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Graded Lists: ​Preschool

Share books with your child everyday. Repetition is important, so find some books that you both enjoy. Here are some great titles for preschoolers.


Mary had a little lamb
 
 
Extend the song with this charming picture book and allow children to predict what will happen to the lamb at school.
Rhyming dust bunnies
 
 
This book will make readers laugh; it will teach them to rhyme; it will enchant them and make them think twice every time they see a vacuum cleaner.
Good night, Gorilla
 
 
A bedtime classic with very few words. Use it for a snuggly picture walk before sleep (even better, play Brahm’s Lullabye and use different voices for the animals!).
Shiver me letters : a pirate ABC
 
 
Share a new alphabet book with your child every month and make sure you include this one. Some swashbuckling pirates are plundering the ABCs, and they won't stop until they capture every letter, right down to z.
Jump, frog, jump!
 
 
A child pleaser, which will have them yelling the response “Jump, Frog, jump!”
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?
 
 
A wonderful picture book for teaching colors with gorgeous Eric Carle illustrations. The simple repetitive text makes it a perfect read aloud.
The lion & the mouse
 
 
This nearly wordless picture book is a stunning retelling of Aesop’s fable set in the African Serengetti. Pinkney’s watercolor illustrations are gorgeous. Wordless books are a wonderful interactive to share a “story walk” with a child.
The monster at the end of this book
 
 
Fans of Sesame Street’s Grover will appreciate the suspense of turning the pages to find the monster. Score extra loveability points if you can read it in Grover’s voice.
I want to be an astronaut
 
 
Great book for space lovers. The bold simple drawings and sparse text are perfect for younger children.
Read-aloud rhymes for the very young
 
 
Rhymes help young children to process language and hear individual sounds. And this is a delightful collection of more than 200 rhymes.
Where's Spot?
 
 
You looked for Spot under the stairs when you were a kid and it never got old. Share the fun with your child.
A book of sleep
 
 
An instant classic for bedtime. The brief but informative text is soothing as are the lush illustrations.

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