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The Best Books To Read In Kindergarten

August 2, 2017

“What are the best books to Read in Kindergarten?” We looked at 697 of the top Kindergarten books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

With more than enough books to read two a day for the entire Kindergaten school year, there is bound to be something listed below for every Kindergartener.

The top 33 books, all appearing on 4 or more articles, are ranked below by how many “Best Kindergaten Book” lists they appeared on. The remaining 600+ books, as well as the articles we used, are ranked alphabetically at the bottom of the page.

For more Best School Year book lists, check back in the coming weeks!

Happy Scrolling!



Top 33 Best Kindergarten Books



33 .) Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Research Parent
  • The Williams School
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious board book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird’s egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she’s gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make this abridged, super-simple edition of P. D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother? a must for baby showers, beginning readers, and Mother’s Day.

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32 .) Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads
  • Great Schools!

“A told B
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the top
of the coconut tree.”
When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room?”

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31 .) Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Lists It Appears On:

  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Goodreads

“The beloved, bestselling tale of edible weather is brought to life!

If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn’t it be marvelous! Or would it? It could, after all, be messy. And you’d have no choice. What if you didn’t like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to be squashed flat by a pancake?”

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30 .) Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

Lists It Appears On:

  • 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  • Brightly
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

Reading goes to the dogs in this timeless Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. From big dogs and little dogs to red, green, and blue dogs, dogs going up and dogs going fast . . . who knew dogs were so busy? And laughter will ensue at the repeated question “Do you like my hat?” Like P. D. Eastman’s classic Are You My Mother? Go, Dog. Go! has been a go-to favorite for over fifty years, leaving audiences of all breeds wagging their tails with delight.

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29 .) Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Lists It Appears On:

  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

“Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children’s classic. In this most famous of cumulative tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to be savored everywhere and in every way.

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28 .) Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

“One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.

Harold and his trusty crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this charming story shows just how far your imagination can take you.”

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27 .) King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lexington Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Great Schools!

In this delightful story, the king refuses to leave his bathtub and rule the kingdom.

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26 .) Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • The Williams School

Leo isn’t reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo’s mother isn’t. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he’s ready.

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25 .) Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik

Lists It Appears On:

  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Benicia Public Library

“Meet Little Bear, a friend to millions of children. And meet Mother Bear, who is there whenever Little Bear needs her. When it is cold and snowy outside, she finds just the right outfit for Little Bear to play in. When he goes to the moon, she has a hot lunch waiting for him on his return. And, of course, she never forgets his birthday.

This classic from Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak was written in 1957 and remains as beloved today as it was then. An ALA Notable Children’s Book, this Level One I Can Read is full of warm and lovingly playful stories that are perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.”

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24 .) Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Playful Learning
  • Goodreads
  • Barnes & Noble

It’s the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin!

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23 .) Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard

Lists It Appears On:

  • Research Parent
  • Brightly
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Lexington Public Library

“The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school.

So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. The students don’t proffer a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. James Marshall’s scritchy, cartoonish full-color ink and wash illustrations are hilarious. A back-to-school perennial!”

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22 .) Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

Lists It Appears On:

  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • The Williams School
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute

“Clever soldiers outwit greedy townspeople with the creation of a special soup in this cherished classic, a Caldecott Honor book.

First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown’s most popular and enduring books. This story, about three hungry soldiers who outwit the greedy inhabitants of a village into providing them with a feast, is based on an old French tale.”

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21 .) The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Goodreads

Ferdinand is the world’s most peaceful–and–beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree. Leaf’s simple storytelling paired with Lawson’s pen-and-ink drawings make The Story of Ferdinand a true classic.

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20 .) The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Great Schools!
  • Research Parent
  • Brightly

“You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong.

In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.””

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19 .) Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lexington Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Great Schools!
  • Best Kindergarten Books

“Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-
chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo!

Three decades and more than one million copies later children still love hearing about the boy with the long name who fell down the well. Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent’s classic re-creation of an ancient Chinese folktale has hooked legions of children, teachers, and parents, who return, generation after generation, to learn about the danger of having such an honorable name as Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo.

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18 .) Corduroy by Don Freeman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

Don Freeman’s classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene in 1968. This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.

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17 .) Curious George by Margret Rey & H.A. Rey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • The Williams School
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Barnes & Noble

This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey.

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16 .) Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Brightly
  • The Williams School
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute

From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be.

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15 .) If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he’ll ask for a glass of milk. He’ll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn’t have a milk mustache, and then he’ll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim….

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14 .) Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Playful Learning
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Great Schools!

The first day of kindergarten is finally here, and Henry can’t wait to paint pictures, sing songs, and practice counting. When he gets to school, though, he’s not so sure he’s ready for kindergarten. But before long Henry discovers that the only thing he’s not ready for is how much fun he’s going to have at school! This gently humorous, encouraging story will give children about to enter kindergarten an extra boost of confidence.

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13 .) Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • The Williams School
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

The story of twelve little girls in two straight lines, the smallest one being Madeline, has delighted children for more than seventy years. Now the beloved Caldecott Honor Book is available in sturdy board book format and a reduced size perfect for small hands. While the text is slightly abridged, none of the charm of the original book is lost as a new format brings this classic title to a younger audience.

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12 .) Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute

A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers — the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.

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11 .) Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola

Lists It Appears On:

  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads
  • Great Schools!

“When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works in this classic Caldecott Honor book from Tomie dePaola.

Strega Nona—””Grandma Witch””—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.”

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10 .) Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger.

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9 .) The Mitten by Jan Brett

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • The Williams School
  • Goodreads

“When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.

One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.

As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the borders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on.

In her distinctive style, Jan Brett brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes.”

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8 .) The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Goodreads
  • Great Schools!

“No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.”

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7 .) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

“The perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child’s bookshelf.

Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.
And it got worse…
His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!”

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6 .) Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • The Williams School
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Goodreads

“Children will delight in following the peddler’s efforts to outwit the monkeys and will ask to read it again and again. Caps for Sale is an excellent easy-to-read book that includes repetition, patterns, and colors, perfect for early readers.

This tale of a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity and also teaches children about problem and resolution.”

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5 .) Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

Lists It Appears On:

  • 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Goodreads
  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Great Schools!

“When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.

In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum.”

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4 .) Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

While out searching for food, fruit bat Stellaluna and her mother are attacked by a vicious owl. Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat and taken in by a family of birds where she must put aside her bat habits to fit in with her new family. But one fateful flight when she is separated from her adoptive siblings, Stellaluna is reunited with her bat family and learns that even though we’re different, we’re very much the same.

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3 .) Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads
  • Great Schools!

In the forty years since Max first cried “Let the wild rumpus start,” Maurice Sendak’s classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children’s books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max’s imaginative journey to Where the Wild Things Are.

