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“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.

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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



 

#BookAuthorLists
(Books Appear On 3 Lists Each)
34A Chair for My MotherVera B. WilliamsBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
35BiscuitAlyssa Satin CapucilliLexington Public Library
123 Homeschool 4 Me
Benicia Public Library
36Blueberries for SalRobert McCloskeyResearch Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Goodreads
37Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?Bill Martin Jr.Best Kindergarten Books
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Goodreads
38George and MarthaJames MarshallResearch Parent
Brightly
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
39Harry the Dirty DogGene Zion & Margaret Bloy GrahamThomas B. Fordham Institute
Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
40I Stink!Kate McMullanResearch Parent
Lexington Public Library
Benicia Public Library
41Kitten’s First Full MoonKevin HenkesGoodreads
Best Kindergarten Books
Benicia Public Library
42Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary TaleMo WillemsThomas B. Fordham Institute
Goodreads
Great Schools!
43Millions of CatsWanda GagResearch Parent
Lexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
44No, David!David ShannonResearch Parent
Benicia Public Library
Goodreads
45Officer Buckle and GloriaPeggy RathmannBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
Benicia Public Library
46OliviaIan FalconerBest Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
47One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue FishDr. SeussBrightly
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Goodreads
48Owl MoonJane YolenBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
Goodreads
49Planet KindergartenSue Ganz-SchmittPlayful Learning
Barnes & Noble
Goodreads
50Sylvester and the Magic PebbleWilliam SteigBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
51Tacky the PenguinHelen LesterBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
Lexington Public Library
52The Junie B. Jones SeriesBarbara ParkSimply Kinder
Benicia Public Library
Barnes & Noble
53The Kissing HandAudrey PennPlayful Learning
Goodreads
Great Schools!
54The Night Before KindergartenNatasha WingPlayful Learning
Barnes & Noble
Goodreads
55The Runaway BunnyMargaret Wise BrownBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
The Williams School
56The Three Billy Goats GruffPaul GaldoneLexington Public Library
The Williams School
Best Kindergarten Books
57There’s a Nightmare in My ClosetMercer MayerLexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Best Kindergarten Books
58Wemberly WorriedKevin HenkesPlayful Learning
Goodreads
Great Schools!
59Where the Sidewalk EndsShel SilversteinResearch Parent
Brightly
Goodreads
(Books Appear On 2 Lists Each)
60A Bad Case of StripesDavid ShannonLexington Public Library
The Williams School
61A Hole is to DigRuth KraussResearch Parent
Great Schools!
62A Splendid Friend, IndeedSuzanne BloomBest Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
63AbuelaArthur DorrosBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
64Actual SizeSteve JenkinsBrightly
Benicia Public Library
65Amazing GraceMary Hoffman & Caroline BinchResearch Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
66Art DogThatcher HurdResearch Parent
Great Schools!
67Bad KittyNick BruelBrightly
Simply Kinder
68Bark, GeorgeJules FeifferBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
69Bear Snores OnKarma Wilson & Jane ChapmanLexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
70Bedtime for FrancesRussell HobanResearch Parent
Lexington Public Library
71Book! Book! Book!Deborah BrussLexington Public Library
Great Schools!
72Chocolate FeverRobert Kimmel SmithResearch Parent
Daddy Read
73David Goes to SchoolDavid Shannon123 Homeschool 4 Me
Great Schools!
74Doctor De SotoWilliam SteigBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
75First Day JittersJulie DannebergPlayful Learning
Great Schools!
76Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the BedEileen ChristelowLexington Public Library
BCLS
77FrederickLeo LionniResearch Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
78Freight TrainDonald CrewsBest Kindergarten Books
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
79Froggy Goes to SchoolJonathan LondonLexington Public Library
Best Kindergarten Books
80Good Night, MoonMargaret Wise Brown & Clement HurdThomas B. Fordham Institute
The Williams School
81Gooney Bird GreeneLois LowryBrightly
Daddy Read
82Gregory the Terrible EaterMitchell SharmatThe Williams School
Lexington Public Library
83Guess How Much I Love YouSam McBratneyBest Kindergarten Books
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
84Henry and MudgeCynthia RylantResearch Parent
Brightly
85Hi, Fly Guy!Tedd ArnoldLexington Public Library
Brightly
86Horton Hatches the EggDr. SeussBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
87How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?Jane YolenPlayful Learning
Great Schools!
88How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?Jane YolenBest Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
89How Much is a Million?David SchwartzResearch Parent
Benicia Public Library
90Hurry! Hurry!Eve BuntingBCLS
Lexington Public Library
91I Will Never Not Ever Eat a TomatoLauren ChildBenicia Public Library
Lexington Public Library
92In the Night KitchenMaurice SendakResearch Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
93It Looked Like Spilt MilkCharles Green ShawBest Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
94Kindergarten Rocks!Katie DavisGoodreads
Great Schools!
95Lilly’s Purple Plastic PurseKevin HenkesLexington Public Library
Research Parent
96Listen to My TrumpetMo WillemsBCLS
123 Homeschool 4 Me
97Llama Llama Red PajamaAnna DewdneyLexington Public Library
Goodreads
98May I Please Have a Cookie?Jennifer E. Morris123 Homeschool 4 Me
Brightly
99Mercy Watson to the RescueKate DiCamilloBrightly
Benicia Public Library
100Mirette on the High WireEmily McCullyResearch Parent
The Williams School
101Mother Goose: Numbers on the LooseLeo & Diane DillonThomas B. Fordham Institute
Best Kindergarten Books
102Mr. Gumpy’s OutingJohn BurninghamLexington Public Library
Best Kindergarten Books
103Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!Candace FlemingBCLS
Lexington Public Library
104My Father’s DragonRuth Stiles GannettResearch Parent
What Do We Do All Day
105My KindergartenRosemary WellsBest Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
106Nate the GreatMarjorie Weinman SharmatSimply Kinder
Benicia Public Library
107Old MacDonald Had a FarmJane CabreraBest Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
108Orange Pear Apple BearEmily GravettBCLS
Lexington Public Library
109Ox-Cart ManDonald HallResearch Parent
Goodreads
110Pete the Cat: I Love My White ShoesEric LitwinBrightly
Goodreads
111Pete’s a PizzaWilliam SteigLexington Public Library
Great Schools!
