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    #193025 - 06/02/14 07:58 AM Book recommendations: age 3-5
    Mark D. Offline
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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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    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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    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.]
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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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    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.]
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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!
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    #193095 - 06/02/14 01:03 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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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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    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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    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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    #193109 - 06/02/14 02:00 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Loc: Seattle area

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    #193121 - 06/02/14 02:36 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    How Much is a Million by David M. Schwartz

    And of course anything by Dr. Seuss.

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    #193230 - 06/03/14 07:21 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    I've agreed to organize the list. I'll collect suggestions for a few days & then post the list, which will be updated periodically.

    Thanks for the great suggestions so far! Keep them coming!

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    #193351 - 06/04/14 07:44 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Butterfly Count—Sneed Collard
    The Story of the Root Children—Sibylle Olfers
    Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (and more)—Bernard Waber
    The Paper Bag Princess—Robert N. Munsch
    The Story of Babar (and more)—Jean de Brunhoff
    How Groundhog's Garden Grew—Lynne Cherry
    The Little Island—Margaret Wise Brown and Leonard Weisgard
    The Little House—Virginia Lee Burton
    Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type—Doreen Cronin
    Princess Smartypants—Babette Cole
    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble—William Steig
    Petunia—Roger Duvoisin
    Miss Nelson is Missing—Harry Allard
    The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses—Paul Goble
    The Egg Tree—Katherine Milhous
    Borka, The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers—John Burningham
    When I Was Young in the Mountains—Cynthia Rylant
    Beryl's Box—Lisa Taylor
    Emma Kate—Patricia Polacco
    Insects are My Life and Reptiles are My Life—Megan McDonald
    Amos & Boris—William Steig
    Bently and Egg—William Joyce
    Diary of a Worm (and others in series)—Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss
    Scaredy Squirrel (and others in series)—Melanie Watt

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    #195781 - 07/02/14 12:56 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Just so stories - Kipling
    The story of ping - Marjorie flack
    Beatrix potter peter rabbit collection ( in original language rather than amended)
    My dd4 loves these books because the stories are sweet but the language is lyrical and in the case of potter and Kipling very rich

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    #195817 - 07/02/14 10:35 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mahagogo5]
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    I would mark these with "Caution" or "YMMV," particularly for the very young age group. All three are rather grim in their different ways. Some children may pick up on the disturbing implications and others may not.

    Originally Posted By: Mahagogo5
    Just so stories - Kipling
    The story of ping - Marjorie flack
    Beatrix potter peter rabbit collection ( in original language rather than amended)
    My dd4 loves these books because the stories are sweet but the language is lyrical and in the case of potter and Kipling very rich


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    #195965 - 07/05/14 11:04 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: MegMeg]
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    Originally Posted By: MegMeg
    I would mark these with "Caution" or "YMMV," particularly for the very young age group. All three are rather grim in their different ways. Some children may pick up on the disturbing implications and others may not.

    Originally Posted By: Mahagogo5
    Just so stories - Kipling
    The story of ping - Marjorie flack
    Beatrix potter peter rabbit collection ( in original language rather than amended)
    My dd4 loves these books because the stories are sweet but the language is lyrical and in the case of potter and Kipling very rich



    I guess so, I'd struggle to read these to an older child though. I think a lot of the issues that come up in the book are more to do with old fashion values and gentle intro to some of the harsh realities of life - which in times gone by was generally done through story telling - I have to admit though that even though my DD understand the subtext of the stories she is not the most sensitive child in the world.

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    #197516 - 07/30/14 06:13 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    We borrowed this from the library and DD would have really enjoyed it a year ago:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0746085346/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

    I think this is part of a reading series. I'm going to see if I can borrow other books from the series.

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    #199477 - 08/27/14 03:27 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    We read a ton of Berenstain Bears and Angelina Ballerina. Although, my daughter will read almost anything. She even reads the captioning off the TV, lol. She's 3.5 now but we've been reading these for a while. She still can't read these books super smoothly by herself, but she'll read most of it. I love all these suggestions; I'm going to have to make a list!
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    #204005 - 10/21/14 09:37 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
    Aufilia Offline
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    Loc: Washington
    Early reader series:
    Frog & Toad
    Poppleton
    Mr. Putter & Tabby

    Picture Books:
    "My First Little House" books
    DS4 loves all the Magic School Bus picture books, but especially the earlier ones, and the chapter books.

