Looking for something fun to read together with your three to six year old child? Try out these classics from our children's librarians:
From Mary Ellen Braks, Youth Services Manager, Spokane County Library District:
Brown Bear Brown Bear, What do you See? By Bill Martin Brightly colored animals make this a fun read to learn colors.
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton. A great beginning book on dinosaurs complete with a pronunciation guide for parents at the back.
Freight Train by Donald Crews. A favorite among preschoolers and parents, this book follows the train as it goes through tunnels, by cities and over trestles.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. This rhyming text follows a little bunny as he says goodnight to all the things in the great green room.
Guess How Much I Love You? By Sam McBratney Little Nutbrown Hare tells his father how much he loves him and his father tells him how much more he loves Little Nutbrown Hare.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle A colorful story that follows a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.
From Sally Chilson, Youth Services Coordinator, Spokane Public Library
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis When the bunny is busy playing, a box is not a box.
Duck On a Bike by David Shannon Duck spends the afternoon on a bike, which gives the other animals inspiration when other bicycles are available.
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont This book is a joyous celebration of all of the possibilities that paint can offer a creative youngster.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems This first book featuring the pigeon is a great chance for children to practice saying "no" while keeping that bird from driving the bus.
From Gwendolyn Haley, Youth Services Manager, Spokane County Library District:
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! By Candace Fleming.After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.
What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story by Kate Lum. Granny gets carried away when Patrick, at her house for his first sleepover, points out that he doesn't have a bed, or blanket, or teddy bear, or…
Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham. Kindhearted Mr. Gumpy lets more and more riders into his boat, until it tips over and they all swim to shore for a picnic.
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. George can't say "arf" and a clever vet gets to the root of the problem.