Books Your Child Should HEAR Before Kindergarten

Books Your Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten

With Tenafly Call Numbers

 The best way to start your young children off right with a love of reading and learning is to read TO them!  Make books a part of your life and theirs when you share picture books and longer stories as they grow older.  

This list has some classic and some newer titles that you can find in the BCCLS system.  A Tenafly call number is listed for any book owned by Tenafly Library.  Stop in and a pick out a few to read with your little ones today.

—       Aardema, Verna: Why Mosquito’s Buzz in People’s Ears - J398.2 AFRICAN AAR

—       Ada, Alma Flor: I Love Saturdays and Domingos

—       Alborough, Jez: Where’s My Teddy? - J P ALBOROUGH

—       Allard, Harry: Miss Nelson is Missing! – J P ALLARD

—       Anderson, Laurie Halse: Thank You Sarah! The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving -            J394.26 AND

—       Asch, Frank: Happy Birthday, Moon - J P ASCH

—       Bang, Molly: Ten, Nine, Eight

—       Bang, Molly: When Sophie Gets Angry, Really Really Angry - J P BANG

—       Barrett, Judi: Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing - J P BARRETT

—       Barrett, Judi: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – J P BARRETT

—       Barton, Byron: The Three Bears

—       Bauer, Marion: How Do I Love You?

—       Becker, Bonny: A Visitor for Bear

—       Bergen, Lara: Dora’s Sleepover – J R DORA

—       Bemelmans, Ludwig: Madeline – J P BEMELMANS

—       Blackstone, Stella: Bear’s Busy Family

—       Bornstein, Ruth: Little Gorilla

—       Boynton, Sandra: But Not the Hippopotamus

—       Boynton, Sandra: Moo Baa La La La – J BB BOYNTON

—       Brett, Jan: The Mitten – J P BRETT

—       Brown, Marcia: Stone Soup – J P BROWN

—       Brown, Margaret Wise: Goodnight Moon – J P BROWN

—       Brown, Margaret Wise: The Runaway Bunny – J BB BROWN

—       Brunhoff, Jean de: The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant – J P BRUNHOFF

—       Burningham, John: Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

—       Burton, Virginia Lee: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel – J P BURTON

—       Burton, Virginia Lee: The Little House – J P BURTON

—       Campbell, Rod: Dear Zoo

—       Cannon, Janell: Stellaluna – J P CANNON

—       Capucilli, Alyssa Satin: Biscuit Loves the Library – J R CAPUCILLI

—       Carle, Eric: The Very Hungry Caterpillar – J P CARLE

—       Carle, Eric: The Very Busy Spider – J P CARLE

—       Christelow, Eileen: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

—       Choi, Yangsook: The Name Jar – J P CHOI

—       Coffelt, Nancy: Fred Stays with Me – J P COFFELT

—       Cooney, Barbara: Miss Rumphius

—       Crews, Donald: Freight Train – J P CREWS

—       Cronin, Doreen: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type – J P CRONIN

—       Day, Alexandra: Good Dog, Carl – J P DAY

—       Degen, Bruce: Jamberry – J BB DEGAN

—       De la Pena, Matt: Last Stop on Market Street – J P DE LA PENA

—       DePaola, Tomie: Strega Nona – J P DEPAOLA

—       DePaola, Tomie: Tomie DePaola’s Mother Goose

—       Dewdney, Anna: Llama Llama Red Pajama  - J P DEWDNEY

—       Dorros, Arthur: Abuela

—       Eastman, P.D.: Are You My Mother? – J R EASTMAN

—       Ehlert, Lois: Feathers for Lunch – J P EHLERT

—       Emberley, Ed: Go Away, Big Green Monster! – J P EMBERLEY

—       Falconer, Ian: Olivia – J P OLIVIA

—       Feiffer, Jules: Bark, George – J P FEIFFER

—       Flack, Marjorie: Ask Mr. Bear

—       Fleming, Denise: Mama Cat Has Three Kittens – J P FLEMMING

—       Floca, Brian: Locomotive – J 625 FLO

—       Fogliano, Julie: And Then It’s Spring – J P FOGLIANO

—       Fox, Mem: Time for Bed

—       Fox, Mem: Where is the Green Sheep? – J P FOX

—       Freeman, Don: Corduroy – J P FREEMAN

—       Gag, Wanda: Millions of Cats

—       Galdone, Paul: The Three Little Pigs – J P GALDONE

—       Gerstein, Mordicai: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers – J 791.3 GER

—       Goble, Paul: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

—       Gonzalez, Lucia M.: The Bossy Gallito/El Gallo De Bodas

—       Grimes, Nikki: Meet Danitra Brown

—       Guarino, Deborah: Is Your Mama a Llama?

