A Bibliography of Pattern Books – Part 1

Kindergarten teachers and Kindergarten children everywhere are talking about patterns.  We talk about them every day and encourage the children to not only find them in the world around them, but to create their own patterns whenever they have a chance.  Another place to look for patterns is in many children’s books.  Books are rich in text and many authors write the text with a repeating pattern which can be thoroughly enjoyed by young children. Children are so proud of themselves when they recognize the pattern in the print and know the words that are coming next.  Just try to skip a few words from a pattern book while reading it to your child and see what happens!  Here is a partial list of pattern books which your child may enjoy again and again and again.

  1. A House Is A House For Me                    Mary Ann Hoberman
  2. A Kiss Is Round                                            Karia Kustin
  3. Bears In The Night                                      S. & J. Berenstain
  4. Biggest House In The World                   Leo Lionni
  5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear                          Bill Martin, Jr.
  6. Chicken Little                                               Barry Zaid
  7. Chicken Soup With Rice                           Maurice Sendak
  8. Color Of His Own                                         Leo Lionni
  9. Did You Ever See?                                      Walter Einsel
  10. Do You Know What I’ll Do                     Charlotte Zolotow
  11. Don’t Forget The Bacon                          Pat Hutchins
  12. Farmer Duck                                                Martin Waddell
  13. Fortunately                                                   Remy Charlip
  14. Gingerbread Boy                                        Paul Galdone
  15. Goodnight Moon                                       Margaret Wise Brown
  16. Goodnight Owls                                         Pat Hutchins
  17. Grouchy Ladybug                                      Eric Carle
  18. I Don’t, I Do                                                 Leland B. Jacobs
  19. If I Had                                                          Mercer Mayer
  20. I Like Bugs                                                    Margaret Wise Brown
  21. I Paint The Joy Of A Flower                  Bill Martin, Jr.
  22. The Important Book                                Margaret Wise Brown
  23. It Looked Like Spilt Milk                       Charles G. Shaw
  24. Leo The Late Bloomer                             Robert Kraus
  25. The Little Red Hen                                    Paul Galdone
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