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2 .) Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Benicia Public Library
  • The Williams School
  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

“Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears:

Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.

But Farmer Brown’s problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes! Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside-down!”

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1 .) Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Kindergarten Books
  • Research Parent
  • Lexington Public Library
  • The Williams School
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Goodreads

Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live. The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston. But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home.

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The Additional Best Books To Read In Kindergarten



 

# Book Author Lists
(Books Appear On 3 Lists Each)
34 A Chair for My Mother Vera B. Williams Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
35 Biscuit Alyssa Satin Capucilli Lexington Public Library
123 Homeschool 4 Me
Benicia Public Library
36 Blueberries for Sal Robert McCloskey Research Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Goodreads
37 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin Jr. Best Kindergarten Books
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Goodreads
38 George and Martha James Marshall Research Parent
Brightly
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
39 Harry the Dirty Dog Gene Zion & Margaret Bloy Graham Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
40 I Stink! Kate McMullan Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
Benicia Public Library
41 Kitten’s First Full Moon Kevin Henkes Goodreads
Best Kindergarten Books
Benicia Public Library
42 Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Mo Willems Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Goodreads
Great Schools!
43 Millions of Cats Wanda Gag Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
44 No, David! David Shannon Research Parent
Benicia Public Library
Goodreads
45 Officer Buckle and Gloria Peggy Rathmann Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
Benicia Public Library
46 Olivia Ian Falconer Best Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
47 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss Brightly
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Goodreads
48 Owl Moon Jane Yolen Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
Goodreads
49 Planet Kindergarten Sue Ganz-Schmitt Playful Learning
Barnes & Noble
Goodreads
50 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
51 Tacky the Penguin Helen Lester Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
52 The Junie B. Jones Series Barbara Park Simply Kinder
Benicia Public Library
Barnes & Noble
53 The Kissing Hand Audrey Penn Playful Learning
Goodreads
Great Schools!
54 The Night Before Kindergarten Natasha Wing Playful Learning
Barnes & Noble
Goodreads
55 The Runaway Bunny Margaret Wise Brown Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
The Williams School
56 The Three Billy Goats Gruff Paul Galdone Lexington Public Library
The Williams School
Best Kindergarten Books
57 There’s a Nightmare in My Closet Mercer Mayer Lexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Best Kindergarten Books
58 Wemberly Worried Kevin Henkes Playful Learning
Goodreads
Great Schools!
59 Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein Research Parent
Brightly
Goodreads
(Books Appear On 2 Lists Each)
60 A Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon Lexington Public Library
The Williams School
61 A Hole is to Dig Ruth Krauss Research Parent
Great Schools!
62 A Splendid Friend, Indeed Suzanne Bloom Best Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
63 Abuela Arthur Dorros Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
64 Actual Size Steve Jenkins Brightly
Benicia Public Library
65 Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman & Caroline Binch Research Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
66 Art Dog Thatcher Hurd Research Parent
Great Schools!
67 Bad Kitty Nick Bruel Brightly
Simply Kinder
68 Bark, George Jules Feiffer Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
69 Bear Snores On Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman Lexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
70 Bedtime for Frances Russell Hoban Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
71 Book! Book! Book! Deborah Bruss Lexington Public Library
Great Schools!
72 Chocolate Fever Robert Kimmel Smith Research Parent
Daddy Read
73 David Goes to School David Shannon 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Great Schools!
74 Doctor De Soto William Steig Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
75 First Day Jitters Julie Danneberg Playful Learning
Great Schools!
76 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Eileen Christelow Lexington Public Library
BCLS
77 Frederick Leo Lionni Research Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
78 Freight Train Donald Crews Best Kindergarten Books
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
79 Froggy Goes to School Jonathan London Lexington Public Library
Best Kindergarten Books
80 Good Night, Moon Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd Thomas B. Fordham Institute
The Williams School
81 Gooney Bird Greene Lois Lowry Brightly
Daddy Read
82 Gregory the Terrible Eater Mitchell Sharmat The Williams School
Lexington Public Library
83 Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney Best Kindergarten Books
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
84 Henry and Mudge Cynthia Rylant Research Parent
Brightly
85 Hi, Fly Guy! Tedd Arnold Lexington Public Library
Brightly
86 Horton Hatches the Egg Dr. Seuss Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
87 How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? Jane Yolen Playful Learning
Great Schools!
88 How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Jane Yolen Best Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
89 How Much is a Million? David Schwartz Research Parent
Benicia Public Library
90 Hurry! Hurry! Eve Bunting BCLS
Lexington Public Library
91 I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato Lauren Child Benicia Public Library
Lexington Public Library
92 In the Night Kitchen Maurice Sendak Research Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
