O N H E A R S A W H O b y D r. S e u s s Literacy Skills: Phonological Awareness,Narrative Skills Summary: A city of Whos on a speck of dustare threatened with destruction until the smallestWho of all helps convince Horton’s friends thatWhos really exist.
O N E F I S H , T WO F I S H , R E D F I S H , B LU E F I S H b y D r. S e u s s Literacy Skills: PhonologicalAwareness, Print Motivation Summary: A story-poem about theactivities of such unusual animals as theNook, Wump, Yink, Yop, Gack, and theZeds.
T H E C AT I N T H E H AT b y D r. S e u s s Literacy Skills: Phonological Awareness, NarrativeSkills Summary: Two children sitting at home on a rainyday are visited by the Cat in the Hat, who shows themsome tricks and games. When the Cat in the Hat arrives,the gloom of a rainy day is quickly dispelled.
T H E L O R A X b y D r. S e u s s Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Phonological Awareness Summary: The Lorax, a little browncreature, has tried in vain to ward off pollution& ecological blight, but Onceler, who wanted thetrees for his business, would not heed thewarning.
OLIVIA by Ian Falconer Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Narrative Skills Summary: Whether at home getting readyfor the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime,Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energyfor her own good.
BA R K , G E O RG E b y J u l e s Fe i f f e r Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Print Motivation Summary: George’s mother askshim to bark, but all he can say is“Meow.” Hilarity ensues as poor Georgecontinues to do everything but bark.
E V E RY T H I N G I N E E D T O K N OW B E F O R E I ’ M F I V E b y Va l o r i e F i s h e r Literacy Skills: Phonological Awareness,Vocabulary Summary: Perfect for kids heading tokindergarten, this all-in-one concept picture bookcovers the alphabet, counting, opposites, shapes,colors, and seasons. Award winning author-illustratorValorie Fisher uses bright, gorgeous photos of retrotoys to illustrate these topics in a completely fresh way.Parents will love this stylish and funny approach tobasic concepts, while kids will learn, well, everything.
B LU E C H I C K E N by Debrorah Freedman Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, PrintAwareness Summary: An enterprising chickenattempts to help an artist paint thebarnyard and accidentally turns the wholepicture blue.
C O R D U ROY b y D o n F r e e m a n Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, PrintMotivation Summary: A toy bear in a departmentstore wants a number of things, but when alittle girl finally buys him he finds what hehas always wanted most of all.
M I L L I O N S O F C AT S b y Wa n d a G a g Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Phonological Sensitivity, Vocabulary Summary: How can an old man andhis wife select one cat from a choice ofmillions and trillions?
T H R E E B I L LY G OAT S G RU F F b y Pa u l G a l d o n e Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, NarrativeSkills Summary: Tells the story of three billy goatswho try to cross a bridge to get to greenerpastures, but are blocked by a mean, nasty troll.
M Y L I T T L E S I S T E R AT E O N E H A R E by Bill Grossman Literacy Skills: Phonological Sensitivity, Print Motivation Summary: Little sister has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess.
M Y H E A RT I S L I K E A Z O O by Michael Hall Literacy Skills: Phonological Sensitivity, LetterKnowledge Summary: Depicts in rhyming text how lovecan be many different things, such as eager as abeaver, steady as a yak, or silly as a seal. Inaddition, the illustrations are comprised of heartshapes, further developing love as a theme.
L I L LY ’ S P U R P L E P L A S T I C P U R S E by Kevin Henkes Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Vocabulary, Narrative Skills Summary: Lilly loves everything aboutschool, especially her teacher, but when he asksher to wait a while before showing her newpurse, she does something for which she is verysorry later.
WHERE’S SPOT by Eric Hill Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Narrative Skills Summary: A mother dog finds eightother animals hiding around the housebefore finding her lost puppy. Flaps concealthe animals.
YOU RE AD T O ME I’ L L RE AD T O YOU: V E RY S H O R T M O T H E R G O O S E T A L E S by Mary Ann Hober man Literacy Skills: Print Awareness, NarrativeSkills Summary: Consists of nursery rhymesthat are meant to be read with two voices.Text is individuated by different colored textfor each reader.
DA N N Y A N D T H E D I N O S AU R by Syd Hoff Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, PrintMotivation Summary: A little boy is surprised and pleasedwhen one of the dinosaurs from the museumagrees to play with him.
T H E S E A L S O N T H E BU S by Lenny Hor t Literacy Skills: Phonological Sensitivity,Print Motivation Summary: Different animals—includingseals, tigers, geese, rabbits, monkeys, and more—make their own sounds as they ride all aroundthe town on a bus.
