Must-Read Books for 3-Year-Olds

To introduce the child to some of the best preschool books in print, the Complete 3 Year Curriculum includes a "Book of the Week" in each Lesson Plan.  These quality, classic books support other objectives learned in the lesson while increasing the child vocabulary and understanding of the world around them.

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Week Book of the Week
1 Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
2 If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
3 Press Here by Herve Tullet
4 Review
5 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
6 Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
7 Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
8 Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk
9 Review
10 The Little Red Hen by Various Authors 
11 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
12 Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
13 From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
14  Review
15 Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
16 The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
17 Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman
18 The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
19 Review
20 The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
21 Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman
22 Frog, Where Are You? by Mercer Mayer
23 The Cow Who Clucked  by Denise Fleming
24 Review
25 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
26 Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
27 Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
28 Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
29 Review
30 Five Little Ducks by Various Authors
31 All By Myself by Mercer Mayer
32 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Various Authors
33 Review
34 Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
35 Ten Apples Up On Top!  by Dr. Seuss
36 Review

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3 Year Curriculum

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