Books to Read for Just About Anything…

A list of books organized alphabetically by theme, including units such as FAIRYTALES, BEARS, OCEANS and COWBOYS, and behavior management issues, including INTERRUPTING, TATTLING and FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS. 

Topics include: Diversity, Learning Differences, Being True to Yourself, Holidays, Rhyming, Fluency, Honesty, Manners, Math, Perseverance, Writing and many more.

When possible I’ve linked the book that comes with a CD.
If you can get a book with a CD, do it.
CDs are great for teachers when they lose their voice, they’re an awesome way for 
children to increase their fluency because they’re hearing a variety of voices. 
It also helps them with word-to-word correspondence. 

*Scroll to the bottom for a list of fiction books boys love*


Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod
Animalia by Graeme Base
Sesame Street Sign Language ABC with Linda Bove by Linda Bove
B is for Buckaroo: A Cowboy Alphabet by Gleaves Whitney
Animalia by Graeme Base

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Corduroy by Don Freeman
A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson
Time To Sleep by Denise Fleming
When Will It Be Spring by Catherine Walters
Teddy Bear Story by Josa Keyes
Beautiful, Thought-Provoking Pictures Books
The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant
Tuesday by David Wiesner (wordless)
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (wordless)
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers                       
                                      ✯How to Catch A Star Comprehension Page
The Heart in the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
A Story for Bear by Dennis Haseley
The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney 
The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats
The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen
The Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg
The Rag Coat by Lauren A. Mills
Kiss The Cow by Phyllis Root
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Mirette on the Highwire by Emily Arnold McCully
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Becoming Writers
The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli
Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
Bear Has A Story To Tell by Philip Stead
Arthur Writes a Story by Marc Brown
Dr. Seuss (Rookie Biographies) by Dana Meachen Rau
J.K. Rowling (Welcome Books) by Mary Hill
You Can Write A Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids by Lisa Bullard

Being True to Yourself/Be an Individual

Purplicious by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann
Matthew ABC by Peter Catalanotto 
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Krau
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy and Kimberly Shaw-Peterson
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown and Sara Palacios
Elmer by David McKee                                     

Sometimes I Like to Curl Up In A Ball by Vicki Churchill and Charles Fuge
David’s Drawings by Cathryn Falwell
The Shortest Kid in the World by Corinne Demas Bliss (being different)
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle
Dumpy La Rue by Elizabeth Winthrop      
                                                         ✯Dumpy La Rue Comprehension Page
Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis
Odd Velvet by Mary E. Whitcomb

Biography/Memoir (also see Historical Biographies)

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox       
                                                      ✯Questions for Wilfred Gordon
No, David by David Shannon
Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
The Rag Coat by Lauren A. Mills

*See Insects

Chapter Books To Read Aloud 
*For classics I try to find abridged or updated versions, the originals can be wordy, have outdated language and are difficult for the little ones to understand.

Junie B. Jones (books 1-4) by Barbara Park
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sacher

Christmas and Multicultural Winter Holidays

Bear Stays up for Christmas by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Yoon and the Christmas Mitten by Helen Recorvits

Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
Christmas for 10 by Carthryn Falwell
Grace at Christmas by Mary Hoffman
Tree of Cranes by Allen Say
Growing Up With Tamales by Gwendolyn Zapada
A Pinata in a Pine Tree by Pat Mora
Circle of Wonder: A Native American Christmas Story N. Scott Nomaday
Grandma’s Gift by Eric Velasquez
N is for Navidad by Susan Middleton Elya

My First Kwanzaa Book by Karen Katz

The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll by Patricia C. McKissack

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Emma Kragen 

How Santa Got His Job by Steven Krensky
The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy by Jane Thayer
Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh
The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Nancy Cote

Chunks/Word Families/Digraphs
Ook the Book: And Other Silly Rhymes by Lissa Rovetch

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root
Bob Books: Set 3 Word Families by Bobby Lynn Maslen and John R. Maslen
The Bug in the Jug wants a Hug by Brian P. Cleary
The Thing on the Wing Can Sing by Brian P. Cleary
Fix-it Duck by Jez Alborough
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough
     Word Family Tales: 
The Clock Who Would Not Tock by Pamela Chanke
A Nap for Zap by Kama Einhorn
Jake’s Cake Mistake by Betsy Franco
Jan and Stan by Samantha Berger

Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett
Cowboy Kid by Max Eilenberg
Eyewitness: Cowboy by David Hamilton Murdoch
I Want to Be A Cowboy by Dan Liebman
Cowboy Small by Lois Lenski
Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen
Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse by Rebecca Janni

Why Do You Cry?: Not a Sob Story by Kate Klise  
                                                       ✯Questions for Why Do You Cry?

Dealing with Death and Other Traumas

I Miss You: A First Look At Death by Pat Thomas
Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert
The Next Place by Warren Hanson
A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret Holmes

I Said No! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private by Kimberly King

The Rag Coat by Lauren A. Mills

*See Friendship

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
The Dot by Peter Reynolds
Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates

Earth Day/The Environment
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Big Bear Hug by Nicholas Oldland
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
Michael Recycle Meets Literbug Doug by Ellie Bethel
Where Once There Was A Wood by Denise Fleming

Fairy Tales Characters and Fairy Tale Comparisons

(See my Fairy Tales lessons, resources and printables here.)
Beauty and the Beast by Jan Brett
Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci
Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-LIsa
Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland    
                                                      ✯Questions for Incredible Storybook
Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale
The Jolly Postman by Janet Ahlberg


Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
Pete’s A Pizza by William Steig
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
The Rag Coat by Lauren A. Mills
Sloppy Joe by Dave Keane and Denise Brunkus
Russell and the Lost Treasure by Rob Scotton
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

*See Honesty

First Days of Schools

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Cookies: Bite Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
It’s Hard to be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel by Jamie Lee Curtis
The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
The Loud Book by Deborah Underwood
David Goes to School by David Shannon
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

Fighting with Friends/Getting Along
Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
How to Lose All Your Friends by Nancy L. Carlson
Why Are You Fighting, Davy? by Brigitte Weninger
Talk and Work It Out by Cheri J. Meiners
Mean Soup by Betsy Everett
Hands Are Not For Hitting by Marieka Heinlen
Words Are Not For Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick
Angry Dragon by Thierry Robberecht
Bad Mood by J. Allison James
The Sandwich Swap by Kelly DiPucchio
The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby
My Big Dog by Janet Stevens

Friendship/Acceptance/Diversity (Also see Learning Differences)

Ruby the Copycat by Margaret Rathman
The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfizer 
Don’t Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin, Allan Shamblin and Glin Dibley
The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane Derolf and Michael Letzig (diversity)
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan
The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler and David Lee Csicsko
Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant

Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino                             ✯Unlovable Comprehension Page
Angel Child, Dragon Child by Michele Maria Surat

The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff (dwafism)
The Shortest Kid in the World by Corinne Demas Bliss (being different)
Priscilla and the Pink Planet by Nathanial Hobbie (diversity)

Elephant and Piggie Books 
are easy to read and great
for increasing expression.


Yes We Can! By Sam McBratney and Charles Fuge
        Elephant and Piggie books:

We Are In A Book! by Mo Willems
Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems
There is A Bird On Your Head by Mo Willems
Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems
I’m Bored by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Funny Books

Underwear! by Mary Elise Monsell
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
Ugly Fish by Scott Magoon
Looking For A Moose by Phyllis Root
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Big Chickens by Leslie Helakoski
11 Experiments That Failed by Jenny Offill
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems
Matthew ABC by Peter Catalanotto

The Uglified Ducky: A Maynard Moose Tale by Willy Claflin –Definitely get the one w/CD.

Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale by Willy Claflin
Frank Was A Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams
Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-LIsa
The Hallo-weiner by Dav Pilkey
Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis
By the Light of the Halloween Moon by Caroline Stutson
Julius’s Candy Corn by Kevin Henkes
Frank Was A Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves

Historical Biographies for Early Readers
     Abraham Lincoln
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters and Nancy Carpenter
Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers by Karen B. Winnick
Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner
My First Biography: Abraham Lincoln by Marion Dane Bauer
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David A. Adler
The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln by Mike Reiss and David Catrow
    George Washington
A Picture Book of George Washington by David A. Adler
George Washington (Welcome Books) by Phillip Abraham
George Washington (Rookie Biographies) by Lynea Bowdish
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Benjamin Franklin
    Rosa Parks
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks by David A. Adler (I clipped together the KKK pages.)
    George Washington Carver
   Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman (Welcome Books) by Phillip Abraham

   Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus (First Biographies) by Lola Schaefer
My First Biography: Christopher Columbus by Marion Dane Bauer


Edward Fudwupper Fibbed Big by Berkeley Breathed
Princess K.I.M. and the Lie that Grew by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Sam Tells Stories by Thierry Robberecht
The Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Boy Who Cried Wolf by B.G. Hennessy
The Empty Pot  by Demi                                    
                                                        ✯Questions for The Empty Pot

