Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Grandy's SRC 3-5 years

A cobbled together list of possible books for Cate’s Grandma sponsored Summer Reading Challenge.

The goal is to read 100 books by the end of the summer. I tailored made the list for her and tried to mix it up- some old favorites, some to challenge her. Granted many are my own personal loves i.e. Hey, Al. It’s not exhaustive, no way it could be, but a good start. Also, there is allowance for her to choose her own books, that’s important. But with so many books and no possible way of reading them all, why waste the time on an inferior book, eh? A little guidance is needed or she might miss some great reads.

I always hesitate using a ‘list’ when it comes to literature or the arts for obvious reasons. Still it’s a starting point and my thinking goes along the lines of Pearsons law (also famously quote by Pres Monson):
That which is measured improves. That which is measured and reported improves exponentially.

So yeah, keeping track of which books you’ve read and been exposed to can be helpful, especially for young readers.

The grand gals will have to sign a contract, Cate with her scribbles and Maddie and Faye with their thumbprint.

I, Cate, promise to read 100 books by the end of August. _________________
I, Grandy Toots, promise a surprise. Maybe a pink bike. ____________________

I haven’t finished putting together the reading list (0-2 years) for Faye and Maddie quite yet, will post it tomorrow.

Grandy’s suggested books, then. In alphabetical order. Sort of.
For 3-5 year olds.
Each Peach Pear Plum Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Where's My Teddy? Jez Alborough
Up, Down, and Around Katherine Ayres; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
**There was an old lady who swallowed a fly Pam Adams
*Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg
The Mitten Jim Aylesworth, reteller; illustrated by Barbara McClintock
All Things Bright and Beautiful. Alexander, Cecil Frances
**Who Sank the Boat Pamela Allen
**The Farmer in the Dell Pam Adams
*Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears , illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema
*Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen Ackerman
The Very Fairy Princess. Andrews, Julie, and Emma Walton Hamilton
*The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg
*Once a Mouse, retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown
**Whose baby am I? John Butler
Never Take a Shark to the Dentist (and Other Things Not to Do) Judi Barrett; illustrated by John Nickle
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown
Little Gorilla Ruth Bornstein
*The Little House Virginia Lee Burton
Mr. Gumpy's Outing John Burningham
Turtle's Race with Beaver: A Traditional Seneca Story Joseph Bruchac
Big Bad Bunny Frannie Billingsley; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
The Little Red Hen Byron Barton
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans
The Three Bears Byron Barton
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing Judi Barrett
Ten, Nine, Eight Molly Bang
LMNO Peas. Baker, Keith
Shark vs. Train. Barton, Chris
The Jungle Grapevine. Beard, Alex
Ivy Loves to Give. Blackwood, Freya
Calvin Can't Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie. Berne, Jennifer
**Bugs, Bugs, Bugs Bob Barner
Ducking for Apples. Berry, Lynne
What about Bear? Bloom, Suzanne
Flora's Very Windy Day. Birdsall, Jeanne
Miss Brooks Loves Books! Bottner, Barbara
Back to Bed, Ed! Braun, Sebastien
Children Make Terrible Pets. Brown, Peter
Big Wolf & Little Wolf. Brun-Cosme, Nadine
*Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting
*Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown
*Madeline's Rescue Ludwig Bemelmans
**The Mitten Jan Brett
**We all go traveling Sheena Roberts, Siobhan Bell
**My mum Anthony Browne
**Mrs. Wishy Washy Joy Cowley
Tadpole Rex Kurt Cyrus
*Dear Zoo Rod Campbell
**The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
Freight Train Donald Crews
Click, Clack, Moo : Cows That Type Doreen Cronin
Rescue Bunnies. Cronin, Doreen
Me and My Animal Friends. Covert, Ralph
The Boy and the Moon. Carroll, James Christopher
Dancing Feet! Craig, Lindsey
Fortunately Remy Charlip
*Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney
The Handiest Things in the World. Clements, Andrew
**Five little monkeys jumping on the bed Eileen Christelow
Some Dog! Casanova, Mary
At the Edge of the Woods: A Counting Book. Cotten, Cynthia
*Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars
**Papa, please get the moon for me Eric Carle
**From Head to Toe Animals Eric Carle
**Today is Monday Eric Carle
I Love Bugs! Dodd, Emma
Happy Birthday, Jamela! Niki Daly
What the Ladybug Heard. Donaldson, Julia
Abuela Arthur Dorros
Rap a Tap Tap : Here's Bojangles-Think of That! Leo Dillon
Jamberry Bruce Degen
Strega Nona: An Original Tale Tomie De Paola
The Empty Pot Demi
**Go Away, Big Green Monster! Ed Emberley
Mean Soup Betsy Everitt
A Handful of Sunshine : Growing a Sunflower Melanie Eclare
Growing Vegetable Soup Lois Ehlert
Go, Dog, Go! P.D. Eastman
**Over in the Meadow Michael Evans
In the Wild. Elliott, David
*Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; text: Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
The Turn-around, Upside-down Alphabet Book. Ernst, Lisa Campbell
**Color Farm Lois Ehlert
*Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley; text: adapted by Barbara Emberley
