If you’re looking for picture books for children that keep their attention, the following have been a hit over and over with children throughout the years. Kids love the rhythms of great stories accompanied by bright, colourful illustrations.
Children enjoy responding to literature by creating story characters, then acting out the stories, both of which add to reading comprehension. Reading picture books to children builds listening skills, vocabulary, memory, language skills, imagination and creativity. They learn information about their world, social skills and gain self-confidence.
Use the picture books below to direct the children’s attention to the skills of listening and speaking, phonemic awareness, reading and writing.
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Goodnight Moon by Wanda Gag is a great book for teaching rhyme.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin and John Archambault is a fun book for teaching the alphabet.
Make your own tree with construction paper and then use alphabet sponges to paint on the letters
Harold and the Purple Crayon 50th Anniversary Edition (Purple Crayon Books)
by Crockett Johnson
The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese .
Use this story to instigate discussions on past and diverse cultures.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Blueberries for Sal (Book + CD) by Robert McCloskey
Make Way for Ducklings (Viking Kestrel picture books) by Robert McCloskey
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle
by Kathy Stinson and Robin Baird Lewis
The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch) by Robert Munsch
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovelby Virginia Lee Burton
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Hughet Bishop and Kurt Wiese
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Rain by Robert Kalan and Donald Crews
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson
Shopping from Canada?
Go to Amazon.ca to find the books above.