112Piggie PieMargie PalatiniBest Kindergarten Books
Brightly
113Princess In BlackShannon Hale and Dean HaleNo Time For Flash Cards
Brightly
114RapunzelPaul O. ZelinskyLexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
115Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty RobotDav PilkeyNo Time For Flash Cards
Brightly
116RumpelstiltskinPaul ZelinskyBest Kindergarten Books
The Williams School
117Seven Blind MiceEd YoungBest Kindergarten Books
Research Parent
118Snowmen at NightCaralyn BuehnerLexington Public Library
Great Schools!
119Stink: The Incredible Shrinking KidMegan McDonaldDaddy Read
Brightly
120The Berenstain BearsStan Berenstain123 Homeschool 4 Me
123 Homeschool 4 Me
121The Cat in the HatDr. SeussResearch Parent
Goodreads
122The Day the Babies Crawled AwayPeggy RathmannResearch Parent
Great Schools!
123The Jacket I Wear in the SnowShirley NeitzelBest Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
124The Little HouseVirginia Lee BurtonResearch Parent
The Williams School
125The Mysterious TadpoleSteven KelloggResearch Parent
Lexington Public Library
126The Paper Bag PrincessRobert MunschResearch Parent
Brightly
127The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid TalesJon ScieszkaResearch Parent
Benicia Public Library
128The Stray DogMarc SimontLexington Public Library
Best Kindergarten Books
129The Tale of Peter RabbitBeatrix PotterResearch Parent
Lexington Public Library
130The Ugly DucklingHans Christian Andersen, Jerry PinkneyLexington Public Library
The Williams School
131The Very Hungry CaterpillarEric CarleBest Kindergarten Books
Lexington Public Library
132The Wolf’s Chicken StewKeiko KaszaLexington Public Library
Great Schools!
133There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a FlySimms TabackLexington Public Library
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
134Very Hungry Caterpillar, TheEric CarleGoodreads
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
135When We Were Very YoungA.A. MilneResearch Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
136Winnie-the-PoohA.A. MilneResearch Parent
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
137Yo! Yes?Christopher RaschkaBenicia Public Library
Great Schools!
138You Read to Me and I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read TogetherMary Ann HobermanBenicia Public Library
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1391 is OneTasha TudorThomas B. Fordham Institute
1401–2–3 Peas!Keith BakerBCLS
14110 Little Rubber DucksEric CarleBCLS
14226 Letters and 99 CentsTana HobanThe Williams School
1433 Billy Goats GruffGlen RoundsThe Williams School
14450 Below ZeroRobert MunschThe Williams School
1458 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = ChaosWhat Do We Do All Day
146A Bear Called PaddingtonMichael BondResearch Parent
147A Big Boy NowEileen SpinelliBCLS
148A Boy, a Dog, and a FrogMercer MayerResearch Parent
149A Child’s Garden of VersesRobert Louis StevensonResearch Parent
150A Color of His OwnLeo LionniThe Williams School
151A Fine, Fine SchoolSharon CreechBenicia Public Library
152A Handful of DirtRaymond BialGreat Schools!
153A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego ZooJoanne RyderGreat Schools!
154A Pet for Me: Poems SelectedLee Bennett HopkinsBenicia Public Library
155A Pipkin of PepperHelen CooperGreat Schools!
156A Sick Day for Amos McGeePhilip C. SteadGoodreads
157A-Z MysteriesRon RoyNo Time For Flash Cards
158AbiyoyoPete SeegerBenicia Public Library
159Alfie seriesShirley HughesResearch Parent
160Alice the FairyDavid ShannonGreat Schools!
161ALIENS FOR BREAKFAST (SERIES)Etra, Jonathan; Spinner, StephanieDaddy Read
162All Around the SeasonsBarney SaltzbergBCLS
163All Birds Have FeathersBruce LarkinBest Kindergarten Books
164All by Myself!Aliki123 Homeschool 4 Me
165Alligator BabyRobert MunschThe Williams School
166Alpha Oops! The Day the Z Went FirstAlethea KontisBest Kindergarten Books
167Alphabet AdventureAudrey WoodGreat Schools!
168Alphabet Under ConstructionDenise FlemingBenicia Public Library
169AMBER BROWN (SERIES)Danziger, PaulaDaddy Read
170Amelia BedeliaPeggy ParishResearch Parent
171Anansi and the Moss-Covered RockEric A. KimmelLexington Public Library
172Anansi the SpiderGerald McDermottThomas B. Fordham Institute
173And Then It’s SpringJulie FoglianoBCLS
174Angelina BallerinaKatharine HolabirdResearch Parent
175Angelina Ice SkatesKatharine Holabird and Helen CraigGreat Schools!
176Anna’s Best FriendsChristy Webster123 Homeschool 4 Me
177Annabelle Swift, KindergartnerAmy SchwartzBest Kindergarten Books
178Anno’s JourneyMitsumana AnnoResearch Parent
179Arthur seriesMarc BrownResearch Parent
180Baby Mouse #1: Queen of the World!Jennifer Holm and Matthew HolmBrightly
181Baby PandasBethany Olson123 Homeschool 4 Me
182Badger’s Parting GiftsSusan VarleyResearch Parent
183Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to DancerMichaela DePrince and Elaine DePrinceBrightly
184Ballet CatBob SheaNo Time For Flash Cards
185Ballet StarsJoan Holub123 Homeschool 4 Me
186Baseball BallerinaKathryn CristaldiBenicia Public Library
187Bathtime for BiscuitAlyssa Satin CapucilliBrightly
188Bats at the BallgameBrian LiesBCLS
189Be My NeighborMaya AjmeraGreat Schools!
