A successful recipe for one of the most engaging reads for young children is: a large repetitive & predictable spoonful of rhythmic rhyming with sprinkles of humor & make~believe. You will need multiple copies of the favorites!
Dr. Seuss’ GREEN EGGS AND HAM, one of my son’s VERY favorites, was dished up into a gazillion reads! It was beyond repair….several times…That Sam I am!
Here is a very short list of this genre of books I selected for Beginning Reader. They range from very simplistic to a bit more sophisticated~ say, for ages 4-7 years old. Many of these I read with my First Graders, Second Graders and handed off to my Third Graders for their shared reading time with the younger grades.
I’ve listed them alphabetically by author.
Boynton, Sandra BLUE HAT, GREEN HAT
Brown, Margaret Wise THE IMPORTANT BOOK
THE RUNAWAY BUNNY
Carle, Eric BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
FROM HEAD TO TOE
DO YOU WANT TO BE MY FRIEND?
HAVE YOU SEEN MY CAT?
THE GROUCHY LADYBUG
THE VERY BUSY SPIDER
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
Cowley, Joy MRS. WISHY~WASHY’S FARM
Dr. Seuss GREEN EGGS AND HAM
HOP ON POP !
ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, BLUE FISH
Eastman, PD ARE YOU MY MOTHER ?
Fox, Mem HATTIE AND THE FOX
SHOES FROM GRANDPA
Iwamura, Kazuo WHERE ARE YOU GOING ? TO SEE MY FRIEND !
Martin Jr., Bill CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM
Numeroff, Laura IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
Shaw, Charles IT LOOKED LIKE SPILT MILK
Taback, Simms THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
Tafuri, Nancy HAVE YOU SEEN MY DUCKLING ?
Tolstoy, Alexei THE GREAT BIG ENORMOUS TURNIP
Wood, Audrey SILLY SALLY
THE NAPPING HOUSE
I would LOVE to hear what repetitive & predictable books are a beloved part of your child (ren)’s library.
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