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What is 100 Books Before Kindergarten?

The 100 Books Before Kindergarten program is a self-guided reading program that encourages early literacy and promotes shared reading time between caregivers and children.

How do I sign up?

After September 10th, children can be registered with their library card and receive a list of 100 books that have been selected by  the library and are all available to borrow. As you complete the list, come in to a Library Branch and let us know.


Children will receive prizes for every 25 books they read. Once they complete 100 books they will receive a free book and a certificate of completion

The List:

1. Ada Twist Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2. That’s My Mommy, Ann Hodgman
3. No Two Alike, Keith Baker
4. That’s My Daddy, Ann Hodgman
5. Roar A Dinosaur Tour, Michael Paul Terranova
6. Find it on the Farm, Karen Jordan
7. This Zoo Is Not For You, Ross Collins
8. A Giraffe Did One, Jerry Pallotta A
9. There’s A Bear On My Chair, Ross Collins
10. Hooray for Birds, Lucy Cousins
11. Go Dog Go!, P.D. Eastman
12. Off and Away, Cale Atkinson
13. The Reptile Club, Maureen Fergus
14. Love You Forever, Robert Munsch
15. 100 First Words, Dawn Sirett
16. What Does An Anteater Eat?, Ross Collins
17. Who’s That?, Rod Campbell
18. Spot The Difference Out And About, Sophia Danielsson-Waters
19. Eating the Alphabet Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z, Lois Ehlert
20. Roly Poly Pangolin, Anna Dewdney
21. Look! Jeff Mack
22. Except if, Jim Averbeck
23. When Spring Comes, Kevin Henkes
24. Spot’s First Walk, Eric Hill
25. Chrysanthemum, Kevin Henkes
26. Be Brave, Little Penguin, Giles Andreae
27. In! Over! And On! The Farm, Ethan Long
28. Stomp, Ian Aurora
29. Chicky Chicky Chook Chook, Cathy MacLennan
30. Splish, Splash, Foxes Dash!, Geraldo Valerio
31. I Just Ate My Friend, Heidi McKinnon
32. I Am (Not) Scared, Anna Kang
33. Red Sled, Lita Judge
34. Big Bear Hug, Nicholas Oldland
35. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, Bill Martin Jr
36. Hand in Hand, Rosemary Wells
37. Solar System, Jill McDonald
38. Penguin Says “Please”, Michael Dahl
39. Little Owl’s Day, Divya Srinivasan
40. Canadian Animals ABC, Geraldo Valerio
41. Splish, Splash, Ducky!, Lucy Cousins
42. Who Sleeps, Cat the cat? Mo Willems
43. This Little Piggy, Hannah Wood
44. Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going To School, Bill Martin Jr.
45. Penguin Problems, Jory John
46. Canadian Rockies ABC, Max Elliott
47. Kitten’s Autumn, Eugenie Fernandes
48. Farmyard Beat, Lindsey Craig
49. Giraffe Meets Bird, Rebecca Bender

50. Ten Hungry Pigs, Derek Anderson
51. Wolf In The Snow, Matthew Cordell
52. Fox And Squirrel Make A Friend, Ruth Ohi
53. Russell the Sheep, Rob Scotton
54. Grumpy Bird, Jeremy Tankard
55. Mud Puddle, Robert Munsch
56. Whose Baby Am I? , John Butler
57. If You’re Happy and You Know it!, Jane Cabrera
58. Red is Best , Kathy Stinson
59. I Love Bugs, Emma Dodd
60. Hello Baby!, Mem, Fox
61. I Spy On The Farm, Edward Gibbs
62. Welcome Home, Bear, II Sung Na
63. Everybunny Dream!, Ellie,Sandall
64. Busy Little Squirrel, Nancy Tafuri
65. Triangle, Mac Barnett
66. Crash, Splash, or Moo!, Bob Shea
67. A Mother for Choco, Keiko Kaszo
68. Bark, George, Jules Feiffer
69. Bears Snores On, Karma Wilson
70. Dinosaur Rocket, Penny Dale
71. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin
72. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin
73. Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, Doreen Cronin
74. Corduroy, Don Freeman
75. Curious George, H.A. Rey
76. Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
77. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Eileen Christelow (Hoopla)
78. Goodnight Moon, Brown, Margaret Wise
79. Harry, The Dirty Dog, Gene Zion
80. It’s a Tiger, David LaRochelle
81. I Want My Hat Back, Jon Klassen
82. Llama Llama Red Pajama, Anna Dewdney
83. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Mem Fox
84. The Very Cranky Bear, Nick Bland
85. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle
86. Where is the Green Sheep? Mem Fox
87. The Three Bears A B C, Grace Maccarone
88. Picture the Sky, Barbara Reid
89. A Season of Flowers, Michael Garland
90. Stellaluna, Janelle Cannon
91. The Very Impatient Caterpillar, Ross Burach
92. Franklin in the Dark, Paulette Bourgeois
93. Froggy Goes to School, Jonathan London
94. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Eric Litwin
95. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Eric Litwin
96. Chicks in the Barn, Aly Fronis
97. Doing the Animal Bop, Jan Ormerod
98. Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs, Eric Litwin
99. Caps for Sale, Esphyr Slobodkina
100. Daniel’s Good Day, Micha Archer


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