RO S I E ’ S WA L K b y Pa t H u t c h i n s Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, PrintAwareness Summary: Although unaware that a foxis after her as she takes a walk around thefarmyard, Rosie the hen still manages tolead him into one accident after another.
P R I N C E S S H YAC I N T H b y F l o r e n c e Pa r r y H e i d e Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, PrintMotivation Summary: Princess Hyacinth is boredand unhappy sitting in her palace every daybecause, unless she is weighed down byspecially-made clothes, she will float away,but her days are made brighter when kite-flying Boy stops to say hello.
S T U C K b y O l i v e r Je f f e r s Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, Print Awareness Summary: When Floyds kite gets stuck in a tree, hesdetermined to get it out. But how? Well, by knocking itdown with his shoe, of course. But strangely enough, ittoo gets stuck. And the only logical course of action . . .is to throw his other shoe. Only now it’s stuck! Surelythere must be something he can use to get his kiteunstuck. An orangutan? A boat? His front door? Yes, yes,and yes. And that’s only the beginning.
AC T UA L S I Z E b y S t e v e Je n k i n s Literacy Skills: Print Motivation Summary: Discusses and gives examples ofthe size and weight of various animals and partsof animals.
H A RO L D A N D T H E P U R P L E C R AYO N b y C r o c k e t t Jo h n s o n Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, Print Awareness Summary: One evening Harold decided to go fora walk in the moonlight. But there wasn’t any moon,and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight.Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So hedrew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. Sohe drew a path...
PINKALICIOUS by Victoria K ann Literacy Skills: Print Awareness,Narrative Skills Summary: A little girl who is obsessedwith the color pink eats so many pinkcupcakes that she herself turns pink.
T H E S N OW Y DAY b y E z r a Ja c k K e a t s Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Phonological Sensitivity, Vocabulary Summary: The adventures of a littleboy in the city on a very snowy day.
ANANSI AND THE MOSS- C OV E R E D RO C K b y E r i c K i m m e l Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, NarrativeSkills Summary: Coming upon a moss-coveredrock with magical powers, Anansi the spider usesthe rock to trick Lion, Elephant, Giraffe, andZebra, but Little Bush Dear soon turns the tableson the mischievous Anansi.
I WA N T M Y H AT BAC K b y Jo n K l a s s e n Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, PrintAwareness Summary: A bear almost gives up hissearch for his missing hat until he rememberssomething important.
W H O S E M O U S E A R E YO U ? B y Ro b e r t K r a u s Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, PrintMotivation Summary: A lonely little mouse has to beresourceful in order to bring his family backtogether.
T H E S T O RY O F F E R D I N A N D by Munro Leaf Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, PrintMotivation Summary: Ferdinand likes to sit quietlyand smell the flowers, but one day he getsstung by a bee and his snorting andstomping convince everyone that he is thefiercest of bulls.
F RO G A N D T OA D A R E F R I E N D S by Ar nold Lobel Literacy Skills: Print Awareness,Narrative Skills Summary: Five tales recounting theadventures of two best friends—Frogand Toad.
G E O RG E A N D M A RT H A b y Ja m e s M a r s h a l l Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, PrintMotivation Summary: Relates several episodes inthe friendship of two hippopotamuses.
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE B E A R S b y Ja m e s M a r s h a l l Literacy Skills: Print Awareness, NarrativeSkills Summary: Lost in the woods, a tired andhungry girl finds the house of the three bearswhere she helps herself to food and goes tosleep. Then the three bears return home to findher sleeping in their beds.
B ROW N B E A R , B ROW N B E A R W H AT D O YO U S E E ? b y B i l l M a r t i n Literacy Skills: PhonologicalAwareness, Print Awareness Summary: Children see a varietyof animals, each one a different color,and a teacher looking at them.
CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM by Bill Mar tin Literacy Skills: Phonological Awareness,Vocabulary Summary: An alphabet rhyme/chant thatrelates what happens when the whole alphabettries to climb a coconut tree.
T H E R E ’ S A N A L L I G AT O R UNDER MY BED by Mercer Mayer Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, NarrativeSkills Summary: The alligator under his bed makes aboys bedtime a hazardous operation, until he luresit out of the house and into the garage.
G U E S S H OW M U C H I L OV E YO U by Sam McBratney Literacy Skills: Print Awareness,Vocabulary Summary: During a bedtime game,every time Little Nutbrown Haredemonstrates how much he loves his father,Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him thatthe love is returned even more.
I STINK! by K ate McMullen Literacy Skills: Print Awareness,Letter Knowledge Summary: A big city garbage truckmakes its rounds, consuming everythingfrom apple cores and banana peels toleftover ziti with zucchini.
WINNIE THE POOH by A.A. Milne Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, Vocabulary Summary: The adventures of ChristopherRobin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses aballoon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, andEeyore has a birthday.
