Look at these first two books and I’d bet you can remember what other lessons they taught. Romance writer Melissa Maygrove suggested Green Eggs and Ham, and who could resist the tongue twisting Fox in Socks? By the way, clicking on a picture will take you to Amazon in case you want to purchase the book.
Please take a moment to read Denise Zaky’s comment about her son’s kindergarten teacher. “My son was so lucky in that when he was in kindergarten he had a teacher that was never meant to teach children that age, as he did not have the patience with them not being able to read, so he taught them to read. LOL It was his only year teaching at that level and when those babies graduated to the first grade they were already on their way. The [teacher] swore he would never go through that again ;=D However, this was a huge benefit to our household as we have been and continue to be readers. I really believe it is so important to introduce the kids to fun reads now and cultivate that hunger to learn. There is so much out there in the world of books where anything is possible.” I’d bet a lot of parents would love to have that teacher teach their children to read in kindergarten. My Cat in the Hat is off to any kindergarten teacher who tackles a project like this.
In the non-rhyming early reader department, kindergarten and first grade, I also remember reading and enjoying the Frog and Toad books, and Denise’s niece loved Amelia Bedelia.
More books for readers a bit older, age 7 and up (or grade 2):
Deborah Dore on Twitter recommended Mrs. Pepperpot, a grandmother who shrinks!
Denise also said The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey was popular in her house. And Jennifer Haight (find her at The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow) recommended Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
Remembering the classics and finding out about new books for children has been great fun for me. In a few days, Paul R Hewlett will share readers’ recommendations of books for age 8 and/or grade 3 through 4 or 5. No commitments because there might be enough grade 3 books to make an entire post, or Paul may focus on boy books and leave the rest to me. Meanwhile, I hope you’ve found a few books you and your children or grandchildren can enjoy. I find a lot of books at garage sales, but if you don’t, please go through my Amazon store (tab at the top of the page) for any books you’d like to buy, whether new or used. Once I earn enough to buy a postage stamp, I’ll put it on the next book I mail to a giveaway winner, LOL!
Thanks for visiting, and please leave a comment. I’ll be back (right after my nap) to see if you stayed awake for this whole post after I mentioned yawning!