93 It Looked Like Spilt Milk Charles Green Shaw Best Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
94 Kindergarten Rocks! Katie Davis Goodreads
Great Schools!
95 Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Kevin Henkes Lexington Public Library
Research Parent
96 Listen to My Trumpet Mo Willems BCLS
123 Homeschool 4 Me
97 Llama Llama Red Pajama Anna Dewdney Lexington Public Library
Goodreads
98 May I Please Have a Cookie? Jennifer E. Morris 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Brightly
99 Mercy Watson to the Rescue Kate DiCamillo Brightly
Benicia Public Library
100 Mirette on the High Wire Emily McCully Research Parent
The Williams School
101 Mother Goose: Numbers on the Loose Leo & Diane Dillon Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Best Kindergarten Books
102 Mr. Gumpy’s Outing John Burningham Lexington Public Library
Best Kindergarten Books
103 Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Candace Fleming BCLS
Lexington Public Library
104 My Father’s Dragon Ruth Stiles Gannett Research Parent
What Do We Do All Day
105 My Kindergarten Rosemary Wells Best Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
106 Nate the Great Marjorie Weinman Sharmat Simply Kinder
Benicia Public Library
107 Old MacDonald Had a Farm Jane Cabrera Best Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
108 Orange Pear Apple Bear Emily Gravett BCLS
Lexington Public Library
109 Ox-Cart Man Donald Hall Research Parent
Goodreads
110 Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Eric Litwin Brightly
Goodreads
111 Pete’s a Pizza William Steig Lexington Public Library
Great Schools!
112 Piggie Pie Margie Palatini Best Kindergarten Books
Brightly
113 Princess In Black Shannon Hale and Dean Hale No Time For Flash Cards
Brightly
114 Rapunzel Paul O. Zelinsky Lexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
115 Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Dav Pilkey No Time For Flash Cards
Brightly
116 Rumpelstiltskin Paul Zelinsky Best Kindergarten Books
The Williams School
117 Seven Blind Mice Ed Young Best Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
118 Snowmen at Night Caralyn Buehner Lexington Public Library
Great Schools!
119 Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid Megan McDonald Daddy Read
Brightly
120 The Berenstain Bears Stan Berenstain 123 Homeschool 4 Me
123 Homeschool 4 Me
121 The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss Research Parent
Goodreads
122 The Day the Babies Crawled Away Peggy Rathmann Research Parent
Great Schools!
123 The Jacket I Wear in the Snow Shirley Neitzel Best Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
124 The Little House Virginia Lee Burton Research Parent
The Williams School
125 The Mysterious Tadpole Steven Kellogg Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
126 The Paper Bag Princess Robert Munsch Research Parent
Brightly
127 The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Jon Scieszka Research Parent
Benicia Public Library
128 The Stray Dog Marc Simont Lexington Public Library
Best Kindergarten Books
129 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
130 The Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen, Jerry Pinkney Lexington Public Library
The Williams School
131 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle Best Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
132 The Wolf’s Chicken Stew Keiko Kasza Lexington Public Library
Great Schools!
133 There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Simms Taback Lexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
134 Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Eric Carle Goodreads
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
135 When We Were Very Young A.A. Milne Research Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
136 Winnie-the-Pooh A.A. Milne Research Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
137 Yo! Yes? Christopher Raschka Benicia Public Library
Great Schools!
138 You Read to Me and I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together Mary Ann Hoberman Benicia Public Library
Brightly
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
139 1 is One Tasha Tudor Thomas B. Fordham Institute
140 1–2–3 Peas! Keith Baker BCLS
141 10 Little Rubber Ducks Eric Carle BCLS
142 26 Letters and 99 Cents Tana Hoban The Williams School
143 3 Billy Goats Gruff Glen Rounds The Williams School
144 50 Below Zero Robert Munsch The Williams School
145 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos What Do We Do All Day
146 A Bear Called Paddington Michael Bond Research Parent
147 A Big Boy Now Eileen Spinelli BCLS
148 A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog Mercer Mayer Research Parent
149 A Child’s Garden of Verses Robert Louis Stevenson Research Parent
150 A Color of His Own Leo Lionni The Williams School
151 A Fine, Fine School Sharon Creech Benicia Public Library
152 A Handful of Dirt Raymond Bial Great Schools!
153 A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo Joanne Ryder Great Schools!
154 A Pet for Me: Poems Selected Lee Bennett Hopkins Benicia Public Library
155 A Pipkin of Pepper Helen Cooper Great Schools!
156 A Sick Day for Amos McGee Philip C. Stead Goodreads
157 A-Z Mysteries Ron Roy No Time For Flash Cards
158 Abiyoyo Pete Seeger Benicia Public Library
159 Alfie series Shirley Hughes Research Parent
160 Alice the Fairy David Shannon Great Schools!
161 ALIENS FOR BREAKFAST (SERIES) Etra, Jonathan; Spinner, Stephanie Daddy Read
162 All Around the Seasons Barney Saltzberg BCLS
163 All Birds Have Feathers Bruce Larkin Best Kindergarten Books
164 All by Myself! Aliki 123 Homeschool 4 Me
165 Alligator Baby Robert Munsch The Williams School
166 Alpha Oops! The Day the Z Went First Alethea Kontis Best Kindergarten Books
167 Alphabet Adventure Audrey Wood Great Schools!
168 Alphabet Under Construction Denise Fleming Benicia Public Library
169 AMBER BROWN (SERIES) Danziger, Paula Daddy Read
170 Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish Research Parent
171 Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock Eric A. Kimmel Lexington Public Library
172 Anansi the Spider Gerald McDermott Thomas B. Fordham Institute
173 And Then It’s Spring Julie Fogliano BCLS
174 Angelina Ballerina Katharine Holabird Research Parent
175 Angelina Ice Skates Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig Great Schools!
176 Anna’s Best Friends Christy Webster 123 Homeschool 4 Me
177 Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner Amy Schwartz Best Kindergarten Books
