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!
• 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
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