Concept Books - Predictable Books List


A sentence or phrase is repeated.

The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.


A word, sentence, or phrase is repeated in each episode. More is added to the sequence with each episode. Examples:

The House That Jack Built
I Know an Old Lady

Rhyming Patterns

Some combine rhyme and cumulative patterns.

Drummer Hoff by Barbara Emberly

Familiar Sequences

numbers, alphabet, months, days, colors, seasons.

Over in the Meadow by Jack Ezra Keat
I Unpacked My Grandmother’s Trunk by Susan Ramsey Hoguet


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