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Mama Monday: Kindergarten Read Aloud List


Last week I shared our Preschool Read Aloud List, so this week I thought I would share what we’ve enjoyed for our read aloud time during the Kindergarten year. While picture books still dominate the list, Kindergarten is a good time to introduce some chapter books. I have noted which books are chapter books and which are picture books by noting the picture books with a (pic) and chapter books with a (ch). Please keep in mind that children can understand books at a higher level than they can read them, so if the books seem advanced for this age group, they are supposed to be!

*Personal Family Favorite
  • A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech (pic)
  • Bridget and the Gray Wolves by Pija Lindenbaum (pic)
  • The Ghost-Eye Tree by Bill Martin, Jr. (pic)
  • Alexander, and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (pic)*
  • Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst (pic)
  • Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move by Judith Viorst (pic)
  • Are You Going to Be Good? by Cari Best (pic)
  • Once Upon an Ordinary Day by Colin McNaughton (pic)
  • Aunt Minnie McGranahan by Mary Skillings Prigger (pic)
  • Baby in a Basket by Gloria Rand (pic)*
  • The Bear that Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (pic)*
  • The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward (pic)
  • Capyboppy by Bill Peet (pic)
  • Harry’s Pony by Barbara Ann Porte (pic)
  • The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr (pic)
  • Thy Friend Obadiah by Brinton Turkle (pic)
  • The Babe and I by David A. Adler (pic)
  • Matthew’s Dragon by Susan Cooper (pic)
  • Brave Irene by William Steig (pic)*
  • A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams (pic)
  • Something Special for Me by Vera B. Williams (pic)
  • Music, Music for Everyone by Vera B. Williams (pic)
  • A Day’s Work by Eve Bunting (pic)
  • The Gunniwolf by Wilhelmina Harper (pic)
  • Harry in Trouble by Barbara Ann Porte (pic)-series
  • Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood (pic)
  • A Cowboy Christmas by Audrey Wood (pic)
  • Henry and the Kite Dragon by Bruce Edward Hall (pic)
  • Here Come the Aliens! by Colin McNaughton (pic)
  • Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine by Kathryn Lasky (pic)
  • If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss (pic)
  • Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber (pic)
  • Ira Says Goodbye by Bernard Waber (pic)
  • I Lost My Bear by Jules Feiffer (pic)
  • The Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg (pic)
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie DePaola (pic)
  • The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie DePaola (pic)
  • Farewell to Shady Glade by Bill Peet (pic)
  • Mirabelle by Astrid Lindgren (pic)
  • Betty Doll by Patricia Polacco (pic)
  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (pic) series*
  • Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell (pic)
  • Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man by Robert McCloskey (pic)
  • Lentil by Robert McCloskey (pic)
  • One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey (pic)
  • Chibi: A True Story from Japan by Julia Takaya and Barbara Brenner (pic)
  • Marven of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky (pic)
  • Max by Bob Graham (pic)
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton (pic)
  • Choo-Choo by Virginia Lee Burton (pic)
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes by Virginia Lee Burton (pic)
  • Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram (pic)
  • Pop’s Bridge by Eve Bunting (pic)
  • The Minpins by Roald Dahl (pic)
  • Mirette on the High Wire by Arnold McCully (pic)*
  • Starring Mirette and Bellini by Arnold McCully (pic)*
  • Mirette and Bellini Cross Niagara Falls by Arnold McCully (pic)
  • The Bobbin Girl by Arnold McCully (pic)
  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (pic)
  • Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard (pic) series*
  • Niccolini’s Song by Chuck Wilcoxen (pic)
  • Nora’s Ark by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (pic)
  • The Bravest of Us All by Marsha Diane Arnold (pic)
  • Miss Ida’s Front Porch by Sandra Belton (pic)
  • An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco (pic)
  • Mim’s Christmas Jam by Andrea Davis Pinkney (pic)
  • The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey (pic)
  • The Poppy Seeds by Clyde Robert Bulla (pic)
  • I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket by Ed Young (pic)
  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling (pic)*
  • Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms (pic)
  • 100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler (pic)
  • Author Day by Daniel Pinkwater (pic)
  • The Frightful Story of Harry Walfish by Brian Floca (pic)
  • Curious George by H. A. Rey (pic) series*
  • Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems (pic)*
  • The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill (pic)
  • The Secret Shortcut by Mark Teague (pic) series*
  • Lost and Found by Mark Teague (pic)
  • One Halloween Night by Mark Teague (pic)
  • Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman (pic)
  • A House is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman (pic)
  • Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli (pic)
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (pic)*
  • The Amazing Bone  by William Steig  (pic)
  • Doctor De Soto by William Steig   (pic)
  • The Toy Brother by William Steig  (pic)
  • Zeke Pippin by William Steig  (pic)
  • Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson (pic)
  • Milly and the Macy’s Parade by Shana Corey (pic)
  • The Year at Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen (pic)
  • Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen (pic)
  • The Boy in the Drawer by Robert Munsch (pic)
  • David’s Father by Robert Munsch (pic)
  • 50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch (pic)
  • I Have to Go!  by Robert Munsch (pic)
  • Moira’s Birthday by Robert Munsch (pic)
  • Mortimer by Robert Munsch (pic)
  • The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch (pic)
  • Flossie and the Fox by Patricia McKissack (pic)
  • John Philip Duck by Patricia Polacco (pic)
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel (pic)
  • Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu by Emily Arnold McCurry (pic)
  • Blue Willow by Pam Conrad (pic)
  • The Boy Who Drew Cats by Arthur A. Levine (pic)
  • Crow Boy by Taro Yahima (pic)
  • The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen (pic)*
  • Kamishibai Man by Allen Say (pic)
  • The Voice of the Great Bell by Lafcadio Hearn (pic)
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka (pic)*
  • Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree K. Mitchell (pic)
  • The Friend by Sarah Stewart (pic)
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (pic)
  • In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak (pic)
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (pic)*
  • The Whingdingdilly by Bill Peet (pic)
  • Big Bad Bruce by Bill Peet (pic)
  • The Caboose Who Got Loose by Bill Peet (pic)
  • Eli by Bill Peet (pic)
  • Encore for Eleanor by Bill Peet (pic)
  • Fly, Homer, Fly by Bill Peet (pic)
  • How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head by Bill Peet (pic)
  • Kermit the Hermit by Bill Peet (pic)
  • Randy’s Dandy Lions by Bill Peet (pic)
  • The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman (pic)*
  • Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird (pic) series*
  • Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann (pic) series*
  • Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne (ch) Magic Tree House series*
  • Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner (ch)
  • Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones by David Adler (ch) series
  • My Father’s Dragon by Ruth S. Gannett (ch) series*
  • The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron (ch) series*
  • Two Times the Fun by Beverly Cleary (ch)
  • The Dragonling by Jackie French Koller (ch)
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White (ch)*
  • The Real Mother Goose illustrated by Blanche F. Wright (poetry)
  • The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith (n)*
  • A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King-Smith (ch)
  • Uncle Wiggly’s Storybook by Howard Garis (ch)
  • The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris (ch)*
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (ch)*
  • Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary (ch)
  • Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary (ch)
  • Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary (ch) series*
  • Stuart Little by E. B. White (ch)
  • Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn (ch)
  • Tumtum and Nutmeg: The Rose Cottage Tales by Emily Bearn (ch)
  • The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook by Joyce Lankester Brisley (ch)
I want to encourage all mothers to take the time and read to your children. It makes such a world of difference in so many ways to them and you. If your family has any favorite books for the kindergarten age, please leave the name in the comments. We are always on the lookout for more good books!
Happy reading from the tree house,
Chelli

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