178 Anno’s Journey Mitsumana Anno Research Parent
179 Arthur series Marc Brown Research Parent
180 Baby Mouse #1: Queen of the World! Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm Brightly
181 Baby Pandas Bethany Olson 123 Homeschool 4 Me
182 Badger’s Parting Gifts Susan Varley Research Parent
183 Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince Brightly
184 Ballet Cat Bob Shea No Time For Flash Cards
185 Ballet Stars Joan Holub 123 Homeschool 4 Me
186 Baseball Ballerina Kathryn Cristaldi Benicia Public Library
187 Bathtime for Biscuit Alyssa Satin Capucilli Brightly
188 Bats at the Ballgame Brian Lies BCLS
189 Be My Neighbor Maya Ajmera Great Schools!
190 Bea & Mr. Jones Amy Schwartz Great Schools!
191 Bear and Bee Sergio Ruzzier 123 Homeschool 4 Me
192 Bear Called Paddington, A Michael Bond Thomas B. Fordham Institute
193 Bear Draws Food Bruce Larkin Best Kindergarten Books
194 Beatrice Doesn’t Want To Laura Numeroff Great Schools!
195 Beauty and the Beast, The Brothers Grimm Thomas B. Fordham Institute
196 Bee-Bim Bop Linda Sue Park Great Schools!
197 Beep! Beep! It’s Beeper! Carole Lexa Schaefer 123 Homeschool 4 Me
198 Before and After Joy Frisch-Schmoll 123 Homeschool 4 Me
199 Benjamin and Tulip Rosemary Wells The Williams School
200 Benny and Penny in Just Pretend Geoffrey Hayes Brightly
201 Berenstain Bear Books Stan and Jan Berenstain The Williams School
202 Big Brown Bear David McPhail 123 Homeschool 4 Me
203 Big Pig and Little Pig David McPhail 123 Homeschool 4 Me
204 Big Red Barn, The Margaret Wise Brown Thomas B. Fordham Institute
205 Bill Grogan’s Goat Mary Ann Hoberman Lexington Public Library
206 Bink and Gollie Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee Brightly
207 Birthday for Frances, A Russell Hoban & Lillian Hoban Thomas B. Fordham Institute
208 Black? White! Day? Night!: A Book of Opposites Laura Vaccaro Seeger Best Kindergarten Books
209 Blue Chameleon Emily Gravett BCLS
210 Bonjour Butterfly and the Fancy Nancy series Jane O’Connor Great Schools!
211 Book of Nonsense Edward Lear Research Parent
212 Born in the Wild: Ba Lita Judge Brightly
213 Brave Irene William Steig Research Parent
214 Bravo, Amelia Bedelia! Herman Parish Benicia Public Library
215 Bread and Jam for Frances Russell Hoban Research Parent
216 Bremen Town Musicians, The Brothers Grimm Thomas B. Fordham Institute
217 Bug Patrol Denise Mortensen BCLS
218 Bulldog’s Big Day Kate McMullan BCLS
219 Bunny Money Rosemary Wells The Williams School
220 Bunny Wishes: A Winter’s Tale Michaela Morgan Great Schools!
221 Busy, Busy, Butterfly Molly Carroll 123 Homeschool 4 Me
222 Cam Jansen Simply Kinder
223 Captain and Matey Set Sail Daniel Laurence Benicia Public Library
224 Captain Awesome Simply Kinder
225 Captain Small Pig Martin Waddell BCLS
226 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (SERIES) Pilkey, Dav Daddy Read
227 Carrot Seed, The Ruth Krauss & Crockett Johnson Thomas B. Fordham Institute
228 Cars and How They Go Joanna Cole The Williams School
229 Cars and Trucks and Things that Go Richard Scarry Thomas B. Fordham Institute
230 Cat in the Hat, The Dr. Seuss Thomas B. Fordham Institute
231 Catwings series Ursula K. Le Guin Research Parent
232 Chair for My Mother, A Vera B. Williams Thomas B. Fordham Institute
233 Charlotte’s Web E.B. White Research Parent
234 Chato series Gary Soto Research Parent
235 Chicken Little Steven Kellogg Best Kindergarten Books
236 Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes Goodreads
237 Cinderella Marcia Brown The Williams School
238 Cinderella Brothers Grimm Thomas B. Fordham Institute
239 Cinderella’s Countdown to the Ball Heidi Kilgras 123 Homeschool 4 Me
240 Clementine Sara Pennypacker Brightly
241 Cleversticks Bernard Ashley Great Schools!
242 Clifford the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell 123 Homeschool 4 Me
243 Clown Quentin Blake Research Parent
244 Construction Kitties Judy Sue Goodwin-Sturges 123 Homeschool 4 Me
245 Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians Aliki Great Schools!
246 Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? Barney Saltzberg Great Schools!
247 Days With Frog and Toad Arnold Lobel Benicia Public Library
248 Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School Mark Teague Benicia Public Library
249 Dear Zoo Rod Campbell Thomas B. Fordham Institute
250 Demolition Sally Sutton BCLS
251 Detective LaRue Mark Teague Great Schools!
252 Dino Pets Lynn Plourde Best Kindergarten Books
253 Dinosaur’s Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families Laurene Kransy Brown Research Parent
254 Dinosaurs Alive and Well: A Guide to Good Health Marc Tolon Brown and Laurene Krasny Brown Great Schools!
255 Dinosaurs Before Dark Mary Pope Osborne Benicia Public Library
256 Dinotrux Chris Gall Brightly
257 Don’t Worry Bear Greg Foley BCLS
258 Dora Fantasmagory Abby Hanlon Brightly
259 Down the Back of the Chair Margaret Mahy Best Kindergarten Books
260 Down the Road Alice Schertle Lexington Public Library
261 Duck for President Doreen Cronin The Williams School
262 Duck on a Bike David Shannon Best Kindergarten Books
263 Duck! Rabbit! Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld Brightly
264 Each Orange Had Eight Slices: A Counting Book Paul Giganti Jr. The Williams School
265 Easy Street Rita Gray Best Kindergarten Books
266 Eleanor Roosevelt Lisa Trumbauer Great Schools!
267 Elephant & Piggie Mo Willems No Time For Flash Cards
268 Ella Sarah Gets Dressed Margaret Chodos-Irvine Benicia Public Library
269 EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken Sally Warner Brightly
270 Eloise Kay Thompson Research Parent
271 Emperor’s New Clothes, The Hans Christian Andersen Thomas B. Fordham Institute
272 Escape of Marvin the Ape Caralyn and Mark Buehner Great Schools!
273 Eyewitness Juniors Amazing Frogs and Toads Barry Clake The Williams School
274 Fall Leaves Fall! Zoe Hall Great Schools!
275 Farm Colors Bruce Larkin Best Kindergarten Books
276 Farmer Duck Martin Waddell Best Kindergarten Books
277 Finn Family Moomintroll What Do We Do All Day
278 Fireman Small Wong Herbert Yee Lexington Public Library
279 Fish Eyes Lois Ehlert The Williams School
280 Fish, Swish! Splash, Dash! Suse MacDonald Lexington Public Library
281 Fisherman and his Wife, The Brothers Grimm Thomas B. Fordham Institute
282 Flotsam David Wiesner Research Parent
283 Flower Fairies of the Winter Cicely Mary Barker Great Schools!
284 Fly Guy Presents: Space Tedd Arnold Brightly
285 Flying High Nick Eliopulos 123 Homeschool 4 Me
286 Follow Me, Mittens Lola M. Schaefer 123 Homeschool 4 Me