190Bea & Mr. JonesAmy SchwartzGreat Schools!
191Bear and BeeSergio Ruzzier123 Homeschool 4 Me
192Bear Called Paddington, AMichael BondThomas B. Fordham Institute
193Bear Draws FoodBruce LarkinBest Kindergarten Books
194Beatrice Doesn’t Want ToLaura NumeroffGreat Schools!
195Beauty and the Beast, TheBrothers GrimmThomas B. Fordham Institute
196Bee-Bim BopLinda Sue ParkGreat Schools!
197Beep! Beep! It’s Beeper!Carole Lexa Schaefer123 Homeschool 4 Me
198Before and AfterJoy Frisch-Schmoll123 Homeschool 4 Me
199Benjamin and TulipRosemary WellsThe Williams School
200Benny and Penny in Just PretendGeoffrey HayesBrightly
201Berenstain Bear BooksStan and Jan BerenstainThe Williams School
202Big Brown BearDavid McPhail123 Homeschool 4 Me
203Big Pig and Little PigDavid McPhail123 Homeschool 4 Me
204Big Red Barn, TheMargaret Wise BrownThomas B. Fordham Institute
205Bill Grogan’s GoatMary Ann HobermanLexington Public Library
206Bink and GollieKate DiCamillo and Alison McGheeBrightly
207Birthday for Frances, ARussell Hoban & Lillian HobanThomas B. Fordham Institute
208Black? White! Day? Night!: A Book of OppositesLaura Vaccaro SeegerBest Kindergarten Books
209Blue ChameleonEmily GravettBCLS
210Bonjour Butterfly and the Fancy Nancy seriesJane O’ConnorGreat Schools!
211Book of NonsenseEdward LearResearch Parent
212Born in the Wild: BaLita JudgeBrightly
213Brave IreneWilliam SteigResearch Parent
214Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!Herman ParishBenicia Public Library
215Bread and Jam for FrancesRussell HobanResearch Parent
216Bremen Town Musicians, TheBrothers GrimmThomas B. Fordham Institute
217Bug PatrolDenise MortensenBCLS
218Bulldog’s Big DayKate McMullanBCLS
219Bunny MoneyRosemary WellsThe Williams School
220Bunny Wishes: A Winter’s TaleMichaela MorganGreat Schools!
221Busy, Busy, ButterflyMolly Carroll123 Homeschool 4 Me
222Cam JansenSimply Kinder
223Captain and Matey Set SailDaniel LaurenceBenicia Public Library
224Captain AwesomeSimply Kinder
225Captain Small PigMartin WaddellBCLS
226CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (SERIES)Pilkey, DavDaddy Read
227Carrot Seed, TheRuth Krauss & Crockett JohnsonThomas B. Fordham Institute
228Cars and How They GoJoanna ColeThe Williams School
229Cars and Trucks and Things that GoRichard ScarryThomas B. Fordham Institute
230Cat in the Hat, TheDr. SeussThomas B. Fordham Institute
231Catwings seriesUrsula K. Le GuinResearch Parent
232Chair for My Mother, AVera B. WilliamsThomas B. Fordham Institute
233Charlotte’s WebE.B. WhiteResearch Parent
234Chato seriesGary SotoResearch Parent
235Chicken LittleSteven KelloggBest Kindergarten Books
236ChrysanthemumKevin HenkesGoodreads
237CinderellaMarcia BrownThe Williams School
238CinderellaBrothers GrimmThomas B. Fordham Institute
239Cinderella’s Countdown to the BallHeidi Kilgras123 Homeschool 4 Me
240ClementineSara PennypackerBrightly
241CleversticksBernard AshleyGreat Schools!
242Clifford the Big Red DogNorman Bridwell123 Homeschool 4 Me
243ClownQuentin BlakeResearch Parent
244Construction KittiesJudy Sue Goodwin-Sturges123 Homeschool 4 Me
245Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the IndiansAlikiGreat Schools!
246Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed?Barney SaltzbergGreat Schools!
247Days With Frog and ToadArnold LobelBenicia Public Library
248Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience SchoolMark TeagueBenicia Public Library
249Dear ZooRod CampbellThomas B. Fordham Institute
250DemolitionSally SuttonBCLS
251Detective LaRueMark TeagueGreat Schools!
252Dino PetsLynn PlourdeBest Kindergarten Books
253Dinosaur’s Divorce: A Guide for Changing FamiliesLaurene Kransy BrownResearch Parent
254Dinosaurs Alive and Well: A Guide to Good HealthMarc Tolon Brown and Laurene Krasny BrownGreat Schools!
255Dinosaurs Before DarkMary Pope OsborneBenicia Public Library
256DinotruxChris GallBrightly
257Don’t Worry BearGreg FoleyBCLS
258Dora FantasmagoryAbby HanlonBrightly
259Down the Back of the ChairMargaret MahyBest Kindergarten Books
260Down the RoadAlice SchertleLexington Public Library
261Duck for PresidentDoreen CroninThe Williams School
262Duck on a BikeDavid ShannonBest Kindergarten Books
263Duck! Rabbit!Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom LichtenheldBrightly
264Each Orange Had Eight Slices: A Counting BookPaul Giganti Jr.The Williams School
265Easy StreetRita GrayBest Kindergarten Books
266Eleanor RooseveltLisa TrumbauerGreat Schools!
