Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Preschool - Book List

I compiled this list from a variety of sources.  My goal is to get a few of these from the library each week and try to get at least one from each topic (math, art, etc.).  It's amazing to me how entranced my kids are by these classic read-aloud kids' books.  I'll continue to edit this list as I find more or find I don't like one on the list.  Feel free to suggest any I don't have on here!

Picture Books:
Winnie the Pooh Series
Beatrix Potter (Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Pigling Bland, etc.)
The Little House
The Story About Ping
The Little Engine That Could
Blueberries For Sal
Make Way For Ducklings
One Morning In Maine
Ox-cart Man
Stone Soup
Miss Rumphius and other Barbara Cooney
The Story of Little Babaji
Brer Rabbit
Aesop's Fables
Caps For Sale
Books by Elsa Beskow (Pelle's New Suit)
One Grain of Rice
Millions of Cats
Carl the dog books
Stranger in the Woods
Lost in the Woods
Eric Carle Books
The Very Best Home For Me
A Pocket For Corduroy
Harry the Dirty Dog
Harry By the Sea
No Roses For Harry
Billy's Picture
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Home For a Bunny
McDuff books
The Poky Little Puppy
Polite Elephant
The Saggy, Baggy Elephant
The Shy Little Kitten
Whistle For Willie (Ezra Jack Keat's Books)
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Norman the Doorman
Pet of the Met
Burt Down
Time of Wonder
A New Coat for Anna
Jeremy, The Tale of an Honest Bunny
Chester the Worldly Pig
The Giving Tree
Gregory's Shadow
Little Toot
Raggedy Ann and Andy stories
The Ugly Duckling
The Taxi That Hurried
James Herriot's Treasury for Children
The Biggest Bear
Thy Friend, Obadiah
Imogene's Antlers
The Magic Hill
The Little House series
Borrequita and the Coyote
Alejandro's Gift
We're Going on a Lion Hunt, David Axtell
Juan Bobo
Goodnight Moon
The Runaway Bunny
Strega Nona
Are You My Mother?
Go, Dog, Go
Ask Mr. Bear
The Bossy Gallito
The Lion and the Mouse
A House is a House For Me
I know an Old Lady by Mary Ann Hoberman
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Swamp Angel
The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote
The Carrot Seed
The Red Balloon
Sam and the Tigers
Kite Flying
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
A Boy, A Dog and a Frog
Uncle Jed's Barbershop
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Good Night Gorilla
Who Is in the Garden?
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Where the Wild Things Are
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
My Father's Dragon
The Cat in the Hat
The Park Bench
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Round is a Mooncake
The Kite Festival
Quick as a Cricket

Art Books:
Katie Meets the Impressionists
Katie and the Mona Lisa
Katie and the Sunflowers
Degas and the Little Dancer
Camille and the Sunflowers
Leonoard and the Flying Boy
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet
Picasso and the Girl With the Pony Tail
Baby Loves
Marie in Fourth Position
In the Garden With Van Gogh
A Magical Day With Matisse
Dancing With Degas
Sharing With Renoir
Sunday with Seurat
A Child's Book of Art
Colors: A First Art Book
I Spy: An Alphabet in Art
I Spy: Shapes In Art
I Spy Two Eyes: Numbers in Art
Can You Find It Inside
Can You Find It Outside
Vincent's Colors
You Can't Take a Balloon Into The Metropolitan Museum (and others in series)
Rockwell: A Boy and His Dog
Lawrence Anholt books
I Spy a Freight Train

Math Books:
Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar, Anno
Pigs Will Be Pigs, Axelrod
Greedy Triangle, Burns
Spaghetti and Meatballs For All, Burns
Splash!, Jonas
One Hundred Hungry Ants, MacKain
Monster Math, Miranda
Gobble Up Math, Mogard
Divide and Ride, Murphy (and other MathStart books)
How Big is a Foot?, Myllar
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table, Neuschwander
How Much is a Million?, Schwartz (and others)
Math Curse, Scieska
Math For All Seasons, Tang
Bunny Money, Wells
Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday, Viorst
The Doorbell Rang, Hutchins
One Grain of Rice

Poetry Books:
A Child's Garden of Verses
The Real Mother Goose
When We Were Very Young
Now We Are Six
Favorite Poems Old and New
Poems For Young Children
The Oxford Book of Children's Verse

Character Building Books:
God's Wisdom For Little Boys
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
Child's Book of Character Building
Polite Moments
The Book of Virtues


Jamie said...

Awesome list! Thanks for sharing. I see quite a few to add to our rotation.

Stephanie said...

Great list. Thanks for making that. Although we read so many books every week, I was surprised to see how many great classics we haven't read. We have our work cut out for us. :) Thanks!

Linds said...

Fabulous list:
For poetry you could also use some Shel Silverstein (like The Giving Tree; Where the Sidewalk Ends; Light in the Attic; etc) He's one of my favorite authors and my kids like him too.

For math also maybe 5 Little Monkeys- my kids like that one too.

I know I have more but I can't think. I'll be lurking later to get your list. That is one AWESOME list! :-)