Friday, March 26, 2010

Do you think these are classics?

Here is my very incomplete list of preschool books that are classics or destined to become classics, that has been compiled from a variety of sites, and, of course, reflects my biases and favorites. Some titles were published 60 or 70 years ago and some in the last few years. Let me know your or your children’s favorites!

E BRE The Mitten by Jan Brett
E BRI Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
E BRO Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
E CAN Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
E CAR The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
E CRO Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
E CRO Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin
E DEP Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola
E DEW Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
E EAS Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman
E FAL Olivia by Ian Falconer
E FOX Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
E FRE Corduroy by Don Freeman
E HEN Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
E JOH Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
E KEA The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
E MAR Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.
E MAR Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
E MCB Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
E MCC Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
E NUM If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
E OCO Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
ER PAR Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
E PFI The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
E PIP The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
E REY Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey
E ROH My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
E ROS Little Pea by Amy Krause Rosenthal
E SCH Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
E SEN Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
ER SEU The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
ER SEU Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
E SLO Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
E VIO Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
E WAT Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watts
E WIL Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
E WIL Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
E WIS The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise
E YOL How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen

1 comment:

cjralson said...

So every night before bed, Kevin "reads" to Lilliana (from the voice recorder); either Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Guess How Much I Love You, How Do I Love You? by Marion Dane Bauer , or Lilly the Lonely Lighthouse by Emily Elizabeth (from the Clifford books). She dances to her daddy's voice every night. Its so cool to feel her move from one side to the other as I move the voice recorder from one side of my ever expanding belly to the other. :-)