Books & Reading

Books for Kids in Kindergarten
These books may be found in the Picture Books shelved alphabetically by the author’s last name.

E/Chen   Guji Guji
Crocodile Guji Guji was raised by a family of ducks and things are great until one day he meets three crocodiles who tell him that he isn't a duck. When they ask Guji Guji to help them trap the ducks he feels torn and must decide who he is, what he is, and what's really important.

E/Fleming   Munch! Muncha! Muncha!
After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.

E/Friend   Perfect Nest
Jack the cat gets much more than he bargained for when he decides to build the perfect nest to attract the perfect chicken.

E/Henkes   Lily’s purple Plastic Purse
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.

E/Hutchins   A Second is a Hiccup: A Child’s Book of Time
Friendly rhymes explain the passage of time in child-friendly terms.

E/Imai  Lilly’s Secret
When Coco mentions Lilly's funny paws, Lilly is afraid that her friend Joey will notice them too.

E/Ji   No! That’s Wrong!
When is a hat not a hat? And when are underpants not underpants?

E/Joyc  The Leaf Men
When an old woman gets sick and her garden begins to die, the doodle bugs call on the Leaf Men to make things right again.

E/McClintock  Adele and Simon
When Adele walks her little brother Simon home from school he  loses one more thing at every stop: his drawing of a cat at the grocer's shop, his books at the park, his crayons at the art  museum, and more. When Simon's older sister, Adele, picks him up from school, he has his hat and gloves and scarf and  sweater, his coat and knapsack and books and crayons, and a  drawing of a cat he made that morning. Adele makes Simon promise to try not to lose anything. But as they make their way ome, distractions cause Simon to leave something behind at every stop. What will they tell their mother?

E/Numeroff  The Chicken Sisters
The Chicken sisters drive a troublesome wolf home to his mother with their verwhelming eccentricities.

E/Piven  The Perfect Purple Feather
Rhyming text and illustrations take the reader on a journey, in which a simple purple feather becomes a whisker for a cat, a  pen for an owl, a quill for a porcupine, and more.

E/Rathman   Officer Buckle and Gloria
The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.

E/Rattigan  Truman’s Ant Farm
When Truman sends away the coupon for an ant farm given as a birthday gift by his Aunt Fran, he gets more than he bargained for when aunts start showing up and he must train them all.

E/Rylant   Alligator Boy
A boy puts on an alligator head and tail and is transformed into an alligator boy.

E/Sayre  One is a Snail
A new and amusing look at counting and multiples using feet

E/Standiford  Astronauts Are Sleeping
While spinning through space, three astronauts dream of life on earth.

E/Steig Sylvester And The Magic Pebble
In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble  to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.

E/Umansky  I don’t like Gloria
The family dog tries to cope with the arrival of a new pet.

E/Weinstein   When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat
>After dancing to music on the radio before she goes to bed, a young girl learns how to sing scat when Louis Armstrong comes to her in a dream. Includes facts about Louis Armstrong and scat singing.

E/Willems   Knufflebunny
After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing.

J/398.0943/Z  Rapunzel
A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress.


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