Books & Authors

100 Books Every Child Should Hear Before Starting School

A Hat for Minerva Louise
by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Jump Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
Abuela by Arthur Dorros The Lady with the Alligator Purse
by Nadine Westcott
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock
by Eric Kimmel
The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton
Angelina Ballerina by Katherine Holabird Lizard's Song by George Shannon
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
by Judi Barrett
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Ant and the Elephant by Bill Peet Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Are You My Mother? By P. D. Eastman Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
by Virginia Lee Burton
Buzz by Janet Wong Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkin Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Richard Scarry The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin My Dad by Anthony Browne
Corduroy by Don Freeman The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Curious George by H. A. Rey Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
by Trinka Noble
On Market Street by Anita Lobel
The Empty Pot by Demi Over in the Meadow by John Langstaff
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie DePaola
Freight Train by Donald Crews Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! By David McPhail
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel Pinkerton, Behave! By Steven Kellogg
Frog Goes to Dinner by Mercer Mayer Raven by Gerald McDermott
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
George and Martha by James Marshall Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
by Paul Goble
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberly Snapshots from the Wedding by Gary Soto
Goin' Someplace Special by Pat McKissack The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant
by Jean deBrunhoff
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
by William Steig
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
Guess How Much I Love You
by Sam McBratney
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch The Teddy Bear's Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy
Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Crockett Johnson
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
by Simms Taback
Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Ho Minfong There Were Ten in the Bed by Annie Kubler
I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric Kimmel Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
by Laura Numeroff
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Imogene's Antlers by David Small We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? An Adventure in Color by Tana Hoban Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak
Is Your Mama a Llama? By Deborah Guarina Where's Spot by Eric Hill
It Looked Like Spilled Milk by Charles Shaw Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus
Jesse Bear What Will You Wear
by Nancy White Carlstrom
The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza