More Books for Pre-Readers

(Four- and Five-Year-Olds)

Andreae, Giles
K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo
Phonological awareness, Letter knowledge
2002

Base, Graeme
Animalia
Letter knowledge, phonological awareness
1986

Cox, Judy
Don’t Be Silly, Mrs. Millie
Phonological awareness
2005

Cronin, Doreen
Giggle Giggle Quack
Phonological awareness
2002

Curtis, Jamie Lee
Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods that Make My Day
Vocabulary
1998

Dewdney, Anna
Llama, llama red pajama
Phonological awareness, print motivation
2005

Edwards, Pamela Duncan
Clara Caterpillar
Phonological awareness
2001

Elting, Mary
Q is for Duck: an Alphabet Guessing Game
Print awareness
1980

Gilman, Phoebe
Something From Nothing
Print motivation
1992

Grey, Mini
Traction Man is Here
Print motivation
2005

Harper, Wilhemina
The Gunniwolf
Narrative skills
1967

Hindley, Judy
The Big Red Bus
Print motivation
1995

Hoban, Tana
So Many Circles, So Many Squares
Letter knowledge
1998

Iwai, Melissa
Good Night Engines
Phonological awareness
2003

Jenkins, Steve
Actual Size and Move!
Print motivation

Komaik, Leah
Annie Bananie
Phonological awareness
1987

Lewis, Kevin
The Lot at the End of My Block
Phonological awareness, print awareness
2001

Lies, Brian
Bats at the Beach
Phonological awareness
2006

Martin, Bill
“Fire, Fire”, Said Mrs. McGuire
Phonological awareness, Narrative skills
1996

Marshall, James
Red Riding Hood
Narrative skills
1987

McCloskey, Robert
Make Way for Ducklings
Print motivation
1941

Miller, Jane
Farm Alphabet Book
Letter knowledge, vocabulary
1981

Mosel, Arlene
The Funny Little Woman
Narrative skills
1972

Munsch, Robert
Alligator Baby
Print motivation, narrative skills
1997

Neubecker, Robert
Wow! City!
Print awareness
2004

Nevius, Carol
Building with Dad
Print awareness
2006

Numeroff, Laura
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Narrative skills
1985

Opie, Iona (ed.)
My Very First Mother Goose
Phonological awareness
1996

Robbins, Maria
Mother, Mother I Want Another
Print motivation
1978

Russo, Marisabina
The Bunnies are Not in Their Bed
Phonological awareness
2007

Schwartz, Alvin
Busy Buzzing Bumble Bees and Other Tongue Twisters
Phonological awareness
1992

Searcy, John
Signs in Our World: Spot the Signs all Around You!
Print awareness
2006

Shelby, Ann
Potluck
Letter knowledge
1991

Slawson, Michele Benoit
Signs for Sale
Print awareness
2002

Sturges, Philemon
I Love Trains
Print motivation
2001

Thomson, Pat
Drat That Fat Cat
Phonological awareness, letter knowledge
2003

Vail, Rachel
Sometimes I’m Bombaloo
Vocabulary
2002

Wheeler, Lisa
One Dark Night
Narrative skills
2003

Willems, Mo
Leonardo the Terrible Monster
Print motivation
2005

Williams, Laura Ellen
ABC Kids
Letter knowledge, print motivation
2000

Williams, Linda
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Narrative skills
1986

World Wildlife Fund
Animal ABC’s
Letter knowledge
1997

Zion, Gene
Harry the Dirty Dog
Print motivation
1956

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