—       Hall, Michael: Perfect Square – J P HALL

—       Hamilton, Virginia: The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

—       Henkes, Kevin: Kitten’s First Full Moon – J P HENKES

—       Henkes: Kevin: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse – J P HENKES

—       Henkes, Kevin: Old Bear – J P HENKES

—       Hill, Eric: Where’s Spot – J P HILL

—       Hills, Tad: How Rocket Learned to Read – J P HILLS

—       Ho, Minfong: Hush!: A Thai Lullaby

—       Hoban, Russell: Bread and Jam for Frances – J P HOBAN

—       Hoban, Tana: Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? An Adventure in Color

—       Hoban, Tana: Black on White

—       Hoffman, Mary: Amazing Grace – J P HOFFMAN

—       Holabird, Katherine: Angelina Ballerina – J P HOLABIRD

—       Hutchins, Pat: Rosie’s Walk – J P HUTCHINS

—       Isadora, Rachel: Ben’s Trumpet

—       Jenkins, Steve: What do you do with a tail like this? - J573.8 JEN

—       Johnson, Crockett: Harold and the Purple Crayon – J P JOHNSON

—       Joosse, Barbara: Mama Do You Love Me?

—       Juster, Norton: The Hello, Goodbye Window – J P JUSTER

—       Kasza, Keiko: The Wolf’s Chicken Stew

—       Katz, Karen: The Colors of Us

—       Keats, Ezra Jack: The Snowy Day – J P KEATS

—       Kennedy, Jimmy: The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

—       Kent, Jack: The Caterpillar and the Polliwog

—       Kimmel, Eric: Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock – J 398.2 KIM

—       Kraus, Robert: Whose Mouse are You?

—       Kraus, Ruth: The Carrot Seed – J BB KRAUS

—       Landers, Ace: I Am A Garbage Truck

—       Leaf, Munro: The Story of Ferdinand – J P LEAF

—       Lester, Julius: The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit – J 398.2 LESTER

—       Lester, Mike: A is for Salad

—       Lionni, Leo: Little Blue and Little Yellow – J P LIONNI

—       Lionni, Leo: Swimmy – J P LIONNI

—       Lobel, Anita: On Market Street

—       Lobel, Arnold: Frog and Toad Are Friends – J R LOBEL

—       London, Jonathan: Froggy Gets Dressed – J P LONDON

—       Marshall, George: George and Martha – J P MARSHALL

—       Martin, Bill: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – J P CARLE

—       Martin, Bill: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – J P MARTIN

—       Mayer, Mercer: Frog Goes to Dinner

—       McBratney, Sam: Guess How Much I Love You - J P MCBRATNEY

—       McCloskey, Robert: Blueberries for Sal – J P MCCLOSKEY

—       McCloskey, Robert: Make Way for Ducklings – J P MCCLOSKEY

—       McFarland, Lyn: Widget - J P MCFARLAND

—       McKissack, Pat: Goin’ Someplace Special

—       McLimans, David: Gone Wild: An Endangered Alphabet – J P MCLIMANS

—       McPhail, David: Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore

—       Meddaugh, Susan: Martha Speaks – J P MEDDAUGH

—       Meltzer, Brad: I am Abraham Lincoln

—       Morales, Yuyi: Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book - J398.2 MEXICO MOR

—       Morales, Yuyi: Nino Wrestles the World

—       Mullan, Kate and Jim: I Stink! – J P MULLAN

—       Munari, Bruno: Bruno Munari’s ABC

—       Munsch, Robert: The Paper Bag Princess

—       Muth, Jon: Zen Shorts – J P MUTH

—       Noble, Trinka: The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash

—       Numeroff, Laura: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – J P NUMEROFF

—       O’Connor, Jane: Fancy Nancy – J P O’CONNOR

—       Parish, Peggy: Amelia Bedelia – J R PARISH

—       Parr, Todd: It’s Ok to be Different

—       Penn, Audrey: The Kissing Hand – J P PENN

—       Perkins, Mitali: Rickshaw Girl

—       Pfister, Marcus: Rainbow Fish – J P PFISTER

—       Pinkney, Jerry: The Lion and the Mouse – J P PINKNEY

—       Pinkney, Sandra: Shades of Black

—       Piper, Wally: The Little Engine that Could – J P PIPER

—       Polacco, Patricia: Pink and Say

—       Polacco, Patricia: Thank you Mr. Falker – J FIC POLACCO

—       Potter, Beatrix: The Tale of Peter Rabbit – J P POTTER

—       Raschka, Chris: A Ball for Daisy – J P RASCHKA

—       Rathmann, Peggy: Good Night, Gorilla

—       Rathmann, Peggy: Officer Buckle and Gloria - J P RATHMANN

—       Recorvits, Helen: My Name is Yoon - J P RECORVITS

—       Rey, H.A.: Curious George – J P REY

—       Reynolds, Peter: The Dot

—       Ringgold, Faith: Tar Beach – J P RINGGOLD

—       Rinker, Sherri Duskey: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site – J P RINKER

