Suggested Reading List for Students Entering Kindergarten




Alphabet Under Construction - Fleming, Denise, -- Holt, 2002.  32p
 A mouse works his way through the alphabet as he folds the "F," measures the "M," and rolls the "R."

And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon - Stevens, Janet. -- Harcourt, Inc., c2001.  50p
 When Dish and Spoon run away, their nursery rhyme friends Cat, Cow, and Dog set out to rescue them in time for the next evening's reading of their rhyme.

Color Farm - Ehlert, Lois. -- Lippincott, c1990.  34p
 The rooster, dog, sheep, cow, pig, and other animals on a farm are made up of colorful shapes such as square, circle, rectangle, and triangle. Features die-cut pages.

A Frog in the Bog - Wilson, Karma. -- M.K. McElderry Books, c2003.  32p
 A frog in the bog grows larger and larger as he eats more and more bugs, until he attracts the attention of an alligator who puts an end to his eating.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation - Teague, Mark. -- Crown Publishers, 1997, c1995. 32p
 A schoolboy tells his class about his summer vacation, during which he joined a group of cowboys and stopped a cattle stampede.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World - Priceman, Marjorie. -- Dragonfly Books,  Distributed by Random House, 1996, c1994.  32p
 Since the market is closed, the reader is led around the world to gather the ingredients for making an apple pie. Includes recipe.

I Stink! - McMullan, Kate. -- Joanna Cotler Books, c2002.  28p
 A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.

Little One Step - James, Simon, -- Candlewick Press, 2003.  26p
 As three duckling brothers cross forest and field to return to their mother, the older ones encourage the youngest by teaching him a game that earns him the name of Little One Step.

Miss Spider's Tea Party - Kirk, David, -- Scholastic , Callaway, c1994.  32p
 When lonely Miss Spider tries to host a tea party, the other bugs refuse to come for fear of being eaten!

Peter's Chair - Keats, Ezra Jack. -- Puffin Books, 1998, c1967.  36p
 When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? - Martin, Bill. -- Henry Holt, 1991.  28p
 Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper.

The Runaway Bunny - Brown, Margaret Wise, -- HarperCollins, 1972, c1942.  38p
 A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him.
Timothy Goes to School - Wells, Rosemary. -- Puffin Books, 2000.  32p
 Timothy learns about being accepted and making friends during the first week of his first year at school.

The Water Hole - Base, Graeme.-- Harry N. Abrams, 2001.  32p
 As ever growing numbers of animals visit a watering hole, introducing the numbers from one to ten, the water dwindles.

The Wolf's Chicken Stew - Kasza, Keiko. -- Putnam & Grosset Group, 1996, c1987. 32p
 A hungry wolf's attempts to fatten a chicken for his stewpot have unexpected results.