Looking to boost your child's bookshelf? Check out this month's must-reads perfect for your preschooler and early elementary reader. From classic tales of Goldilocks stumbling into the wrong house to a greedy pug who has a hard time sharing chew toys, these reads will not only encourage literacy, but they each share a special message — great for developing brains. Take a look below and tune in next month for a new list of Scholastic titles your child won't want to put down.
Must-Read #1: Dinosaurumpus! (A StoryPlay Book): Jump, hop, twist, and spin your way through this roaring read-aloud packed with fun-filled games and activities.
Must-Read #2: Goldilocks and the Three Bears: This funny twist on an old classic is "just right" for reading aloud! Side-splitting illustrations fill this Caldecott Honor Winner.
Must-Read #3: The Wonkey Donkey: This laugh-out-loud read-aloud about a spinky, hanky-panky, winky, wonky donkey will have readers and listeners hee-hawing with laughter.
Must-Read #4: How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read?: Rhyming text and larger-than-life illustrations show how prehistoric beasts learn the do's and don'ts of reading.
Must-Read #5: Pig the Pug: The hilarious rhymes and literal eye-popping illustrations that show how Pig the pug learns to share will have kids and adults rolling with laughter.
Must-Read #6: Thelma the Unicorn: Thelma is a horse who dreams of being a sparkly unicorn. Rhyming text and playful pictures fill this joyful tale about loving who you are.
Must-Read #7: Penguinaut!: Playful text and whimsical illustrations tell the story of a little penguin who reaches the stars... with a little help from his friends.
Must-Read #8: When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry...: The simple text and vibrant illustrations in this Caldecott Honor winner help small kids tackle a big emotion.
Must-Read #9: Giraffes Can't Dance: Rollicking rhymes and vibrant illustrations fill this touching tale for anyone who dreams of reaching for the sky.
Must-Read #10: Where the Wild Things Are: Imaginative illustrations and rhythmic text make this Caldecott Medal-winning classic a must-read.
Must-Read #11: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons: You can't help but sing along with the cool cat in this award winner. Count down with the easy-going, groovy feline as he loses the buttons on his favorite shirt one-by-one.
Must-Read #12: Do Not Open This Book!: Whatever you do, do NOT read this silly book aloud to your child (unless you want to laugh out loud and drive a poor pig hog wild)!