I Want a Pony by Jeanne Betancourt
Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
I’m Going to Build a Supermarket One of These Days by Bill Martin (out of print, but if you can find it, it’s such a fun book–great for teaching kids to think outside of the box and awesome for GT lessons)
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner 
Olivia by Ian Falconer                                            ✯Questions for Olivia
Olivia Acts Out by Jodie Shepard                      ✯Questions for Olivia Acts Out
Olivia Forms a Band by Ian Falconer               ✯Questions for Olivia Forms a Band
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose
Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons
Insects-Eyewitness Books by Laurence Mound
I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown
Ant, Ant, Ant! An Insect Chant by April Pulley Sayre

Over in the Garden by Jennifer Ward (it’s a song, if you can find the one with the CD, get it)

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
My Mouth is A Volcano! by Julia Cook
The Sandwich Swap by Kelly DiPucchio
The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson
Watch Your Tongue Cecily Beasley by Lane Fredrickson
Learning Differences: Autism/Downs/etc.
You’re Going to Love This Kid (for teachers) by Paula Kluth
Understanding Sam and Aspergers Syndrome by Clarabelle Van Niekirk
Me, My Brother and Autism by A.C. Phalon
All About My Brother by Sarah Peralta
Autism and Me: Sibling Stories by Ouisie Shapiro
My Friend with Autism by Beverly Bishop
My Friend Has Autism by Amanda Doering Tourville
I Am Utterly Unique by Elaine Marie Larson
My Friend Has Down Syndrome Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
We’ll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephaine Stuve-Bodeen (down-syndrome)
The Best Worst Brother by S.A. Bodeen (down-syndrome/learning sign language)
In Jesse’s Shoes by Beverly Lewis (offers a biblical perspective to having friends with special needs)

Learning English
Did you know that many of your 2nd language think they’re the only ones in the class that don’t understand you? Getting them to realize they’re not the only one, goes a long way in helping them feel comfortable and safe in your classroom.
My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits
The Name Jar by Yannsook Choi
I Speak English for My Mom by Muriel Stanek
I Hate English by Ellen Levine
Carmen Learns English by Judy Cox
Rene Has Two Last Names by Rene Colato Laniez

Learning to Read
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr
I Don’t Like to Read! by Nancy Carlson
Listening and Following Directions
My Mouth is A Volcano! by Julia Cook
What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne Jones
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow
Come Along Daisy! by Jane Simmons
I’m the Boss by Steve Metzger

Long Vowels
The Peaches on the Beaches by Brian P. Cleary
The Frail Snail on the Trail by Brian P. Cleary
Here Comes Silent E by Anna Jane Hayes
Bob Books set 5–Long Vowels by Bobby Lynn Maslen

Love of Reading
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

*See Honesty

Main Idea

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill
Ruby the Copycat by Margaret Rathman

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
Six-Dinner Sid by Inga Moore                        
                                                     ✯Six-Dinner Sid Comprehension Page

Making Mistakes/Having a Bad Day:

No, David by David Shannon
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes I love the part at the end where Mr. Slinger writes Lilly a note that says, “Today was difficult. Tomorrow will be better.”
*There’s also a great Sesame Street song called “We all Make Mistakes” on their Platinum Too album

Making Predictions

If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joff Numeroff
If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Joff Numeroff
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joff Numeroff
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe Numeroff
For Just One Day by Laura Leuck

The Golden Rule by Irlne Cooper
The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Manners in the Lunch Room by Amanda Doering Tourville
Manners on The Playground by Carrie Finn
Watch Your Tongue Cecily Beasley by Lane Fredrickson

Double the Ducks by Stuart J. Murphy
Henry the Fourth by Stuart J. Murphy and Scott Nash
Tally O’Malley by Stuart J. Murphy
A Fair Bear Share by Stuart J. Murphy
Animals on Board by Stuart J. Murphy
Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! by Stuart J. Murphy
Give Me Half! by Stuart J. Murphy
A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy
Monster Musical Chairs by Stuart J. Murphy
Circus Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy
Seaweed Soup by Stuart J. Murphy
The Greatest Gymnast of All by Stuart J. Murphy and Cynthis Jabar
It’s About Time! by Stuart J. Murphy and John Speirs
3 Little Firefighters by Stuart J. Murphy and Bernice Lum
Jack The Builder by Stuart J. Murphy and Michael Rex
Mathmatickles by Betsy Franco
Math-terpieces by Greg Tang and Greg Paprocki
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller
From Zero to Ten: The Story of Numbers by Vivian French and Ross Collins
Pattern Bugs by Trudy Harris
Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris
12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Merriam
The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy and Lynne Woodcock
Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells
Safari Park by Stuart J. Murphy and Steve Bjorkman
Equal Shmequel by Virginia Kroll and Philomena O’Neill
If You Were a Fraction by Speed Shaskan
The Real Princess by Brenda Williams, Tessa Strickland and Sophie Fatus
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes and Bonnie MacKain
Dance Away by George Shannon
You Can Count on Monsters by Richard Evan Schwartz
Moostache by Margie Palatini
Looking For A Moose by Phyllis Root                   
                                                      ✯Questions for Looking for a Moose
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joff Numeroff