    Astronomy:
    Jump Into Science: The Moon
    One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong

    Bad Kitty books

    DS4 is currently obsessed with "The Tale of Despereaux: The Graphic Novel"

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    #204014 - 10/22/14 01:55 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
    Mana Offline
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    Another series DD would have loved when she was on her book binge at age 3:

    http://www.amazon.com/Mouse-Mole-Perfect-Halloween-Story/dp/0547551525

    The tone is really sweet, much like Frog & Toad but it's probably slightly harder to read than F & T.

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    #204015 - 10/22/14 03:15 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    There are some great ones already mentioned in this thread! DS4.5 has just started the Captain Underpants series (about which I am feeling conflicted - the indulgence in rip roaring potty humor is worth the laughter and confidence he's demonstrating). He also enjoyed Eerie Elementary (a good one for Halloween holiday fun). Over the past 2 years he's much enjoyed these too:
    many of the Magic Tree House books
    Roald Dahl (especially James and the Giant Peach) read together
    Mr. Men and Miss books (Mr. Impossible, Mr. Forgetful...)
    Magic School Bus books
    Dodson series
    Poppleton books
    Mercy Watson series
    Frog and Toad series
    Mr. Putter and Tabby books
    Oliver Jeffers books
    Danny and the Dinosaur
    Judy Viorst's Alexander books
    Harold and the Purple crayon books
    Morris the Moose books
    Fly Guy ;)books

    and Elephant and Piggie books - one of which was his first independently read. I'll never forget the laughter while he was reading it or the happiness he felt talking about it afterwards. He still pulls them out every once and awhile.

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    #204022 - 10/22/14 06:57 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    my DS loved reading "little critter" books at 3.

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    #205239 - 11/08/14 07:01 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
    Mana Offline
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    Mouse and Mole series by Wong Herbert Yee

    Ant and Honey Bee by Megan McDonald

    The latest Piggie and General book is a must-have:

    http://www.amazon.com/Waiting-Easy-Eleph...waiting+is+hard


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    #209213 - 01/19/15 07:31 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    I just discovered an early reader series called "Catwings" that looks spot on for this age bracket.
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    #209236 - 01/19/15 11:43 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Geography from A to Z, J. Knowlton
    Little Elephant, Big City, M. Curato
    Voices in the Park, A. Browne
    The Mystery Hat, Bennicke & Jensen
    The Way We Work, D. Macauley
    The Firefly Spanish/English Dictionary (excellent visual dictionary)
    What's Science all about? Usborne
    Greg's Microscope, M. Selsam
    How Mountains are Made, K.W. Zoehfeld

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    #209370 - 01/21/15 03:28 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Chapter Books:
    DS5 is really enjoying the "Shark School" books by "Davy Ocean". I think the first book in the series is Deep Sea Disaster, followed by Lights! Camera! Hammerhead! We were able to get these 2 at our local Barnes & Noble, but it looks like we'll have to order subsequent ones online. Main character is a hammerhead shark.


    Edited by Aufilia (01/21/15 03:31 PM)

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    #212797 - 03/16/15 08:38 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Exciting fiction news!!! The Roald Dahl novels are now available as unabridged picture books, with colour pictures on each page of text! DS3 and I just read "The Fantastic Mr Fox", and he adored it! They're perfect for children who crave a more involved plot, but who still prefer pictures. It took 90 minutes to read the book start to finish, complete with wiggling, bouncing, and speculation.

    http://m.indigo.ca/product/books/fantast...fox&ikwsec=Home
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    #213228 - 03/24/15 08:05 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: aquinas]
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    Fantastic - my 4yo old still greatly prefers books will color illustrations, but needs more challenging text.

    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Exciting fiction news!!! The Roald Dahl novels are now available as unabridged picture books, with colour pictures on each page of text! DS3 and I just read "The Fantastic Mr Fox", and he adored it! They're perfect for children who crave a more involved plot, but who still prefer pictures. It took 90 minutes to read the book start to finish, complete with wiggling, bouncing, and speculation.

    http://m.indigo.ca/product/books/fantast...fox&ikwsec=Home
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    #213230 - 03/24/15 08:33 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    I've been looking at many of these books and they look like books my daughter (4) can fly through in a matter of minutes. I'm a little at a loss for her because I don't want to provide her with too mature of subject material but I'd like to provide her a variety of books - easier and more challenging. I got her a Ramona book and she seems mildly interested, and she has no issue reading it - but she really is more drawn to books with pictures still. She has also read some American Girl, which I think are fairly safe for her. I'm just boggled because her reading is so advanced past her age, I don't know where to point her.
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    #213258 - 03/25/15 08:17 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Maybe try some of the early chapter books that have a few pictures?