287 Fox Outfoxed James Marshall Benicia Public Library
288 Frankies Magic Soccer Ball Simply Kinder
289 Frida Jonah Winter Great Schools!
290 Friends at School Rochelle Bunnett Great Schools!
291 Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown Paula Danziger Benicia Public Library
292 Get Up and Go! Nancy Carlson BCLS
293 Giggle Giggle Quack Doreen Cronin The Williams School
294 Gingerbread Man, The Fairy Tale Thomas B. Fordham Institute
295 Giving Tree, The Shel Silverstein Thomas B. Fordham Institute
296 Goin’ Someplace Special Patricia C. McKissack Benicia Public Library
297 Goldilocks and the Three Bears James Marshall Lexington Public Library
298 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Brothers Grimm Thomas B. Fordham Institute
299 Good Enough to Eat Brock Cole Great Schools!
300 Good Night, Good Knight Shelley Moore Thomas Brightly
301 Good Night, Gorilla Peggy Rathmann Thomas B. Fordham Institute
302 Gorilla Anthony Browne Research Parent
303 Grandfather’s Journey Allen Say Research Parent
304 Great Day for UP Dr. Seuss 123 Homeschool 4 Me
305 Great Estimations Bruce Goldstone Great Schools!
306 Green as a Bean Karla Kuskin Best Kindergarten Books
307 Grumpy Bird Jeremy Tankard Great Schools!
308 Gus and Grandpa Claudia Mills Benicia Public Library
309 Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy Lynley Dodd Research Parent
310 Hansel and Gretel Brothers Grimm Thomas B. Fordham Institute
311 Happy Birthday, Princess! Jennifer Liberts Weinberg 123 Homeschool 4 Me
312 Happy Hocky Family Lane Smith Benicia Public Library
313 Hattie and the Fox Mem Fox Lexington Public Library
314 Hattie Hippo Christine Loomis BCLS
315 Head, Body, Legs: a Story from Liberia Won-Ldy Paye Benicia Public Library
316 Heckedy Peg Don and Audrey Wood Great Schools!
317 Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Eric Kimmel Research Parent
318 High Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Missing Monkey Cynthia Rylant Benicia Public Library
319 Hit the Ball Duck Jez Alborough BCLS
320 Hog and Dog Diane Wright Landolf 123 Homeschool 4 Me
321 Honey Helps Laura Godwin 123 Homeschool 4 Me
322 Honey, I Love Eloise Greenfield Research Parent
323 Hop, Hop, Jump! Lauren Thompson BCLS
324 HORACE SPLATTLY: THE CUPCAKED CRUSADER (SERIES) David, Lawrence Daddy Read
325 Horseplay Karma Wilson BCLS
326 Horton Hears A Who! Dr. Seuss Thomas B. Fordham Institute
327 How Are You Peeling? Saxton Freymann, Joost Elffers Lexington Public Library
328 How Do You Feel? Anthony Browne BCLS
329 How My Parents Learned to Eat Ina Friedman Benicia Public Library
330 How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them Laurie Kransy Brown Great Schools!
331 How to Be a Kitten Sharon Callen 123 Homeschool 4 Me
332 Humphrey’s Really Wheely Racing Day Simply Kinder
333 Hurty Feelings Helen Lester BCLS
334 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! Karen Beaumont Lexington Public Library
335 I Can Read With My Eyes Shut Dr. Seuss Great Schools!
336 I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Glen Rounds Great Schools!
337 I Like Bugs Margaret Wise Brown 123 Homeschool 4 Me
338 I Like to Be Little Charlotte Zolotow The Williams School
339 I Lost My Tooth! Hans Wilhelm 123 Homeschool 4 Me
340 I Love Rocks Cari Meister 123 Homeschool 4 Me
341 I Love School! Hans Wilhelm 123 Homeschool 4 Me
342 I Want a Pet! Cathy Morrison 123 Homeschool 4 Me
343 I’m Dirty! Kate McMullan Great Schools!
344 I’m Fast! Kate McMullan BCLS
345 If You Grew Up With George Washington Ruth Gross Great Schools!
346 If You Take a Mouse to School Laura Numeroff Best Kindergarten Books
347 If You’re a Monster and You Know It Ed & Rebecca Emberley BCLS
348 In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories Alvin Schwartz Benicia Public Library
349 In My Classroom Bruce Larkin Best Kindergarten Books
350 In the Small, Small Pond Denise Fleming Lexington Public Library
351 Inch Inch The Williams School
352 Incredible You! 10 ways to let your greatness shine through Dr. Wayne Dyer The Williams School
353 Ink, Wink, and Blink Work Out! Pete Whitehead 123 Homeschool 4 Me
354 Insectlopedia Florian Douglas Benicia Public Library
355 Ira Sleeps Over Bernard Waber Research Parent
356 Iris and Walter Elissa Haden Guest Benicia Public Library
357 Is Your Mama a Llama? Deborah Guarino Best Kindergarten Books
358 It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale retold Margot Zemach Best Kindergarten Books
359 It’s Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work my Control Panel Jamie Lee Curtis The Williams School
360 It’s Mine Leo Lionni The Williams School
361 Itty Bitty Cece Bell BCLS
362 Jack and the Beanstalk Fairy Tale Thomas B. Fordham Institute
363 Jambo Means Hello Muriel Feelings Research Parent
364 James Marshall’s Mother Goose James Marshall The Williams School
365 Jellybeans & the Big Art Adventure Laura Numeroff BCLS
366 John Henry Julius Lester (Caldecott book) The Williams School
367 Jump, Frog, Jump! Robert Kalan Best Kindergarten Books
368 Just Me Books Mercer Mayer The Williams School
369 Karate Boy Ann Morris Great Schools!
370 Keeker and the Sneaky Pony Hadley Higginson Great Schools!
371 KEENA FORD AND THE SECOND GRADE MIX-UP Thomson, Melissa Daddy Read
372 Kindergarten Countdown Anna Jane Hays Best Kindergarten Books
373 Kindergarten, Here I Come! D.J. Steinberg and Mark Chambers Barnes & Noble
374 Kiss Good Night Amy Hest Best Kindergarten Books
375 Kiss Kiss! Margaret Wild BCLS
376 Kisses for Daddy Frances Watts BCLS
377 Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat Are You Going to Sleep Bill Martin BCLS
378 Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Mo Willems Great Schools!
379 Koko’s Kitten Francine Patterson Benicia Public Library
380 Last Stop on Market Street Matt de la Peña Brightly
381 Later, Rover Harriet Ziefert Benicia Public Library
382 Lemons Are Not Red Laura Vaccaro Seeger Lexington Public Library
383 Let’s Eat Bruce Larkin Best Kindergarten Books
384 Let’s Go for a Drive! Mo Willems 123 Homeschool 4 Me
385 Letters from a Desperate Dog Eileen Christelow Great Schools!
386 Library Lion Michelle Knudsen Great Schools!
387 Lightship Brian Floca Great Schools!
388 Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! Grace Lin Brightly
389 Linnea in Monet’s Garden Christina Bjork Research Parent
390 Lion and the Mouse, The Aesop’s Fable Thomas B. Fordham Institute
391 Lionel at Large Stephen Krensky 5 Benicia Public Library
392 Little Bear’s Little Boat Eve Bunting BCLS
393 Little Engine that Could, The Watty Piper Thomas B. Fordham Institute
