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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, or fill out a May We Suggest form.

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.

Attack of the 50-foot Fly Guy by illustrator Tedd Arnold

When Fly Guy snacks from a radioactive trash can, he grows until he is fifty feet tall--and Buzz has to find out a way to counteract the effect before the army attacks his pet.

Rhyme, repetition, illustration, and phonics are used in this humorous book to introduce beginning readers to short vowel sounds.

Click here to browse other titles in the Sounds Like Reading series.

Crab cab by Harriet Ziefert

Is that crab driving a cab? Will the pot stay hot? Flip a page and watch a crab turn into a dab! Crab Cab features these word families: -ab, -ot, -it. Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. 

Click here to browse more titles in the Flip-a-Word series.

I really like slop! by Mo Willems

Piggie really likes slop. She likes it so much, she wants Gerald to try some! But can Gerald find the courage to do it? Or will the smell alone be too much to handle?

Click here for more Elephant and Piggie titles.

My bus by Byron Barton

A bus driver named Joe heads out on his route, stopping at one bus stop after another to pick up passengers. He picks up five dogs and five cats in all, dropping nine of them off at the plane, train, or boat. The tenth passenger, a dog, Joe takes home.

Similar Byron Barton books include My Car, My Bike, and My House.

 

My friend Fred the plant by Daniel (Daniel Mark) Cleary

A new boy cat in the neighborhood introduces his friend--a potted sunflower--to a skeptical skateboarding cat.

Click here to browse more titles in the Balloon Toons graphic novel series.

See me play by illustrator Paul Meisel

In this easy-to-read book, a playful pack of dogs chase a ball that is caught by a bird, a whale, and a lion.

The award-winning I Like to Read series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards.

Click here to browse more of the I Like to Read titles.

 

Within So Fast and Other Stories, there are 8 different stories, all at similar reading levels, and featuring high-frequency sight words.

Up and down with Kate by Kay Chorao

It's hard to be the littlest elephant in the family. Kate tries to be good, but sometimes she gets into trouble!

A group of animals is terrified at the prospect of being sat upon by the imposing Fat Cat, until the mouse comes up with a solution that satisfies everyone.

Nonfiction

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

Camel spiders by Nikki Bruno Clapper

Growing up to six inches, the camel spider is a big creepy crawler!  Big, up-close photos, body diagrams, and fun, informative text in this book show how every creepy feature helps these creatures survive.

Exploring Earth by Mary Austen

Readers will enjoy taking a closer look at some of the most fascinating things about the planet we call home.

Click here for other titles in the Journey Through Our Solar System nonfiction series.

I have a cold by Lisa M Herrington

Everyone gets a cold at some point, and we're all familiar with the symptoms: a stuffy or runny nose, a sore throat, a cough. This book features information on how to deal with a cold, as well as practical advice on how to avoid the illness.

Click here to browse other titles in the Rookie Read-About Health nonfiction series.

Serge Bloch's effortless and charming illustrations paired with Mark Shulman's funny and timely text create a perfect resource for discussing current events with your children.
Backmatter includes information about the United States electoral process.

Introduces the woman mathematician whose childhood love of numbers led to her prestigious education and contributions at NASA, while explaining how her handwritten codes proved essential throughout numerous space missions.

The Post Office by Julie Murray

The post office is an important place in our communities. Kids will learn about why post offices are needed, who works there, and what kinds of things happen there. 

Sun! : one in a billion by Stacy McAnulty

The sun relates key facts about itself, including its formation over four billion years ago, the sun's position in the solar system, what it is made of, and why the sun is so important to the plants, animals, and people inhabiting the Earth.

Introduces coral reefs and the animals that live there to young readers using simple, repetitive text and photographs. Told in simple yet lively text built with sight words and using picture icons to aid reading, National Geographic Pre-Readers will enchant kids just beginning their journey with books.

Click here to browse other National Geographic Pre-Reader titles.

Also available in: e-book

Find out what the president does as you learn about the executive branch of government and see what a day in the life of the commander in chief is really like.

Come along with Fly Guy as he asks (and answers!) over 100 'why?' questions! Why do I have to brush my teeth? Why do cats climb trees if they can't get down?

There are also science projects and fun activities so kids can use what they've learned in a hands-on way.