Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Read with Me! The Book List

I am so excited! It is going to be a great 9 weeks. Actually, it's 7 full weeks and 2 partial weeks, but I digress!  I have chosen 24 main books (these are the books that I will use towards my FREE book). The books are appropriate for children aged 2 to 5 years. Some are for 2 to 4 year olds, others 3 to 5 year olds; but overall any child will enjoy these books and the activities! Activities? Yes!

I don't alway come up with an activity for every book we read, but for a special book or special occasion, I like my books and activities to complement each other. My plan is to have books grouped by a basic theme with bonus books and a weekend activity.

Here is the plan:

Week 1 - Wild Things
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Week 2 - On the Farm
  • Mother, Mother, I want Another by Maria Polushkin
  • Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
  • Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Week 3 - Little Things Outside
  • Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Achembault
  • Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Week 4 - Throughout My Day
  • Jesse Bear, What will You Wear by Nancy White Carlstrom
  • Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
  • The Napping House by Don Wood and Audrey Wood

Week 5 - Classics
  • The Little Engine that Could retold by Watty Piper
  • The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff retold by Paul Galdone

Week 6 - Remembering My Childhood
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Week 7 - Animal Antics
  • Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  • Imogene's Antlers by David Small
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Week 8 - Colors
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett
  • Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

Week 9 - Finishing Up
  • The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

Ok, there you have it! Most of these books should be available at your local library or ask a friend if you can borrow them. These books are also a great investment, so if you buy any of them at a bookstore, it'll be money well spent.

I can't wait to get started! Make sure you get your book log: here. Let me know what you think about the books. Share any bonus books that you read, too.

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