Preschool & Kindergarten Read Aloud Book List – Picture Books

I compiled this list from these 3 sources (The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, The Favorite Read-Aloud Books for Preschoolers link from the Simply Charlotte Mason website and the 1,000 Good Books List from the Classical Homeschool website). The books are color coated so you know which list they originally came from. I also kept the repeats so if you only want to follow one list then you can follow the color to stay with the list. I was overwhelmed by the different lists and wanted something to go off of for when we make our library trips so I know what some good books are to read. It’s also nice to have them alphabetized and printed out as a goal if you will. We cross off the books when we read them. I wonder how long it’ll take for us to read the whole list? I hope this helps some of you!

Read-Aloud Book List for Preschool & Kindergarten – Picture Books

from The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

and Favorite Read-Aloud Books for Preschoolers from Simply Charlotte Mason .com

and Classical Homeschool .org website

  •  A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
  • A Day’s Work by Eve Bunting
  • A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefer
  • A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible by Judith Viorst
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by J. Viorst 
  • Alfie and the Birthday Surprise by Shirley Hughes
  • Alfie Gets in First by Shirley Hughes
  • Alfie’s Feet by Shirley Hughes
  • All About Alfie (series) by Shirley Hughes
  • Always Room For One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas 
  • Amos and Boris and others by William Steig 
  • An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco
  • And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! by Dr. Seuss 
  • Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty 
  • Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack 
  • Animals of Farmer Jones & other Little Golden Books illus. by Richard Scarry 
  • Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett 
  • Apple Pie by Kate Greenaway 
  • Apricot ABC by Miska Miles 
  • Arthur’s Chicken Pox (series) by Marc Brown
  • Aunt Minnie McGranahan by Mary Skillings Prigger
  • Baby Brains by Simon James
  • Baby Farm Animals & other Little Golden Books illus. by Garth Williams 
  • Baby in a Basket by Gloria Rand
  • Bambi’s Children by Felix Salten 
  • Bearymore by Don Freeman
  • Beetle Bush by Beverly Keller 
  • Big Book of Brambly Hedge and others by Jill Barklem 
  • Big Snow by Berta Hader 
  • Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward 
  • Biggest House in the World and others by Leo Lionni 
  • Billy’s Picture by Margret and H. A. Rey
  • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • Brave Irene by William Steig
  • Bridget and the Gray Wolves by Pija Lindenbaum
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man by Robert McCloskey
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina 
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Carl Goes Shopping by Alexandra Day
  • Carl’s Afternoon in the Park by Alexandra Day
  • Carl’s Birthday by Alexandra Day
  • Carl’s Masquerade by Alexandra Day
  • Carl’s Sleepy Afternoon by Alexandra Day
  • Carl’s Snowy Afternoon by Alexandra Day
  • Carl’s Summer Vacation by Alexandra Day
  • Chato and the Party Animals by Gary Soto
  • Chester the Worldly Pig by Bill Peet
  • Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider
  • Christine’s Picture Book by Hans Christian Anderson 
  • Church Mouse and others by Graham Oakley 
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  • Clown of God and others by Tomie de Paola 
  • Cock, the Mouse, and the Little Red Hen by Felicite LeFevre 
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman 
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Crane Maiden by Miyoko Matsutani 
  • Cross Country Cat by Mary Calhoun 
  • Curious George & others by Hans A. Rey 
  • Curious George Rides a Bike by Margret and H. A. Rey
  • Curious George Takes a Job by Margret and H. A. Rey
  • Curious George by Margret and H. A. Rey
  • Dandelion Hill by Clyde Robert Bulla 
  • Day at the Fair by Arleta Richardson 
  • Deep in the Forest by Brinton Turkle
  • Deer at the Brook and others by Jim Arnosky 
  • Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo by William Joyce
  • Doctor Dan the Bandadge Man by Helen Gaspard, ill. by Corinne Malverne 
  • Dogger by Shirley Hughes 
  • Edward Lear Alphabet by Edward Lear, illustrated by Carol Newsom 
  • Emily by Michael Bedard 
  • Emperor’s New Clothes and others by Hans Christian Anderson 
  • Empty Pot by Demi 
  • Erandi’s Braids by Antonio Hernandez Madrigal
  • Fairy Caravan by Beatrix Potter 
  • Faster Sooner Hound by Ama Bontemps 
  • Fiona’s Flea by Beverly Keller 
  • Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss 
  • Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown 
  • Flip by Wesley Dennis 
  • Follow Carl! by Alexandra Day
  • Frog Band and the Onion Seller by Jim Smith 