394 Little Red Hen, The Fairy Tale Thomas B. Fordham Institute
395 Little Red Riding Hood Brothers Grimm Thomas B. Fordham Institute
396 Little White Rabbit Kevin Henkes BCLS
397 Llama Llama Misses Mama Anna Dewdney Playful Learning
398 Llama, Llama Time to Share Anna Dewdney BCLS
399 Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China Ed Young Research Parent
400 Look What Came From The United States Kevin Davis Great Schools!
401 Lost and Found Oliver Jeffers Great Schools!
402 Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile) Bernard Waber Lexington Public Library
403 Madlenka Peter Sis Research Parent
404 Magic Bone Simply Kinder
405 Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark Mary Pope Osborne Brightly
406 Mailing May Michael O. Tunnell Benicia Public Library
407 Mama Cat Has Three Kittens Denise Fleming Best Kindergarten Books
408 Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya Mary Chamberlin and Rich Chamberlin Great Schools!
409 Mama, Do You Love Me? Barbara M. Joossee Research Parent
410 Manana Iguana Ann Whitford Paul Lexington Public Library
411 Marshmallow Clare Newberry Great Schools!
412 Martha Speaks Susan Meddaugh Research Parent
413 MARVIN REDPOST Sachar, Louis Daddy Read
414 Math Curse Jon Scieszka Research Parent
415 Max Bob Graham Research Parent
416 May I Bring a Friend? Beatrice Schenk de Regniers Great Schools!
417 Me I Am! Jack Prelutsky Lexington Public Library
418 Minnie and Moo Go to the Moon Denys Cazet Benicia Public Library
419 Miss Rumphius Barbara Cooney Research Parent
420 Mittens at School Lola M. Schaefer 123 Homeschool 4 Me
421 Money, Money Honey Bunny! Marilyn Sadler 123 Homeschool 4 Me
422 Monkey and Me Emily Gravett Great Schools!
423 Monkey Play Alyssa Satin Capucilli 123 Homeschool 4 Me
424 Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Carole Weatherford Great Schools!
425 Mother, Mother, I Want Another Maria Polushkin Robbins Lexington Public Library
426 Move Over, Rover! Karen Beaumont Best Kindergarten Books
427 Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Dr. Seuss Brightly
428 Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present Charlotte Zolotow Research Parent
429 Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe Benicia Public Library
430 Mushroom in the Rain retold Mirra Ginsburg Best Kindergarten Books
431 Must be Santa Tim Moore 123 Homeschool 4 Me
432 My Bag and Me! Karen Farmer Great Schools!
433 My Five Senses Aliki The Williams School
434 My Grandma= Mi Abuelita Ginger Foglesong Guy Best Kindergarten Books
435 My Little Sister Ate One Hare Bill Grossman Research Parent
436 Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs Tomie dePaola Research Parent
437 Nancy Drew & The Clue Crew Carolyn Keene No Time For Flash Cards
438 National Geographic Readers: Planets Elizabeth Carney Brightly
439 Naughty Little Monkeys Jim Ayelsworth Great Schools!
440 Nikki & Deja Karen English Brightly
441 No One Saw: Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an Artist Bob Raczka Great Schools!
442 No Roses for Harry! Gene Zion Great Schools!
443 No Two Alike Keith Baker BCLS
444 Noodles: No Kisses, Please! Hans Wilhelm 123 Homeschool 4 Me
445 Not So Fast, Songololo Niki Daly Research Parent
446 Nutshell Library Maurice Sendak Research Parent
447 Oh No, Gotta Go! Susan Middleton Elya Lexington Public Library
448 Old Hat, New Hat Stan & Jan Berenstain Benicia Public Library
449 Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats Barbara Joosse BCLS
450 On Earth G. Brian Karas Great Schools!
451 Once I Ate a Pie Patricia MacLachlan, Emily MacLachlan Charest Lexington Public Library
452 One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims B.G. Hennessy and Lynne Cravath Great Schools!
453 One Morning in Maine Robert McCloskey Thomas B. Fordham Institute
454 One Potato, Two Potato Cynthia DeFelice Great Schools!
455 One Tiny Turtle Nicola Davies Great Schools!
456 Otis and the Puppy Loren Long BCLS
457 Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Elizabeth Hammill Brightly
458 Owl and the Pussycat, The Edward Lear Thomas B. Fordham Institute
459 Owl Babies Martin Waddell Lexington Public Library
460 Owls in the Family Farley Mowat What Do We Do All Day
461 Painting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert The Williams School
462 Pat the Bunny Dorothy Kunhardt Thomas B. Fordham Institute
463 PEE-WEE’S TALE Hurwitz, Johanna Daddy Read
464 Penny and Her Marble Kevin Henkes Brightly
465 Perfect Pet Margie Palatini BCLS
466 Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes Eric Litwin Goodreads
467 Petting Zoo Deborah Lock 123 Homeschool 4 Me
468 Phoebe G. Green! Simply Kinder
469 Picture Pops: Machines Roger Priddy Great Schools!
470 Pig Pig Meets the Lion David McPhail BCLS
471 Pinocchio Carlo Collodi Thomas B. Fordham Institute
472 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert Best Kindergarten Books
473 Please Write Back! Jennifer E. Morris 123 Homeschool 4 Me
474 Please, Puppy, Please Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee Lexington Public Library
475 Poky Little Puppy, The Janette Sebring Lowrey & Gustaf Tenggren Thomas B. Fordham Institute
476 Prairie School Avi Benicia Public Library
477 Press Here Hervé Tullet Goodreads
478 Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa Niki Daly Best Kindergarten Books
479 Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff What Do We Do All Day
480 Princess and the Pea, The Hans Christian Andersen Thomas B. Fordham Institute
481 Princesses and Puppies Jennifer Liberts Weinberg 123 Homeschool 4 Me
482 Puppy Mudge Finds a Friend Cynthia Rylant 123 Homeschool 4 Me
483 Puppy Mudge Has a Snack Cynthia Rylant Benicia Public Library
484 Puss in Boots Charles Perrault Thomas B. Fordham Institute
485 Put Me in the Zoo Robert Lopshire Thomas B. Fordham Institute
486 Ragweed What Do We Do All Day
487 Rainbow Fish, The Marcus Pfister Thomas B. Fordham Institute
488 Raindrop, Plop! Wendy Cheyette Lewison Great Schools!
489 Ready For The Heat Bruce Larkin Best Kindergarten Books
490 Red-Eyed Tree Frog Joy Cowley Benicia Public Library
491 Regards to the Man in the Moon Ezra Jack Keats Great Schools!
492 Richard Scarry’s Readers Cake Soup Erica Farber 123 Homeschool 4 Me
493 Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Rudyard Kipling Research Parent
494 Rooster Off to See the World Eric Carle The Williams School
495 Rosie’s Walk Pat Hutchins The Williams School
496 Rrralph Lois Ehlert BCLS
497 Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything Lenore Look Brightly
