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BOOKS FOR EACH AGE: Countdown to Kindergarten: 100 Essential Picture Books


Reading to children before they reach school age is critical to their success as future readers. This booklist includes 100 titles to read to young children to help them develop their early literacy skills. The titles are suggested by Sno-Isle Libraries Children's Services staff and represent both popular and classic titles.

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BOOKS FOR EACH AGE: Countdown to Kindergarten: 100 Essential Picture Books

Reading to children before they reach school age is critical to their success as future readers. This booklist includes 100 titles to read to young children to help them develop their early literacy skills. The titles are suggested by Sno-Isle Libraries Children's Services staff and represent both popular and classic titles.


Abuela book Abuela

Dorros, Arthur.
E DORROS

While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City.



Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day book Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Viorst, Judith.
E VIORST

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.



All the world book All the world

Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton.
E SCANLON

Follow a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night as they discover the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.



Amazing Grace book Amazing Grace

Hoffman, Mary, 1945-
E HOFFMAN

Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.



Anansi and the moss-covered rock book Anansi and the moss-covered rock

Kimmel, Eric A.
E 398.2452 KIMMEL

Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson.



Angelina ballerina book Angelina ballerina

Craig, Helen.
E CRAIG

Angelina loves to dance and wants to become a ballerina more than anything else in the world.



Animals should definitely not wear clothing. book Animals should definitely not wear clothing.

Barrett, Judi.
E BARRETT

Pictures of animals wearing clothes show why this would be a ridiculous custom for them to adopt.



Are you my mother? book Are you my mother?

Eastman, P. D. (Philip D.)
E EASTMAN

A baby bird has a number of adventures while looking for its mother after falling out of its nest.



Bark, George book Bark, George

Feiffer, Jules.
E FEIFFER

A mother dog tries to teach her pup how to bark, and is surprised at why he wasn't learning.



Bear snores on book Bear snores on

Wilson, Karma.
E WILSON

On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.



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