Predictable Books
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Key to Code:
C/C = Collective/Cumulative
CHR = Chronological
FAM = Familiar/Cultural
INT = Interlocking Sequence
REP = Repetitive Sequence
R/R = Rhythm-Rhyme

Predictable Books

Aardema, Verna. Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, Dial Press, 1981.
C/C, INT

Adams, Pam. This Old Man, Grossett and Dunlap, 1974.
R/R, CHR

Alexander, Sue. Marc the Magnificient, Pantheon, 1978.
REP

Aliki, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Macmillan, 1974.
REP, R/R

Aliki, Hush Little Baby, Prentice-Hall,
R/R, INT

Aliki, My Five Senses, Crowell, 1962.
INT

Anderson, Leone Castell. The Wonderful Shrinking Shirt, Albert Whitman, 1983.
CHR, INT

Aruego, Jose & Arian. A Crocodile's Tale, Scribner's, 1972.
REP, INT

Asch, Frank. Gia and the Hundred Dollars Worth of Bubblegum, McGraw, 1974.
CHR

Asch,, Frank. Mac Gooses' Grocery, Scholastic, 1978.
FAM

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, Old Mac Donald Had a Farm, Scholastic, 1969.
REP, CUM

Barchas, Sarah E. I Was Walking Down the Road, Scholastic, 1975.
REP

Barton, Byron. Buzz, Buzz, Buzz, Penguin, 1979.
INT

Bate, Lucy. Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth, Crown, 1975.
FAM

Becker, John, Seven Little Rabbits, Scholastic, 1973.
C/C, REP, R/R

Berenstain, Stanley & Janice. The Bear Scouts, Beginner Books, 1967.
R/R,REP

Berenstain, Stanley & Janice. Bears on Wheels, Random, 1969.
R/R, REP

Berenstain, Stanley & Janice. Old Hat, New Hat, Random, 1970.
R/R, REP

Blair, Susan. The Three Billy-Goats Gruff, Scholastic, 1963.
REP

Enid. Dogs Don't Belonp on Beds, Doubleday, c1971.
REP, FAM

Bonne, Rose &, Mills, Alan. I Know an Old Lady, Rand McNally, 1961.
C/C, REP, INT

Bornstein, Ruth. Little Gorilla, Houghton Mifflin, 1976.
REP

Boynton, Sandra. If At First, Little, Brown, 1980.
REP

Brand, Oscar, I First Came to Tl,.is Land, Putnam, 1974.
R/R, C/C

Brandenber, Franz.I Once Knew t Man, Macmillan, 1970.
C/C

Brandenberg, Franz. No School Today, Scholastic, 1978.
REP, FAM

Bridwell, Norman. Clifford Takes a Trip, Scholastic, 1966.
CHR

Bridwell, Norman. Clifford the Big Red Dog, Scholastic, 1963.
FAM

Bridwell, Norman. Clifford's Tricks, Scholastic, 1971.
CHR

Brown, Marcia. The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Harcourt Brace, 1957.
INT

Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon, Harper, 1947.
C/C, R/R

Brown, Margaret Wise. Home for a Bunny, Golden Press, 1956.
REP

Brown Margaret Wise. The Important Book, Harper, 19,49
REP

Brown, Margaret Wise. Runaway Bunny, 1942.
INT

Burton, Virginia. The Little House, Houghton Mifflin, 1942, 1978.
CHR

Cameron, Polly. "I Can't" said the Ant, Scholastic, 196.1.
R/R

Carey, Bonnie. Grasshopper to the Rescue, Morrow, 1979.
INT

Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, World Pub., 1969.
CHR

Chance, E. B.. Just in Time for the King's Birthday, Scholastic, 1970
REP

Charlip, Remy. Fortunately, Parent's Magazine Press, 1964.
INT

Chas, Sarah E.. I Was Walking Down the Road, Scholastic, 1975.
REP

Clarke, Mollie. Congo Boy, Scholastic, 1965.
INT

Cleveland,, David. The April Rabbits, Scholastic, 1978.
CHR

Cohen, Miriam. Will I Have a Friend, Young Reader's Press, 1967.
INT

de Paola, Tomie. Charlie Needs a Cloak, Scholastic, 1976, Prentice Hall, 1982.
CHR

de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. Catch a Little'Fox, Seabury Press, 1970.
R/R

de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together, Parents' Magazine Press, 1965.
FAM

de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. May I Bring a Friend?, Atheneum, 1972.
REP

de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. What Can You Do With a Shoe?, Harper, 1955.
R/R

de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. Willy O'Dwyer Jumped in the Fire, Atheneum, 1968.
R/R, INT

