Must-Read Books for 5-Year-Olds

To introduce the child to some of the best children's books in print, the Complete 5 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.

Print the Must-Read Books for 5-Year-Olds list here.

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Week Book of the Week
1 Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
2 I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Williems
3 The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
4 Review
5 Poppleton In Winter by Cynthia Rylant
6 The Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Stan and Jan Berenstain

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

8 Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
9 Review
10 The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis
11 Stone Soup by Various Authors
12 Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Jan Brett
13 Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth by Lucy Bate
14 Review
15 God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren
16 Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
17 Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
18 No Matter What by Debi Gliori
19 Review
20 Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
21 Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo
22 Doctor De Soto by William Steig
23 Corduroy by Don Freeman
24 Review
25 The Tortoise and the Hare by Janet Stevens
26 The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
27 Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
28 What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins
29 Review
30 Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

32 The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt
33 Review
34 A Pocket Full of Kisses by Audrey Penn
35 Hermie: A Common Caterpillar by Max Lucado
36 Review

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