    Magic School Bus has a chapter book series and usually each chapter will have a picture
    the James Herriot's children treasury (they are various stories from his All Creatures Great and Small series)
    Mrs Piggle-Wiggle series
    Encyclopedia Brown books

    otherwise, if those don't have enough pictures, you may want to look for some fairly in depth picture books like "Alex the Parrot" or "Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas" (I find for picture books, non-fiction picture books may be more challenging - we have a lot of those at home and even as an adult, I find them engaging and about people, animals and events I never knew about - for instance one on Charles Drew: Doctor who got the world pumped up to donate blood).

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    #213259 - 03/25/15 08:30 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    "The Princess in Black" is a good twist on the princess thing (it is a brief chapter book with pictures).

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    #216119 - 05/12/15 12:45 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz

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    #216120 - 05/12/15 12:53 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Anything by Mo Willems.

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    #216139 - 05/12/15 04:32 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    My 4.5 year-old likes Shel Silverstein's Giraffe and a Half, the Magic Tree House series, the Young Cam Jansen series, and the Thea Stilton series.

    A word of warning on the Magic Tree House series. My son did fine with them, but I was not prepared to discuss issues like slavery, the deaths on the titanic, the unpleasant nature of war, etc. The series gets into some heavy topics pretty quickly. All things considered, I feel like reading them was a positive experience, but not all kids would benefit from reading them this early.

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    #216145 - 05/12/15 05:19 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    And as a read aloud, he loves the Max Axiom Super Scientist series.

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    #216561 - 05/19/15 07:13 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Wanted to add that we have recently started reading Life of Fred Apples and my son is really enjoying it. We first tried it around age 3 and he didn't like it at all. Pulled it out on a whim this week and he is really enjoying the humor and he loves the math, even though he has known the math it in for a long while. I'm just happy he's enjoying it. He loves that Fred is a 5 year-old math professor.

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    #216566 - 05/19/15 07:53 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    As read-alouds, DS3.5 loves Roald Dahl, particularly "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". (Frankly, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a bit of an obsession!)

    We've also come across a series called "Body Battle" by Vicki Cobb that features electron microscope images of various cells in the body responding to colds, cavities, scraped knees, etc, which are a big hit.
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    #220357 - 08/01/15 11:02 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Flower Fairies Friends Chapter Book series, based on Cicely Mary Barker's artwork and poetry.

    The content is gentle, appropriate for very young children, and no deeper than you would expect based on the series title or concept, but the writing is significantly more sophisticated than, say, Rainbow Fairies. Many are leveled at AR grade 4, 5, or even 6.

    Most/all of them are written by Pippa Le Quesne or Kay Woodward. The former author appears to write to a slightly higher reading level (late grade 5/early grade 6).

    When searching for them, they may be listed under either the actual author's name, or "Cicely Mary Barker".

    Here's one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Willows-Underwater...ERWPGWBTCBECSD0


    Edited by aeh (08/01/15 11:12 AM)

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    #220721 - 08/13/15 10:33 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Adding a link to the thread on What books come after leveled readers?, which mentions a 4-year-old. smile

    Adding a link to the thread on Kindergarten first chapter book, which mentions a 4-year-old. smile

    Adding a link to the thread on Content appropriate chapter books for 4 year old. smile

    Adding a link to the thread Recommend reading materials for 4 yrs old. smile

    Adding a link to the thread Chapter books for 3 year olds. smile

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    #229685 - 04/19/16 01:23 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    We are all avid readers in our house and we've read soooo many amazing picture books to the boys over the years. These are just "some" of the hundreds of books we've loved reading to them:

    - Luna and Me

    - Instructions (Neil Gaiman)

    - Scranimals

    - The Mischievians

    - Unnatural Selections

    - All the Skippyjon Jones books (Judith Schachner)

    - The Bear stories by Benjamin Chaud

    - Charlie and Kiwi

    - Max's Dragon and other Max books by Kate Banks (also The Eraserheads)

    - How to Bake a Book

    - Tales for Very Picky Eaters

    - Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom

    - The Fort that Jack Built

    - All of Julia Donaldson's (The Snail and the Whale, The Gruffalo, etc.)

