1,000 Books before Kindergarten

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100 Books for Suggested Reading

Alborough, Jez. Where’s my Teddy?
Bang, Molly. Ten, Nine, Eight
Barrett, Judi. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Becker, Bonny. A Visitor for Bear
Bemelmans, Ludwig.  Madeline
Blackstone, Stella.  Bear’s Busy Family
Bornstein, Ruth. Little Gorilla
Brett, Jan. The Mitten
Brown, Marcia. Stone Soup
Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon
Bruel, Nick.  Bad Kitty
Brunhoff, Jean de. The Story of Babar
Burningham, John. Mr. Gumpy’s Outing
Burton, Virginia Lee.  Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Cannon, Janell. Stellaluna
Capucilli, Alyssa. Biscuit
Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Christelow, Eileen. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Coffelt, Nancy. Fred Stays with Me
Crews, Donald. Freight Train
Cronin, Doreen. Click, Clack, Moo:  Cows that Type
Day, Alexandra. Good Dog, Carl
Daywalt, Drew. The Day the Crayons Quit
Degen, Bruce. Jamberry
Dorros, Arthur. Abuela
Eastman, P.D.  Are You My Mother?
Ehlert, Lois. Feathers for Lunch
Emberley, Ed. Go Away, Big Green Monster!
Falconer, Ian. Olivia
Feiffer, Jules. Bark, George
Flack, Marjorie. Ask Mr. Bear
Fleming, Denise. In the Tall, Tall Grass
Fox, Mem. Where is the Green Sheep?
Freeman, Don. Corduroy
Gag, Wanda. Millions of Cats
Galdone, Paul. The Three Little Pigs
Gerstein, Mordicai. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Guarino, Deborah. Is Your Mama a Llama?
Henkes, Kevin. Kitten’s First Full Moon
Hest, Amy. Off to School Baby Duck!
Hill, Eric. Where’s Spot?
Hoban, Russell. Bread and Jam for Frances
Hoban, Tana. Is it Red?  Is it Yellow?  Is it Blue?  An Adventure in Color
Holabird, Katherine. Angelina Ballerina
Hutchins, Pat. Rosie’s Walk
Jenkins, Steve. What do You do with a Tail Like This?
Johnson, Crockett. Harold and the Purple Crayon
Juster, Norton. The Hello, Goodbye Window
Keats, Ezra Jack. The Snowy Day
Kennedy, Jimmy. The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Kimmel, Eric. Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock
Kraus, Robert. Whose Mouse are You?
Kraus, Ruth. The Carrot Seed
Leaf, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand
Lionni, Leo. Little Blue and Little Yellow
Lobel, Anita. On Market Street
Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad are Friends
London, Jonathan. Froggy Gets Dressed
Martin, Bill. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?
Martin, Bill. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
McBratney, Sam. Guess How Much I Love You 
McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings
McFarland, Lyn. Widget
McKee, David. Elmer
McKissack, Pat. Goin’ Someplace Special
Meddaugh, Susan. Martha Speaks
McMullan, Kate and Jim. I Stink!
Noble, Trinka. The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash
Numaroff, Laura J. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
O’Connor, Jane. Fancy Nancy
Penn, Audrey. The Kissing Hand
Pinkney, Sandra. Shades of Black
Piper, Watty. The Little Engine that Could
Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Raschka, Chris. A Ball for Daisy
Rathmann, Peggy. Good Night, Gorilla
Rey, H.A. Curious George
Rohman, Eric. My Friend Rabbit
Rylant, Cynthia. The Relatives Came
Say, Allen. Grandfather’s Journey
Schertle, Alice. Little Blue Truck
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. First the Egg
Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are
Seuss, Dr. Green Eggs and Ham
Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat
Shannon, David. Duck on a Bike
Simmons, Jane. Come Along, Daisy
Simont, Marc. The Stray Dog
Sis, Peter. Fire Truck
Slobodkina, Esphyr. Caps for Sale
Small, David. The Gardener
Taback, Simms. There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly
Wells, Rosemary. Noisy Nora
Willems, Mo. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Willems, Mo. Knuffle Bunny
Wilson, Karma. Bear Snores On
Wood, Audrey. The Napping House
Yolen, Jane. How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
Yolen, Jane. Owl Moon
Zion, Gene. Harry, the Dirty Dog