Degen, Bruce. Jamberry, Harper, 1983.
R/R

Delton, Judy. The Goose Who Wrote a Book, Carolrhoda Pub., 1982.
INT

Domanska, Janina. If All the Sea.s Were One Sea, Macmillan, 197l,
REP

Duff, Maggie. Rum Pun Pum, Macmillan, 1973.
C/C

Emberley, Barbara. Drwiuner Hoff, Prentice-Hall, Young Reader's, 1967.
C/C, R/R

Emberley, Barba'ra & Ed. Simon's Song, Prentice-flail, 1969.
R/R

Emberly, Ed. Klippity Klop, Little, Brown, 1974.
CHR

Ets, Marie Hall. Elephant in a Well, Viking Press, 1972.
INT

Ets, Marie Hall. Play With Me, Viking Press, 1955.
REP

Flack, Marjorie. Ask Mr. Bear, Macmillan,-(Collier), 1932.
REP

Francoise, Jeanne-Marie Counts Her Sheep, Scribner, 1951.
CHR

Gag, Wanda. The ABC Bunny, Coward, 1933.
R/R, CHR

Gag, Wanda. Millions of Cats, Coward, 1928.
C/C

Galdone, Paul. Henny Penny, Scholastic, 1968, Young Reader's, 1969.
C/C

Galdone, Paul. The Little Red Hen, Scholastic, 1973, Young Reader's, 1972.
INT

Galdone, Paul. The Three Bears, Scholastic, 1972.
INT

Galdone, Paul. The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Seabury Press, 1973.
INT, REP

Galdone, Paul. The Three Little Pigs, Seabury Press, 1970.
INT, REP

Gelman, Rita. Why Can't I Fly?, Scholastic, 1977.
REP, R/R

Gelman,, Rita Golden. More Spaghetti, I Say!, Scholastic, 1977.
R/R

Getz, Susanna. Ten Teddy Bears

Granowsky, Alvin. Dee and the Bee/Jake and the Snake, D.C. Heath, 1973.
R/R

Haley, Gail E A StorV A Story, Atheneum, 1970.
CHR

Heide, Florence P., Van Clief, Sylvia W. That's What Friends Are For, Scholastic., 1968.
CUM, REP

Hillert,, Margaret.What Am I?, Follett, 1981.
INT, FAM

Hillman, Priscilla. A Merry-Mouse Book of Months, Doubleday, 1980.
FAM

Hoban, Russell. A Bargin for Francis, Scholastic, 1970.
FAM

Hoban, Russell. Bedtime for Francis, Scholas tic~ 1960.
R/R, REP

Hoban, Russell. Birthday for Francis, Scholastic, 1968.
FAM

Hoberman, Mary Ann. A House is a House For Me, Viking, 1978.
R/R, REP

Hogrogian Nonny. One Fine Day, Macmillan, 1971.
INT

Houston. A Mouse in the House.
Hutchins, Pat. Clocks and More Clocks, Macmillan 1970.
INT

Hutchins, Pat. Rosie's Walk, Macmillan, 1968.
CHR

Hutchins Pat. The Surprise Party, Young Reader's Press. 1969.
FAM

Hutchns, Pat. Titch, Collier, 1971.
FAM, REP

Hutchins, Pat. One Hunter.

