Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

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Mater Amabilis is a free online Pre-K-8 Charlotte Mason style curriculum for Catholics. The following books are recommended for Pre-K ages 4-5.

Catholic MosaicCatholic Mosaic
by Cay Gibson
Category: Religious Education
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6

My Big Book of Catholic Bible StoriesMy Big Book of Catholic Bible Stories
by Heidi Hess Saxton
Category: Religious Education

The Lion Storyteller BibleUK Option:
The Lion Storyteller Bible
by Bob Hartman
Category: Religious Education

Little Acts of GraceLittle Acts of Grace
by Rosemary Gortler and Donna Piscitelli
Category: Religious Education

Catholic ChildrenCatholic Children's Treasure Box
by Maryknoll Sisters
Category: Religious Education

The Orchard Book of Nursery StoriesThe Orchard Book of Nursery Stories
by Sophie Windham
Category: Story Time

My First Oxford Book of StoriesMy First Oxford Book of Stories
by Geraldine MacCaughrean
Category: Story Time

The Big Alfie and Annie Rose StorybookThe Big Alfie and Annie Rose Storybook
by Shirley Hughes
Category: Story Time

DoggerDogger
by Shirley Hughes
Category: Story Time

Angus LostAngus Lost
by Marjorie Flack
Recommended Age: 3
Category: Story Time
Also: Before Five in a Row Book List for Ages 3-4

Blueberries for SalBlueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Story Time
Also: Before Five in a Row Book List for Ages 3-4
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 4-5 Literature Package
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Top 10 Books for Toddlers
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury)

The Complete Brambly HedgeThe Complete Brambly Hedge
by Jill Barklem
Category: Story Time

Caps for SaleCaps for Sale
by Esphyr Slobodkina
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Story Time
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Before Five in a Row Book List for Ages 3-4
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Harper Collins Treasury of Picture Book Classics)

CorduroyCorduroy
by Don Freeman
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Story Time
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Before Five in a Row Book List for Ages 3-4
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature

DandelionDandelion
by Don Freeman
Category: Story Time
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade

Goodnight MoonGoodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
Recommended Age: 1
Category: Story Time
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Before Five in a Row Book List for Ages 3-4
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Top 10 Books for Babies
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

Harry the Dirty DogHarry the Dirty Dog
by Gene Zion; illustrated by Margaret Graham
Recommended Age: 3
Category: Story Time
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Top 10 Books for Toddlers
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

Harry and the Lady Next DoorHarry and the Lady Next Door
by Gene Zion
Category: Story Time

James HerriotJames Herriot's Treasury for Children
by James Herriot
Category: Story Time
Also: Mater Amabilis Level 1B Book List for Ages 6-7
Also: Memoria Press 3rd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Sonlight Level A for Ages 5-7

Katy and the Big SnowKaty and the Big Snow
by Virginia Lee Burton
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Story Time
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: What We Read: Winter and Snow
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Mike Mulligan and More)

Little BearLittle Bear
by Elsa Holmelund Minarik
Category: Story Time
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Sonlight Grade 1 Readers
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature

Little Grey Rabbit TreasuryLittle Grey Rabbit Treasury
by Alison Uttley
Category: Story Time

Make Way for DucklingsMake Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey
Recommended Age: 3
Category: Story Time
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury)

Mike Mulligan And His Steam ShovelMike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel
by Virginia Lee Burton
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Story Time
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Memoria Press 1st Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: What We Read: Trucks and Construction
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Mike Mulligan and More)

Millions Of CatsMillions Of Cats
by Wanda Gág
Recommended Age: 3
Category: Story Time
Also: Memoria Press 1st Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 4-5 Literature Package
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

One Morning in MaineOne Morning in Maine
by Robert McCloskey
Category: Story Time
Also: Memoria Press 2nd Grade Read-Aloud Program

PetuniaPetunia
by Roger Duvoisin
Category: Story Time
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

Stone SoupStone Soup
by Marcia Brown
Category: Story Time
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: Top 10 Thanksgiving Picture Books
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature

SwimmySwimmy
by Leo Lionni
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Story Time
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

The Little HouseThe Little House
by Virginia Lee Burton
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Story Time
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 6-8 Literature Package
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Mike Mulligan and More)

The Runaway BunnyThe Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown
Recommended Age: 3
Category: Story Time
Also: Before Five in a Row Book List for Ages 3-4
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

The Story of FerdinandThe Story of Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Story Time
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: What We Read: Spain and Portugal
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

The Velveteen RabbitThe Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams
Category: Story Time
Also: Former Sonlight Books
Also: Memoria Press 2nd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: Veritas Press 2nd Grade Literature

Thomas the Tank Engine Story CollectionThomas the Tank Engine Story Collection
by Rev. W. Awdrey
Category: Story Time

Wheel on the ChimneyWheel on the Chimney
by Margaret Wise Brown
Category: Story Time

The Year at Maple Hill FarmUS Option:
The Year at Maple Hill Farm
by Alice Provensen
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Nature Study
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

CrinklerootUS Option:
Crinkleroot's Nature Almanac
by Jim Arnosky
Category: Nature Study
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: Top 20 Science and Nature Books for Young Children

One Small Square: BackyardUS Option:
One Small Square: Backyard
by Donald M. Silver
Category: Nature Study
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6

Usborne Book of the SeasonsUK Option:
Usborne Book of the Seasons
by Angela Wilkes
Category: Nature Study
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6

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