The Hutchinson Treasury of Stories to Read Aloud

I wanted to recommend the book The Hutchinson treasury of stories to read aloud selected by Janet Schulman. 

This book was previously been printed under the title The 20th-Century Children’s Book Treasury.   The content is the same.

This book contains many books which are recommended on various US curriculum.  It used to be on Sonlight’s PreK curriculum for families abroad to reduce shipping.  Many of the stories would be nicer in their original single book per story format, but this is a great option to read them first to see if you and your children enjoy them.  There are lots of copies of this book in the Irish libraries – 54 apparently (library link 1, library link 2, Amazon UK link 1, Amazon UK link 2, Amazon UK link 3, Book Depo).

I could not see which stories this treasury contained before I got it, so I typed the list up to share with you in case your looking for one of these titles and don’t even realise it is in your local library…

  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault
  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • A chair for my Mother by Vera B. Williams
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake
  • “The letter” from Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  • Freight Train by Donald Crews
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • A Million Fish … More or Less by Patricia C. McKissack
  • A Boy, a Dog and a Frog by Mercer Mayer
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
  • Avocado Baby by John Burningham
  • Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by Judith Viorst
  • Curious George by H.A. Rey
  • I hear, I see, I touch by Helen Oxenbury
  • Miss Nelson is missing! by Harry Allard
  • Titch by Pat Hutchins
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • “The Sat Club” from Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  • Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  • Stevie by John Steptoe
  • The Tub People by Pam Conrad
  • In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets into a Tight Place by A. A. Milne
  • Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
  • The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka
  • The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
  • Can’t you Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell
  • The Elves in the Shelves by Joan Aiken
  • Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
  • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
  • D.W. the Picky Eater by Marc Brown
  • Petunia by Roger Duvoisin
  • First Tomato by Rosemary Wells
  • Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  • I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus
  • Owen by Kevin Henkes
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  • The Queen’s Knickers by Nicholas Allan
  • The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman