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Getting Started with 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading classic childrens books is a grat way to get started on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Here are Hailey’s picks for the best classic picture books that little kids love.

Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel

Although is book was published in 1939, it is recommended because of its bold illustrations and story of the power of friendship

mike mulligan and his steam shovel book with illustrated steam shovel busting through a red bok cover
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This book’s bright colors and story are sure to delight young readers interested in the transformation of a very hungry simple caterpillar.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Aside from its award winning illustrations, this book boasts a gravity defying feat of bravery.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Looking for something silly to read? Look no further than Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. This book with its bold colors goes through the alphabet in a hilarious way.

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash

With whimsical pictures and a funny story invovling a snake, this book is sure to delight young readers.

The Kissing Hand

Starting school can be exciting and a little scary, but learn how Chester leaves to be brave in “The Kissing hand.”

The Cat in the Hat

Find out what mischief two children and one cat can get into.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Can a Pigeon drive a bus? Should a pigeon drive a bus? Find out in this book with award-winning pictures and a truly funny, interactive story.

Click, Clack, Moo; Cows That Type

This book is recommended for its hilarious story about some cows and their new typewriter.

Is Your Mama a Llama?

Learn about different animals with your young reader with this book of beautiful illustrations.

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