498 Runaway Bunny, The Margaret Wise Brown Thomas B. Fordham Institute
499 Safety at the Swimming Pool Lucia Raatma Great Schools!
500 Sam, the Minuteman Nathaniel Benchley Benicia Public Library
501 Sector 7 David Wiesner Research Parent
502 See Me Dig Paul Meisel 123 Homeschool 4 Me
503 Seven Chinese Brothers Margaret Mahy Benicia Public Library
504 Shark School Simply Kinder
505 Shark vs. Train Chris Barton Brightly
506 Sheep in a Jeep Nancy E. Shaw Lexington Public Library
507 Show and Tell Mercer Mayer 123 Homeschool 4 Me
508 Shy Charles Rosemary Wells Research Parent
509 Simeon’s Gift Julie Andrews Great Schools!
510 Sing a Song of Popcorn Beatrice De Regniers Research Parent
511 Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building Deborah Hopkinson Great Schools!
512 Sleep Like a Tiger Mary Logue BCLS
513 Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple Great Schools!
514 Sleeping Beauty Brothers Grimm Thomas B. Fordham Institute
515 Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O’Hara Elvira Woodruff Great Schools!
516 Smash! Crash! Jon Scieszka Best Kindergarten Books
517 Snow Uri Shulevitz Great Schools!
518 Snow Music Lynne Rae Perkins Great Schools!
519 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Brothers Grimm Thomas B. Fordham Institute
520 Snowballs Lois Ehlert Lexington Public Library
521 Snowflake Bentley Jacqueline Briggs Martin Research Parent
522 Snowy Day, The Ezra Jack Keats Thomas B. Fordham Institute
523 SOUPY SATURDAYS WITH THE PAIN AND THE GREAT ONE Blume, Judy Daddy Read
524 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan Lexington Public Library
525 Spiders Nic Bishop Brightly
526 STAR JUMPER (SERIES) Asch, Frank Daddy Read
527 Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust April Pulley Sayre Great Schools!
528 Stephanie’s Ponytail Robert Munsch The Williams School
529 Story about Ping, The Marjorie Flack & Kurt Wiese Thomas B. Fordham Institute
530 Story of Babar, The Jean de Brunhoff Thomas B. Fordham Institute
531 Story of Ferdinand, The Munro Leaf & Robert Lawson Thomas B. Fordham Institute
532 Stringbean’s Trip to the Shining Sea Vera B. Williams and Jennifer Williams Research Parent
533 Stuff Margie Palatini BCLS
534 Super Hungry Dinosaur Martin Waddell BCLS
535 Super Sam! Lori Ries Great Schools!
536 SuperHero ABC Bob McLeod Best Kindergarten Books
537 Swamp Angel Anne Isaacs Research Parent
538 Swing Otto Swing! David Milgrim Benicia Public Library
539 Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Beatrix Potter Thomas B. Fordham Institute
540 Tar Beach Faith Ringgold Best Kindergarten Books
541 TASHI (SERIES) Fienberg, Anna and Barbara Daddy Read
542 Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born Jamie Lee Curtis Research Parent
543 Ten Little Fish Audrey Wood The Williams School
544 Ten Naughty Little Monkeys Suzanne Williams Best Kindergarten Books
545 THE ABSENT AUTHOR (A TO Z MYSTERIES SERIES) Roy, Ron Daddy Read
546 The Adventures of Bert Allan Ahlberg Benicia Public Library
547 The Ba Beebee Bird Best Kindergarten Books
548 The Biggest Bear Lynd Ward Lexington Public Library
549 The Blue Fairy Book Andrew Lang Research Parent
550 The Book with No Pictures B.J. Novak Goodreads
551 THE BOX CAR CHILDREN (SERIES) Warner, Gertrude Chandler Daddy Read
552 The Bravest of the Brave Shutta Crum Great Schools!
553 The Bridge is Up! Babs Bell Best Kindergarten Books
554 The Bus Stop Janet Morgan Stoeke Best Kindergarten Books
555 The Carrot Seed Ruth Krauss Lexington Public Library
556 The Chicken Squad Doreen Cronin Brightly
557 The Chocolate Touch What Do We Do All Day
558 The Critter Club Simply Kinder
559 The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash Trinka Hakes Noble Lexington Public Library
560 The Day the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt Goodreads
561 The Doorbell Rang Pat Hutchins Lexington Public Library
562 The Dot Peter H. Reynolds Brightly
563 THE DRAGON’S CHILD Nimmo, Jenny Daddy Read
564 The Drinking Gourd : a Story of the Underground Railroad F.N. Monjo Benicia Public Library
565 The Empty Pot Demi Lexington Public Library
566 THE END OF THE BEGINNING Avi Daddy Read
567 The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen Research Parent
568 The Foot Book Dr. Seuss 123 Homeschool 4 Me
569 The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders Jack Prelutsky Benicia Public Library
570 The Gardener Sarah Stewart Research Parent
571 THE GIGGLER TREATMENT Doyle, Roddy Daddy Read
572 The Gingerbread Boy Paul Galdone The Williams School
573 The Gingerbread Boy retold Richard Egielski Best Kindergarten Books
574 The Gingerbread Cowboy Janet Squires Great Schools!
575 The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Paul Goble Research Parent
576 The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein Goodreads
577 The Golly Sisters Go West Betsy Byars Benicia Public Library
578 The Great Brain series John D. Fitzgerald Research Parent
579 The Great Gracie Chase Cynthia Rylant Best Kindergarten Books
580 The Greedy Triangle Marylin Burns The Williams School
581 The Grouchy Ladybug Eric Carle Goodreads
582 The Hare and the Tortoise Brian Wildsmith The Williams School
583 THE HOUDINI BOX Selznick, Brian Daddy Read
584 The House on East 88th Street Bernard Waber Thomas B. Fordham Institute
585 THE HUNDRED DRESSES Estes, Eleanor Daddy Read
586 The Jolly Postman Allen Ahlberg Research Parent
587 The Josefina Story Quilt Eleanor Coerr Benicia Public Library
588 The Kiss Box Bonnie Verburg BCLS
589 The Little Engine That Could Watty Piper Lexington Public Library
590 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Linda Williams Best Kindergarten Books
591 The Little Red Hen Jerry Pinkney Best Kindergarten Books
592 The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) Philemon Sturges Best Kindergarten Books
593 THE LITTLES (SERIES) Peterson, John Daddy Read
594 The Lorax Dr. Seuss Goodreads
595 The Loud Book Deborah Underwood BCLS
596 The Maggie B. Irene Haas Great Schools!
597 The Magic Hat Mem Fox Best Kindergarten Books
598 THE MAGICAL MS. PLUM Becker, Bonny Daddy Read
599 THE MAGICIAN’S BOY Cooper, Susan Daddy Read
600 The Mixed Up Chameleon Eric Carle The Williams School
601 The Neighborhood Mother Goose Nina Crews Lexington Public Library
602 The New Girl– and Me Jacqui Robbins Best Kindergarten Books
603 The New Kid on the Block Jack Prelutsky Research Parent
604 The New Way Things Work David Macaulay Research Parent
605 THE ONE AND ONLY STUEY LEWIS (SERIES) Schoenberg, Jane Daddy Read
606 The Opposite Tom MacRae Great Schools!
