Do you have a child starting Kindergarten or Preschool this fall? Or perhaps you have an older child that still enjoys sitting and sharing a picturebook or even a board book with you on occasion. There are a ton of great books that come highly recommended and find themselves on the countless “100 Picturebooks to Read before Kindergarten” lists. Since I cannot leave well enough alone, I have made my own list of books that my children and I loved and I think should be on those lists. I am trying to avoid the classics like Goodnight Moon and aim for the lesser known books that you might not run across otherwise.
1.Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
2. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
3. This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
4.Pete the Cat : I love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin; art by James Dean
5. Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
6.Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett
7. Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
8. Ten Apples up on Top! by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg
9. Elmer by David McKee
10. Skippyjon Jones Up & Down by Judy Schachner
And as usual, I cannot stop there! Here are some more suggestions: Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse by Judy Schachner, The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone,Runny Babbit: a Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein, And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss, The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems, Naked Mole Rat gets Dressed by Mo Willems, I Want my Hat Back by< Jon Klassen, Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, Wolf Won’t Bite! by Emily Gravett, SuperHero ABC by Bob McLeod, and Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.