Summer Reading Suggestions for Kindergarten

Research has shown that the single greatest factor in predicting reading success is whether a child is read to when young. A good rule of thumb is 20 minutes a day or about 5 books!!! And...Keep it fun!
Here are some titles to get you started:

Note: The following books are only suggestions. Please feel free to add any books that are appropriate for your reader. The staff in the children's area of the public library will also have many wonderful suggestions for you.
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Books About Me
I Like Me! by Nancy L. Carlson
I Like to Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow
The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
My Five Senses by Aliki
Owen by Kevin Henkes
When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer
Family Stories
• Just Me Books by Mercer Mayer
Mama Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
Predictable Books (Stories with a pattern using rhyme or rhythm.)
Curious George by H. A. Rey
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone
Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág
What’s in Fox’s Sack? by Paul Galdone
Beginning, Middle, and End Concept
Bony-Legs by Joanna Cole
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Color and Counting Books
Each Orange Had Eight Slices: A Counting Book by Paul Giganti Jr.
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert
Frog Counts to Ten by John Liebler
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? by Tana Hoban
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Ten Bears in My Bed: A Goodnight Countdown by Stanley Mack
Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood
26 Letters and 99 Cents by Tana Hoban
Caldecott Winners and Honor Books
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
More, More, More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes
James Marshall’s Mother Goose by James Marshall
My Very First Mother Goose by Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells
Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose by Tomie dePaola
Folktales and Fairy Tales
Chicken Little by Steven Kellogg
Cinderella by Marcia Brown
The Hare and the Tortoise by Brian Wildsmith
Henny Penny by H. Werner Zimmermann
The Little Red Hen by Margot Zemach
The Three Bears by Paul Galdone
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Peter Christen Asbjornsen
Three Little Pigs by James Marshall
The Three Little Pigs by Rodney Peppé
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
Stories in Rhyme
All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema
Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk
Benjamin and Tulip by Rosemary Wells
We Are Best Friends by Aliki
Who Will Be My Friends? by Syd Hoff
Fabulous Science Books (upcoming themes are rainforest, celebrations and cultures, the ocean)
Cars and How they Go by Joanna Cole
Eyewitness Juniors Amazing Frogs and Toads by Barry Clarke
Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole