Kindergarten Reading List

Reading suggestions for Kindergartners from the Weber County Library

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Make Way For Ducklings
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCloskey, Robert (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP McCloskey
Description:

Tells the story of what happens when Mama duck takes her brood from the river to the public gardens.

Mine's the Best
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bonsall, Crosby N. (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Bonsall
Description:

Two little boys meet at the beach, each sure that his balloon is better.

Mummies
Artist/Author/Cast:
Milton, Joyce; Swan, Susan (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J932 M6625m 1996
Description:

Explains the Egyptian pharaohs' beliefs about life after death, details the technique of mummification, and describes pyramids as burial places.

Mushroom in the Rain
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ginsburg, Mirra; Aruego, Jose (Illustrator); Dewey, Ariane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Ginsburg
Description:
My First Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jenkins, Steve (Author, Illustrator); Page, Robin
Call Number:
J591.392 J5255m 2013
Description:

Explore some of the fascinating things that animals do on their first day.

My Lucky Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kasza, Keiko
Call Number:
JP Kasza
Description:

A hungry fox is sure that it's his lucky day when a delectable-looking pig knocks on his door by mistake.

My Visit to the Dinosaurs
Artist/Author/Cast:
Aliki (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J567.91 A4115my 1985
Description:

A visit to a museum of natural history provides a little boy with an introduction to the habits, characteristics, and habitats of fourteen kinds of dinosaurs.

Night Animals
Artist/Author/Cast:
Marino, Gianna (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Marino
Description:
Oink?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Palatini, Margie; Cole, Henry (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Palatini
Description:

Two lazy pigs happily watch the other animals work.

Pete's a Pizza
Artist/Author/Cast:
Steig, William (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Steig
Description:

What do you do when Pete's in a bad mood? Turn him into a pizza, of course.

Raymond Briggs' The Snowman
Artist/Author/Cast:
Knudsen, Michelle; Briggs, Raymond; Downer, Maggie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Knudsen
Description:
Reading Makes You Feel Good
Artist/Author/Cast:
Parr, Todd
Call Number:
JP Parr
Description:

This book celebrates the joy of reading, and demonstrates how there are many things to read almost everywhere one looks!

Round is a Tortilla
Artist/Author/Cast:
Thong, Roseanne Greenfield; Parra, John (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Thong
Description:

A little girl discovers things that are round, square, and rectangular in her Hispanic American neighborhood.

Sam and the Bag
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jeffries, Alison; Andreasen, Dan (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Jeffries
Description:
School's First Day of School
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rex, Adam; Robinson, Christian (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Rex
Description:

It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him? The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he's not the only one going through first-day jitters.

Senses on the Farm
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rotner, Shelley
Call Number:
J612.8 R8465s 2009
Description:

See, hear, taste, smell, and touch your way through a season on a working farm.

Step Gently Out
Artist/Author/Cast:
Frost, Helen; Lieder, Rick (Photographer)
Call Number:
JP Frost
Description:

Close-up photos and lightly-rhymed declarative verse capture a bug's-eye view of nature and encouarge children to experience the world outside their doors with care and openness. Includes insect facts.

Strega Nona
Artist/Author/Cast:
dePaola, Tomie (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.20945 D4192s 1975b
Description:

When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.

Superhero ABC
Artist/Author/Cast:
McLeod, Bob (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP McLeod
Description:

Zany and armed with the most unusual powers, a group of superheroes are out to save the world, one letter at a time.

Thunder Boy, Jr.
Artist/Author/Cast:
Alexie, Sherman; Morales, Yuyi (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Alexie
Description:

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