**Eating the Alphabet Lois Ehlert
Is Your Mama a Llama? Deborah Guarino
*Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; text: Rachel Field
**Time for Bed Mem Fox/Jane Dyer
Corduroy Don Freeman
**Barnyard Banter Denise Fleming
The Everything Book Denise Fleming
*Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop; text: selected by Helen Dean Fish
Ask Mr. Bear Marjorie Flack
Bark, George Jules Feiffer
But I Wanted a Baby Brother! Feiffer, Kate
Pet Shop Fraser, Mary Ann
Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair. Fox, Lee
Olivia Ian Falconer
Diary of a Baby Wombat. French, Jackie
Jump! Fischer, Scott M
Seven Hungry Babies. Fleming, Candace
The Cow Who Clucked. Fleming, Denise
Monkey and Me Emily Gravett
Orange Pear Apple Bear Emily Gravett
*Millions of Cats Wanda Gag
Tap Tap Bang Bang. Garcia, Emma
*The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Mordicai Gerstein
Dogs. Gravett, Emily
*The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Paul Goble
How to Heal a Broken Wing Bob Graham; illustrated by the author
**Spring is Here Taro Gomi
The Three Little Pigs Paul Galdone
**Rosie’s Walk Pat Hutchins
*Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret Hodges
*Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: Donald Hall
Is it red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue?: An Adventure In Color Tana Hoban
**Where's Spot? Eric Hill
It's Moving Day! Pamela Hickma; illustrated by Geraldo Valerio
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse Kevin Henkes
Bedtime for Frances Russell Hoban
**Bear About Town Stella Blackstone/Debbie Harter
My Heart Is Like a Zoo. Hall, Michael
You'll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch Pat Hutchins
Brontorina. Howe, James
*Mei Li Thomas Handforth
My Garden. Henkes, Kevin
Cupcake: A Journey to Special. Harper, Charise Mericle
*Kitten's First Full Moon Kevin Henkes
A World of Colors: Seeing Colors in a New Way. Houblon, Marie
The Doorbell Rang. Hutchins, Pat
**Walking through the Jungle Debbie Harter
*One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian
**My Crayons talk Patricia Hubbard
*A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley
*Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; text: Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
*The Big Snow Berta & Elmer Hader
**Animal Boogie Debbie Harter
Say Hello! Isadora, Rachel
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest Steve Jenkins
Mama, Do You Love Me? Barbara Joosse
*The Hello, Goodbye Window Illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster
Leo the Late Bloomer Robert Kraus
*The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
I Took My Frog to the Library Eric Kimmel
The Wolf's Chicken Stew Keiko Kasza
Little Pink Pup. Kerby, Johanna
Big Red Lollipop Khan, Rukhsana
Goodnight, Little Monster. Ketteman, Helen
The Village Garage. Karas, G. Brian
The Caterpillar and the Polliwog Jack Kent
The Carrot Seed Ruth Krauss
**Rain Robert Kalan
Fables Arnold Lobel
*Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; text: Sorche Nic Leodhas,
The Story of Ferdinand Munro Leaf; illustrated by Robert Lawson
*They Were Strong and Good, Robert Lawson
Frog and Toad All Year Arnold Lobel
Frederick Leo Lionni
1+1=5: And Other Unlikely Additions. LaRochelle, David
Swimmy Leo Lionni
Tacky Goes to Camp. Lester, Helen
*Froggy Gets Dressed Jonathan London
Mr. Pusskins and Little Whiskers: Another Love Story. Lloyd, Sam
**The wheels on the bus Annie Kubler
A Plane Goes Ka-zoom. London, Jonathan
*Frog Went A-Courtin', illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; text: retold by John Langstaff
You Are My Wish. Love, Maryann Cusimano
Trucks Roll! Lyon, George Ella
**Bown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin
Bubble Trouble Magaret Mahy
Widget Lyn McFarland
Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney
*Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey
Flora McDonnell's ABC Flora McDonnell
I'm Bad! Kate McMullan; illustrated by Jim McMullan
Raven: a Trickster Tale From the Pacific Northwest Gerald McDermott
Too Much Noise Ann McGovern
Mabela the Clever Margaret MacDonald
Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move. Macken, JoAnn Early.
George and Martha James Marshall
Growing Colors Bruce McMillan
** Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Martin, Bill, Jr. and John Archambault
Go! Go! GO! Munro, Roxie
Dig Dig Digging. Mayo, Margaret
Fabian Escapes. McCarty, Peter
Elmer's Special Day. McKee, David
Not Last Night But the Night Before. McNaughton, Colin
Hibernation Station. Meadows, Michelle
Hugless Douglas. Melling, David
Bear in the Air. Meyers, Susan
Subway Ride. Miller, Heather
Call Me Gorgeous! Milton, Giles
*Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove
*Time of Wonder Robert McCloskey
*Mirette on the High Wire Emily Arnold McCully
*Snowflake Bentley, Illustrated by Mary Azarian ; text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
*Black and White David Macaulay
**Here are my hands Bill Martin, Jr
*Arrow to the Sun Gerald McDermott
*The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: retold by Arlene Mosel
*The Egg Tree Katherine Milhous
*Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff);
*The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text: Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown]
**Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Jane Manning
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Numeroff
