Suggested Reading

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Suggested Reading

Guiding Your Child Through The Early Years
Suggested Reading
Suggested Reading
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Suggested Reading

Just to get you started, some examples of books that toddlers and preschoolers might enjoy are listed below. Although the list is grouped by ages, many toddlers enjoy the books listed for preschoolers, and, likewise, preschoolers enjoy books listed for toddlers and infants. The only recommendation that truly matters is the one from your child.

Stories To Read Anytime


"Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman
"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin, Jr., and Eric Carle
"But Not the Hippopotamus" and "Opposites" by Sandra Boynton
"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault
"Is Your Mama a Llama?" by Deborah Guarino
"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss
"Pat The Bunny" by Dorothy Kunhardt
"The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale" by Jan Brett


"A Pocket for Corduroy" by Don Freeman
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" by Judith Viorst
"Gregory, the Terrible Eater" by Mitchell Sharmat
"Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey
"The Snowy Day" and "Whistle for Willie" by Ezra Jack Keats
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
"Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

Stories To Read At Bedtime

Toddlers And Preschoolers

"Good Night Gorilla" by Peggy Rathmann
"Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown
"Hush Little Baby" by Sylvia Long
"Moo, Baa, La La La!" and "The Going to Bed Book" by Sandra Boynton
"Time for Bed" by Mem Fox
Last updated August 06, 2014

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