Books For s and s Helping children get ready by katiebeyer

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									                                Books For 4’s and 5’s
             Helping children get ready to read: Ideas and books to share and enjoy

Vocabulary – Help kids learn specific words for objects and ideas
• Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

•   Alice the Fairy by David Shannon

•   Can You See What I See? Cool Collections by Walter Wick

•   Do Frogs Have Fur? A Book About Coats and Coverings by Michael Dahl

•   If I Were a Lion by Sarah Weeks

•   Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse by Lindsay Barrett George

•   Look-Alikes Jr.: The More You Look, the More You See! By Joan Steiner

•   Robots Slither by Ryan Ann Hunter

•   Swan Harbor: A Nature Counting Book by Laura Ranklin

•   Secret Seahorse by Stella Blackstone

•   Spicy Hot Colors/ Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan (available in Spanish)

•   Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies


Phonological Sensitivity – These rhyming books help kids see that works are made up of smaller
parts, which in turn helps them sound out works when they are ready to read
• Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler

•   Monsters Party All Night Long by Adam J.B. Lane

•   My Little Sister Hugged an Ape by Bill Grossman

•   One Dark Night by Lisa Wheeler

•   Rosie’s Roses by Pamela Duncan Edwards

•   Rules of the Wild by Bridget Levin

•   Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough
•   What Did You Put in Your Pocket? By Beatrice Schenk de Regniers


Narrative Skills – Help children understand, retell stories, and develop language skills by using
repeating, predicting, sequencing, and summarizing questions to talk about books

Repeating
• Cat Who Came for Tacos by Diana Star Helmer (available in Spanish)

•   Dig! By Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha

•   Show Dude by Daniel Kirk

•   Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee

Predicting
• Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle

•   Calabash Cat and His Amazing Journey by James Rumford

•   Love and Roast Chicken by Barbara Knutson

•   On My Way to Buy Eggs by Chih-Yuan Chen

•   Photographer Mole by Dennis Haseley

•   Setting the Turkeys Free by W. Nikola-Lisa

•   Trucker by Brenda and Mark Meatherby

Sequencing
• Just Enough and Not Too Much by Kaethe Zemach

•   Miss Birdie Chose a Shovel by Leslie Connor

•   Pie in the Sky by lois Ehlert

•   Send It! By Don Carter

Summarizing
• Arrowhawk by Lola Schaefer

•   Halibut Jackson by David Lucas

•   Hammer Soup by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert
•   Swimming with Dolphins by Lambert Davis


Letter Knowledge – these alphabet books help kids learn letters and their beginning sounds
• 26 Big Things Small Hands Do by Coleen Paratore

•   Artful Alphabet by Martina Jirankova-Limbrick

•   Dog from Arf! Arf! To ZZZZZZ by Harper Collins

•   Ellsworth’s Extraordinary Electric Ears and Other Amazing Alphabet Anecdotes
    by Valorie Fisher


Especially Great from Interaction – We all learn best when we are asked to join in the fun
• Bear: AN American Folk Song by Kenneth Spengler

•   Hello, Hello! By Miriam Schlein

•   Knock Knock Who’s There: My First Book Of Knock Knock Jokes by Tad Hills

•   Little Quack’s Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson

•   Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes

•   T-Rex by Vivian French

•   What Are You So Grumpy About? By Tom Lichtenheld

•   Who Needs That Nose? By Karen Clemens Warrick

								
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