267Elephant & PiggieMo WillemsNo Time For Flash Cards
268Ella Sarah Gets DressedMargaret Chodos-IrvineBenicia Public Library
269EllRay Jakes Is Not a ChickenSally WarnerBrightly
270EloiseKay ThompsonResearch Parent
271Emperor’s New Clothes, TheHans Christian AndersenThomas B. Fordham Institute
272Escape of Marvin the ApeCaralyn and Mark BuehnerGreat Schools!
273Eyewitness Juniors Amazing Frogs and ToadsBarry ClakeThe Williams School
274Fall Leaves Fall!Zoe HallGreat Schools!
275Farm ColorsBruce LarkinBest Kindergarten Books
276Farmer DuckMartin WaddellBest Kindergarten Books
277Finn Family MoomintrollWhat Do We Do All Day
278Fireman SmallWong Herbert YeeLexington Public Library
279Fish EyesLois EhlertThe Williams School
280Fish, Swish! Splash, Dash!Suse MacDonaldLexington Public Library
281Fisherman and his Wife, TheBrothers GrimmThomas B. Fordham Institute
282FlotsamDavid WiesnerResearch Parent
283Flower Fairies of the WinterCicely Mary BarkerGreat Schools!
284Fly Guy Presents: SpaceTedd ArnoldBrightly
285Flying HighNick Eliopulos123 Homeschool 4 Me
286Follow Me, MittensLola M. Schaefer123 Homeschool 4 Me
287Fox OutfoxedJames MarshallBenicia Public Library
288Frankies Magic Soccer BallSimply Kinder
289FridaJonah WinterGreat Schools!
290Friends at SchoolRochelle BunnettGreat Schools!
291Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber BrownPaula DanzigerBenicia Public Library
292Get Up and Go!Nancy CarlsonBCLS
293Giggle Giggle QuackDoreen CroninThe Williams School
294Gingerbread Man, TheFairy TaleThomas B. Fordham Institute
295Giving Tree, TheShel SilversteinThomas B. Fordham Institute
296Goin’ Someplace SpecialPatricia C. McKissackBenicia Public Library
297Goldilocks and the Three BearsJames MarshallLexington Public Library
298Goldilocks and the Three BearsBrothers GrimmThomas B. Fordham Institute
299Good Enough to EatBrock ColeGreat Schools!
300Good Night, Good KnightShelley Moore ThomasBrightly
301Good Night, GorillaPeggy RathmannThomas B. Fordham Institute
302GorillaAnthony BrowneResearch Parent
303Grandfather’s JourneyAllen SayResearch Parent
304Great Day for UPDr. Seuss123 Homeschool 4 Me
305Great EstimationsBruce GoldstoneGreat Schools!
306Green as a BeanKarla KuskinBest Kindergarten Books
307Grumpy BirdJeremy TankardGreat Schools!
308Gus and GrandpaClaudia MillsBenicia Public Library
309Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s DairyLynley DoddResearch Parent
310Hansel and GretelBrothers GrimmThomas B. Fordham Institute
311Happy Birthday, Princess!Jennifer Liberts Weinberg123 Homeschool 4 Me
312Happy Hocky FamilyLane SmithBenicia Public Library
313Hattie and the FoxMem FoxLexington Public Library
314Hattie HippoChristine LoomisBCLS
315Head, Body, Legs: a Story from LiberiaWon-Ldy PayeBenicia Public Library
316Heckedy PegDon and Audrey WoodGreat Schools!
317Hershel and the Hanukkah GoblinsEric KimmelResearch Parent
318High Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Missing MonkeyCynthia RylantBenicia Public Library
319Hit the Ball DuckJez AlboroughBCLS
320Hog and DogDiane Wright Landolf123 Homeschool 4 Me
321Honey HelpsLaura Godwin123 Homeschool 4 Me
322Honey, I LoveEloise GreenfieldResearch Parent
323Hop, Hop, Jump!Lauren ThompsonBCLS
324HORACE SPLATTLY: THE CUPCAKED CRUSADER (SERIES)David, LawrenceDaddy Read
325HorseplayKarma WilsonBCLS
326Horton Hears A Who!Dr. SeussThomas B. Fordham Institute
327How Are You Peeling?Saxton Freymann, Joost ElffersLexington Public Library
328How Do You Feel?Anthony BrowneBCLS
329How My Parents Learned to EatIna FriedmanBenicia Public Library
330How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping ThemLaurie Kransy BrownGreat Schools!
331How to Be a KittenSharon Callen123 Homeschool 4 Me
332Humphrey’s Really Wheely Racing DaySimply Kinder
333Hurty FeelingsHelen LesterBCLS
334I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!Karen BeaumontLexington Public Library
335I Can Read With My Eyes ShutDr. SeussGreat Schools!
336I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a FlyGlen RoundsGreat Schools!
337I Like BugsMargaret Wise Brown123 Homeschool 4 Me
338I Like to Be LittleCharlotte ZolotowThe Williams School
339I Lost My Tooth!Hans Wilhelm123 Homeschool 4 Me
340I Love RocksCari Meister123 Homeschool 4 Me
341I Love School!Hans Wilhelm123 Homeschool 4 Me
342I Want a Pet!Cathy Morrison123 Homeschool 4 Me
343I’m Dirty!Kate McMullanGreat Schools!
344I’m Fast!Kate McMullanBCLS
345If You Grew Up With George WashingtonRuth GrossGreat Schools!