Sylvia Long's Mother Goose Goose Mother
I Stink! Kate McMullan
The Thingamabob. Na, Il Sung
*Sam, Bangs & Moonshine Evaline Ness
**We’re going on a bear hunt Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury
The King's Taster. Oppel, Kenneth
Not a Box Antoinette Portis
The Little Engine that Could Watty Piper
Kermit the Hermit Bill Peet
Do's and Don'ts Todd Parr
Bee-Bim Bop! Linda Park
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter
* The Lion & the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
The Bicklebys' Birdbath. Perry, Andrea
Me I Am! Prelutsky, Jack
*The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice & Martin Provensen
*Song of the Swallows Leo Politi
*The Rooster Crows Maud & Miska Petersham
**Mary Wore her red dress Merle Peek
**I am the Music Man Debra Potter
*Abraham Lincoln Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Dog Heaven Cynthia Rylant
We're Going On a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen
The Toolbox Anne Rockwell
Mouse Mess Linnea Riley
Curious George Hans Rey
Good Night, Gorilla Peggy Rathmann
A Kitten Tale Eric Rohmann
Too Pickley! Reidy, Jean
Bedtime for Mommy. Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
*Baboushka and the Three Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov; text: Ruth Robbins
Windows with Birds. Ritz, Karen
Jacob O'Reilly Wants a Pet Rickards, Lynne
My Race Car. Rex, Michael
*My Friend Rabbit Eric Rohmann
*Officer Buckle and Gloria Peggy Rathmann
*The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; text: retold by Arthur Ransome
Caps for Sale : a Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business Esphyr Slobodkina
**I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean Kevin Sherry
**It Looked Like Spilt Milk Charles Green Shaw
No, David! David Shannon
Lizard's Song George Shannon
The Cat in the Hat Dr Seuss
Richard Scarry's Best First Book Ever Richard Scarry
*The House in the Night
Susan Marie Swanson; illusustrated by Beth Krommes
Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories Laura Vaccaro Seeger
We're All in the Same Boat. Shapiro, Zachary
*Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig
*Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
A Hat for Minerva Louise Janet Stoeke
All the World Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee
The Snow Day Komako Sakai; illustrated by the author
Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job. Swinburne, Stephen R
*Noah's Ark Peter Spier
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth. Siddals, Mary McKenna.
All God's Critters. Staines, Bill.
I Can Be Anything! Spinelli, Jerry.
What If? Seeger, Laura Vaccaro.
Don't Spill the Beans! Schoenherr, Ian.
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way. Schertle, Alice.
Beautiful OOPS! Saltzberg, Barney.
*The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick
Pirates don’t take baths John Segal
*Grandfather's Journey Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine
*So You Want to Be President? Illustrated by David Small; text by Judith St. George
*May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor; text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
** Down by the Station Jess Stockham
*A Sick Day for Amos McGee Philip & Erin Stead
*Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; text: James Thurber
Funny Farm. Teague, Mark
*White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; text: Alvin Tresselt
**The Great Big Enormous TurnipAlexei Tolstoy
*Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback
Pumpkin, Pumpkin Jeanne Titherington
**What’s the time, Mr. Wolf? A. Twinn, Annie Kubler
* A Tree Is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; text: Janice Udry
The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights Ufer, David A.
Sitting Duck. Urbanovic, Jackie.
The Quiet Book. Underwood, Deborah.
Duck Soup Jackie Urbanovic
Insect Detective. Voake, Steve.
Harry and Horsie. Balzer & Bray, Van Camp, Katie.
Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale Mo Willems
Owl Babies Martin Waddell
**Mouse Paint Ellen Stoll Walsh
"More, More, More," Said the Baby Vera B. Williams; illustrated by the author
Mr. Cookie Baker Monica Wellington
Yoko Rosemary Wells
*The Three Pigs David Wiesner
**The Napping House Audrey Wood
Bear Snores On Karma Wilson
I Went Walking Sue Williams
** Silly Sally. Wood, Audrey.
*Flotsam David Wiesner
Don't Be Afraid, Little Pip. Wilson, Karma.
Cottonball Colin. Willis, Jeanne.
City Dog, Country Frog. Willems, Mo.
Dino-baseball. Wheeler, Lisa.
*Tuesday David Wiesner
Monster Monster Melanie Walsh
*Golem David Wisniewski
*The Biggest Bear Lynd Ward
**Quick as a Cricket Don Wood
*Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen
Every Friday Dan Yaccarino
**Seven Blind Mice Ed Young
*Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur Yorinks
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Jane Yolen
*Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China Ed Young
*Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach
*Rapunzel Paul O. Zelinsky
Harry, the Dirty Dog Gene Zion

* Caldecott winner:

** flannelboard visuals at Story Props/KizClub:
(these are great if you want to have young readers process the story a little more, the flannelboard figures come in color or b/w, just print them out. Awesome).

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