  • Frog, Frog, Frog by Robert Welber 
  • Froggy Gets Dressed (series) by Jonathan London
  • Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke
  • Gift for Grandpa by Angela Hunt 
  • Gift for Tia Rosa by Karen Taha 
  • God’s Wisdom for Little Boys by Jim George
  • God’s Wisdom for Little Girls by Elizabeth George
  • Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day
  • Goodnight Moon and others by Margaret Wise Brown 
  • Grandma’s Bears by Gina Wilson
  • Gregory’s Shadow by Don Freeman
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  • Harry by the Sea by Gene Zion
  • Harry in Trouble (series) by Barbara Ann Porte
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion 
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood
  • Henry and the Kite Dragon by Bruce Edward Hall
  • Here Come the Aliens! by Colin McNaughton
  • Hilda the Hen Who Wouldn’t Give Up by Jill Tomlinson 
  • Hole is to Dig by Ruth Krauss 
  • Home for a Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss 
  • House that Jack Built by Antonio Frasconi 
  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen
  • Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine by Kathryn Lasky
  • I Saw the Sea Come In by Alvin Tresselt 
  • I Stink! by Katie and Jim McMullan
  • If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
  • If You Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff 
  • If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff 
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  • Imogene’s Antlers by David Small
  • In the Forest and others by Marie Hall Ets
  • Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
  • James & the Rain by Karla Kuskin 
  • James Herriot’s Treasury for Children by Jim Herriot
  • Jeremy: The Tale of An Honest Bunny by Jan Karon
  • Johnny Crow’s Garden by L. Leslie Brooke 
  • Katie and the Mona Lisa by James Mayhew
  • Katie and the Sunflowers by James Mayhew
  • Katie Meets the Impressionists by James Mayhew
  • Katie Meets the Impressionists by James Mayhew
  • Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne
  • King at the Door by Cole Brock 
  • Kitty’s New Doll by Dorothy Kunhardt
  • Lentil by Robert McCloskey
  • Let It Snow (Toot & Puddle) by Holly Hobbie
  • Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky 
  • Lillie at Ballet by Rachel Isadora 
  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  • Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper 
  • Little House and others by Virginia Burton 
  • Little Old Mrs. Pepperpot and others by Alf Proysen 
  • Little Red Hen and others by Paul Galdone 
  • Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman
  • Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky 
  • Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
  • Lost in the Woods by Jean Stoick and Carl R. Sams
  • Luckiest One of All by Bill Peet 
  • Madeline (series) by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Madeline and others by Ludwig Bemelmans 
  • Mailing May by Michael O Tunnell
  • Make Way For Ducklings and others by Robert McCloskey 
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • Marshmallow by Clare T. Newberry 
  • Marven of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky
  • Max by Bob Graham
  • May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice S. De Regniers 
  • McDuff and the Baby by Rosemary Wells
  • McDuff Comes Home by Rosemary Wells
  • McDuff Moves In by Rosemary Wells
  • McDuff’s Wild Romp by Rosemary Wells
  • Micawber by John Lithgow
  • Midnight Adventures of Kelly, Dot, and Esmerelda by John S. Goodall 
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag 
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
  • Mirabelle by Astrid Lindgren
  • Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Miss Nelson is Mission (series) by Harry Allard
  • Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney 
  • Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
  • Mr. Brown and Mr. Gray by William Wondriska 
  • My Island Grandma by Kathryn Lasky 
  • My Little Golden Book About God & others illustrated by Eloise Wilkin 
  • My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Becky Reyher 
  • N. C. Wyeth’s Pilgrims by N. C. Wyeth and Robert San Souci 
  • Niccodini’s Song by Chuck Wilcoxen
  • No Roses for Harry by Gene Zion
  • Noah’s Ark by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
  • Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier 
  • Noah’s Ark: Words from the Book of Genesis by Jane Ray
  • Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
  • Old Rosie, the Horse Nobody Understood by Lilian Moore & Leone Adelson 
  • On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott 
  • One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolan 
  • Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall 
  • Paper Crane by Molly Bang 
  • Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow 
  • Penny Wise – Fun Foolish by Judy Delton 
  • Pet of the Met by Don Freeman
  • Peter Spier’s Rain and others by Peter Spier 
