Don't you love when you get MORE IDEAS FOR BOOKS from people who love to read books to young children just like you?!
Yes, of course, absolutely, yes!
Here is a list from bloggers and friends via my Zella Facebook Page.
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Give the list a look, check out on Amazon if the title looks interesting to you or for your child! Add them to your "look for" list during your next library visit! There were only a couple books that I couldn't include on the list because the title given didn't quite match up to a title I could find with an author, so my apologies to any favorites that are missing!
To note: while I am so excited and appreciative of the contributors' ideas on this list, it does not mean I have read all of them and therefore need YOU to be the evaluator of what books you like for your family or your school. Perhaps some are too young, too scary, too commercial, too short, too long...ahhhh, yet perhaps so many are just fabulous and a bit of a treasure to find :)
Special THANKS to book idea contributors:
Natalie Giulianelli, Alida Fernandez Chacon, Learning for life, Jo Pentony, Randi London Albertsen, Angie McLaren, Lucy Kiermaier Michaud, Images of Learning Project, Rachel White, Stephanie West, Courtney Floyd, Playing in Prep, Sara Brooks Long, Maria Navaratne, Rainbows within Reach, Jaana Swanson
Books recommended by bloggers, educators and parents:
Bitsy and the Bear ~ Angela McAllister
Charlotte's Web ~ E.B. White
Dear Zoo ~ Rod Campbell
Duck on a Bike ~ David Shannon
Fox in Sox ~ Dr. Seuss
Funny Face ~ Nicole Smee
Go Dog Go ~ P.D. Eastman
Good Night,Me Andrew Daddo
Green Eggs and Ham ~ Dr. Seuss
Hiccup: The Viking who was Seasick ~
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World ~ Marjorie Priceman
Hush Little Baby ~ Sylvia Long
I Was So Mad ~ Mercer Mayer
Little Rabbit Foo Foo ~ Michael Rosen
Love you Forever by Robert Munsch
Mrs. Wishy Washy ~ Joy Cowley
On the Way Home ~ Jill Murphy
Owl Babies ~ Martin Waddell
Popcorn ~ Frank Asch
Purple, Green and Yellow ~ Robert Munsch
Pussy Willow ~ Margaret Wise Brown
Red, White and Blue ~ Debbie Clement
Remember the Night Rainbow ~ Cooper Edens
Room on a Broom ~ Julia Donaldson
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes ~ Mem Fox
The Giving Tree ~ Shel Silverstein
The Gruffalo ~ Julia Donaldson
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry & The Big Hungry Bear ~Don & Audrey Wood
The Spiffiest Giant in Town ~ Julia Donaldson
The Very Busy Spider ~ Eric Carle
The Wolves in the Walls ~ Neil Gaiman
Too Many Pumpkins ~
Where is the Green Sheep? ~
Where the Wild Things Are ~
Wild Child ~ Lynn Plourd
Zero ~ Kathryn Otoshi
+ books and poems by:
Eric Carle, Beverly Cleary, Lois Ehlert, Mem Fox, Virginia Lee Burton, Shel Silverstein
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And, of course, I would LOVE to add more books to our great starter list! What are some of YOUR favorite books for young children? Please comment below & offer 1 or 2 or 3...or more!