At our house, we love to read books. I love to read great picture books with my children, and I am always on the lookout for new titles to add to our list of favorites. Today I am sharing our list of favorites with you!
Andreae, Giles: Giraffes Can’t Dance; K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo
Becker, Bonny: A Visitor for Bear
Burton, Virginia Lee: The Little House
Boynton, Sandra (board books): Moo, Baa, La La La; Barnyard Dance; Pajama Time; and more
Bryan, Sean: A Girl and Her Gator
Canon, Janelle: Stellaluna
Carle, Eric: The Very Hungry Caterillar; Brown Bear… (and Polar Bear and more); Heat to Toe; and more
Cronin, Doreen: Click, Clack, Moo; and more
Davis, Jacky: Ladybug Girl
Dodd, Lynley: Hairy Maclary series, Wake up Bear.
Donaldson, Julia: The Gruffalo
Freeman, Don: Corduroy
Fox, Mem: Where is the Green Sheep?
Feiffer, Jules: Bark, George
Fuge, Charles: I Know a Rhino
Guarino, Deborah: Is your Mama a Llama?
Helakoski, Leslie: Big Chickens
Henkes, Kevin: Kitten’s First Full Moon; the mouse books (Lilly, Chrysanthemum, Julius…)
Heide, Florence Parry: Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl who Floated)
Hoban, Russell: Bread and Jam for Frances
Jenkins, Steve: What do you do with a tail like this?
Johnson, Crockett: Harold and the Purple Crayon
Lester, Helen: Tacky the Penguin
McCloskey, Robert: Make way for Ducklings; Blueberries for Sal
McMullan, Kate & Jim: I Stink
Numeroff, Laura: If You Give a Pig a Pancake; and all the other If You Give a…
O’Connor, Jane: Fancy Nancy
Rohmann, Eric: My Friend Rabbit
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse: Little Pea; Little Hoot
Shannon, David: No David series, Duck on a Bike.
Steig, William: Pete’s a Pizza; Dr. De Soto
Walsh, Ellen Stoll: Mouse Paint; Mouse Shapes; Mouse Count
Willems, Mo: Pigeon series; Knuffle Bunny series; and more
Wood, Don and Audrey: The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear; King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub; The Napping House
Yolen, Jane: How do Dinosaurs….? series
Young, Ed: Seven Blind Mice
It’s quite the list, but I am sure I am forgetting some. You can see my favorite Caldecott Medal winning books here. To make this list a little more usable as a reference, I am adding it as a separate page to this blog. You can access it from the menu at the top bar of the blog.
When I’m looking for something new to read with my children, these are the first places I look for recommendations:
Best Books for Preschoolers by Simple Mom
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Read by Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Early Childhood Development
10 Great Authors in Children’s Literature by Simple Mom
The “Unsung” Favorites of Children’s Literature by Simple Kids
Children’s Literature We Love by Simple Kids
ReadKiddoRead.com: dedicated to making kids readers for life
Read Aloud America: recommended reading lists for infants through12th grade
I am looking forward to a lot of summer reading time. What books would you add to the list???