Jeffrey, Sara. Who Lives Here?, Dandelion Press, 1976.
REP

Joslin, Sesyle. What Do You Say, Dear?,.Scholastic, 1958.
FAM

Keats, Ezra Jack. The Little Drummer Boy, Macmillan, 1968.
R/R

Keats, Ezra Jack. Over in the Meadow, Scholastic, 1971.
CHR, FAM

Kent, Jack. The Twelve Days of Christmas, Parents,1973.
REP

Kenworthy, Catherine. Best Friends, Golden Press, 1983.
FAM

Kessler, Ethel-Leonard. Do Baby Bears Sit on Chairs?, Young Reader's Press, 1961
R/R

Kessler, Leonard. Ghosts and Crows and Things with O's, Scholastic, 1977.
REP, R/R

Klein, Lenore. Brave Daniel, Scholastic, 1958.
FAM

Knight, Hilary. The Twelve Days of Christmas, Macmillan, 1981.
C/C, REP

Knoche, Norma &, Jones, Mary Voell. What Do Mothers Do?, Whitman, 1966.
FAM

Krasilovsky, Phyllis. The Cow Who Fell in the Canal, Doubleday, 1972.
CHR

Kraus, Robert. Whose Mouse Are You?, Scholastic, 1970.
REP

Krauss, Ruth. Carrot Seed, Harper, 1945.
FAM, CHR

Kuskin, Karla. Just Like Everyone Else, Harper, 1959.
REP

Kwitz,, Mary De Ball. Little Chick's Story, Scholastic, 1978.
FAM, REP

Langstaff, John. Frog Went A-Courting, Harcourt-Brace, 1955, 1972.
R/R, REP

Langstaff, John. Gather My Gold Together: Four Songs for,Four Seasons, Doubleday, 1971.
C/C

Langstaff, Joha. Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go, Atheneum, 1974
REP

Langstaff, John. Over in the Meadow, Harcourt-Brace, 1957.
FAM

Le Sieg, Theo.. The Eye Book, Random, 1968.
INT

Lexau, Joan. It All Began With A Drip, Drip, Drip. McCall Pub., 1970.
REP

Lexau, Joan. That's Good, That's Bad, Dial Press, 1963.
REP

Littledale, Freya. Th Magic Fish, Scholastic; c1967.
CHR

Littledale, Freya. The Magic Tablecloth, Scholastic, 1971.
INT

Lobel, Anita. King Rooster, Queen Hen, Greenwillow, 1975.
REP, C/C

Lobel, Arnold. On Market Street,

Lobel, Arnold. A Treeful of Pigs, Greenwillow, 1979.
REP

Low, Joseph. There Was a Wise Crow, Scholastic, 1969.
R/R

MacDonald, Golden. Red Light, Green Light, Doubleday, 1944.
C/C

Mack, Stan. 10 Bears in My Bed, Pantheon, 1974.
REP

Martin, Bill. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Holt, 1970.
REP, C/C

Martin, Bill. Polar Bear, Polar Bear,
R/R, C/C

Martin, Bill. Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire, Holt, 1970.
R/R

Martin, Bill Jr.. Monday, Monday, I I Like Monday, Holt, 1970.
REP, CHR

Mathews, Geda Bradley. What Was That?, Golden Press, 1977.
REP, INT

Mayer, Mercer. If I Had, Dial Press, 1963.
REP

Mayer, Mercer. Just for You, Coition Press, 1975.
FAM, R/R

Mayer, Mercer. What Do You Do With a Kangaroo?, Scholastic, 1973.
REP

McClintock, Mike A Fly Went By, Random, 1958.
R/R, C/C

McGovern, Ann. Stone Soup, Scholastic, 1968.
REP

McGovern, Ann. Too Much Noise, Scholastic 1967.
C/C

Mosel, Arlene. The Funny Little Woman, Dutton, 1972
INT

Nelson, JoAnne, There's A Dragon in My Wagon,

Nodset, Joan. Go Away Dog, Harper Row, 1963.
REP

Nodset, Joan. Who Took the Farmer's Hat?, Scholastic, 1970, Harper Row, 1963.
CHR

Pape, Donna Luggg. Jack Jump Under the Candlestick, Albert Whitman, 1982.
REP

Peppe, Rodney. The House That Jack Built, Delacorte, 1970.
C/C

Perkins, Al. The Ear Book, Random House, 1968.
R/R

Perkins, Al. Hand, Hand, Finger , Thumb, Random, 1969.
R/R

Perkins, Al. The Nose Book, Random House 1970.
R/R

Piper, Watty (retold by). The Little Engine That Could, Scholastic, 1960.
REP, INT

Quackenbush, Robert. She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Lippincott, 1973.
REP

Quackenbush, Robert. Skip to My Lou, Lippincott 1975.
REP

Robison, Deborah. Anthony's Hat, Scholastic, 1977.
REP

Rose, Anne. Akimba and the Magic Cow, Scholastic, 1976.
INT

Sarton, May. A Walk Through the Woods, Harper & Row, 1976.
FAM

Scheer, Jullian &, Bileck, Marvin. Rain Makes Applesauce, Holiday House, 1964.
REP

Scheer, Jullian &, Bileck, Marvin. Upside Down P2y, Holiday House, 1968.
R/R

Sendak, Maurice. Chicken Soup With Rice, Scholastic, 1962.
REP, R/R

Sendak, Maurice. One Was Johnny, Harper & Row, 1962.
R/R

Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat, Beginner Books, 1957.
R/R

Seuss, Dr. The 500 flats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Scholastic, 1938.
C/C

Seuss, Dr. Hop on Pop, Beginner, 1963.
C/C

Seuss, Dr. Mister Brown Can Moo! Can You?, Random, 1970.
R/R

Sharmat,, Mitchell. Gorilla's House, Scholastic, 1982.
FAM

Shaw, Charles B It Looked Like Spilt Milk, Harper, 1947.
REP

ShuleviLz, Uri. One Monday Morning, Scribner's, 1967.
FAM

Slobodkina, Esphyr. Caps for Sale, Scholastic, 1940.
REP

Spler, Peter. The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, Doubleday, 1961.
REP, R/R

Stone, Jon. The Monster at the End of This Book, Western Pub., 1977.
REP

Thomas, Patricia. "Stand Back," said the Elephant, I'm Going To Sneeze!", Lothrop, 1971.
CHR

Tison, Annette &, Taylor, Talus. Barbapappa's Newhouse, Scholastic, 1979.
FAM, INT

Tobias, Tobi. The Dawdiewalk, Carolrhoda.Books, 1983.
REP

Tolstoy, Alexei. The Great EL& Enormous Turnip, Franklin Watts, 1968.
C/C

Udry, Janice May. What Mary Jo Shared, Whitman, 1966.
FAM, REP

Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the Terrible . . ., Atheneum, 1972.
REP

Viorst, Judith. My Mama Says . . ., Atheneum, 1973.
REP

Viorst, Judith. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, Atheneum, 1971.
REP

Waber, Bernard. Ira Sleeps Over, Houghton Mifflin, 1972.
FAM

Waber, Bernard. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Houghton Mifflin, 1965.
FAM

Watson, Clyde. Father Fox's PenayLtyDes, Scholastic, 1975.
R/R

Weir,, La Vada. Howdy, Steck-Vauglai, 1972.
FAM, REP

Westerberg, Christioe. The CaD That Mother Made, Prentice Hall, 1977.
INT

Wildsmith, Brian, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Franklin Watts, 1972.
C/C, REP

Wilson,, Lorraine. And the Teacher Smiled, Cy~press, 1980.
REP

Zaid, Barry. Chicken Little, Random House, 1973.
REP

Zelsney, Jean. Do Pigs Sit in Trees?, Follett, 1981.
FAM

Zemach, Harve. The JudSe, Straus, 1969.
R/R, REP

Zemach, Harve. Nail Soup, Follett, 1964.
C/C

Zemach, Margot. Hush, Little Baby, E.P. Dutton, l976.
INT

Zemach, Margot. The Teeny Tiny Woman, Scholastic, 1965.
REP, CHR

Zemach,, Margot. It Could Always Be Worse, Scholastic, 1976.
C/C

Zolotow, Charlotte. Do You Know WH I'll Do?, Harper, 1958.
REP

Zolotow, Charlotte, The Quarreling, Hale (H & R), 1966.
FAM, CHR

Zolotow, Charlotte. Some Things Go Together, Abelard-Schuman, 1969.
R/R

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