4 Year Curriculum

To introduce the child to some of the best children's books in print, the Complete 4 Year Curriculum includes a "Book of the Week" in each Lesson Plan.  These quality, classic books support other objectives learned in the lesson while increasing the child vocabulary and understanding of the world around them.

Print the Must-Read Books for 4-Year-Olds list here.

Or, view the 4 Year Curriculum Book Supply List on Amazon for Simple Ordering.  Scroll to the bottom of the page for other age-focused reading lists.

Week 1

Pete the Cat by James Dean

Week 2

Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Week 3

Emma Kate by Patrica Polacco

Week 5

Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

Week 6

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

Week 7

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Week 8

There is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems 

Week 10

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

Week 11

Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund Minarik

Week 12

Because a Little Bug Went Ka-choo by Rosetta Stone

Week 13

Olivia by Ian Falconer

Week 15

What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scary

Week 16

Curious George by H.A. Ray

Week 17

Toot and Puddle by Holly Hobbie

Week 18

George and Martha by James Marshall

Week 20

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Week 21

Finklehopper Frog by Irene Livingston

Week 22

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Week 23

Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

Week 25

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Week 26

Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake by Cynthia Rylant

Week 27

Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban

Week 28

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Week 30

The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble

Week 31

Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel

Week 32

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Week 34

Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney

Week 35

Franklin Goes to School by Paulette Bourgeois

Additional Books for 4-year-olds

While no longer used in the Complete 4 Year Curriculum, these are wonderful books to add to your home library.

There's a Wocket in My Pocket! by Dr. Seuss

Tales of Oliver Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen

Charming Opal (Toot & Puddle) by Holly Hobbie

Zuzu's Wishing Cake by Linda Michelin

Construction Countdown by K.C. Olson

The Gingerbread Man by Various Authors

The Hat by Jan Bret

The Little Red Caboose by Marian Potter

The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown

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