346If You Take a Mouse to SchoolLaura NumeroffBest Kindergarten Books
347If You’re a Monster and You Know ItEd & Rebecca EmberleyBCLS
348In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary StoriesAlvin SchwartzBenicia Public Library
349In My ClassroomBruce LarkinBest Kindergarten Books
350In the Small, Small PondDenise FlemingLexington Public Library
351InchInchThe Williams School
352Incredible You! 10 ways to let your greatness shine throughDr. Wayne DyerThe Williams School
353Ink, Wink, and Blink Work Out!Pete Whitehead123 Homeschool 4 Me
354InsectlopediaFlorian DouglasBenicia Public Library
355Ira Sleeps OverBernard WaberResearch Parent
356Iris and WalterElissa Haden GuestBenicia Public Library
357Is Your Mama a Llama?Deborah GuarinoBest Kindergarten Books
358It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale retoldMargot ZemachBest Kindergarten Books
359It’s Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work my Control PanelJamie Lee CurtisThe Williams School
360It’s MineLeo LionniThe Williams School
361Itty BittyCece BellBCLS
362Jack and the BeanstalkFairy TaleThomas B. Fordham Institute
363Jambo Means HelloMuriel FeelingsResearch Parent
364James Marshall’s Mother GooseJames MarshallThe Williams School
365Jellybeans & the Big Art AdventureLaura NumeroffBCLS
366John HenryJulius Lester (Caldecott book)The Williams School
367Jump, Frog, Jump!Robert KalanBest Kindergarten Books
368Just Me BooksMercer MayerThe Williams School
369Karate BoyAnn MorrisGreat Schools!
370Keeker and the Sneaky PonyHadley HigginsonGreat Schools!
371KEENA FORD AND THE SECOND GRADE MIX-UPThomson, MelissaDaddy Read
372Kindergarten CountdownAnna Jane HaysBest Kindergarten Books
373Kindergarten, Here I Come!D.J. Steinberg and Mark ChambersBarnes & Noble
374Kiss Good NightAmy HestBest Kindergarten Books
375Kiss Kiss!Margaret WildBCLS
376Kisses for DaddyFrances WattsBCLS
377Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat Are You Going to SleepBill MartinBCLS
378Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken IdentityMo WillemsGreat Schools!
379Koko’s KittenFrancine PattersonBenicia Public Library
380Last Stop on Market StreetMatt de la PeñaBrightly
381Later, RoverHarriet ZiefertBenicia Public Library
382Lemons Are Not RedLaura Vaccaro SeegerLexington Public Library
383Let’s EatBruce LarkinBest Kindergarten Books
384Let’s Go for a Drive!Mo Willems123 Homeschool 4 Me
385Letters from a Desperate DogEileen ChristelowGreat Schools!
386Library LionMichelle KnudsenGreat Schools!
387LightshipBrian FlocaGreat Schools!
388Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!Grace LinBrightly
389Linnea in Monet’s GardenChristina BjorkResearch Parent
390Lion and the Mouse, TheAesop’s FableThomas B. Fordham Institute
391Lionel at LargeStephen Krensky 5Benicia Public Library
392Little Bear’s Little BoatEve BuntingBCLS
393Little Engine that Could, TheWatty PiperThomas B. Fordham Institute
394Little Red Hen, TheFairy TaleThomas B. Fordham Institute
395Little Red Riding HoodBrothers GrimmThomas B. Fordham Institute
396Little White RabbitKevin HenkesBCLS
397Llama Llama Misses MamaAnna DewdneyPlayful Learning
398Llama, Llama Time to ShareAnna DewdneyBCLS
399Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from ChinaEd YoungResearch Parent
400Look What Came From The United StatesKevin DavisGreat Schools!
401Lost and FoundOliver JeffersGreat Schools!
402Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile)Bernard WaberLexington Public Library
403MadlenkaPeter SisResearch Parent
404Magic BoneSimply Kinder
405Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before DarkMary Pope OsborneBrightly
406Mailing MayMichael O. TunnellBenicia Public Library
407Mama Cat Has Three KittensDenise FlemingBest Kindergarten Books
408Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from KenyaMary Chamberlin and Rich ChamberlinGreat Schools!
409Mama, Do You Love Me?Barbara M. JoosseeResearch Parent
410Manana IguanaAnn Whitford PaulLexington Public Library
411MarshmallowClare NewberryGreat Schools!
412Martha SpeaksSusan MeddaughResearch Parent
413MARVIN REDPOSTSachar, LouisDaddy Read
414Math CurseJon ScieszkaResearch Parent
415MaxBob GrahamResearch Parent
416May I Bring a Friend?Beatrice Schenk de RegniersGreat Schools!
417Me I Am!Jack PrelutskyLexington Public Library
418Minnie and Moo Go to the MoonDenys CazetBenicia Public Library
419Miss RumphiusBarbara CooneyResearch Parent
420Mittens at SchoolLola M. Schaefer123 Homeschool 4 Me
421Money, Money Honey Bunny!Marilyn Sadler123 Homeschool 4 Me
422Monkey and MeEmily GravettGreat Schools!
423Monkey PlayAlyssa Satin Capucilli123 Homeschool 4 Me
424Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to FreedomCarole WeatherfordGreat Schools!
425Mother, Mother, I Want AnotherMaria Polushkin RobbinsLexington Public Library
426Move Over, Rover!Karen BeaumontBest Kindergarten Books
427Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?Dr. SeussBrightly
428Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely PresentCharlotte ZolotowResearch Parent
429Mufaro’s Beautiful DaughtersJohn SteptoeBenicia Public Library
430Mushroom in the Rain retoldMirra GinsburgBest Kindergarten Books
431Must be SantaTim Moore123 Homeschool 4 Me
432My Bag and Me!Karen FarmerGreat Schools!
433My Five SensesAlikiThe Williams School
434My Grandma= Mi AbuelitaGinger Foglesong GuyBest Kindergarten Books
435My Little Sister Ate One HareBill GrossmanResearch Parent
436Nana Upstairs & Nana DownstairsTomie dePaolaResearch Parent
437Nancy Drew & The Clue CrewCarolyn KeeneNo Time For Flash Cards
438National Geographic Readers: PlanetsElizabeth CarneyBrightly
439Naughty Little MonkeysJim AyelsworthGreat Schools!
440Nikki & DejaKaren EnglishBrightly
441No One Saw: Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an ArtistBob RaczkaGreat Schools!
