Recommended Reading List

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Fiction              (Read Aloud) 1 Corduroy Don Freeman Fiction         
  (Read Aloud)
1  Silly Sally Betsy Franco  Fiction       
  (Read Aloud)
1  Christmas Mice! Bethany Roberts  Fiction               (Read Together)         1 Sheep in a Jeep Nancy E. Shaw Fiction
(Read Together)
1 Frankie Stein Lola M. Schaefer Fiction        (Independent Reading) 1 Fox on Wheels (series) Edward Marshall Fiction        (Independent Reading) 1 Bikes for Rent! Isaac O. Olaleye Fiction        (Independent Reading) 1  The Littles Go Exploring John Peterson  Fiction        (Independent Reading) 1 Little Toot Hardie Gramatky
2 Curious George (series)  H. A. Rey 2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle 2 A Big Guy Took My Ball   Mo Willems 2 The Day the Teacher Went Bananas James Howe 2 Fox and His Friends Edward Marshall 2 Jessica Kevin Henkes 2 Christmas in Noisy Village Astrid Lindgren 2 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judi Barrett 2  Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire Gordon Korman 
3 Good Night, Gorilla Peggy Rathmann 3 Go, Dog. Go! P. D. Eastman 3 Mean Soup Betsy Everitt 3 Biscuit (series) Alyssa S. Capucilli 3 Fluff's Spring Vacation: Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig Kate McMullan 3 Junie B. Jones (series) Barbara Park 3 The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Jon Scieszka 3 Pony Pals (series) Jeanne Betancourt 3 Martians Don't Take Temperatures  Debbie Dadey 
4 Bread and Jam for Frances Russell Hoban 4 The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss 4  Hello, Snow! Hope Vestergaard  4 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus  Mo Willems 4 The Jacket I Wear in the Snow  Shirley Neitzel  4 Henry and Mudge (series) Cynthia Rylant 4 Cam Jansen (series) David A. Adler 4  Horrible Harry in Room 2B  Suzy Kline 4 Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (series) Beverly Cleary
5 Is Your Mama a Llama? Steven Kellogg 5 Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss 5 Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (series)  Mo Willems 5 Berries to Jelly Inez Snyder 5 The Berenstain Bears Are a Family (series)  Stan and Jan Berenstain 5 Frog and Toad (series) Arnold Lobel 5 Amelia Bedelia (series) Peggy Parish 5 Amber Brown Series Paula Danzinger 5 Hobby  Jane Yolen
6 The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister 6 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Dr. Seuss 6 Henry the Fourth Stuart J. Murphy 6 My Chair Betsy James 6  Who Took the Farmer's Hat?   Joan L. Nodset 6 Froggy (series) Jonathan London 6 Arthur (series) Marc Brown 6 A New Coat for Anna Harriet Ziefert 6 Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case Donald J. Sobol
7 No, David! David Shannon 7 The Cat Barked? Lydia Monks 7 A Bad, Bad Day Kirsten Hall 7 Across the Stream Mirra Ginsburg 7 Hanging out with Mom  Sonia W. Black 7 Mr. Putter and Tabby (series) Cynthia Rylant 7 At the Crossroads Rachel Isadora 7  Tornado Betsy Byars  7 The Little House Virginia Lee Burton
8 I Lost My Tooth! Hans Wilhelm 8 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin Jr. 8 Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure  Betsy Lewin 8 Addie's Bad Day Joan Robins 8 Froggy Gets Dressed Jonathan London 8 The Frog Prince Edith H. Tarcov 8 Nate the Great (series) Marjorie Weinman Sharmat 8 Ira Sleeps Over Bernard Waber 8 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig
9 The Real Mother Goose Blanche Wright 9 Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten Joseph Slate 9 I Love School! Philemon Sturges 9 Who Will Be My Friends? Syd Hoff 9  Bugs for Lunch  Margery Facklam 9  Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bully? Teddy Slater  9 Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes  9 The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins  Barbara Kerley 9 The Legend of the Bluebonnet Tomie dePaola
10 The Bremen Town Musicans Ilse Plume 10 Olivia Ian Falconer 10 Bears in the Night Stan Berenstain 10 I Am Not a Dinosaur Mary Packard 10 Flower Garden  Eve Bunting  10 Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet (series) Suzy Kline 10 Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans 10 The Box Car Children (series) Gertrude Chandler Warner 10 Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips  Debbie Dadey 
