From Ms. Moote
There are so many great children's books being published, it is hard to keep up! With this in mind, here is a partial list of some of my favorite children's authors.
Following this list you will also find a list of beginning reading books and a list of books which reinforce math concepts.
Great Read-Aloud Books:
Aliki- Great non-fiction books!
Frank Asch - Bear's Shadow, Happy Birthday, Bear's Bargain, Moongame and
Paulette Bourgeois - Franklin books These books often have great stories,
that model/teach good character and manners.
Virginia Lee Burton - Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
The Little House
Jan Brett- Many classic stories retold, with fabulous illustrations. She has a great website as well!
Norman Bridwell - Clifford books
Margaret Brown - Good Night Moon, Little Gorilla, and more
Eric Carle - If you have not read any of these books to your children yet, I highly recommend a visit to the library! A couple of classics include, The Very Hungry Caterpillar , and The Very Busy Spider.
Doreen Cronin - Click Clack Moo Cows That Type, Giggle, Giggle Quack
P.D. Eastman - Are you My Mother? Go Dog, Go Big Dog, Little Dog and
Marjorie Flack - The Story About Ping A mischievous Chinese duck has many adventures when he is separated from the other ducks on a river houseboat.
Mem Fox - Hattie and the Fox, Sleepy Bears and others
Don Freeman - Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, Mop Top
Paul Galdone - Classic stories retold! The Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread
Boy, The Three Little Bears Be sure to read some of the classic fairy tales to your children.
Elizabeth Guilfoile - Nobody Listens to Andrew
Eric Hill - Where's Spot
Tana Hoban - Great concept books including I Read Signs Is it Red, Is It Yellow, Is it Blue? Over, Under and Through
Keiko Kasza - Grandfather Toads Secrets, The Wolfs Chicken Stew, A Mother for Choco
Erza Jack Keats - The Snowy Day, Letter To Amy
Leo Lionni - Frederick, Fish is Fish, Swimmy, An Extraordinary Egg, and others
Jonathan Londan - Froggy Gets Dressed, Let's Go Froggy! and more Froggy books!
Mercer Mayer - There's A Nightmare in My Closet and others
David McKee - Elmer, Elmer and Wilbur
Laura Numeroff - If You Take a Mouse to the Movies,
Chimps Dont Wear Glasses
Marcus Pfister - The Rainbow Fish
Dave Pilkey - Dogzilla and others
Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit and others
Jane O'Connor - EEK! Stories To Make You Shriek,
Teeny Tiny Woman
Lucille Penner - S-S-S Snakes!
H.A. Rey - Curious George
Maurice Sendak - Where the Wild Things Are
Dr. Seuss - Cat In The Hat, The Foot Book, Green Eggs And Ham, and more
Joseph Slate - Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, (and others)
Marilyn Tolhurs - Somebody and the Three Blairs
Judith Viorst - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Bernard Waber - Ira Sleeps Over
Gene Zion- Harry, The Dirty Dog
BEGINNING TO READ BOOKS:
Kelly C. Foster Bub and Chub
Nora Gaydos Animal Antics
Get Set, Read Series
Now I'm Reading series
Controlled Sight Vocabulary Books:
My First Reader series I Am King by Mary Packard
My First I Can Read series - Oh Cats by Nola Buck
Let Me Read Series My Puppy by Inez Greene
Margaret Hillert books The Baby Bunny, and others
Hello Reader! Books Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli
I also have a selection of books available in my room. If you are interested in borrowing some, please send me an e-mail, or a note in the comment section on your child's homework packet.
Math and Literature...a perfect match!
There's no better way to teach a math concept, enhance the learning of a skill than by using wonderful stories!
Below please find a list of some children's books which can do just that. Books have been organized by the skills they are reinforcing.
1 Hunter - Pat Hutchins
1 is One - Tasha Tudor
Fish Eyes - Lois Ehlert
M & M 's Counting Book - Barbara McGrath
Moja Means One: A Swahili Counting Book - Muriel Feelings
Seven Little Monsters - Maurice Sendak
Ten Apples Up On Top - Leo LeSieg
Ten Black Dots - Donald Crews
Ten, Nine, Eight - Molly Bang (counting back)
This Old Man - Carol Jones (counting)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
Count and See - Tana Hoban
Counting Wildflowers - Bruce McMillan
Brown Rabbit's Shape Book - Alan Baker
Circles, Triangles, and Squares - Tana Hoban
Color Zoo - Lois Ehlert
Round is a Pancake - Joan Sullivan
The Secret Birthday Message - Eric Carle
Angus Thought He Was Big - MacMillan
The Biggest House in the World - Leo Lionni
The Carrot Seed - Ruth Krauss
The Grouchy Ladybug - Eric Carle (also reinforces time and order)
Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? - Tana Hoban
Much Bigger Than Martin - Steven Kellog
Much Bigger Than Martin - Steven Kellog
Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? - Tana Hoban
Chicken Soup With Rice - Maurice Sendak (months)
A House for Hermit Crab - Eric Carle (months)
26 Letters and 99 Cents - Tana Hoban (money)
Ten Pennies for Candy - Bill Martin (money)
Lemonade For Sale -S. Murphy
A Chair for Mother - Vera Williams
How Much is that Guinea Pig in the Window? (Hello Reader)
Clocks and More Clocks Pat Hutchins (time)
Pooh Bear's New Year's Eve Party - Paul Owen Lewis (time)
What Time is it, Clifford? - N. Bridwell (time)
Ten Beads Tall - Pam Adams (height)
Inch By Inch - Leo Lionni (measurement)
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed - Eileen Christelow
The Last Puppy - Frank Asch (taking away)
Roll Over - Merle Peek (taking away)
Rooster's Off to See the World - Eric Carle (joining sets)
Over, Under, Through - Tana Hoban
Where's Spot? - Eric Hill