442No Roses for Harry!Gene ZionGreat Schools!
443No Two AlikeKeith BakerBCLS
444Noodles: No Kisses, Please!Hans Wilhelm123 Homeschool 4 Me
445Not So Fast, SongololoNiki DalyResearch Parent
446Nutshell LibraryMaurice SendakResearch Parent
447Oh No, Gotta Go!Susan Middleton ElyaLexington Public Library
448Old Hat, New HatStan & Jan BerenstainBenicia Public Library
449Old Robert and the Sea-Silly CatsBarbara JoosseBCLS
450On EarthG. Brian KarasGreat Schools!
451Once I Ate a PiePatricia MacLachlan, Emily MacLachlan CharestLexington Public Library
452One Little, Two Little, Three Little PilgrimsB.G. Hennessy and Lynne CravathGreat Schools!
453One Morning in MaineRobert McCloskeyThomas B. Fordham Institute
454One Potato, Two PotatoCynthia DeFeliceGreat Schools!
455One Tiny TurtleNicola DaviesGreat Schools!
456Otis and the PuppyLoren LongBCLS
457Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery RhymesElizabeth HammillBrightly
458Owl and the Pussycat, TheEdward LearThomas B. Fordham Institute
459Owl BabiesMartin WaddellLexington Public Library
460Owls in the FamilyFarley MowatWhat Do We Do All Day
461Painting a RainbowLois EhlertThe Williams School
462Pat the BunnyDorothy KunhardtThomas B. Fordham Institute
463PEE-WEE’S TALEHurwitz, JohannaDaddy Read
464Penny and Her MarbleKevin HenkesBrightly
465Perfect PetMargie PalatiniBCLS
466Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School ShoesEric LitwinGoodreads
467Petting ZooDeborah Lock123 Homeschool 4 Me
468Phoebe G. Green!Simply Kinder
469Picture Pops: MachinesRoger PriddyGreat Schools!
470Pig Pig Meets the LionDavid McPhailBCLS
471PinocchioCarlo CollodiThomas B. Fordham Institute
472Planting a RainbowLois EhlertBest Kindergarten Books
473Please Write Back!Jennifer E. Morris123 Homeschool 4 Me
474Please, Puppy, PleaseSpike Lee, Tonya Lewis LeeLexington Public Library
475Poky Little Puppy, TheJanette Sebring Lowrey & Gustaf TenggrenThomas B. Fordham Institute
476Prairie SchoolAviBenicia Public Library
477Press HereHervé TulletGoodreads
478Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from AfricaNiki DalyBest Kindergarten Books
479Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of SpiffWhat Do We Do All Day
480Princess and the Pea, TheHans Christian AndersenThomas B. Fordham Institute
481Princesses and PuppiesJennifer Liberts Weinberg123 Homeschool 4 Me
482Puppy Mudge Finds a FriendCynthia Rylant123 Homeschool 4 Me
483Puppy Mudge Has a SnackCynthia RylantBenicia Public Library
484Puss in BootsCharles PerraultThomas B. Fordham Institute
485Put Me in the ZooRobert LopshireThomas B. Fordham Institute
486RagweedWhat Do We Do All Day
487Rainbow Fish, TheMarcus PfisterThomas B. Fordham Institute
488Raindrop, Plop!Wendy Cheyette LewisonGreat Schools!
489Ready For The HeatBruce LarkinBest Kindergarten Books
490Red-Eyed Tree FrogJoy CowleyBenicia Public Library
491Regards to the Man in the MoonEzra Jack KeatsGreat Schools!
492Richard Scarry’s Readers Cake SoupErica Farber123 Homeschool 4 Me
493Rikki-Tikki-TaviRudyard KiplingResearch Parent
494Rooster Off to See the WorldEric CarleThe Williams School
495Rosie’s WalkPat HutchinsThe Williams School
496RrralphLois EhlertBCLS
497Ruby Lu, Empress of EverythingLenore LookBrightly
498Runaway Bunny, TheMargaret Wise BrownThomas B. Fordham Institute
499Safety at the Swimming PoolLucia RaatmaGreat Schools!
500Sam, the MinutemanNathaniel BenchleyBenicia Public Library
501Sector 7David WiesnerResearch Parent
502See Me DigPaul Meisel123 Homeschool 4 Me
503Seven Chinese BrothersMargaret MahyBenicia Public Library
504Shark SchoolSimply Kinder
505Shark vs. TrainChris BartonBrightly
506Sheep in a JeepNancy E. ShawLexington Public Library
507Show and TellMercer Mayer123 Homeschool 4 Me
508Shy CharlesRosemary WellsResearch Parent
509Simeon’s GiftJulie AndrewsGreat Schools!
510Sing a Song of PopcornBeatrice De RegniersResearch Parent
511Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State BuildingDeborah HopkinsonGreat Schools!
512Sleep Like a TigerMary LogueBCLS
513Sleep, Black Bear, SleepJane Yolen and Heidi StempleGreat Schools!
514Sleeping BeautyBrothers GrimmThomas B. Fordham Institute
515Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O’HaraElvira WoodruffGreat Schools!
516Smash! Crash!Jon ScieszkaBest Kindergarten Books
517SnowUri ShulevitzGreat Schools!
518Snow MusicLynne Rae PerkinsGreat Schools!
519Snow White and the Seven DwarfsBrothers GrimmThomas B. Fordham Institute
520SnowballsLois EhlertLexington Public Library
521Snowflake BentleyJacqueline Briggs MartinResearch Parent
522Snowy Day, TheEzra Jack KeatsThomas B. Fordham Institute
523SOUPY SATURDAYS WITH THE PAIN AND THE GREAT ONEBlume, JudyDaddy Read
524Spicy Hot Colors: Colores PicantesSherry ShahanLexington Public Library
525SpidersNic BishopBrightly
526STAR JUMPER (SERIES)Asch, FrankDaddy Read
527Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of DustApril Pulley SayreGreat Schools!
