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100 Books Every Child Should Know Before Kindergarten

Help your child develop Early Literacy Skills with this booklist that includes 100 titles every child should know before Kindergarten.

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Abuela by Arthur Dorros

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Angelina Ballerina by Katherine Holabird

Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock by Eric Kimmel

Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack

Bee-Bim Bop! By Linda Sue Park

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin

Bruno Munari’s ABC by Bruno Munari

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Kraus

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

Come Along Daisy! by Jane Simmons

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Curious George by H.A. Rey

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

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

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

Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert

First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Freight Train by Donald Crews

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Frog Goes to Dinner by Mercer Mayer

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

Goin’ Someplace Special by Pat McKissack

Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans

Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day

Good Night, Gorrilla by Peggy Rathmann

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney

Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Harry, the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? By Jane Yolen

Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho

I Stink! By Kate McMullan

I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric Kimmel

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

If You Were Born a Kitten by Marion Bauer

Is Your Mama a Llama? By Deborah Guarino

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

The Lady with the Alligator Purse by Nadine Westcott

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Color by Keith Baker

Little Nino’s Pizzeria by Karen Barbour

Lunch by Denise Fleming

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber

Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag

The Mitten by Jan Brett

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mr. Grumpy’s Outing by John Burningham

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

Olivia by Ian Falconer

On Market Street by Anita Lobel

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean and Eric Litwin

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail

Q is for Duck by Mary Elting

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young

Shades of Black by Sandra Pinkney

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant by Jean de Brunhoff

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Stray Dog by Marc Simont

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy

Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone

Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza

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