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There are so many adventures to find in books! If you’re looking for ideas for a book you haven’t read yet, PBS KIDS has drawn together a list of books we think are pretty great. We’ve sorted our recommendations into lists of books you can read aloud to your kids, read along with your kids, and books that are fun for kids to read on their own. You can download a printable list here.

20 Great Read-Along Books 

Title 
Author(s)
Age 
Chicka Chicka Boom BoomBill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault(2-6)
Dragons Love Tacos Adam Rubin (2-6)
Press Here Herve Tullet (2-6)
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!Mo Willems (2-6)
Harold and the Purple CrayonCrockett Johnson (3-6)
Curious GeorgeH.A. Rey and Margaret Rey (3-6)
MadelineLudwig Bemelmans(3-7)
Alligator PieDennis Lee(3-7)
Stellaluna  Janell Cannon(3-7)
Z is for Moose  Kelly Bingham (3-8)
No, David!David Shannon(3-8)
 Jazz Walter Dean Myers(3-8)
Leo: A Ghost StoryMac Barnett(3-9)
 OliviaIan Falconer(4-6)
Click Clack Moo: Cows That TypeDoreen Cronin (4-7)
The Lorax Dr. Seuss (4-6)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Viorst (4-9)
Invisible BoyTrudy Ludwig (5-9)
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices  Paul Fleischman(6-9)
My Brother CharlieHolly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete (6-9)



 20 Great Read-Aloud Books 

Title 
Author(s)
Age
Goodnight MoonMargaret Wise Brown(2-5)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle (2-5)
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats (2-5)
The Day the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt (2-6)
Interrupting Chicken David Ezra Stein (2-6)
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Joffe Numeroff (2-6)
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Bernard Waber (2-6)
Corduroy Don Freeman (3-5)
Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of ColorsRoseanne Greenfield Thong (3-5)
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combinaMonica Brown (3-6)
PinkaliciousVictoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann (3-6)
I Want My Hat Back Jon Klassen(3-6)
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein(3-7)
The Secret FootprintsJulia Alvarez (3-8)
Hello, RockRoger Bradfield (3-8)
Two is EnoughJanna Matthies (3-8)
Lowriders in SpaceCathy Camper (5-8)
The Stories Julian TellsAnn Cameron (5-9)
Salsa StoriesLulu Delacre(5-9)
The Tale of DespereauxKate DiCamillo (6-9)

 

15 Great Read-on-Your Own Books 

Title 
Author(s)
Age 
The Cat in the HatDr. Seuss(4-7)
May I Please Have A Cookie? Jennifer E. Morris (4-7)
 Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss (4-6)
Go, Dog. Go! P.D. Eastman(4-8)
Bark, George Jules Feffer (4-8)
Diary of a Wombat Jackie French (4-8)
Library LionMichelle Knudsen (4-8)
Pete the Cat, I Love My White ShoesEric Litwin (4-8)
Hi! Fly GuyTedd Arnold (5-8)
My Name is YoonHelen Recorvits (5-8)
Tales for Very Picky Eaters Josh Schneider (5-8)
We Are in a Book Mo Willems (5-9)
The Princess in BlackShannon Hale and Dean Hale (6-9)
Nate the GreatMarjorie Weinman Sharmat (6-9)
The Adventures of Captain UnderpantsDave Pilkey (6-9)