100 Picture Books Your Child Should Know

Nina from Painted Rainbows and Chamomile Tea pointed out this list of 100 books Your Child Should Hear Before Starting School. As we are approaching the start of school at my house, I thought I'd see how many My Big Boy has been esposed to up to this point.
* means we've read the book.
** means he's had lots of exposure to it.
***Stars following the title and author mean I highly recommend the book.

**Where’s My Teddy? by Alborough, Jez***
*Miss Nelson is Missing by Allard, Harry
Happy Birthday, Moon by Asch, Frank
Ten, Nine, Eight by Bang, Molly
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Barrett, Judi
*The Three Bears by Barton, Byron
I Like Myself by Beaumont, Karen
*Madeline by Bemelmans, Ludwig
*The Mitten by Brett, Jan
*Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Bridwell, Norman
*Stone Soup by Brown, Marcia***
**Goodnight, Moon by Brown, Margaret Wise***
Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by Burningham, John
**Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Burton, Virginia Lee***
**The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Carle, Eric***
*Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Christelow, Eileen
Miss Rumphius by Cooney, Barbara
Freight Train by Crews, Donald
**Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Cronin, Doreen***
*Today I Feel Silly by Curtis, Jamie Lee***
**Strega Nona by De Paola, Tomie***
*Bed Hogs by DiPucchio, Kelly
*Are You My Mother? by Eastman, P. D.
Feathers For Lunch by Ehlert, Lois
Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Emberley, Ed
*Olivia by Falconer, Ian
Lunch by Fleming, Denise
**The Magic Hat by Fox, Mem***
**Corduroy by Freeman, Don
Millions of Cats by Gag, Wanda
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Galdone, Paul
Barnyard Song by Greene, Rhonda
**Is Your Mama a Llama? by Guarino, Deborah***
**A First Picture Book of Nursery Rhymes by Harbour, Elizabeth (Illustrator)
*Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Henkes, Kevin***
Where’s Spot? by Hill, Eric
Bread and Jam for Frances by Hoban, Russell***
Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? An Adventure in Color by Hoban, Tana
Miss Mary Mack by Hoberman, Mary Ann
Rosie’s Walk by Hutchins, Pat
*Harold and the Purple Crayon by Johnson, Crockett
Splash! by Jonas, Ann
Jump, Frog, Jump! by Kalan, Robert
*The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Kasza, Keiko
**The Snowy Day by Keats, Ezra Jack***
The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Kent, Jack
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock by Kimmel, Eric
Leo the Late Bloomer by Kraus, Robert
The Carrot Seed by Krauss, Ruth
Over in the Meadow by Langstaff, John
The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf, Munro***
Tacky the Penguin by Lester, Helen
A Color of His Own by Lionni, Leo
*Frog and Toad are Friends by Lobel, Arnold
Froggy Gets Dressed by London, Jonathan
*Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Martin, Bill
*All By Myself by Mayer, Mercer
**Guess How Much I Love You by McBratney, Sam
Make Way for Ducklings by McCloskey, Robert
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! by McPhail, David
Martha Speaks by Meddaugh, Susan
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Neitzel, Shirley
The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Noble, Trinka
**If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Numeroff, Laura***
Amelia Bedelia by Parish, Peggy***
**The Kissing Hand by Penn, Audrey
*The Rainbow Fish by Pfister, Marcus
**The Little Engine That Could by Piper, Watty
*The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Potter, Beatrix
**Good Night, Gorilla by Rathmann, Peggy***
**Curious George by Rey, H. A.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Rosen, Michael
The Relatives Came by Rylant, Cynthia
Grandfather’s Journey by Say, Allen
Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Scarry, Richard***
**Where the Wild Things Are by Sendak, Maurice***
**The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
**Duck on a Bike by Shannon, David***
Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Sharmat, Mitchell
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Shaw, Charles
Caps for Sale by Slobodkina, Esphyr
Imogene’s Antlers by Small, David
**Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by Steig, William***
**And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Stevens, Janet
*Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Taback, Simms
Who’s Counting by Tafuri, Nancy
**Pigsty by Teague, Mark
**Polar Express by Van Allsburg, Chris***
**Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Viorst, Judith
*Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Waber, Bernard
Farmer Duck by Waddell, Martin
**Mouse Paint by Walsh, Ellen Stoll***
**Noisy Nora by Wells, Rosemary (I don't like that Nora calls the baby 'dumb' in this book!)
**Knuffle Bunny by Willems, Mo***
I Went Walking by Williams, Sue
A Chair for My Mother by Williams, Vera B.
**The Napping House by Wood, Audrey***
**Owl Moon by Yolen, Jane***
Seven Blind Mice by Young, Ed
Harry, the Dirty Dog by Zion, Gene

I suppose I have a good list of books to check out next week on Library Day. Looks like we've only read about half of these...and, as you know, me and My Big Boy LOVE to read.

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