T H E PA P E R BAG P R I N C E S S b y Ro b e r t M u n s c h Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Narrative Skills Summary: The Princess Elizabeth isslated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragonattacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. Inresourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabethfinds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescuesRonald --- who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.
I K I S S E D T H E BA B Y ! by Mar y Mur phy Literacy Skills: Phonological Awareness,Narrative Skills Summary: Various animals tell how theysaw, fed, sang to, tickled, and kissed the newduckling.
I F YO U G I V E A M O U S E A C O O K I E by Laura Numeroff Literacy Skills: Phonological Awareness, Print Motivation Summary: Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young childs day.
FA N C Y N A N C Y b y Ja n e O ’ C o n n o r Literacy Skills: Vocabulary, PrintMotivation Summary: A young girl who loves fancythings helps her family to be fancy for onespecial night.
HERE COMES MOTHER GOOSE by Ione Opie, ed. Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Phonological Awareness Summary: Presents more than sixtytraditional nursery rhymes, including “OldMother Hubbard,” “Im a Little Teapot,” and“One, Two, Buckle My Shoe,” accompaniedby illustrations of various animals.
A M E L I A B E D E L I A b y Pe g g y Pa r i s h Literacy Skills: Print Awareness, PhonologicalAwareness Summary: Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper witha literal mind, merrily upsets the household when she“dresses” the chicken and “trims” the steak withribbons and lace.
THE KISSING HAND b y A u d r e y Pe n n Literacy Skills: Vocabulary Summary: When Chester the raccoon isreluctant to go to kindergarten for the firsttime, his mother teaches him a secret way tocarry her love with him.
T H E L I T T L E E N G I N E T H AT C O U L D b y Wa t t y P i p e r Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Narrative Skills Summary: Although she is not verybig, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try topull a stranded train full of toys over themountain.
N O T A B OX b y A n n e t t e Po r t i s Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Vocabulary Summary: To an imaginative bunny,a box is not always just a box.
T H E TA L E O F P E T E R R A B B I T b y B e a t r i x Po t t e r Literacy Skills: Vocabulary, Narrative Skills Summary: When Mrs. Rabbit begs her fourfurry children to stay away from Mr. McGregorsgarden, the impish Peter Rabbit naturally takes thisas an open invitation to create mischief. But whenhe is spotted by the farmer himself, the chase ison!
G O O D N I G H T, G O R I L L A b y Pe g g y R a t h m a n n Literacy Skills: Print Awareness,Narrative Skills Summary: An unobservantzookeeper is followed home by all theanimals he thinks he has left behind inthe zoo.
C U R I O U S G E O RG E b y H . A . Re y Literacy Skills: Vocabulary, PrintMotivation Summary: The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into considerabletrouble.
D U C K ! R A B B I T ! b y A m y Ro s e n t h a l Literacy Skills: Print Awareness,Print Motivation Summary: Two unseen charactersargue about whether the creature theyare looking at is a rabbit or a duck.
L I T T L E P E A b y A m y Ro s e n t h a l Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, PrintMotivation Summary: Little Pea hates eating candyfor dinner, but his parents will not let himhave his spinach dessert until he cleans hisplate.
T H E T RU E S T O RY O F T H E T H R E E L I T T L E P I G S b y Jo n C c i e s z k a Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, Vocabulary Summary: The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
LEMONS ARE NOT RED b y L a u r a Va c c a r o S e e g e r Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Vocabulary Summary: From carrots that are notpurple to lemons that are not red this is acolor book with a fun twist.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by M a u r i c e S e n d a k Literacy Skills: Vocabulary Summary: A naughty little boy, sentto bed without his supper, sails to theland of the wild things where he becomestheir king.
N O, DAV I D ! b y D a v i d S h a n n o n Literacy Skills: Print Awareness, NarrativeSkills Summary: A young boy is depicted doing avariety of naughty things for which he isrepeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.
A BA D C A S E O F S T R I P E S by David Shannon Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Vocabulary Summary: In order to ensure her popularity,Camilla Cream always does what is expected,until the day arrives when she no longerrecognizes herself.
NEW SOCKS by Bob Shea Literacy Skills: Print Awareness Summary: A chicken is filled withexcitement and self-confidence when hedons a new pair of orange socks.
WILD ABOUT BOOKS by Judy Sier ra Literacy Skills: Print Awareness, Vocabulary Summary: A librarian named Mavis McGrewintroduces the animals in the zoo to the joy ofreading when she drives her bookmobile to the zooby mistake.
W H E R E T H E S I D E WA L K E N D S by Shel Silverstein Literacy Skills: PhonologicalAwareness, Vocabulary Summary: A boy who turns into aTV set and a girl who eats a whale areonly two of the characters in a collectionof humorous poetry illustrated with theauthors own drawings.
