May 27, 2011

Every Child Ready to Read: Books That Help Teach Phonological Awareness

A Was Once an Apple Pie by Edward Lear
A collection of twenty-six nonsense rhymes, one for each letter of the alphabet.
Aunt Lucy Went to Buy a Hat by Alice Low
Rhyming tale of a woman who sets out to replace her lost hat, but ends up with a cat and a succession of other items instead.
Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont
It's nap time at the farm, but one un-sleepy baby has a different plan ... Baby wants to dance.
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
All the farm animals are where they should be, clucking and mucking, mewing and cooing, except for the missing goose.
Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
Big Fat Hen counts to ten with her friends and all her chicks.
Bob by Tracy Pearson
While looking for someone to teach him how to crow, a rooster learns to sound like many different animals and finds that his new skills come in handy.
Charlie's Superhero Underpants by Paul Bright
When a gusting wind blows the laundry off the clothesline, Charlie travels the world searching for his favorite scarlet superhero underpants.
Clang, Clang, Beep, Beep: Listen to the City by Robert Burleigh
From morning until night, a city is filled with such sounds as the roars and snores of a subway ride, the flutters and coos of pigeons, and the shouts and beeps of drivers in traffic.
Cool Daddy Rat by Kristyn Crow
A young rat hides in his father's bass case and tags along as he plays and scats around the big city.
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Easy-to-read, rhyming text depicts diffent animals dancing.
Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Color and Counting by Emma Dodd
In this colorful story of a sloppy dog, you can count on a happy ending.
Down by the Station by Will Hillenbrand
In this version of a familiar song, baby animals ride to the children's zoo on the zoo train.
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allen Ahlberg
Rhymed text and illustrations invite the reader to play "I Spy" with a variety of Mother Goose and other folklore characters.
Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
To rescue Rapunzel from her tower, a prince yells for her to throw down her hair; but being too far away to hear clearly, she tosses out various items from her room, including her maid.
Fora's Surprise by Debbi Gliori
Flora, a youong rabbit, tries to grow a house by planting a brick.
A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
A frog in the bog grows larger and larger as he eats more and more bugs, until he attracts the attention of an alligator who puts an end to his eating.
Grandpappy Snippy Snappies by Lynn Plourde
When things go wrong around his farm Grandpappy sets them right with a snap of his suspenders, but Grandmammy is in trouble a
nd the suspenders are all worn out.

Hello Baby! by Mem Fox
A baby encounters a variety of young animals, including a clever monkey, a hairy warthog, and a dusty lion cub, before discovering the most precious creature of all.
Hello Day by Anita Lobel
Various animals greet the sunrise in their own unique voices, except for the owl who welcomes the night.
Hello Toes! Hello Feet! by Ann Paul
A girl takes delight in all the things she and her feet do throughout the day.
How Do You Wokka Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle
A young boy who likes to "wokka-wokka, shimmy-shake, and shocka-shocka" gathers his neighbors together for a surprise celebration.
Jump by Scott Fischer
From bugs and frogs to alligators and whales, frightened animals always move out of the way of a larger opponent.
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.
I Knew Two Who Said Moo: A Counting and Rhyming Book by Judi Barrett
Rhyming lines feature the numbers 1 to 10.
I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd
Easy to read text celebrates the many kinds of bugs that can be found in a backyard.
I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis
A boy takes the moon for a walk through his neighborhood
I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words by Michael Frith
A youngster plans all the things he will teach his puppy.
Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler
Baby and his family make some jazzy music.
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs. Three sequels offer more delightful rhyming stories.
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
Busy little peas introduce their favorite occupations, from astronaut to zoologist.
Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier
Circular shapes are spotted in familiar objects and everyday situations. Buttons are dots. Wheels are dots. Stars are dots. Ladybugs have dots....and so do the fried eggs on your plate. Lots of dots!
Little Bunny Foo Foo by Paul Brett Johnson
In an adaptation of the children's song, the good fairy tells of her efforts to make the naughty bunny behave and what happens when these efforts fail. Includes the song's words and music and instructions for finger play to accompany song
Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose by Leo and Diane Dillon
Presents an illustrated collection of twenty-four counting rhymes, from "Baa, baa black sheep" to "Wash the dishes, wipe the dishes."
My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman
Little sister has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess.
The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
A wizard's hat blows into town, changing people into different animals when it lands on their heads.
My Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
This rhyming story describes each day in terms of a particular color which in turn is associated with specific emotions.
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines
A child learns to count with the help of a classic nursery rhyme.
The Prince Won't Go to Bed! by Dayle Ann Dodds
When the young prince refuses to go to bed, assorted members of the royal household offer their ideas on exactly what he needs, but it is his sister, Princess Kate, who learns the truth.
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of approaching danger.
Rub A Dub Sub by Linda Ashman
A young boy meets many friendly sea animals as he travels underwater in his bright orange submarine.
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
A rhyming story of Silly Sally, who makes many friends as she travels to town--backward and upside down.
The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
Wanting to sail beyond its rock, a tiny snail hitches a ride on a big humpback whale and then is able to help the whale when it gets stuck in the sand.
The Sounds Around Town by Maria Carluccio
Reveals many things a child might hear during the day, from the singing of birds at dawn to the soft sounds of sleep.
Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clark
In this cumulative, rhyming story, a little chick needs help from all his farmyard friends to get out of the mud.
Ten on the Sled by Kimberly Norman
Animals fall off a speeding sled one by one until only a lonely caribou is left, chasing a giant snowball that has engulfed the falling animals.
Thelonius Monster's Sky High Fly Pie by Judy Sierra
A good-natured monster thinks a pie made out of flies would be a good dessert, and invites all his friends and relatives over to try it.
This Little Chick by John Lawrence
A little chick shows that he can make the sounds of the animals in his neighborhood.
Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman
Little by little, can by can, Mr. Gillie, the trash man, cleans up his town.
What's for Lunch? by John Schindel
A series of animals almost interrupt Sidney the mouse's plans for lunch.
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont
Kanga and her friends try to discover who ate all of her cookie dough.
Who Is Driving? by Leo Timmers
Easy-to-read text invites the reader to guess which animal is driving each of seven vehicles based on how they are dressed, then reveals their destinations and the vehicles' sounds.
Yip, Snap, Yap by Charles Fuge
Different dogs make a variety of doggy sounds and the reader is encouraged to join in.
Zoo Looking by Mem Fox
While Flora visits the zoo with her father, not only does she look at the animals but some of them turn to look at her.

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