Little Scholars Reading List

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The Best Loved Doll by Rebecca Caudill

When I was young In the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

The Cordial Cricket, By Elizabeth Howard

Another great book from right here in Richmond! This book on Etiquette is written by Elizabeth Howard, owner of The Cordial Cricket, a custom invitations, stationery and gift store in Chester, Va. The short book, for both kids and parents, is about the importance of good manners, something many kids do not learn today. Read more about The Cordial Cricket in Elizabeth’s Blog

The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers

Henry loves books.  In fact, he literally devours them.  And the more he eats, the smarter he gets.  But what happens when he starts eating too fast?

Favorite Nursery Rhymes, by Mother Goose

Parents often underestimate the importance of nursery rhymes beyond rhyming. They introduce children to story structure in its most basic form, enhances their vocabulary and language skills and requires higher level thinking skills.

Moony Luna/ Luna, Lunita Lunera, by Jorge Argueta

Five-year-old Luna is afraid she’ll find monsters at her new school until a kind teacher and her new classmates show her that she has nothing to fear.

School, by Emily McCully

Bitty, the smallest mouse in the family is sure that her mother won’t miss her when she follows the big kids to school. Of course Bitty’s mom misses her but Bitty is taken into school and becomes the teacher’s helper until her worried mom comes to pick her up. The author/illustrator has newly added a minimal text to this once wordless but still winning tale of the younger sibling left behind.

Scaredy Squirrel, by Melanie Watt

Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein

Richmond Rocks! by Kate Hall of

My Very Own Name custom-made book by I See Me

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss

The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The Pigeon Books by Mo Willems

You Look Ridiculous Said the Rhinoceros to the Hippopotamus by Bernard Waber

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judy and Ron Barrett

We are Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Click Clack Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewis

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault

The Red, Ripe Strawberry, The Big, Hungry Bear and the Little Mouse by Audrey Wood

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

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