607 The Other Side Jacqueline Woodson Benicia Public Library
608 The People Could Fly Virginia Hamilton Research Parent
609 The Perfect Hug Joanne Walsh BCLS
610 The Pout-Pout Fish Deborah Diesen Great Schools!
611 The Queen’s Feet Sarah Ellis Great Schools!
612 The Random House Book of Poetry for Children Jack Prelutsky Research Parent
613 The Recess Queen Alexis O’Neill Research Parent
614 The Relatives Came Cynthia Rylant Research Parent
615 The Rose in My Garden Arnold Lobel Best Kindergarten Books
616 The Sandcastle Ira Wood 123 Homeschool 4 Me
617 The Seals on the Bus Lenny Hort Lexington Public Library
618 The Secret Life of Walter Kitty Barbara Jean Hicks Great Schools!
619 The Shortest Kid in the World Corinne Demas Bliss Benicia Public Library
620 The Sleep Sheep Anna McQuinn BCLS
621 The Snowman Raymond Briggs Research Parent
622 The Story About Ping Marjorie Flack Research Parent
623 The Story of Babar Jean de Brunhoff Research Parent
624 The Three Bears retold Paul Galdone Best Kindergarten Books
625 The Three Little Bears Paul Galdone The Williams School
626 The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark Ken Geist Great Schools!
627 The Three Little Pigs Rodney Peppe The Williams School
628 The Three Pigs David Wiesner Best Kindergarten Books
629 The Three Robbers Tomi Ungerer Research Parent
630 The Three Snow Bears Jan Brett Great Schools!
631 The Twelve Days of Kindergarten Deborah Rose Best Kindergarten Books
632 The Ugly Vegetables Grace Lin Benicia Public Library
633 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz What Do We Do All Day
634 The Year of Billy Miller What Do We Do All Day
635 Thelonius Monster’s Sky-High Fly Pie Judy Sierra Best Kindergarten Books
636 This Is Not My Hat Jon Klassen BCLS
637 Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Fairy Tale Thomas B. Fordham Institute
638 Three Little Pigs, The Brothers Grimm Thomas B. Fordham Institute
639 Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog Sara Swan Miller Benicia Public Library
640 Thumb elina Hans Christian Andersen Thomas B. Fordham Institute
641 Tiffky Doofky William Steig Great Schools!
642 Tiger, Tiger Dee Lillegard Best Kindergarten Books
643 Time for Bed Mem Fox & Jane Dyer Thomas B. Fordham Institute
644 Timothy Goes to School Rosemary Wells Playful Learning
645 Tiny Goes to the Library Cari Meister 123 Homeschool 4 Me
646 Tiny Little Fly Michael Rosen BCLS
647 Toads and Diamonds Charlotte Huck Benicia Public Library
648 Today I Will Fly! Mo Willems Brightly
649 Tommie dePaola’s Favorite Nursery Tales Tommie dePaola The Williams School
650 Too Many Dogs Lori Haskins 123 Homeschool 4 Me
651 Too Much Noise Ann McGovern Lexington Public Library
652 Tootle Gertrude Crampton & Tibor Gergely Thomas B. Fordham Institute
653 Tops and Bottoms Janet Stevens The Williams School
654 Tortoise and the Hare, The Aesop’s Fable Thomas B. Fordham Institute
655 Toys Go Out What Do We Do All Day
656 Tuesday David Wiesner Research Parent
657 TUK AND THE WHALE Rivera, Raquel Daddy Read
658 Turtle’s Race with Beaver Joseph Bruchac, James Bruchac Lexington Public Library
659 Two Little Monkeys Mem Fox BCLS
660 Ugly Duckling, The Hans Christian Andersen Thomas B. Fordham Institute
661 Uh-Oh, Dodo! Jennifer Sattler BCLS
662 Up, Tall and High Ethan Long BCLS
663 Velveteen Rabbit, The Margery Williams & William Nicholson Thomas B. Fordham Institute
664 Violet Mackerel’s Remarkable Recovery Anna Branford Brightly
665 Visiting the Art Museum Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown Great Schools!
666 Waddles David McPhail BCLS
667 Waiting for Wings Lois Ehlert Benicia Public Library
668 Wake Up, Sleepy Bear! Christine Morton Great Schools!
669 We Are Best Friends Aliki The Williams School
670 We Play on a Rainy Day Angela Shelf Medearis 123 Homeschool 4 Me
671 Weslandia Paul Fleischman Benicia Public Library
672 What Puppies Do Best Laura Numeroff BCLS
673 What’s in the Sky, Dear Dragon? Margaret Hillert 123 Homeschool 4 Me
674 When a Monster Is Born Sean Taylor Best Kindergarten Books
675 When I Get Bigger Mercer Mayer The Williams School
676 Where Is The Green Sheep? Mem Fox Great Schools!
677 Where’s My Teddy Jez Alborough Research Parent
678 Where’s the Baby? Pat Hutchins Research Parent
679 Whistle for Willie Ezra Jack Keats Best Kindergarten Books
680 White Is for Blueberry George Shannon Best Kindergarten Books
681 Who Will Be My Friends? Syd Hoff The Williams School
682 Whose Chick Are You? Nancy Tafuri Lexington Public Library
683 Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears Verna Aardema Research Parent
684 Why Should I Recycle? Jen Green Great Schools!
685 Widget Lynne McFarland Best Kindergarten Books
686 Wild About Books Judy Sierra Great Schools!
687 Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Mem Fox Research Parent
688 William’s Doll Charlotte Zolotow Research Parent
689 Wilma Unlimited Kathleen Krull Benicia Public Library
690 You Can’t Taste a Pickle With Your Ear Harriet Ziefert Benicia Public Library
691 You Will Be My Friend! Peter Brown Brightly
692 Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game David Adler Benicia Public Library
693 Yucky Worms Vivian French BCLS
694 Zelda and Ivy Laura McGee Kvasnosky Benicia Public Library
695 ZERO GRANDPARENTS Edwards, Michelle Daddy Read
696 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Lloyd Moss Research Parent
697 Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa retold Gerald McDermott Best Kindergarten Books


17 Best Kindergarten Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
123 Homeschool 4 Me 50+ Books Kindergartners Can Read Themselves
Barnes & Noble 6 Books to Get Kids Excited About Kindergarten
BCLS Best Books for Pre-K and Kindergarten
Benicia Public Library Books for Kindergarten and First Grade
Best Kindergarten Books These are the best kindergarten books in print, shown alphabetically.
Brightly The 50 Best Books for 5- and 6-Year-Olds
Daddy Read KINDERGARTEN READ ALOUD CHAPTER BOOKS
Goodreads Popular Kindergarten Books
Great Schools! Favorite books for kindergartners
Lexington Public Library 50 Books & 50 More Books to Read in Kindergarten
No Time For Flash Cards 6 BOOK SERIES FOR KINDERGARTEN
Playful Learning 10 BOOKS FOR NEW KINDERGARTENERS
Research Parent BEST BOOKS FOR KINDERGARTEN
Simply Kinder CHAPTER BOOKS FOR KINDERGARTEN
The Williams School Kindergarten Suggested Summer Reading List
Thomas B. Fordham Institute The Kindergarten Canon
What Do We Do All Day READ ALOUD CHAPTER BOOKS FOR 4 AND 5 (AND 6) YEAR OLDS

 

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