528Stephanie’s PonytailRobert MunschThe Williams School
529Story about Ping, TheMarjorie Flack & Kurt WieseThomas B. Fordham Institute
530Story of Babar, TheJean de BrunhoffThomas B. Fordham Institute
531Story of Ferdinand, TheMunro Leaf & Robert LawsonThomas B. Fordham Institute
532Stringbean’s Trip to the Shining SeaVera B. Williams and Jennifer WilliamsResearch Parent
533StuffMargie PalatiniBCLS
534Super Hungry DinosaurMartin WaddellBCLS
535Super Sam!Lori RiesGreat Schools!
536SuperHero ABCBob McLeodBest Kindergarten Books
537Swamp AngelAnne IsaacsResearch Parent
538Swing Otto Swing!David MilgrimBenicia Public Library
539Tale of Peter Rabbit, TheBeatrix PotterThomas B. Fordham Institute
540Tar BeachFaith RinggoldBest Kindergarten Books
541TASHI (SERIES)Fienberg, Anna and BarbaraDaddy Read
542Tell Me Again About the Night I Was BornJamie Lee CurtisResearch Parent
543Ten Little FishAudrey WoodThe Williams School
544Ten Naughty Little MonkeysSuzanne WilliamsBest Kindergarten Books
545THE ABSENT AUTHOR (A TO Z MYSTERIES SERIES)Roy, RonDaddy Read
546The Adventures of BertAllan AhlbergBenicia Public Library
547The BaBeebee BirdBest Kindergarten Books
548The Biggest BearLynd WardLexington Public Library
549The Blue Fairy BookAndrew LangResearch Parent
550The Book with No PicturesB.J. NovakGoodreads
551THE BOX CAR CHILDREN (SERIES)Warner, Gertrude ChandlerDaddy Read
552The Bravest of the BraveShutta CrumGreat Schools!
553The Bridge is Up!Babs BellBest Kindergarten Books
554The Bus StopJanet Morgan StoekeBest Kindergarten Books
555The Carrot SeedRuth KraussLexington Public Library
556The Chicken SquadDoreen CroninBrightly
557The Chocolate TouchWhat Do We Do All Day
558The Critter ClubSimply Kinder
559The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the WashTrinka Hakes NobleLexington Public Library
560The Day the Crayons QuitDrew DaywaltGoodreads
561The Doorbell RangPat HutchinsLexington Public Library
562The DotPeter H. ReynoldsBrightly
563THE DRAGON’S CHILDNimmo, JennyDaddy Read
564The Drinking Gourd : a Story of the Underground RailroadF.N. MonjoBenicia Public Library
565The Empty PotDemiLexington Public Library
566THE END OF THE BEGINNINGAviDaddy Read
567The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian AndersenResearch Parent
568The Foot BookDr. Seuss123 Homeschool 4 Me
569The Frogs Wore Red SuspendersJack PrelutskyBenicia Public Library
570The GardenerSarah StewartResearch Parent
571THE GIGGLER TREATMENTDoyle, RoddyDaddy Read
572The Gingerbread BoyPaul GaldoneThe Williams School
573The Gingerbread Boy retoldRichard EgielskiBest Kindergarten Books
574The Gingerbread CowboyJanet SquiresGreat Schools!
575The Girl Who Loved Wild HorsesPaul GobleResearch Parent
576The Giving TreeShel SilversteinGoodreads
577The Golly Sisters Go WestBetsy ByarsBenicia Public Library
578The Great Brain seriesJohn D. FitzgeraldResearch Parent
579The Great Gracie ChaseCynthia RylantBest Kindergarten Books
580The Greedy TriangleMarylin BurnsThe Williams School
581The Grouchy LadybugEric CarleGoodreads
582The Hare and the TortoiseBrian WildsmithThe Williams School
583THE HOUDINI BOXSelznick, BrianDaddy Read
584The House on East 88th StreetBernard WaberThomas B. Fordham Institute
585THE HUNDRED DRESSESEstes, EleanorDaddy Read
586The Jolly PostmanAllen AhlbergResearch Parent
587The Josefina Story QuiltEleanor CoerrBenicia Public Library
588The Kiss BoxBonnie VerburgBCLS
589The Little Engine That CouldWatty PiperLexington Public Library
590The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of AnythingLinda WilliamsBest Kindergarten Books
591The Little Red HenJerry PinkneyBest Kindergarten Books
592The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)Philemon SturgesBest Kindergarten Books
593THE LITTLES (SERIES)Peterson, JohnDaddy Read
594The LoraxDr. SeussGoodreads
595The Loud BookDeborah UnderwoodBCLS
596The Maggie B.Irene HaasGreat Schools!
597The Magic HatMem FoxBest Kindergarten Books
598THE MAGICAL MS. PLUMBecker, BonnyDaddy Read
599THE MAGICIAN’S BOYCooper, SusanDaddy Read
600The Mixed Up ChameleonEric CarleThe Williams School
601The Neighborhood Mother GooseNina CrewsLexington Public Library
602The New Girl– and MeJacqui RobbinsBest Kindergarten Books
603The New Kid on the BlockJack PrelutskyResearch Parent
604The New Way Things WorkDavid MacaulayResearch Parent
605THE ONE AND ONLY STUEY LEWIS (SERIES)Schoenberg, JaneDaddy Read
606The OppositeTom MacRaeGreat Schools!
607The Other SideJacqueline WoodsonBenicia Public Library
608The People Could FlyVirginia HamiltonResearch Parent
609The Perfect HugJoanne WalshBCLS
610The Pout-Pout FishDeborah DiesenGreat Schools!
611The Queen’s FeetSarah EllisGreat Schools!
