Predictable Books

PREDICTABLE BOOKS 

Predictable books have  rhyming or repetitive word patterns, familiar concepts and simple story  lines. The text and illustrations enable children to anticipate words,  phrases or events. Predictable books are not only fun and predictable;  they can be stepping stones in the reading development process.

Joseph had a little overcoat
Five chinese brothers
listening for lions
The Three Bears Galdone_thumb

Nonfiction for Young Children


Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain: A Nandi Tale. . . . . . . . . Aardema, Verna
Goldilocks and the Three Bears. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett, Jan
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear: A Traditional Rhyme . . . . . . . . .Bush, Timothy
Whose Baby Am I? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Butler, John
If You’re Happy and You Know it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cabrera, Jane
From Head to Toe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carle, Eric
Three Little Bears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Galdone, Paul
Fire, Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin, Bill
Ten Cats Have Hats: A Counting Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marzollo, Jean
Whose Shoe? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miller, Margaret
Whose Hat? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miller, Margaret.
Roll Over! A Counting Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peek, Merle
What Does the Wind Say?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silvano, Wendi J.
Henny Penny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wattenberg, Jane


Fiction for Young Children

We’re Going on Safari. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hort, Lenny
Cock-a-doodle Quack! Quack! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baddiel, Ivor
And the Train Goes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bee, William
Snip Snap! What’s That? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bergman, Mara
The Five Chinese Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop, Claire
Alligator Alphabet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blackstone, Stella
Ten in the Bed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cabrera, Jane
Miss Rumphius. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cooney, Barbara
That’s Good! That’s Bad! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuyler, Margery
The Flea’s Sneeze. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downey, Lynn
Splash, Joshua, Splash! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doyle, Malachy
This is the Van That Dad Cleaned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ernst, Lisa Campbell
Bark, George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Feiffer, Jules
This is the Baby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fleming, Candace
The Cow Who Clucked. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fleming, Denise
The First Day of Winter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fleming, Denise
Red, Red, Red. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gorbachev, Valeri
Does a Cow Say Boo? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hindley, Judy
My Truck is Stuck!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lewis, Kevin
What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story. . . . . . . . . .Lum, Kate
The Aunts Go Marching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Manning, Maurie
We’ve All Got Bellybuttons!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martin, David
The Baby BeeBee Bird. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Massie, Diane
Is This a House for Hermit Crab? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .McDonald, Megan
Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy. . Menchin, Scott
To Market, To Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miranda, Anne
How Kind! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murphy, Mary
Hippo Goes Bananas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Murray, Marjorie
The Baby Goes Beep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .O’Connell, Rebecca
Your Kind of Mommy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parker, Marjorie Blain
Oh, Look! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Polacco, Patricia
Ten Little Sleepyheads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provost, Elizabeth
The Rattletrap Car. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Root, Phyllis
The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Russo, Marisabina
1, 2, I Love You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Schertle, Alice
Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Month. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sendak, Maurice
Quiet Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Singer, Marilyn
This is the House That Was Tidy and Neat. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sloat, Teri
Clickety Clack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spence, Robert
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taback, Simms
The Wreck of the Zephyr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Van Allsburg, Chris
Farmer Duck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Waddell, Martin
Wait! I Want to Tell You a Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Willans, Tom
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Willems, Mo
A Chair for My Mother. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Williams, Vera B.
A Frog in the Bog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson, Karma
10 Rubber Duckies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Winburn, William
The Deep Blue Sea: A Book of Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wood, Audrey
The Napping House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wood, Audrey


Fiction for Readers


A Picture of Hollis Woods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giff, Patricia Reilly
Love, Ruby Lavender. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wiles, Deborah
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holt, Kimberly Willis
Holes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sachar, Louis
Tom’s Midnight Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pearce, Philippa
Listening for Lions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Whelan, Gloria
Day of Tears. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lester, Julius
Flipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Van Draanen, Wendelin
Dicey’s Song. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Voigt, Cynthia
Mob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martini, Clem
Tunnels of Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop, Mary Harelkin
The Story of the Sea of Glass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dodd, Anne