Every Child Ready to Read

Recommended Reading List

Vocabulary


Vocabulary is knowing the names of things. The more words children hear and understand, the more ready they will be to read on their own. Books offer vocabulary that conversation and television do not.


Age Level Call # Author Title
4 - 8 yrs. P MCCL McClintock, Barbara Adele & Simon
4 - 8 yrs. P MCCL McClintock, Barbara Adele & Simon in America
4 - 8 yrs. P MURP Murphy, Yannick Ahwoooooooo!
3 - 5 yrs. P SHAN Shannon, David Alice the Fairy
4 - 8 yrs. P MCGH McGhee, Alison Always
2 - 5 yrs. P ROCK Rockwell, Anne At the Supermarket
2 - 5 yrs. P HIND Hindley, Judy Baby Talk: A Book of First Words and Phrases
2 - 5 yrs. P ASHM Ashman, Linda Babies on the Go
1 - 4 yrs. P SLAT Slater, Dashka Baby Shoes
5 - 7 yrs. P WILS Wilson, Karma Bear Feels Scared
3 - 7 yrs. P COFF Coffelt, Nancy Big, Bigger, Biggest!
3 - 5 yrs. P ZIEF Ziefert, Harriet Bigger Than Daddy
5 - 6 yrs. P ROCK Rockwell, Anne F. Big Wheels
4 - 8 yrs. P CURT Curtis, Jamie Lee Big Words for Little People
3 - 7 yrs. P SEEG Seeger, Laura Black? White! Day? Night!: A Book of Opposites
3 - 7 yrs. P HUBB Hubbell, Patricia Boats: Speeding! Sailing! Cruising!
5 - 7 yrs. P MILT Milton, Giles Call Me Gorgeous!
5 - 7 yrs. E WICK Wick, Walter Can You See What I See?
5 - 7 yrs. P RING Ringgold, Faith Cassie's Word Quilt
5 - 7 yrs. P TRAY Traynor, Tracy Cheese Please, Chimpanzees
2 - 8 yrs. P CLEM Clement, Nathan Drive
5 - 7 yrs. P KIMM Kimmelman, Leslie Everybody Bonjours!
1 - 3 yrs. P HOBA Hoban, Tana Exactly the Opposite
2 - 5 yrs. P HIND Hindley, Judy Eyes, Nose, Fingers and Toes
4 - 7 yrs. P OCON O'Connor, Jane Fancy Nancy
4 - 7 yrs. P OCON O'Connor, Jane Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words
2 - 5 yrs. P TAFU Tafuri, Nancy Five Little Chicks
5 - 8 yrs. P CREW Crews, Donald Freight Train
2 - 4 yrs. P HUDS Hudson, Cheryl Hands Can
3 - 5 yrs. P FOX Fox, Mem Hello Baby!
2 - 5 yrs. P WICK Wickberg, Susan Hey Mr. Choo-Choo, Where Are You Going?
5 - 7 yrs. P LUCI Luciani, Brigitte How Will We Get to the Beach?
4 - 8 yrs. P LEST Lester, Helen Hurty Feelings
3 - 7 yrs. P ELLE Ellery, Tom If I Had a Dragon
3 - 6 yrs. P WEEK Weeks, Sarah If I Were a Lion
3 - 5 yrs. P DODD Dodd, Emma I Love Bugs!
3 - 6 yrs. P STUR Sturges, Philemon I Love Bugs!
5 - 8 yrs. P FLEM Fleming, Denise In the Tall, Tall Grass
1 - 4 yrs. P OXEN Oxenbury, Helen I See
5 - 8 yrs. P STEI Steiner, Joan Look-Alikes
2 - 5 yrs. P JENK Jenkins, Steve Move!
5 - 7 yrs. P BART Barton, Byron My Car
5 - 6 yrs. E HALL Hall, Kirsten My New Town
5 - 7 yrs. E HSU Hsu, Stacey Old Mo
5 - 7 yrs. E CLEA Cleary, Brian The Peaches on the Beaches
4 - 8 yrs. P ERIC Ericsson, Jennifer A Piece of Chalk
4 - 7 yrs. P OCON O'Connor, Jane Poet Extraordinaire!
5 - 8 yrs. P STOJ Stojic, Manya Rain
2 - 6 yrs. P MAMM Mammano, Julie Rhinos Who Rescue
3 - 5 yrs. P ISAD Isadora, Rachel Say Hello!
3 - 5 yrs. P BLAC Blackstone, Stella Secret Seahorse
3 - 6 yrs. P MARK Markes, Julie Shhhhh! Everybody's Sleeping
1 - 3 yrs. P TABA Taback, Simms Simms Taback's Big Book of Words
5 - 8 yrs. P EHLE Ehlert, Lois Snowballs
5 - 7 yrs. P SHAH Shahan, Sherry Spicy Hot Colors = Colores Picantes
5 - 8 yrs. P DAVI Davies, Nicola Surprising Sharks
2 - 4 yrs. P GARC Garcia, Emma Toot Toot Beep Beep
5 - 7 yrs. P BUTL Butler, John Whose Baby Am I?
2 - 5 yrs. P BUTL Butler, John Whose Nose and Toes?
3 - 7 yrs. P NEUB Neubecker, Robert Wow! City!

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