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PFL’s Reading List: Preschool to Age 5

Passion For Language firmly believes in the importance of reading. We feel that it is a vital aspect of a child’s development and wide reading will increase a child’s vocabulary and language skills, it also encourages a breadth of understanding and a depth of imagination.

 

We have organised these books according to age but these categories are a guideline only. Children read at different levels and the important thing is not that they are necessarily reading “age appropriate” books but that they are reading in the first place. If you are reading to your child, you may want to go up to the next age bracket for your book choice, whereas if the child is just beginning to read alone you may want to look to the age group below. As far as possible we recommend that you discuss the books with your children and encourage them to express their opinions and thoughts.

 

Some of the books listed below are part of a series which are also recommended, or the author has written a number of recommended books, for example Julia Donaldson has written several very popular books but they are not all listed below however, she is a highly recommended author.

 

PFL’s Book Recommendations for Preschool up to 5 years old

Angelina Ballerina – Katherine Holabird

Belinda, the Ballerina – Amy Young

Box of Tricks – Katie Cleminson

Caterpillar Dreams – Jeanne Willis

Danny and the Dinosaur – Syd Hoff

Dogs by Emily Gravett - PFL recommended reading for early learners
Dogs by Emily Gravett – PFL recommended reading for early learners

Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie – Joel Stewart

Doctor De Soto – William Steig

Dog Loves Books – Louise Yates

Dogger – Shirley Hughes

Dogs – Emily Gravett

Each Peach Pear Plum – Janet and Allen Ahlberg

Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit – Catherine Rayner

George and Martha – James Marshall

Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs (Harry and the Dinosaurs)– Ian Whybrow

Little Chick – Amy Hest and Anita Jeram

Lost and Found – Oliver Jeffers

Lucy and Tom’s Day – Shirley Hughes

Maisy’s Bedtime – Lucy Cousins

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel – Virginia Lee Burton Monkey

Monkey Puzzle – Julia Donaldson

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers - PFL recommended reading for early learners
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers – PFL recommended reading for early learners

Not a Box – Antoinette Portis

One Smart Fish – Chris Wormell

Penguin – Polly Dunbar

Peter’s Chair – Ezra Jack Keats

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle

Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson

Shapes – Patrick George

Sing a Song of Bottoms! – Jeanne Willis

Sylvia and Bird – Catherine Rayner

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown – Cressida Cowell & Neal Layton

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse – Eric Carle

The Carrot Seed – Ruth Krauss

Cat in the Hat / One Fish Two Fish / Green Eggs and Ham / Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks – Dr. Seuss

The Emperor of Absurdia – Chris Riddell

The Fox in the Dark – Alison Green

The Great Big Little Red Train – Benedict Blathwayt

The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

The Night Iceberg – Helen Stephens

Small World of Binky Braverman – Rosemary Wells

The Smartest Giant In Town – Julia Donaldson

The Terrible Plop – Ursula Dubosarsky

The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

The Wolf Who Cried Boy – Bob Hartman

The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell - PFL recommended reading for early learners
The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell – PFL recommended reading for early learners

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly – Pam Adams

Trumpet: The Little Elephant with a Big Temper – Jane Clarke and Charles Fuge

We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House – Richard Krieb

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen

What-A-Mess – Frank Muir

What the Ladybird Heard – Julia Donaldson

When a Monster Is Born – Sean Taylor

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak