Picture Books & Predictable Books

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Picture Books & Predictable Books

Predictable books and picture books offer children the opportunity to be active participants during shared reading. Picture books allow children to tell the story using pictures and to develop important creative skills. This list also contains some old-time favorites!

Picture Storybooks

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

Frederick by Leo Lionni

Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban

Hats off for the Fourth of July! by Harriet Ziefert and Gustaf Miller

Predictable Books

Books that are predictable include strategies to make them predictable – repetition, rhyme, one idea or thought per page, and patterns. Predictable books are the books you hear children reading to themselves and others. These books encourage children to think of themselves as readers.

If You Give a Mouse a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle

Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Only You by Rosemary Well