CAPS FOR SALE by Esphyr Slobodkina Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, NarrativeSkills Summary: When a cap peddler falls asleepunder a tree, the monkeys in the tree steal hiscaps and he must find a way to get them back.
T H E R E WA S A N O L D L A DY W H OS WA L L OW E D A F LY b y S i m s Ta b a c k Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills Summary: This is the story of an old ladywho swallows a variety of animals with direconsequences.
J O S E P H H A D A L I T T L E OV E RC OAT b y S i m s Ta b a c k Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills, Vocabulary Summary: The story of Joseph’s overcoat that is recycled into an array of new things.
ELOISE by K ay Thompson Literacy Skills: Vocabulary, Narrative Skills Summary: Eloise is a little girl who lives at The PlazaHotel in New York. She is not yet pretty but she is alreadya Person. Henry James would want to study her. QueenVictoria would recognize her as an Equal. The New YorkJets would want to have her on their side. Lewis Carrollwould love her (once he got over the initial shock). Sheknows everything about The Plaza. She is interested inpeople when they are not boring. She has Inner Resources.
P R E S S H E R E b y H e r v e Tu l l e t Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, PrintAwareness Summary: Press the yellow dot on the cover ofthis book, follow the instructions within, andembark upon a magical journey! Each page of thissurprising book instructs the reader to press thedots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knowswhat will happen next!
THE POLAR EXPRESS b y C h r i s Va n A l l s b u r g Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Vocabulary Summary: A magical train rideon Christmas Eve takes a boy to theNorth Pole to receive a special giftfrom Santa Claus.
J U M A N J I b y C h r i s Va n A l l s b u r g Literacy Skills: Vocabulary Summary: Left on their own for anafternoon, two bored and restlesschildren find more excitement than theybargained for in a mysterious andmystical jungle adventure board game.
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, H O R R I B L E , N O G O O D, V E RY B A D D AY b y J u d i t h Vo i r s t Literacy Skills: Vocabulary, NarrativeSkills Summary: On a day when everythinggoes wrong for him, Alexander isconsoled by the thought that other peoplehave bad days too.
OW L BA B I E S b y M a r t i n Wa d d e l l Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Print Motivation Summary: When three baby owlsawake one night to find their mothergone, they can’t help but wonder whereshe is.
M O U S E PA I N T b y E l l e n S t o h l Wa l s h Literacy Skills: Print Awareness,Letter Knowledge Summary: Three white micediscover jars of red, blue, and yellowpaint and explore the world of color.
S C A R E DY S QU I R R E L b y M e l a n i e Wa t t Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Narrative Skills Summary: Scaredy Squirrel thinks aboutall the things that could happen to him if heleft the safety of his home, but he has nochoice when he accidently drops hisemergency kit.
T U E S DAY b y D a v i d We i s n e r Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Print Awareness Summary: Frogs rise on their lilypads, float through the air, and explorethe nearby houses while their inhabitantssleep.
DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE T H E BU S b y M o W i l l e m s Literacy Skills: Print Awareness, PrintMotivation Summary: When a bus driver takes a breakfrom his route, a very unlikely volunteer springsup to take his place—a pigeon! But youvenever met one like this before. As he pleads,wheedles, and begs his way through the book,children will love being able to answer back anddecide his fate.
K N U F F L E BU N N Y b y M o W i l l e m s Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Vocabulary Summary: After Trixie and daddyleave the laundromat, something veryimportant turns up missing.
T H E V E LV E T E E N R A B B I T by Marger y Williams Literacy Skills: Vocabulary, Narrative Skills Summary: By the time the Velveteen Rabbitis dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he hasalmost given up hope of ever finding the magiccalled Real.
THE NAPPING HOUSE b y A u d r e y Wo o d Literacy Skills: Print Awareness,Narrative Skills Summary: In this cumulative tale, awakeful flea atop a number of sleepingcreatures causes a commotion, with just onebite.
H OW D O D I N O S AU R S S AY G O O D N I G H T ? b y Ja n e Yo l e n Literacy Skills: Print Awareness, PrintMotivation, Phonological Awareness Summary: Mother and child ponder thedifferent ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, fromslamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug andkiss.
R A P U N Z E L b y Pa u l Z e l i n s k y Literacy Skills: Narrative Skills,Vocabulary Summary: A retelling of the Germanfolktale in which a beautiful girl with longgolden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonelytower by a sorceress.
H A R RY T H E D I RT Y D O G by Gene Zion Literacy Skills: Print Motivation,Narrative Skills Summary: When a white dog with blackspots runs away from home, he gets so dirtyhis family doesn’t recognize him as a blackdog with white spots.