Our Must-Reads for the Month of February

These enchanting books are sure to bring joy to young readers with playful rhymes, award-winning visuals, and lessons told with humor and humanity.
Apr 10, 2019

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Our Must-Reads for the Month of February
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Apr 10, 2019

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 #1Dinosaurumpus! (A StoryPlay Book): Jump, hop, twist, and spin your way through this roaring read-aloud packed with fun-filled games and activities.

Must-Read #2Goldilocks 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 #4How 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 #6Thelma 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 #7Penguinaut!: 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 #8When 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 #9Giraffes Can't Dance: Rollicking rhymes and vibrant illustrations fill this touching tale for anyone who dreams of reaching for the sky.

Must-Read #10Where the Wild Things Are: Imaginative illustrations and rhythmic text make this Caldecott Medal-winning classic a must-read.

Must-Read #11Pete 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 #12Do 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)!

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Alphabet Recognition
Toddlers
Memory and Memorization
Baby books
Book Lists
Books for boys
Books for girls
Literacy
Reading Comprehension
Book Lists
Phonics
Friendship
Manners
The Wonky Donkey
Imagination
Fine Motor Skills
Age 8
Age 7
Age 6
Age 5
Age 4
Age 3
Age 2
Humor and Positive Thinking
Bears
Dogs
Cats
Motor Skills
Farm and Ranch Animals
Penguins
Curiosity
Giraffes
Tolerance and Acceptance
Anger
Early Reading
Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals