Every Child Ready to Read

Recommended Reading List

Narrative Skills


Narrative skills include being able to describe things and events as well as tell stories. Being able to tell or retell a story helps children understand what they read.


Age Level Call # Author Title
4 - 8 yrs. P SCHA Schaefer, Lola Arrowhawk
5 - 8 yrs. P LARO LaRochelle, David The Best Pet of All
3 - 7 yrs. P OLDL Oldland, Nicholas Big Bear Hug
3 - 6 yrs. P TECK Teckentrup, Britta Big Smelly Bear
2 - 5 yrs. P HENK Henkes, Kevin Birds
5 - 7 yrs. P THOM Thomas, Jan A Birthday for Cow!
3 - 7 yrs. P NEWG Newgarden, Mark Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug
4 - 8 yrs. P RUMF Rumford, James Calabash Cat and His Amazing Journey
5 - 7 yrs. P SLOB Slobodkina, Esphyr Caps for Sale
5 - 7 yrs. P DAY Day, Alexandra Carl's Sleepy Afternoon
4 - 8 yrs. P HASS Hassett, John Cat Up A Tree
3 - 7 yrs. P EMBE Emberley, Rebecca Chicken Little
3 - 8 yrs. P ROHM Rohmann, Eric Clara and Asha
5 - 7 yrs. P PILK Pilkey, Dav The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog
2 - 5 yrs. P SALT Saltzberg, Barney Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed?
3 - 8 yrs. P SHAN Shannon, David Duck on a Bike
4 - 8 yrs. P STUV Bodeen, S.A. Elizabeti's Doll
2 - 5 yrs. P CHOD Chodos-Irvine, Margaret Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
1 - 5 yrs. P SAKA Sakai, Komako Emily's Balloon
4 - 8 yrs. P LARO LaRochelle, David The End
3 - 8 yrs. P FLEM Fleming, Denise The First Day of Winter
2 - 6 yrs. P SEEG Seeger, Laura First the Egg
5 - 8 yrs. P WIES Wiesner, David Flotsam
4 - 8 yrs. P HUBE Hubery, Julia A Friend for All Seasons
5 - 8 yrs. P MARS Marshall, James George and Martha Round and Round
3 - 6 yrs. P HENK Henkes, Kevin A Good Day
5 - 6 yrs. P RATH Rathmann, Peggy Good Night, Gorilla
5 - 7 yrs. P SCHU Schubert, Ingrid Hammer Soup
2 - 5 yrs. P PATR Patricelli, Leslie Higher, Higher!
3 - 9 yrs. P MCCA McCarty, Peter Hondo & Fabian
3 - 7 yrs. P ELLE Ellery, Amanda If I Were a Jungle Animal
3 - 7 yrs. P NUME Numeroff, Laura If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
3 - 7 yrs. P NUME Numeroff, Laura If You Take a Mouse to School
3 - 7 yrs. P HOBE Hoberman, Mary Ann It's Simple, Said Simon
2 - 5 yrs. P YANG Yang, James Joey and Jet in Space
3 - 7 yrs. P BYNU Bynum, Janie Kiki's Blankie
2 - 5 yrs. P HEST Hest, Amy Kiss Good Night
5 - 7 yrs. P LUTH Luthardt, Kevin Larabee
5 - 7 yrs. P ARUE Aruego, Jose The Last Laugh
4 - 8 yrs. P EHLE Ehlert, Lois Leaf Man
4 - 8 yrs. P JAME James, Simon Leon and Bob
4 - 8 yrs. P GEIS Geisert, Arthur Lights Out
5 - 7 yrs. P BART Barton, Byron The Little Red Hen
3 - 7 yrs. P STUR Sturges, Philemon The Little Red Hen (makes a pizza)
4 - 8 yrs. P DICA DiCamillo, Kate Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken
4 - 8 yrs. P CONN Connor, Leslie Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel
5 - 6 yrs. P KASZ Kasza, Keiko A Mother for Choco
2 - 7 yrs. P HENK Henkes, Kevin Old Bear
3 - 6 yrs. P ROOT Root, Phyllis Oliver Finds His Way
5 - 6 yrs. P SCOT Scott, Ann On Mother's Lap
5 - 7 yrs. P DEPA De Paola, Tomie Pancakes for Breakfast
3 - 7 yrs. P EHLE Ehlert, Lois Pie in the Sky
5 - 7 yrs. P LEE Lee, Spike Please, Puppy, Please
4 - 8 yrs. P LEHM Lehman, Barbara The Red Book
5 - 8 yrs. P JONA Jonas, Ann Round Trip
3 - 5 yrs. P SAKA Sakai, Komako The Snow Day
3 - 6 yrs. P RODR Rodriguez, Edel Sergio Makes A Splash!
4 - 8 yrs. P SCHA Schachner, Judith Skippyjon Jones
3 - 7 yrs. P LUM Lum, Kate What! Cried Granny: an Almost Bedtime Story
3 - 6 yrs. P MCFA McFarland, Lyn Widget

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