Moose on the Loose by Kathy-Jo Wargin
The Useful Moose by Fiona Robinson
Moose, Of Course by Lynn Plourde
Moose (Our Wild World) by Anthony D. Fredricks
The Uglified Ducky: A Maynard Moose Tale by Willy Claflin–Get the one with the CD.
Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale by Willy Claflin 

Never Give Up/Perseverance

Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Try It and Stick With It by Cheri J. Meiners
You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy (religious themes)
Winners Never Quit! by Mia Hamm
Never Give Up! A Children’s Picture Book by Adriana Cerrotti
Princesses Are Not Quitters! by Kate Lum
The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Ocean and Sea Animals
Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
Baby Sea Turtle by Audrey Lang and Wayne Lynch
Baby Sea Otter Story by Martha E.H. Rustad
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck
Ocean (DK Eyewitness Books) by Miranda MacQuitty
Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan


Sipping Spiders Through A Straw by Kelly DiPucchio
Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People  by Jane Yolen
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
If You’re Not Here Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School by Kalli Dakos
Honey, I Love and Other Poems by Eloise Greenfield and Leo and Diane Dillon
Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young by Jack Prelutsky and Marc Brown
My Very First Mother Goose by Rosemary Wells and Iona Opie

Reading Together
You Read Yo Me, I Read To You by Mary Ann Hoberman

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman

Jamberry by Bruce Degan
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
I Want My Hat Back by J. Klassen
For Just One Day by Laura Leuck                                        

Reading with Expression
*See Fluency                                         

Repetition/Shared Read Alouds
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Eric Carle
Panda Bear, Panda Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Eric Carle
Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle

The FOOT Book by Dr. Seuss  Obviously anything by Dr. Seuss is going to help with rhyming
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom
Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
Sixteen Cows by Lisa Wheeler
Altoona Baboona by Janie Bynum
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Nadine Bernard Wescott
Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Scranimals by Jack Prelutsky
An Octopus Followed Me Home by Dan Yaccarino
Mud is Cake by David M. McPhail
Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Llama, Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Llama, Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie dePaola
The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

Llama, Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melanie Watt


Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales by Jeanie Franz Ransom
(We made “Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal” into a class poster. And a class rule. And our class motto.)
Rainbow Fish: Tattle Tale by Sonia Sander
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julie Cook and Anita DuFalla
(There is also a workbook associated with this book available on Amazon)

Telling the Truth
*See Lying
Thank You, Thanksgiving by David Milgrim
A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting
Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland

Trying New Things
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Winter and Snow
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats
The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Hat by Jan Brett
The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen 
All You Need For A Snowman by Alice Schertle
Flannel Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennen
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

Writing Letters

Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolan                                       
                                                       ✯Questions for Plantzilla
The Jolly Postman by Janet Ahlberg
I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff
I Wanna New Room by Karen Kaufman Orloff
First Year Letters by Julie Danneberg
A Letter To Amy by Jack Ezra Keats
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

*See Becoming a Writer

Books Boys Love
The David books by David Shannon
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham
Hello, Robots by Bob Staake
Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
I Stink by Kate McMullan and Jim McMullan
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak         
                                           ✯Wild Things Comprehension Page
Arthur’s Pet Business by Marc Brown (a series)
Me and My Cat by Satoshi Kitamura
Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey
Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey
Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt (a series)
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby by Dav Pilkey (a series)
Captain Underpants (books 1-5) by Dav Pilkey (a series)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (A bit hard for K and 1st, but any book boys love, carry around, and obsess over–I’m going to let them have)  (a series)
Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold (a series)
Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle (a series)
Sloppy Joe by Dave Keane and Denise Brunkus
Morris the Mankiest Monster by Giles Andrae and Sarah McIntyre
This Monster Needs a Haircut by Bethany Barton

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