Monday, August 15, 2011

Preschool Booklist

With summer coming to a close and school starting again, it's time to switch our focus to helping our children becoming ready for that big step. One of the best things parents can do for their children is to read to them daily.  This will help your child in so many ways, mentally, physically, and socially.  Below is a small list complied from the Provo City Library of the best books to read to your preschoolers.

  • Who Sank the Boat?-Pamela Allen
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar-Eric Carle
  • Freight Train-Donald Crew
  • Llama, Llama, Red Pajama-Anna Dewdney
  • Color Zoo- Louis Ehlert
  • Go Away, Big Green Monster-Ed Emberley
  • The Daddy Mountain-Jules Feiffer
  • Buster- Denise Fleming
  • Let's Count Goats-Mem Fox
  • Orange Pear Apple Bear-Emily Gravett
  • Little White Rabbit- Kevin Henkes
  • The Snowy Day- Ezra Jack Keats
  • Swimmy-Leo Lionni
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear-Bill Martin
  • Martha Speaks-Susan Meddaugh
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie-Laura Numeroff
  • The Little Red Hen- Jerry Pinkey
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit- Beatrix Potter
  • Curious Geroge- H.A. Rey
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt- Michael Rosen
  • Duck! Rabbit!-Amy Rosenthal
  • First the Egg- Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Where the Wild Thins Are-Maurice Sendak
  • Horton Hears a Who-Dr. Seuss
  • Duck on a Bike- David Shannon
  • Sheep in a Jeep- Nancy Shaw
  • The Stray Dog- Marc Simont
  • Lyle Lyle Crocodile-Bernard Waber
  • Max and Ruby- Rosemary Wells
  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus- Mo Willems
  • Silly Sally- Audrey Wood
  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?- Jane Yolen
Get a good book and enjoy some one-on-one time with your child.  It's a great bonding time and will become a tradition your children will love!

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