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Predictable Books for Emergent Readers

Predictable books are delightful for reading aloud together, and they’re great for emergent readers as they’re learning to read.  Here are some of our favorites:

Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats

Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson

Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins

Don’t Forget the Bacon by Pat Hutchins

Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox

Across the Stream by Mirra Ginsburg

The Chick and the Duckling by Mirra Ginsburg

Have You Seen My Ducking? by Nancy Tafuri

I Went Walking by Sue Williams

Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan

Rain by Robert Kalan

Lizard’s Song by George Shannon

Dance Away by George Shannon

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin, Jr.

So Many Bunnies: A bedtime ABC and counting book by Rick Walton

Mary Wore Her Red Dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers by Merle Peek

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

A Summery Saturday Morning by Margaret Mahy

Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? by Bonnie Lass and Philemon Sturges

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

One Sun: A Book of Terse Verse by Bruce McMillan

Do you and your children have any favorite predictable books?

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