Greater Victoria library unveils 100 books to read before kindergarten

Childhood literacy experts say children should ideally hear at least 1,000 stories before they learn to read.

The Greater Victoria Public Library has released a new book-list for parents to help promote literacy at an early age.

The list, dubbed “100 picture books to read before kindergarten,” was selected by the library’s children and family literacy librarians.

Childhood literacy experts say children should ideally hear at least 1,000 stories before they learn to read.

“I know families will really enjoy reading the books and I hope our list will inspire families to start their own list of their 100 favourites,” stated Tracy Kendrick, the library’s Coordinator of Children’s and Teen Services.

Among the titles on the list are classics like *Where the Wild Things Are and *Goodnight Moon, as well as newer fare such as *Grumpy Bird and *Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type.

The full list, linked to the library’s collection, can be viewed at

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