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Pattern Books Part 2

This is a continuation of the list of pattern books that I began in yesterday’s blog. Children will enjoy listening to these books and will begin to recognize the pattern in the text.


26.  Lizard’s Song                                           George Shannon

27.  The Magic Fish                                                  Freya Littledale

28.  May I Bring A Friend                               Beatrice de Regniers

29.  Monday I Was An Alligator                              Susan Pearson

30.  Monday, Monday, I like Monday           Bill Martin, Jr.

31.  My Five Senses                                        Aliki

32.  My Days Are Made Of Butterflies           Bill Martin, Jr.

33.  Pierre                                                      Maurice Sendak

34.  Play With Me                                          Mary Hall Ets

35.  Rain Makes Applesauce                        Julian Scheer

36.  The Runaway Bunny                               Margaret Wise Brown

37.  “Sound Of” Books                                   Bill Martin, Jr.

38.  Spring Is A New Beginning                      Joan Walsh Aglund

39.  Serendipity Books                                   Stephen Cosgrove

40.  The Tallypo                                              Joanna Galdone

41.  The Teeny Tiny Woman                           Seuling

42.  The Three Bears                                      Paul Galdone

43.  Treeful Of Pigs                                         Anita Lobel

44.  The Turning Of The Year                          Bill Martin, Jr.

45.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar                   Eric Carle

46.  What Do You Do, Dear?                        Sesyle Josllin

47.  What Do You Do With a Kangaroo        Mercer Mayer

48.  What Good Luck, What Bad Luck         Remy Charlip

49.  Where In The World Is Henry?                 Lorna Balian

50.  Whose Mouse Are You?                         Robert Kraus

51.  Would You Rather?                                John Burningham

The Monroe County Public Library in Indiana has compiled a very detailed list of includes 8 types of predictable books, including pattern books:







  • Astley, Judy (1990). When one cat woke up. New York: Dial.
  • Baer, Gene (1989). Thump, thump, rat-a-tat-tat. New York: Harper & Row.
  • Barton, Byron (1989). Dinosaurs, dinosaurs. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell
  • Brandenberg, Franz (1989). Aunt Nina, good night. New York: Greenwillow.
  • Emberly, Ed (1974). Klippity klop. Boston: Little, Brown.
  • Hutchins, Pat (1982). 1 hunter. New York: Greenwillow.
  • Jonas, Ann (1989). Color dance. New York: Greenwillow.
  • Martin, Bill (1991). Polar bear, polar bear. New York: Henry Holt.
  • McKissack, Patricia, & McKissack, Frederick (1988). Constance stumbles. Chicago: Children’s Press.
  • McKissack, Patricia (1986). Who is coming. Chicago: Children’s Press.
  • Peek, Merle (1985). Mary wore her red dress. New York: Clarion.
  • Prelutsky, Jack (Ed.) (1983). The Random House book of poetry for children. New York: Random House.
  • Roffey, Maureen (1988). I spy at the zoo. New York: MacMillan.
  • West, Colin (1986). “Pardon?” said the giraffe. New York: J.B. Lippincott.
  • Wildsmith, Brian (1965). Brian Wildsmith’s Mother Goose. New York: Franklin Watts.
  • Banks, Kate. Peter and the Talking Shoes. (EJ Ba)
  • Banks, Kate. Spider, Spider. (EJ Ba)
  • Bender, Robert. A Most Unusual Lunch. (EJ Be)
  • Brown, Margaret Wise. The Runaway Bunny. (EJ Br)
  • De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. Going For a Walk. (EJ De)
  • Domanska, Janina. Little Red Hen. (J398.2 Li)
  • Dunbar, Joyce. Four Fierce Kittens. (EJ Du)
  • Dunbar, Joyce. Seven Sillies. (EJ Du)
  • Gag, Wanda. Millions of Cats. (EJ Ga)
  • Galdone, Paul. The Gingerbread Boy. (J398.2 Gi)
  • Galdone, Paul. Little Red Hen. (J398.2 Li)
  • Galdone, Paul. The Three Bears. (J398.2 Th)
  • Galdone, Paul. The Three Billy Goats Gruff. (J398.2 Th)
  • Hutchins, Pat. Little Pink Pig. (EJ Hu)
  • Jennings, Sharon. Jeremiah and Mrs. Ming. (Ej Je)
  • Kalan, Robert. Stop, Thief! (EJ Ka)
  • Krauss, Ruth. The Carrot Seed. (EJ Kr)
  • Maris, Ron. Are You There Bear? (EJ Ma)
  • Maris, Ron. I Wish I Could Fly. (EJ Ma)
  • McNaughton, C. Suddenly! (EJ Ma)
  • Nodset, Joan L. Who Took The Farmers Hat? (EJ No)
  • Patron, Susan. Dark Cloud Strong Breeze. (EJ Pa)
  • Wing, Natasha. Hippity Hop, Frog On Top. (EJ Wi)
  • Zemach, Margot. The Little Red Hen. (J398.2 Li)
  • Williams, Sue (1992). I went walking. Orlando: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.





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Pattern Books

Kindergarten and first grade teachers and Kindergarten and first grade 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 books 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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