  • Petunia by Roger Duvoisin and other Petunia stories 
  • Picture Books by Randolph Caldecott published by Frederick Warne 
  • Pimm’s Place by Beverly Keller 
  • Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowry, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren 
  • Polite Elephant by Richard Scarry
  • Pretzel by Margret Rey
  • Raggedy Andy Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  • Rain, Rain Rivers by Uri Shulevitz 
  • Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You Book by Richard Scarry 
  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling
  • Rome Antics by David Macaulay
  • Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms
  • Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda 
  • Shy Little Kitten by Cathleen Schurr, illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren 
  • Sir Francis Drake: His Daring Deeds by Roy Gerrard 
  • Smartest Bear and His Brother Oliver by Alice Bach 
  • Snip Snap! What’s That? by Mara Bergman
  • Snowy Day and others by Ezra Jack Keats 
  • Snuggle Bunny by Nancy Jewell 
  • Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
  • St. Francis and the Friendly Beasts by Margaret Hodges 
  • St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges 
  • Stone Soup and others by Marcia Brown 
  • Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
  • Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack 
  • Story of Babar and others by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff 
  • Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf 
  • Story of the Creation: Words from Genesis by Jane Ray 
  • Stranger in the Woods by Jean Stoick and Carl R. Sams
  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  • Tale of Peter Rabbit & others by Beatrix Potter 
  • Tale of Peter Rabbit (and others by Beatrix Potter)
  • Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook by Shirley Hughes
  • The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward
  • The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward
  • The Book of Beasts by E. Nesbit (abridged by Inga Moore)
  • The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens
  • The Gunniwolf by Wilhelmina Harper
  • The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber
  • The Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie Depaola
  • The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
  • The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
  • The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
  • The Magic Hill by A. A. Milne
  • The Minpins by Roald Dahl
  • The Mysterious Tadpole by Steven Kellogg
  • The Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
  • The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
  • The Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowrey
  • The Poppy Seeds by Clyde Robert Bulla
  • The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
  • The Saggy, Baggy Elephant by Kathryn Jackson
  • The Secret Shortcut by Mark Teague
  • The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
  • The Shy Little Kitten by Cathleen Schurr
  • The Silver Pony by Lynd Ward
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  • The Taxi That Hurried by Irma Simonton Black
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka
  • The Truth About Poop by Susan E Goodman
  • The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
  • The Very Best Home for Me by Jane Werner Watson
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar (and others by Eric Carle)
  • The Whingdingdilly by Bill Peet
  • The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Rob Hartman
  • Thomas’ Snowsuit by Robert Munsch
  • Three Little Horses by Piet Worm 
  • Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone 
  • Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco 
  • Thy Friend, Obadiah by Brinton Turkle
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
  • Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
  • Toad for Tuesday by Russell Erickson 
  • Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie
  • Tootle by Gertrude Crampton
  • Two Roman Mice by Horace, retold by Marilynne K. Roach 
  • Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree K Mitchell
  • Uncle Wiggly Book by Howard R. Garis 
  • Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams 
  • Veronica by Roger Duvoisin 
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar and others by Eric Carle 
  • Violet Comes to Stay by Jan Karon
  • Violet Goes to the Country by Jan Karon
  • Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner
  • Where Does the Butterfly Go When It Rains? by May Garelick 
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak
  • Where’s My Teddy? (series) by Jez Alborough
  • Where’s Waldo? (series) by Martin Handford
  • Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
  • You Are My Sunshine (Toot & Puddle) by Holly Hobbie
Other book lists I have posted for Preschool & Kindergarten:

History & Geography

Novels

Science

Math

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