Suggested Reading Lists

Suggested Reading Lists


Visit your local library to find these titles and many more wonderful books that will delight the whole family and provide hours of reading enjoyment.

Birth to 3 Years Old

  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
  • Where's Spot? by Eric Hill
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr
  • I Can! Can You? by Peggy Parish
  • I'm a Little Mouse by Noelle & David Carter
  • Tom and Pippo Make a Friend by Helen Oxenbury
  • Mr. Gumpy’s Motorcar by John Burningham
  • Do You Want To Be My Friend? and The Very Hungry Catepillar by Eric Carle
  • Freight Train by Donald Crews
  • Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack
  • Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? by Tana Hoban
  • Quick As A Cricket by Audrey Wood
  • Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

4 & 5 Years Old

  • A Color Of His Own by Leo Lionni
  • The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
  • Are You My Mother? by Philip Eastman
  • Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes
  • Curious George by H. A. Rey
  • I Wanna Iguana by Karen Orloff
  • Owen by Kevin Henkes
  • Tuesday by David Wiesner
  • Little Bear series by Else H. Minark
  • Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
  • Move Over, Rover by Karen Beaumont
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka
  • If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
  • Monster Who Ate My Peas by Danny Schnitzlien
  • Diary of a Worm and Diary of A Spider by Doreen Cronin

An additional resource for book suggestions is The Read-Aloud Handbook Including a giant treasury of great read-aloud books by Jim Trelease (published by Penguin Books). The author has a website at