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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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Bread and jam for Frances book Bread and jam for Frances

Hoban, Russell.
E HOBAN

Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal--until to her surprise--her parents grant her wish.



Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? book Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?

Martin, Bill, 1916-2004.
E MARTIN

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.



Caps for sale :  a tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business book Caps for sale : a tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business

Slobodkina, Esphyr, 1908-2002.
E SLOBODK

A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.



Chicka chicka boom boom book Chicka chicka boom boom

Martin, Bill, 1916-2004.
E MARTIN

An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.



Corduroy book Corduroy

Freeman, Don, 1908-1978.
E FREEMAN

A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all.



Curious George book Curious George

Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto), 1898-1977.
E REY

The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into continual trouble.



Dinosaur vs. bedtime book Dinosaur vs. bedtime

Shea, Bob.
E SHEA

A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime.



Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! book Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!

Willems, Mo.
E WILLEMS

No matter how hard he pleads and begs, the pigeon is not supposed to drive the bus while the driver is away, but pigeon tries every persuasive trick a young child knows to get you to say, "Yes."



Duck on a bike book Duck on a bike

Shannon, David, 1959-
E SHANNON

A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.



Eating the alphabet :  fruits and vegetables from A to Z book Eating the alphabet : fruits and vegetables from A to Z

Ehlert, Lois.
E EHLERT

An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.



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