612The Random House Book of Poetry for ChildrenJack PrelutskyResearch Parent
613The Recess QueenAlexis O’NeillResearch Parent
614The Relatives CameCynthia RylantResearch Parent
615The Rose in My GardenArnold LobelBest Kindergarten Books
616The SandcastleIra Wood123 Homeschool 4 Me
617The Seals on the BusLenny HortLexington Public Library
618The Secret Life of Walter KittyBarbara Jean HicksGreat Schools!
619The Shortest Kid in the WorldCorinne Demas BlissBenicia Public Library
620The Sleep SheepAnna McQuinnBCLS
621The SnowmanRaymond BriggsResearch Parent
622The Story About PingMarjorie FlackResearch Parent
623The Story of BabarJean de BrunhoffResearch Parent
624The Three Bears retoldPaul GaldoneBest Kindergarten Books
625The Three Little BearsPaul GaldoneThe Williams School
626The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad SharkKen GeistGreat Schools!
627The Three Little PigsRodney PeppeThe Williams School
628The Three PigsDavid WiesnerBest Kindergarten Books
629The Three RobbersTomi UngererResearch Parent
630The Three Snow BearsJan BrettGreat Schools!
631The Twelve Days of KindergartenDeborah RoseBest Kindergarten Books
632The Ugly VegetablesGrace LinBenicia Public Library
633The Wonderful Wizard of OzWhat Do We Do All Day
634The Year of Billy MillerWhat Do We Do All Day
635Thelonius Monster’s Sky-High Fly PieJudy SierraBest Kindergarten Books
636This Is Not My HatJon KlassenBCLS
637Three Billy Goats Gruff, TheFairy TaleThomas B. Fordham Institute
638Three Little Pigs, TheBrothers GrimmThomas B. Fordham Institute
639Three Stories You Can Read to Your DogSara Swan MillerBenicia Public Library
640Thumb elinaHans Christian AndersenThomas B. Fordham Institute
641Tiffky DoofkyWilliam SteigGreat Schools!
642Tiger, TigerDee LillegardBest Kindergarten Books
643Time for BedMem Fox & Jane DyerThomas B. Fordham Institute
644Timothy Goes to SchoolRosemary WellsPlayful Learning
645Tiny Goes to the LibraryCari Meister123 Homeschool 4 Me
646Tiny Little FlyMichael RosenBCLS
647Toads and DiamondsCharlotte HuckBenicia Public Library
648Today I Will Fly!Mo WillemsBrightly
649Tommie dePaola’s Favorite Nursery TalesTommie dePaolaThe Williams School
650Too Many DogsLori Haskins123 Homeschool 4 Me
651Too Much NoiseAnn McGovernLexington Public Library
652TootleGertrude Crampton & Tibor GergelyThomas B. Fordham Institute
653Tops and BottomsJanet StevensThe Williams School
654Tortoise and the Hare, TheAesop’s FableThomas B. Fordham Institute
655Toys Go OutWhat Do We Do All Day
656TuesdayDavid WiesnerResearch Parent
657TUK AND THE WHALERivera, RaquelDaddy Read
658Turtle’s Race with BeaverJoseph Bruchac, James BruchacLexington Public Library
659Two Little MonkeysMem FoxBCLS
660Ugly Duckling, TheHans Christian AndersenThomas B. Fordham Institute
661Uh-Oh, Dodo!Jennifer SattlerBCLS
662Up, Tall and HighEthan LongBCLS
663Velveteen Rabbit, TheMargery Williams & William NicholsonThomas B. Fordham Institute
664Violet Mackerel’s Remarkable RecoveryAnna BranfordBrightly
665Visiting the Art MuseumLaurene Krasny Brown and Marc BrownGreat Schools!
666WaddlesDavid McPhailBCLS
667Waiting for WingsLois EhlertBenicia Public Library
668Wake Up, Sleepy Bear!Christine MortonGreat Schools!
669We Are Best FriendsAlikiThe Williams School
670We Play on a Rainy DayAngela Shelf Medearis123 Homeschool 4 Me
671WeslandiaPaul FleischmanBenicia Public Library
672What Puppies Do BestLaura NumeroffBCLS
673What’s in the Sky, Dear Dragon?Margaret Hillert123 Homeschool 4 Me
674When a Monster Is BornSean TaylorBest Kindergarten Books
675When I Get BiggerMercer MayerThe Williams School
676Where Is The Green Sheep?Mem FoxGreat Schools!
677Where’s My TeddyJez AlboroughResearch Parent
678Where’s the Baby?Pat HutchinsResearch Parent
679Whistle for WillieEzra Jack KeatsBest Kindergarten Books
680White Is for BlueberryGeorge ShannonBest Kindergarten Books
681Who Will Be My Friends?Syd HoffThe Williams School
682Whose Chick Are You?Nancy TafuriLexington Public Library
683Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s EarsVerna AardemaResearch Parent
684Why Should I Recycle?Jen GreenGreat Schools!
685WidgetLynne McFarlandBest Kindergarten Books
686Wild About BooksJudy SierraGreat Schools!
687Wilfrid Gordon McDonald PartridgeMem FoxResearch Parent
688William’s DollCharlotte ZolotowResearch Parent
689Wilma UnlimitedKathleen KrullBenicia Public Library
690You Can’t Taste a Pickle With Your EarHarriet ZiefertBenicia Public Library
691You Will Be My Friend!Peter BrownBrightly
692Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur GameDavid AdlerBenicia Public Library
693Yucky WormsVivian FrenchBCLS
694Zelda and IvyLaura McGee KvasnoskyBenicia Public Library
695ZERO GRANDPARENTSEdwards, MichelleDaddy Read
696Zin! Zin! Zin! A ViolinLloyd MossResearch Parent
697Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa retoldGerald McDermottBest Kindergarten Books


17 Best Kindergarten Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
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