    - fractured fairy tales (like the Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot, or the Three Ninja Pigs)

    - the original Pete the Cat books (only the ones by Eric Litwin)

    - Panda-monium at Peek Zoo

    - The Book with No Pictures

    - Mr. Brown's Fantastic Hat

    - The Whisper

    - The Curious Garden

    - If I Built a House

    - The Hundred Decker Bus

    - several of the Claude Ponti books (wildly interesting illustrations)

    - Nerdy Birdy

    - Blizzard

    - It's Only Stanley

    - The Monsterator

    - Agent A to Agent Z

    - The Incredible Book Eating Boy

    - Kathryn Otoshi books

    - Journey (Aaron Becker)

    - Hervé Tullet books

    To teach your child to speak more quietly:

    - Decibella and her Six Inch Voice


    Non-fiction/math-related:

    - Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

    - Hungry for Math

    - That's a Possibility

    - If - A Mind-bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers


    And honestly, if you love those, I have more. Lots more. It's hard to believe there are so many great picture books out there! smile

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    #237958 - 04/26/17 12:12 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Hi all,

    I wanted to mention that I just started a blog on kids' books in case some of you might want more book suggestions for your younger kids. My three posts so far are on how to grow a reader, pink princess books with a positive message, and fun alphabet books.

    Here's the link: https://raisingreadersweb.wordpress.com/

    Happy reading! smile


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    #238016 - 04/29/17 09:22 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    I won't post on here every time I write a new post, but I thought Marching to the Beat of Your Own Drum might be well received on here:

    https://raisingreadersweb.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/marching-to-the-beat-of-your-own-drum/

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    #238366 - 05/15/17 09:58 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 3-5 [Re: Mark D.]
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    I've got an ambitious list of post themes for my blog on kids' books(https://raisingreadersweb.wordpress.com/) In case you're interested, have a look below:

    You
    Board Books for Babies
    Individuality
    Marching to the Beat of Your Own Drum
    Books to Inspire Them
    All The Things that You Can Be and Do!
    Finding Your Groove
    Social and Emotional Intelligence
    Mindfulness and Meditation
    Fun Picture Books that Teach Important Lessons
    Strong Girls
    Overcoming Obstacles
    Loosen Up and Have Fun

    With Others
    If You Love It, Set It Free
    Learning to Get Along
    Friendship
    Sibling Rivalry
    Are You My Mother?
    Unlikely Companions
    All Kinds of Love
    Everyone’s Family Is Different
    Bullying
    Grieving

    Your Life
    Your Home
    Food habits
    Bedtime
    The Dark
    Bath Time
    Party Time
    Favourite Stuffie

    The World Around You
    Neighborhood
    City
    Nature
    Gardens
    Sea and Islands
    Discovering the World/Travel
    Making a Difference in the World
    Be Good to the Planet
    Weather
    Seasons

    All the Creatures
    Silly Animals
    Animals and Zoos
    Farms
    Butterflies
    Birds
    Pigs
    Sheep
    Cows
    Owls
    Bats
    Fish
    Cats vs. Dogs
    Bears
    Elephants
    Squirrels
    Crocodiles
    Bugs
    Bunnies
    Dinosaurs
    Penguins
    Monkeys
    Whales

    Are They Real?
    Dragons
    Monsters
    Witches, Zombies and Ghosts
    Fairies and Goblins
    Legendary Creatures

    All About the Books
    How to Grow a Reader
    About Books, Reading and Libraries
    Writing
    Word Play Picture Books
    Wordless Picture Books
    Favourite Authors
    Lovable Characters
    Poetry for Kids
    The Classics
    Bunch of Munsch
    Rhyming Picture Books
    Learning to Read

    The Arts
    Art and Artists
    Dance
    Making Music
    Creativity of All Sorts

    Learning
    Books about School
    Alphabet Books
    Colours
    Shapes
    Counting
    Sounds
    Fun Math Books
    Careers and Such Things
    STEM Books
    Building
    Inventors and Scientists

    So Much Fun!
    Silly, Silly, Silly
    Fantabulous Excuses
    Tall Tales
    Sticky Situations
    Lost and Found
    The Slightly Inappropriate Books
    Interactive Picture Books
    Quirky
    Food With Feelings

    Kid-centric Themes
    Astronauts, Space and Aliens
    For Aspiring Cowboys and Cowgirls
    Superheroes
    Spies and Ninjas
    Detectives
    Adventure
    Toys
    Magicians and Magic
    Robots
    Hats
    Pirates
    Not Your Typical Truck/Car Picture Book
    Not Your Typical Pink Princess Book
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    Flying
    The Magic of the Box
    Holidays
    Valentine’s Day
    Easter
    Halloween
    Hannukah
    Christmas

    Extra Special
    Just Magical
    Beautiful Illustrations
    Fun Illustrations

    Other Genres
    Fractured Fairytales
    Look and Find
    Non-Fiction
    Graphic Comics
    Chapter Books with Illustrations

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