Every Child Ready to Read

Recommended Reading List

Letter Knowledge


Letter knowledge includes learning that each letter is distinct, and that each letter has its own name and unique sound. Knowing the names and sounds of letters helps children figure out how to sound out written words.


Age Level Call # Author Title
3 - 7 yrs. P SPIR Spirin, Gennady A Apple Pie
3 - 6 yrs. P JACK Jackson, Woody A Cow's Alfalfa-bet
5 - 8 yrs. P BAYE Bayer, Jane A My Name is Alice
4 - 8 yrs. P LEST Lester, Mike A is for Salad
1 - 4 yrs. P JAY Jay, Alison ABC: A Child's First Alphabet
4 - 7 yrs. P MURP Murphy, Liz ABC Doctor
5 - 7 yrs. P MOST Most, Bernard ABC T-Rex
3 - 8 yrs. P MACD MacDonald, Ross Achoo! Bang! Crash!: a Noisy Alphabet
4 - 7 yrs. P BROW Browne, Philippa-Alys African Animals ABC
1 - 4 yrs. P BLAC Blackstone, Stella Alligator Alphabet
5 - 8 yrs. P SEND Sendak, Maurice Alligators All Around: An Alphabet
1 - 3 yrs. P MACD MacDonald, Suse Alphabatics
4 - 8 yrs. P PEAR Pearson, Debora Alphabeep: A Zipping Zooming ABC
4 - 7 yrs. P WOOD Wood, Audrey Alphabet Adventure
3 - 6 yrs. P NICK Nickle, John Alphabet Explosion
3 - 7 yrs. P WALL Wallace, Nancy Alphabet House
3 - 8 yrs. P WOOD Wood, Audrey Alphabet Mystery
2 - 5 yrs. P FLEM Fleming, Denise Alphabet Under Construction
4 - 8 yrs. P KONT Kontis, Alethea AlphaOops! H is for Halloween
4 - 8 yrs. P BOWE Bowen, Betsy Antler, Bear, Canoe
3 - 6 yrs. P BRUE Bruel, Nick Bad Kitty
4 - 7 yrs. P BRUN Brunhoff, Laurent de Babar's ABC
3 - 6 yrs. P MART Martin, Bill Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
2 - 5 yrs. P CRON Cronin, Doreen Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack: an alphabetical adventure
5 - 7 yrs. P MILI Milich, Zoran The City ABC Book
3 - 7 yrs. P ZUCK Zuckerman, Andrew Creature ABC
2 - 5 yrs. P OCON O'Connell, Rebecca Danny is Done with Diapers
1 - 4 yrs. P DOGF Dog From Arf! Arf! to Zzzzz
3 - 5 yrs. P OCON London, Jonathan Do Your ABC's, Little Brown Bear
5 - 7 yrs. P EHLE Ehlert, Lois Eating the Alphabet
3 - 8 yrs. P DEMA Demarest, Chris Firefighters A to Z
4 - 7 yrs. P DITE DiTerlizzi, Tony G is for One Gzonk!
4 - 8 yrs. P MCLI McLimans, David Gone Wild: an Endangered Animal Alphabet
2 - 6 yrs. P SEEG Seeger, Laura The Hidden Alphabet
5 - 8 yrs. P CLEA Cleary, Beverly The Hullabaloo ABC
4 - 8 yrs. P MCMU McMullan, Kate I Stink
3 - 7 yrs. P INKP Inkpen, Mike Kipper's A to Z
3 - 7 yrs. P BAKE Baker, Keith LMNO Peas
3 - 6 yrs. P AYLE Aylesworth, Jim Little Bitty Mousie
5 - 7 yrs. P ASHM Ashman, Linda M is for Mischief: an A to Z of Naughty Children
5 - 8 yrs. P MEDD Meddaugh, Susan Martha Blah Blah
4 - 6 yrs. P CATA Catalanotto, Peter Matthew A.B.C.
3 - 8 yrs. P WELL Wells, Rosemary Max's ABC
3 - 6 yrs. P SLAT Slate, Joseph Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
5 - 6 yrs. P KIRK Kirk, David Miss Spider's ABC
3 - 7 yrs. P CAPU Capucilli, Alyssa Mrs. McTats and her Houseful of Cats
3 - 7 yrs. P AYLE Aylesworth, Jim Naughty Little Monkees
5 - 7 yrs. P AYLE Aylesworth, Jim Old Black Fly
5 - 8 yrs. P LOBE Lobel, Arnold On Market Street
4 - 7 yrs. P BRUE Bruel, Nick Poor Puppy
2 - 5 yrs. P SOBE Sobel, June Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC
2 - 6 yrs. P SIER Sierra, Judy The Sleepy Little Alphabet: a Bedtime Story form Alphabet Town
5 - 8 yrs. P WALT Walton, Rick So Many Bunnies: a Bedtime ABC & Counting Book
4 - 7 yrs. P TOBI Tobin, James Sue MacDonald Had a Book
3 - 6 yrs. P MCLE McLeod, Bob Superhero ABC
3 - 6 yrs. P ERNS Ernst, Lisa The Turn-Around Upside-Down Alphabet Book
5 - 8 yrs. P HOBA Hoban, Tana 26 Letters and 99 Cents
3 - 6 yrs. P HORO Horowitz, Dave Twenty-Six Princesses
3 - 8 yrs. P KALM Kalman, Maira What Pete Ate from A-Z
3 - 6 yrs. P MARI Marino, Gianna Zoopa: an Animal Alphabet

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