—       Rohmann, Eric: My Friend Rabbit - J P ROHMANN

—       Rosen, Michael: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – J P ROSEN

—       Rosenthal, Amy Krouse: Duck! Rabbit! -   J P ROSENTHAL

—       Rossetti-Shustak, Bernadette: I Love You Through and Through

—       Rylant, Cynthia: The Relatives Came

—       Say, Allen: Grandfather’s Journey – J P SAY

—       Scarry, Richard: Cars and Trucks and Things that Go

—       Scieszka, Jon: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales – J P SCIEASZKA

—       Scieszka, Jon: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs – J P SCIESZKA

—       Seeger, Laura Vaccaro: Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories – J P SEEGER

—       Seeger, Laura Vaccaro: First the Egg – J P SEEGER

—       Sendak, Maurice: In the Night Kitchen – J P SENDAK

—       Sendak, Maurice: Where the Wild Things Are – J P SENDAK

—       Seuss, Dr.: Green Eggs and Ham – J R SEUSS

—       Seuss, Dr.: The Cat in the Hat – J R SEUSS

—       Shannon, David: Duck on a Bike – J P SHANNON

—       Shannon, David: No David! – J P SHANNON

—       Shaw, Charles: It Looked Like Spilt Milk

—       Silverstein, Shel: The Giving Tree – J P SILVERSTEIN

—       Silverstein, Shel: Where the  Sidewalk Ends – J POETRY SILVERSTEIN

—       Simmons, Jane: Come Along Daisy – J P SIMMONS

—       Simont, Marc: The Stray Dog – J P SIMONT

—       Sis, Peter: Fire Truck

—       Slobodkina, Esphyr: Caps for Sale – J P SLOBODKINA

—       Soto, Gary: Chato’s Kitchen

—       Soto, Gary: Too Many Tamales

—       Spier, Peter: People

—       Stead, Philip: A Sick Day for Amos McGee – J P STEAD

—       Steig, William: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – J P STEIG

—       Steptoe, John: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

—       Taback, Simms: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly – J P TABACK

—       Thong, Roseanne: Round is a Mooncake

—       Tullet, Herve: Press Here! – J P TULLET

—       Vamos, Samantha R.: The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred – J P VAMOS

—       Van Allsburg, Chris: Jumanji – J P VAN ALLSBURG

—       Van Allsburg, Chris: The Polar Express – J P VAN ALLSBURG

—       Viorst, Judith: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day – J P VIORST

—       Walter, Virginia: Hi, Pizza Man!

—       Wells, Rosemary: Noisy Nora – J P WELLS

—       Wells, Rosemary: Yoko – J P WELLS

—       Westcott, Nadine: The Lady with the Alligator Purse

—       Wiesner, David: Flotsam – J P WIESNER

—       Wiesner, David: The Three Pigs

—       Wiesner, David: Tuesday – J P WIESNER

—       Williams, Vera: A Chair for my Mother

—       Williams, Vera: More, More, More Said the Baby

—       Willems, Mo: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus – J P WILLEMS

—       Willems, Mo: Knuffle Bunny – J P WILLEMS

—       Winter, Jeanette: The Watcher – J BIO GOODALL

—       Wong, Janet: Buzz

—       Wood, Audrey: The Napping House

—       Wood, Don: The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

—       Woodson, Jacqueline: Pecan Pie Baby

—       Yolen, Jane: How do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? – J P YOLEN

—       Yolen, Jane: Owl Moon – J P YOLEN

—       Young, Ed: Lon Po Po: A Red-riding Hood Story from China - J 398.2 CHINA YOUNG

—       Young, Ed: Seven Blind Mice

—       Zelinsky, Paul O.: Rumpelstiltskin - J 398.2 ZEL

—       Zimmerman, Andrea: Trashy Town - J P ZIMMERMAN

—       Zion, Gene: Harry, The Dirty Dog – J P ZION