Every Child Ready to Read

Recommended Reading List

Print Awareness


Print awareness includes noticing print, knowing how to handle a book and knowing how to follow words on a page. Being familiar with printed language helps children feel comfortable with books and helps them understand that print is useful.


Age Level Call # Author Title
5 - 6 yrs. P BARR Barrett, Judi Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
5 - 8 yrs. P EAST Eastman, P.D. Are You My Mother?
5 - 7 yrs. P BERT Bertram, Debbie Best Book to Read
2 - 4 yrs. P GEOR George, Kristine Book!
3 - 5 yrs. P BERG Berger, Joe Bridget Fidget and the Most Perfect Pet!
5 - 7 yrs. P WELL Wells, Rosemary Bunny Cakes
1 - 5 yrs. P WILL Willems, Mo Cat the Cat, Who is That?
4 - 8 yrs. P WATT Watt, Melanie Chester
4 - 8 yrs. P WATT Watt, Melanie Chester's Back!
4 - 8 yrs. P WATT Watt, Melanie Chester's Masterpiece
5 - 8 yrs. P CRON Cronin, Doreen Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
3 - 6 yrs. P SMEE Smee, Nicola Clip-Clop
4 - 8 yrs. P LEED Leedy, Loreen Crazy Like a Fox: a Simile Story
4 - 7 yrs. P HEAP Heap, Sue Danny's Drawing Book
2 - 5 yrs. P CAMP Campbell, Rod Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book
5 - 8 yrs. P WHEE Wheeler, Lisa Dino-Hockey
3 - 7 yrs. P SEEG Seeger, Laura Dog and Bear, Three to Get Ready
4 - 7 yrs. P WILL Willems, Mo Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct
3 - 7 yrs. P HOBB Hobbie, Holly Fanny & Annabelle
5 - 7 yrs. P LJUN Ljungkvist, Laura Follow the Line
5 - 6 yrs. P RATH Rathmann, Peggy Good Night, Gorilla
4 - 7 yrs. P BECK Beck, Scott Happy Birthday, Monster!
3 - 5 yrs. P BUNT Bunting, Eve Hurry! Hurry!
4 - 8 yrs. P MARL Marlow, Layn Hurry Up and Slow Down
5 - 8 yrs. P NEIT Neitzel, Shirley The Jacket I Wear in the Snow
3 - 7 yrs. P MCCA McCarty, Peter Jeremy Draws a Monster
5 - 8 yrs. P KALA Kalan, Robert Jump, Frog, Jump!
3 - 6 yrs. P HENK Henkes, Kevin Kitten's First Full Moon
5 - 8 yrs. P DEPA DePaola, Tomie The Knight and the Dragon
1 - 5 yrs. P WILL Willems, Mo Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly!
1 - 4 yrs. P LINE Linenthal, Peter Look at the Animals
5 - 7 yrs. P GALD Galdone, Paul Little Red Hen
2 - 5 yrs. P HORA Horacek, Pete Look Out Suzy Goose
5 - 7 yrs. P STUR Sturges, Philemon The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)
5 - 6 yrs. P EVER Everitt, Betsy Mean Soup
5 - 7 yrs. P ZIEF Ziefert, Harriet Mighty Max!
6 - 9 yrs. E RYLA Rylant, Cynthia Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book
5 - 7 yrs. P HILL Hillenbrand, Will My Book Box
4 - 8 yrs. P ROHM Rohmann, Eric My Friend Rabbit
5 - 6 yrs. P SHAN Shannon, David No, David!
4 - 8 yrs. P GRAV Gravett, Emily The Odd Egg
4 - 8 yrs. P BERG Bergman, Mara Oliver Who Would Not Sleep
2 - 5 yrs. P WEEK Weeks, Sarah Overboard!
3 - 6 yrs. P PARR Parr, Todd Reading Makes You Feel Good
2 - 4 yrs. P SCHO Schoenherr, Ian Read It, Don't Eat It
3 - 8 yrs. P ROSE Rosen, Michael Red Ted and the Lost Things
2 - 5 yrs. P HAMI Hamilton, K.R. Red Truck
2 - 5 yrs. P SUTT Sutton, Sally Roadwork
5 - 7 yrs. P WATT Watt, Melanie Scaredy Squirrel
4 - 8 yrs. P SUTT Watt, Melanie Scaredy Squirrel at Night
4 - 8 yrs. P WATT Watt, Melanie Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend
3 - 6 yrs. P SARC Sarcone-Roach, Julia Secret Plan
5 - 9 yrs. P FLEI Fleischman, Paul Sidewalk Circus
3 - 7 yrs. P SCIE Scieszka, Jon Smash! Crash!
5 - 7 yrs. P BLOO Bloom, Suzanne A Splendid Friend Indeed
4 - 8 yrs. J741.5973 DAVI Davis, Eleanor Stinky: A Toon Book
3 - 6 yrs. P CRON Cronin, Doreen Stretch
5 - 7 yrs. P PAUL Paul, Ann Word Builder
5 - 8 yrs. P MIRA Miranda, Anne To Market, To Market
1 - 5 yrs. P CREW Crews, Donald Truck
1 - 4 yrs. P CRON Cronin, Doreen Wiggle

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