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    #193025 - 06/02/14 07:58 AM Book recommendations: age 3-5
    Mark D. Offline
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    Registered: 12/31/69
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    Hi everyone - I have been asked to create stickies for threads with lists of book recommendations gathered from member posts for different age ranges (0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13+). Here is the thread for the 3-5 age range.

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    #193056 - 06/02/14 10:16 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Registered: 01/04/12
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    Glad to see this list!
    Our DD loved reading Milly Molly Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley when she was 3-4. Amazon lists several versions as available and one does need to double check which stories are included in which book to avoid repetition. These books are quite retro and have no "scary" elements, bad language, or violence. Good for the advanced young reader as the stories have more advanced vocabulary.

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    #193062 - 06/02/14 10:47 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Registered: 09/03/13
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    For fiction: A bunch of books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Spoon, Exclamation Mark, Little Pea/Little Oink/Little Hoot, This Plus That, Wumbers), Stuck by Oliver Jeffers, Penrose the Mathematical Cat (for mathy kids), We just found a really cool book called The Numberlys by William Joyce...he also wrote The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, which is fabulous. Math Curse (and Science Curse, to a lesser extent) by Jon Scieszka. If I think of any more I'll add them later.

    We also like a lot of non-fiction over here, examples being the scholastic read-about-science books.

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    #193067 - 06/02/14 10:54 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
    ultramarina Offline
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    Some favorites of ours:

    Bill Peet's picture books
    Blueberries for Sal and other Robert McCloskey books
    James Marshall's fairy tale retellings, and George and Martha by Marshall
    Frog and Toad, and other easy readers by Arnold Lobel
    The Story of Ferdinand—Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson
    Millions of Cats—Wanda Gag
    The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge--Hildegarde H. Swift
    The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes—DuBose Heyward
    Roxaboxen—Barbara Cooney
    Miss Rumphius—Barbara Cooney
    Rosemary Wells' picture books (watch out for knock-offs based on TV series)
    Kevin Henkes' picture books
    Angus and the Ducks (and sequels)—Marjorie Flack
    Stellaluna—Janell Cannon
    Verdi—Janell Cannon
    Leo Lionni's picture books
    Some Dogs Do (can be read as a gifted theme)--Jez Alborough

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    #193068 - 06/02/14 11:15 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems
    Pigeon series by Mo Willems
    Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
    Magic School Bus series
    Wet Dog by Elise Broach (David Catrow has become our favorite illustrator)

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    #193075 - 06/02/14 12:16 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Registered: 07/25/13
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    My DS5 actually really likes the Fancy Nancy book series by

    O'Connor, Jane/ Preiss-Glasser, Robin

    They are very colorful and engaging visually,and he's learning "fancy" words in a fun way.

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    #193077 - 06/02/14 12:17 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
    aquinas Offline
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    Registered: 11/02/12
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    Originally Posted By: Mark Dlugosz
    Hi everyone - I have been asked to create stickies for threads with lists of book recommendations gathered from member posts for different age ranges (0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13+). Here is the thread for the 3-5 age range.


    Thanks Mark!
    _________________________
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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    #193095 - 06/02/14 01:03 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Registered: 12/17/12
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    Picture books illustrated and written by Brian Floca
    Mercy Watson by DiCamillo
    Bink and Gollie by DiCamillo
    Nate the Great by Marjorie
    Dodsworth books by Tim Egan (my favorite!)
    Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg (a must have at age age but it really clicked at age 3 for DD)

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    #193100 - 06/02/14 01:22 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Registered: 02/17/12
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    Loc: Seattle area
    Mr. Putter and Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant
    Oliver Pig and Amanda Pig series by Jean Van Leuwen
    Bubba and Beau series by Kathi Appelt

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    #193103 - 06/02/14 01:40 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Registered: 04/07/14
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    Fiction
    Lost+Found by Oliver Jeffers
    The Dark by Lemony Snicket/Jon Klassen
    Billy and Blaze series by C. W. Andersen

    Non-fiction:
    Pierre the Penguin: A True Story by Jean Marzollo
    The Planet Hunter: What Happened to Pluto by Elizabeth Rusch and Guy Francis
    The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice Provensen
    Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern
    The Great Horse-Less Carriage Race by Michael Dooling
    The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley
    The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux by Emily Arnold McCully
    Honda: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars by Mark Weston
    James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of Every Living Thing

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