11 Pancakes for Breakfast Tomie DePaola 11 Whose Mouse Are You? Robert Kraus 11 Pablo's Tree Pat Mora  11 A-Hunting We Will Go!  Steven Kellogg  Fiction (Independent Reading) 11 Bailey Goes Camping Kevin Henkes Nonfiction (Independent Reading) 11 Dinosaur Story  Joanna Cole Nonfiction (Independent Reading) 11 Magic School Bus Explores the World of Bugs Nancy White Nonfiction (Independent Reading) 11 My Visit to the Zoo  Aliki Nonfiction (Independent Reading) 11 All About Frogs Jim Arnosky
12 If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (series) Laura Joffe Numeroff 12 The Runaway Bunny Margaret Wise Brown 12 Under the City Steven Kroll 12 Cows in the Kitchen  June Crebbin 12 On Market Street  Anita Lobel  12 A Day with Paramedics (Librarians, Mail Carriers, Doctors) Jodie Shepherd 12 Big Cats  Lynette Evans  12 The Moon Book  Gail Gibbons  12 Hummingbird Nest: A Journal of Poems Kristine O'Connell George
13 Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown 13 The Three Billy Goats Gruff Paul Galdone 13 I Love You, Sun I Love You, Moon Tomie dePaola 13 Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse    Lindsay Barrett George 13 A Mouse Told His Mother Bethany Roberts 13 Muscles Melvin and Gilda Berger 13 Splash!: A Book About Whales and Dolphins Melvin and Gilda Berger 13 Hear Your Heart  Paul Showers  13 Hurricanes Sandra Markle
14 Clifford the Big Red Dog (series) Norman Bridwell 14 The Berenstain Bears (series) Stan and Jan Berenstain 14 Bubble Trouble Joy N. Hulme 14 Winter Is Here! Kimberly Weinberger 14 Fox Be Nimble Edward Marshall 14 Looking Through a Telescope Linda Bullock 14 I See Animals Hiding Jim Arnosky 14 Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn Melvin Berger 14 Jackie Robinson Kenneth Rudeen
15 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Eileen Christelow 15 The Hat Jan Brett 15 My Beautiful Child Lisa Desimini 15 Hooray for Snail!   John Stadler  15 The 100th Day Alayne Pick 15 Liftoff!   Carmen Bredeson 15 Screech!: A Book About Bats Gilda Berger  15 Who Was John F. Kennedy? (series) Yona Zeldis McDonough 15 Monkeys of Asia and Africa Patricia A. Fink Martin
16 Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip Cynthia Rylant 16 Mooncake Frank Asch 16 Here Comes Trouble Larry Dane Brimner 16 My Friends Taro Gomi 16 Liz Makes a Rainbow (series)  Joanna Cole 16 Zoo-Looking Mem Fox 16 A Drop of Blood Paul Showers 16 Who Was Amelia Earhart? Kate Boehm Jerome 16 Things Will Never Be the Same: A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book Tomie DePaola
17 The Mitten Jim Aylesworth 17 Happy Birthday, Moon Frank Asch 17 Bedtime for Bear  Brett Helquist  17 Old MacDonald Amy Schwartz  17 Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck Lisa Westberg Peters 17 When the Wind Blows  Richard Hutchings  17 Lots of Lice  Bobbi Katz 17 Escape!: A Story of the Underground Railroad Sharon Shavers Gayle 17 The Children We Remember Chana Byers Abells
18 Brown Bear, Brown Bear Bill Martin, Jr. 18 Franklin (series) Paulette Bourgeois 18 Growing Vegetable Soup Lois Ehlert 18 Little Green Keith Baker 18 Cookie's Week  Cindy Ward 18 A Tree Is Nice Janice May Udry  18 Betsy Ross  Wil Mara  18 Soccer in Action Niki Walker 18 American Revolution Mary Pope Osbourne
19 Have You Seen My Cat? Eric Carle 19 Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss 19 My Dog's the Best Stephanie Calmenson 19 The Little Red Hen Byron Barton 19 Tiger Trouble! Diane Goode 19 Hungry, Hungry Sharks  Joanna Cole  19 Elephants Swim Linda Capus Riley 19 Shark Lady: True Adventures of Eugenie Clark Ann McGovern 19 Wagon Train Bobbie Kalman
20 Do you Want to Be My Friend? Eric Carle 20 Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson 20 Alphabet Mystery Audrey Wood 20 Harold's ABC Crockett Johnson 20 My World: Mi Mundo Margaret Wise Brown 20 Woolly Sheep and Hungry Goats  Allan Fowler  20 Playing Right Field Willy Welch 20 Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share  Molly Bang  20 Lou Gehrig:  The Luckiest Man David A. Adler