Picture Books for 4 Year Olds: What We Read in June 2016

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Lately I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest looking for ideas for picture books for 4 year olds read aloud time. When find a good list, I take it and use it to order books from our local library. I have also been reading through the books in our personal library with Little Z as well. I thought that I would start to share what we read each month, in case any of my readers are looking for some book ideas.

Little Z’s attention span towards books is getting longer and longer. This is allowing us to hit up many books that in the past were to long for him. This is super exciting for me, as it allows me to expose him to new vocabulary.

So this is what my 4 year old and I read in June 2016

  1.  I Love You Always and Forever
  2.  Grandfather Twilight
  3.  Light Up the Night
  4.  Max and Ruby: Super Max Saves the World
  5.  My Grandpa Is Great
  6.  This Little Pirate
  7.  World of Reading: Jake and the Never Land Pirates Pirate Campout: Level 1
  8.  My Ponies (Hello Reader!)
  9. Your Baby Can Read Book 1
  10. Roadwork! (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Step into Reading)
  11.  Thomas and the School Trip (I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books)
  12.  The Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus: A Tell the Time Story (Step into Reading, Step 2)
  13.  When We Go Camping
  14.  Night Lights
  15. Superman Classic: Superman versus the Silver Banshee (I Can Read Level 2)
  16. Olivia Helps Mother Nature (Ready-to-Read Level One)
  17. Puss in Boots- I Can Read- Level 1
  18. Parts (Picture Puffin Books)
  19. I Can Do It! (Step into Reading)
  20. The Chick That Wouldn’t Hatch
  21. Dinosaur Ed (Reader’s Digest) (All-Star Readers)
  22. Olivia Helps Mother Nature (Ready-to-Read Level One)
  23. Blackout
  24. Curious George Cleans Up (CGTV Reader)
  25. Super Spies (Disney/Pixar Cars 2) (Step into Reading)
  26. Pumpkins (Science Sight Word Readers)
  27. Milk and Cookies
  28. 1, 2, 3, Bunny (Focus on Family)
  29. Old Mother Hubbard
  30. Good Night Bear! (Troll First-Start Science)
  31. Down The Drain – Finding Nemo Phonics Set
  32. Beauty and the Beast – Level 1 – I Can Read
  33. First On The Moon
  34. I Have to Go (Sesame Street Toddler Books)
  35. Planet Earth: Baby Penguins
  36. A Very Busy Firehouse (Community Helpers)
  37. Halloween Countdown
  38. Thank You Prayer
  39. Just Like Dad (Little Golden Book)
  40. Grover’s Adventure Under the Sea (Peek-a-Board Books)

Now this might not look like many books, however we also have been reading stories out of the book Random House Book of Easy-to-Read Stories. As well as a story from My Good Night Devotions (Bean Sprouts) each night.

Check out a past What We Read post:

What My 2 Year Old(32 months) And I Read This Month January 2015

What books have you and your little ones read recently?

What my 2 year old (32 months) and I Read This Month. January 2015

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Z reading one of his big brother’s old piano books

At the beginning of January, I wrote a post called: What My Two Year Old and I Read Today. Mini NACD Update. I really wanted to start keeping a running record of the books Little Z and I have read this year. However I realized my blog would quickly become boring if thats is what I wrote each and every day. However if I do a monthly list, it might actually be more helpful for my readers who want ideas what they could read to their child, as well it will be easier for me to look back at.


1) Mole’s Hill: A Woodland Tale

2) Top Cat

3) Time to Sleep (An Owlet Book)

4) Sheep Take a Hike

5) Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books)

6) Cat and Mouse in the Rain

7) Barnyard Banter Board Book

8) George, the Dragon and the Princess

9) Market Day: A Story Told with Folk Art

10) How to Speak Moo!

11) The Magical Bicycle

12) Sheep in a Shop

13) Slinky Malinki, Open the Door

14) Over in the Meadow

15) Bob’s Busy Saw (Bob the Builder (Simon & Schuster Board Books))

16) Little Critter: We Are Moving

17) Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack (Picture Puffins)

18) Just Camping Out (Look-Look)

19) Hairy Maclary’s Hat Tricks (Hairy Maclary and Friends)

20) Hairy Maclary Scattercat (Hairy Maclary and Friends)

21) The Snowy Day

22) Where’s My T·R·U·C·K?

23) It’s the Bear! (Eddy & the Bear)

24) Move Over, Rover!

25) Lmnopeas & More Fun With Letters

26) Shoe-la-la!

27) Hairy Maclary’s Bone

28) Doggone Dogs

29) Parts (Picture Puffins)

30) Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?

31) Dirty Gert

32) Doctor Ted

33) Where’s My Teddy?

34) If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give…)

35) I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

36) Shark vs. Train

37) More Parts (Picture Puffins)

38) Cat’s Colors (Picture Puffins)

39) Hit the Ball Duck

40) Yum Yum!: What Fun!

41) Children Make Terrible Pets (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear) Super cute story! Even the library couldn’t wait till I returned it so she could read it.

42) Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

43) The Curious Garden

44) How Do You Wokka-Wokka? (I Didn’t like this one. Too many nonsense words)

45) Chicks Run Wild

46) Little Pig Joins the Band

47) Musical Beds

48) Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show

49) Fix-It Duck

50) Hop, Hop, Jump!

51) The Adventures of Taxi Dog

52) No Dogs Allowed!
I wasn’t totally thrilled with this book.Its great if you are looking for a book with no words to create your own story. However we are looking for books to expand Little Z vocabulary, so this wasn’t a fit.

53) Journey
Again another book with no words. Beautifully illustrated however now what we were looking for.

54) Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World
Cute book, but once again not enough words for what we are working on right now.

55) Little Calf

56) Are You a Cow? (Boynton Board Books)

57) Meow Said the Cow

58) Moo Cow Kaboom!

59) Best Cow in Show

60) Cow

61) Cowy Cow (Thingy Things)

62) The Cow Loves Cookies

63) A Particular Cow

64) From Calf to Cow (How Do They Grow?)

65) Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

66) The Cow That Went OINK

67) Cow Who Wouldn’t Come Down (Orchard Paperbacks)

68) Creepy Carrots!

69) YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear)

70) The Maestro Plays

71) Green

72) First the Egg (Caldecott Honor Book and Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book (Awards))

73) One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book Little Z loved this book. Its all about counting and skip counting. This is on my list to buy now.

74) The Dark Knight Rises: Tools of the Trade (I Can Read Book 2)


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