We have chosen our favorite books to read to young children and collected them as…

               100 Books Every Child Should Hear Before 1st Grade

□      Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

□      Goodnight Max By Rosemary Wells

□      The Napping House by Audrey Wood

□      Harry the Dirty Dog by  Gene Zion

□      Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

□      Little School Bus by Carol Roth

□      Duck on a Bike By David Shannon

□      No David by David Shannon

□      A Friend for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke

□      Will You Be My Friend? by Nancy Tafuri

□      Fix it Duck by Jez Alborough

□      Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch

□      Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth

□      The Mitten by Jan Brett

□      Do You Want To Be My Friend? by Eric Carle

□      The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

□      The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

□      Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

□      Mushroom in the Rain by Mirra Ginsburg

□      Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza

□      Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric Kimmel

□      In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

□      Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester

□      Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney

□      Widget by Lyn McFarland

□      Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch

□      Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

□      Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

□      The Last Basselope by Berkeley Breathed

□      Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

□      Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

□      Olivia by Ian Falconer

□      Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

□      Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

□      Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

□      The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

□      Whose Mouse are you? by Robert Kraus

□      There’s a Nightmare in my Closet by Mercer Mayer

□      The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hayes Noble

□      Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

□      Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

□      Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

□      Mabela the Clever by Margaret Read MacDonald

□      Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang

□      If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

□      The Art Lesson by Tomie de Paola

□      Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

□      Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey

□      May I Bring a Friend by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers

□      Possum’s Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter

□      I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

□      The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

□      The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

□      Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

□      Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

□      Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

□      Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

□      Imogene’s Antlers by David Small

□      The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

□      Henny-Penny by Jane Wattenberg

□      The Lady with the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott

□      Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

□      Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola

□      Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

□      Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch

□      Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky

□      Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

□      Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham

□      The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

□      Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom

□      Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

□      Jamberry by Bruce Degen

□      Tomie DePaola’s Mother Goose by Tomie DePaola

□      Color Farm by Lois Ehlert

□      Corduroy by Don Freeman

□      Off to School, Baby Duck by Amy Hest

□      Where’s Spot  by Eric Hill

□      Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

□      Kitten’s First Full Moon  by Kevin Henkes

□      The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone

□      Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

□      The Wheels on the Bus by Paul Zelinsky

□      Curious George  by Margaret Rey

□      We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

□      Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

□      Come Along Daisy by Jane Simmons

□      Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

□      How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen

□      Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathon London

□      Brown Bear Brown Bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin

□      Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin

□      Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McClosky

□      Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

□      Possum Come a-knockin’ by Nancy Van Laan

□      Sally Goes to the Beach by Stephan Huneck

□      Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

□      The Little Engine that Could by Piper Watty

□      Dr. DeSoto by William Steig

□      Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll

□      There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback