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Big Books

Big Books are great resources for the elementary school classroom. They are perfect for shared reading activities for they allow children to see the text as the book is read and possibly chant along as the teacher reads the book. Big Books also allow children to interact with the illustrations, text, and the teacher as the read along progresses.

Big Book Titles @CMC

The following Big Books are available for checkout by students and faculty of the College of Education:

  • Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
  • Animal Seasons by Brian Wildsmith
  • Asha in the Attic by Chris Prowling
  • Avenues Sing-Along Language Songs by Hampton-Brown
  • Bear in a Square by Stela Blackstone
  • Bella Lost her Moo by Judith Zorfass
  • Boom Chicka Rock by John Archambault
  • Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
  • Cities Then and Now by Wanda Haan
  • Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
  • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae
  • Cool Camping Fun by Dottie Zimmerman
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
  • Dress Me Bear by Dottie Zimmerman
  • English at Your Command by Hampton-Brown
  • Five Little Ducks by Raffi
  • Five Little Ducks by Dottie Zimmerman
  • Fossils by Claire Llewellyn
  • Here Comes the Bugs by Dottie Zimmerman
  • Hickory, Dickory, Dock by Dottie Zimmerman
  • How Goods are Moved by Carole Wicklander
  • Hunky Dorry Found It by Katie Eans
  • I Went Walking by Sue Williams
  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe Numberoff
  • In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
  • Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
  • Little Bo Peep by Dottie Zimmeran
  • Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes:  Patterns in Nature by Stephen R. Swinburne
  • Mrs. Wishy-Washy by Joy Cowley
  • My Five Senses by Aliki
  • My Wonderful Aunt by Margaret Mahy
  • No Jumping on the Bed by Tedd Arnold
  • Old MacDonald by Dottie Zimmerman
  • Our Goverment by Wanda Haan
  • Over in the Meadow by Olive Wadsworth
  • A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly:  A Play Rhyme by Nadine Bernard Westcott
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? by Bill Martin
  • Read-Along Nursery Rhymes by Cory Flores
  • Ten in a Bed by Mary Rees
  • Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
  • The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
  • The Little Yellow Chicken by Joy Cowley
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • This is the House that Jack Built by Simms Taback
  • What is a Park?  by Lisa Trumbauer
  • Wheels on the Bus by Jerry Smith
  • Where Are My Crayons by Dottie Zimmerman
  • Where Do You Live? by Marcia S. Freeman