Friday, January 12, 2007

Favorite Books for Four Year Olds

The Original Winnie the Pooh series

The Complete Beatrix Potter series

A Child's Garden of Verses (illustrated by Tasha Tudor)

Marguerite De Angeli's Mother Goose (also Sylvia Long's)

James Herriot's Treasury for Children

A Treasury of Children's Literature (the following selections)

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Three Little Pigs

The Princess & the Pea

The Frog Prince

The Emperor's New Clothes


Paul Bunyan

John Henry (read aloud only - omit taking the Lord's name in vain)

Johnny Appleseed

The Fox & the Crow (Aesop)

The Ant & the Grasshopper (Aesop)

The Fox & the Grapes (Aesop)

The Tortoise & the Hare (Aesop)

The Children's Book of Virtues (the following selections)

The Little Red Hen

The Little Hero of Holland

The King and His Hawk

St. George & the Dragon

The Lion & the Mouse (Aesop)

The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Aesop)

The Honest Woodman

Little House in the Big Woods

Farmer Boy

The Boxcar Children

Ginger Pye

Mr. Popper's Penguins


Henny Penny

Peter Churchmouse

Billy & Blaze

The Good Horse Christie

The Gingerbread Man

Johnny Appleseed (Lindbergh)

When I Was Young in the Mountains

The Gingerbread Doll

Mr. Putter & Tabby books

The Oxcart Man

Make Way for Ducklings

Stone Soup

Come On Rain

A New Coat for Anna

Miss Rumphius

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening