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Suggested Titles For Kindergarten

The following titles may be enjoyed by Kindergartners. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations, ask at the Children's Reference Desk.

Fiction

Fiction books for Kindergartners can be found in a variety of locations, including J PICTURE BOOK, J READER, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL, and J FICTION. Click on each title for location and availability.

Prince Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Buzz is writing a fairy tale for homework, and Fly Guy naturally assumes the role of a handsome prince, who fends off a giant and rescues a beautiful princess.

Sheep in a jeep by Nancy Shaw

Records the misadventures of a group of sheep that go riding in a jeep.

Pictures of animals wearing clothes show why this would be a ridiculous custom for them to adopt.

Red sled by Patricia Thomas

A boy and his father lift one another's spirits by going sledding on a winter's night.

Mermaidia : [a storybook] by Mary Man-Kong

"Barbie returns as the beautiful fairy Elina...The evil fairy Laverna has kidnapped Mermaidia's Price Nalu! Elina transforms into a mermaid and, with help from her friends Bibble and Nori, sets off on a daring rescue mission..."--Cover back.

Puppy Mudge likes his blanket but he loves snuggling with Henry.

Buddy to the rescue by Lynn Maslen Kertell

Jack and Anna's dog, Buddy, senses danger while they are at the carnival and receives a special award.

The long dog by Eric Seltzer

Too many dogs in here: there's a dirty dog and a clean dog, a mean dog and a nice dog, and many more! Plus, there's an extremely long dog who keeps popping into the story. The long dog adds humor to the book, and kids will be anxious to turn the pages all the way to the end!.

Illustrations and rhyming, easy-to-read text introduce an increasing, then decreasing, cast of characters sharing a boat in a moat with a pig in an enormous wig.

Andy, also by Maxwell Eaton

"Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, an enthusiastic coyote pup. Three chapters link together to tell the overall story. In 'Andy Also,' Preston decides to re-name himself 'the new Andy.' In 'Clang-Clang-Bing,' the second Andy (Andy, also) goes back to being Preston, and makes a lot of noise. In '100 Rabbits,' Preston asks Andy innumerable questions"--.

Nonfiction

Nonfiction for Kindergartners can be found on many topics throughout the Children's Nonfiction collection. Click on titles for exact location and availability.

Koalas by Laura F Marsh

An introduction to koalas covers where they live, what they eat, and how they communicate, and follows the animal's development from cub to adult.

Learn about different kinds of storms.

Extreme survivors by Connie Roop

"Up high, down low, in freezing temperatures, and in boiling hot places--animals and plants can survive in the most extreme environments!"--.

"This picture book biography of Chester Greenwood explores the invention of the earmuffs and the patenting process"--.

Big trucks by Catherine Ipcizade

Simple text and photographs introduce children to big trucks, describing what they are used for and what their special features are.

Introduces the sense of hearing, including how the ear works and different things people hear.

Butterfly counting by Jerry Pallotta

Combines art and skill-building text in a fact-filled introduction to twenty-six types of butterflies from different world regions.

"Warm up with the enticing history of hot chocolate in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that for thousands of years, chocolate was a beverage and not a solid candy? Or that soldiers in the Revolutionary War received a monthly ration of chocolate for drinking? Learn all about the history of America's favorite wintertime treat in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes relevant info on subjects like social studies and science, and there's even a fun quiz so you can test yourself to see what you've learned!"--.

India by Peter Roop

Introduces the country of India, including the land, landmarks, homes, food, clothes, work, transportation, language, school, sports, celebrations, and the arts.

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