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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