• Kindergarten Suggested Reading List

    Research has shown that the single greatest factor in predicting reading success is whether a child is read to when young. Here are some titles to get you started!

    Note: The following books are only suggestions. Please feel free to add any books that are appropriate for your reader. The staff in the children’s area of the public library will also have many wonderful suggestions for you.

    Books About Me

    I Like Me! by Nancy L. Carlson

    I Like to Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow

    The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

    My Five Senses by Aliki

    Owen by Kevin Henkes

    When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer

    Family Stories

    • Just Me Books by Mercer Mayer

    Mama Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse

    Predictable Books (Stories with a pattern using rhyme or rhythm.)

    Curious George by H. A. Rey

    Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone

    Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág

    What’s in Fox’s Sack? by Paul Galdone

    Beginning, Middle, and End Concept

    Bony-Legs by Joanna Cole

    A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

    The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

    Color and Counting Books

    Each Orange Had Eight Slices: A Counting Book by Paul Giganti Jr.

    Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert

    Frog Counts to Ten by John Liebler

    Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

    Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? by Tana Hoban

    Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

    Ten Bears in My Bed: A Goodnight Countdown by Stanley Mack

    Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood

    26 Letters and 99 Cents by Tana Hoban

    Caldecott Winners and Honor Books

    Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert

    Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

    More, More, More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams

    Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

    Swimmy by Leo Lionni

    Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

    Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes

    James Marshall’s Mother Goose by James Marshall

    My Very First Mother Goose by Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells

    Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose by Tomie dePaola

    Folktales and Fairy Tales

    Chicken Little by Steven Kellogg

    Cinderella by Marcia Brown

    The Hare and the Tortoise by Brian Wildsmith

    Henny Penny by H. Werner Zimmermann

    The Little Red Hen by Margot Zemach

    The Three Bears by Paul Galdone

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Peter Christen Asbjornsen

    Three Little Pigs by James Marshall

    The Three Little Pigs by Rodney Peppé

    The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen

    Stories in Rhyme

    All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka

    Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

    Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk


    Benjamin and Tulip by Rosemary Wells

    We Are Best Friends by Aliki

    Who Will Be My Friends? by Syd Hoff

    Fabulous Science Books

    Cars and How they Go by Joanna Cole

    Eyewitness Juniors Amazing Frogs and Toads by Barry Clarke

    Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole

    Here are some additional sites that have booklists for children: