Top Ten Tuesday: Books for Ages 3-4

It’s Top Ten Tuesday! The day when I give a list of ten recommended books in a certain category. Today’s category is books for ages 3-4. It’s more fun if others join in! Please, join in the comments with your favorite books for this age group, or better yet a link to your blog post where you list your favorites. Even if you don’t have a list of ten, I’d love to hear from you! The more the merrier!

The titles I’ve reviewed will link to the review, and the others will link to Amazon. Next week’s list will be for ages 4-5. Be thinking of your favorites!

Sondy’s Selections, Ages 3-4

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin, Jr, and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Rollicking sounds and rhymes have the naughty little letters of the alphabet climbing up and falling down from the coconut tree. Irresistible rhythm!

Katie Loves the Kittens, by John Himmelman
Katie is a dog who loves the new little kittens but doesn’t know how to contain her enthusiasm for them. A great twist on welcoming new members of the family.

The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney
This 2010 Caldecott Medal-winning picture book wordlessly tells the famous fable with lush pictures full of details your child will want to examine over and over again.

Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey
This much-loved classic has ducklings Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack following their mother through Boston to get to the Public Garden, with help from kind policemen stopping traffic.

Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke
The animals of the farm want something to do and go to the public library. But only the hen can get the librarian to understand what she wants.

The Three Pigs, by David Wiesner
This Caldecott Medal-winning book plays with the rules of illustration to show the three pigs escaping the wolf by fleeing from their book, and then visiting other books to find resources to build a happy ending.

Millions of Cats, by Wanda Gag
This timeless classic tells of a very old woman and a very old man who want one little cat and find millions and billions and trillions of cats.

A Porcupine Named Fluffy, by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Poorly named Fluffy is angry when others laugh at his name – until he meets a rhino whose name is even less appropriate.

Serious Farm, by Tim Egan
Farmer Fred is too serious. The animals on his farm try to make him laugh, and don’t succeed until something happens that’s very serious to them. This book will succeed right away at making the reader laugh, child or adult.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
A farmer goes to greater and greater lengths to keep bunnies out of his garden. Each time the bunnies get in, there’s a refrain ending with Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

6 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books for Ages 3-4”

  1. Karise says:

    Love it, great idea, Sondy! Will have to check some of these out. :)

    My 3 yr old is really loving the “If You Give A…” series. If You Give a Moose a Muffin, If You Give A Cat a Cupcake, etc.

  2. Karise says:

    I forgot to add before I submitted…

    Each book consists of a fun series of far-fetched events upon giving the animal the first item. There are 6 books in the series, I believe. They’re cute, fun books.

    ps, After reading several of them over and over the past few weeks, my daughter REALLY had fun with me “accidentally” mixing up the characters and items yesterday. (Ie, we were reading “When You Give a Pig a Party” but I inserted “Moose” and “Muffin” from the other book when reading to her. That really tickled her funny bone.

  3. I just learned that someone else had the idea of Top Ten Tuesday before me! The Broke and the Bookish http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com/ has been doing Top Ten Tuesday for awhile.

    I think I will continue to post my age-level lists for the next few weeks. However, after I finish with those, participating in their meme will assure that I don’t run out of ideas for topics.

  4. I like your idea, though. Perhaps you could rename it?

  5. Karise, those books were a big hit with our boys, too. Though while they were little, the only one we had was If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. That’s a fun idea, mixing up the characters!

    debnance, I do call the lists “Sondy’s Selections,” on my main site, but the fact is the idea is really the same as what they’re doing over at The Broke and the Bookish. So right now I’m leaning toward piggy-backing on their meme. I’ll keep posting my age-level lists until I run out, but maybe include the lists they suggest as well. I’m already thinking about their topic next week: books that make you cry.

  6. Regina commented on Facebook: The Big Hungry Bear and Put Me In the Zoo.

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