Thursday, May 24, 2012

Montessori Infant Toddler Community Reading Lists (ages 0-3)

NAMC montessori recommended community reading list infant and toddler montessori teacher reading with toddler Welcome Montessori educators, administrators, parents and grandparents. Do you have some favorite children’s books that you would like to share with your Montessori community? North American Montessori Center is encouraging you to write a comment and add your favorites to our Montessori Community Reading Lists. This is a great way to share helpful information and give us some insight as to why you like a particular book or books.

Participating is Easy!

• Comment on this article, including the book title and author.
• Include the age group that it is best suited for (0-3, 3-6, 6-9, or 9-12).
• If you wish, add one or two sentences to tell us why you enjoy this book.
We will keep updating this list to include your contributions, so feel free to add yours whenever you wish.

Montessori recommended Infant/Toddler reading list (birth to 3 years):

  • Excuse Me!: A Little Book of Manners, by Karen Katz
  • I Can Share, by Karen Katz
  • No Hitting, by Karen Katz
  • Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?, by Karen Katz
  • Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann
  • Good Night, Moon, By Peggy Rathmann
  •  All Shapes and Sizes (Nursery Collection), by Shirley Hughes
  • Bathwater's Hot (Nursery Collection), by Shirley Hughes
  • Colors (Nursery Collection), by Shirley Hughes
  • Noisy (Nursery Collection), by Shirley Hughes
  • When We Went to the Park (Nursery Collection), by Shirley Hughes
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, Lois Ehlert
  • Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?, by Nancy White Carlstrom & Bruce Degen
  • Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt
  • The Napping House, by Audrey Wood & Don Wood
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
  • We’re Going on a Lion Hunt, by Margery Cuyler & Joe Mathieu
  • When Mama Comes Home Tonight, by Eileen Spinelli & Jane Dyer

Montessori Preschool Community Reading Lists (ages 3-6)

Montessori Lower Elementary Community Reading Lists (ages 6-9)

Montessori Upper Elementary Community Reading Lists (ages 9-12)
As much as possible, NAMC’s web blog reflects the Montessori curriculum as provided in its teacher training programs. We realize and respect that Montessori schools are unique and may vary their schedules and offerings in accordance with the needs of their individual communities. We hope that our readers will find our articles useful and inspiring as a contribution to the global Montessori community.
© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Thursday, May 24, 2012.


  1. Brown Bear Brown Bear - Eric Carle
    Whoever you are - Mem Fox
    Ten little fingers and ten little toes - Mem Fox

  2. My toddlers love when I read Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel and Alexandra Colombo. It has beautiful pictures and a great cadence. I even have memorized it from all the times I've read it, and they love when I will just start quoting the book. It's also great because it teaches about recycling. I would say it's best left for the older toddler, age two and up. Would be an excellent one for 3-6 as well.

  3. Thank you for your contributions, Leila and Greenway Crossing Montessori!

  4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
    The Giant Jam Sandwich - John Vernon Lord
    Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Ladybird

  5. The Giant Jam Sandwich - John Vernon Lord
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
    Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Ladybird

  6. Nylvia said... Thanks for the contributions I am going to enjoy the Excuse me book to integrate the manners and values.


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