Early Learning Success Begins with Books at Home

Suggested Reading List

Birth to 3 Years Old 

  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
  • Where's Spot? by Eric Hill
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbitby Beatrix Potter
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr
  • I Can! Can You? by Peggy Parish
  • I'm a Little Mouse by Noelle & David Carter
  • Miffy series by Dick Bruna
  • Tom and Pippo Make a Friend by Helen Oxenbury
  • Mr. Gumpy’s Motorcar by John Burningham
  • Do You Want To Be My Friend? and The Very Hungry Catepillar by Eric Carle
  • Freight Train by Donald Crews
  • Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack
  • Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? by Tana Hoban
  • Blueberries For Sale by Robert McCloskey
  • Quick As A Cricket by Audrey Wood
  • Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

4 & 5 Years Old 

  • Arthur series by Marc Brown
  • A Color Of His Own by Leo Lionni
  • The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
  • Are You My Mother? by Philip Eastman
  • Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes
  • Curious George by H. A. Rey
  • I Wanna Iguana by Karen Orloff
  • Owen by Kevin Henkes
  • Tuesday by David Wiesner
  • Little Bear series by Else H. Minark
  • Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
  • Move Over, Rover by Karen Beaumont
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka
  • If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
  • Monster Who Ate My Peas by Danny Schnitzlien
  • Diary of a Worm and Diary of A Spider by Doreen Cronin


An additional resource for book suggestions is The Read-Aloud Handbook Including a giant treasury of great read-aloud books by Jim Trelease (published by Penguin Books). The author has a website at http://www.trelease-on-reading.com.