Suggested Reading List for Kindergarteners

Suggested Reading List for Kindergarteners

During the Kindergarten years, children should be exposed to many books. You can help children to understand that stories have a beginning, middle, and an ending. After reading stories to kindergarteners, try having them tell the story back to you in their own words. Some other useful activities are to have them develop alternate endings for the stories. Puppet shows are great for enhancing story time and you can often find inexpensive puppets at dollar stores. Let the children use the puppets after story time to re tell their stories. For a free book (100 pages) full of activities that will help your kindergartener with literary skills click here:

Now, let’s get on to the reading list.

1. Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans

2. The Berenstain Bears, Jan and Stan Berenstain

3. Clifford the Big Red Dog, Norman Bridwell

4. Leo the Late Bloomer, Robert Krauss

5. Anansi the Spider, Gerald McDermott

6. Strega Nona, Tomie de Paola

7. Tikki Tikki Tembo, Arlene Mosel

8. Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown

9. Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCloskey

10. The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown

11. Corduroy, Don Freeman

12. Where’s Spot, Eric Hill

13. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.

14. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter

15. The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss

16. Mother Goose Rhymes

17. Fairy Tales

18. Books about the Alphabet

19. Bread and Jam for Frances, Russell Hoban

20. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst

21. Curious George, H.A. Rey

22. Ira Sleeps Over, Bernard Waber

23. Harry the Dirty Dog, Gene Zion

24. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

25. Stellaluna, Janell Cannon

26. Abuela, Arthur Dorros

27. Millions of Cats, Wanda Gag

28. Frog and Toad, Arnold Lobel

29. George and Martha, James Marshall

30. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

I hope these books will help you when finding reading material for your Kindergartener. Remember, to ask your child questions about the book and explain to your child about authors and illustrators.