Kindergarten Reading Recommendations

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Book Recommendations for First Graders

Beaty, A. Rosie Revere, Engineer.  c2013. "A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure."  E BEATY, A.

Bemelans, L. Madeline. c1939. "Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis."  E BEMELMANS, L.

Campbell, S. Hug Machine. c2014. "The hug machine is available to hug anyone, any time, whether they are square or long, spiky or soft." E CAMPBELL, S.

Carle, E. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. c1979. Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep." E CARLE, E.

*Christelow, E. Letters from a Desperate Dog. c2006. "Feeling misunderstood and unappreciated by her owner, Emma the dog asks for advice from the local canine advice columnist." E CHRISTELOW, E.

*De Regniers, B.S. May I Bring a Friend? c1965. "A well-mannered little boy has permission to bring his animal friends to visit the king and queen." E DE-REGNIERS, B.

DiPaola, T. Strega Nona. c1975. "When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works." E DE-PAOLA, T.

Dodd, E. Dog's Colorful Day. c2000. "In this colorful story of a sloppy dog, you can count on a happy ending." E DODD, E.

Feiffer, J. Bark, George! c1999. "Children will roar with laughter at this funny, silly story of a mother dog trying to teach her pup to bark." E FEIFFER, J.

Dean, J. Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes. c2008. Pete the Cat gets into colorful adventures while out walking in his new white shoes." E DEAN, J.

Goetz, S. Old MacDonald Had a Truck. c2016. "An update of the classic folk song, Old MacDonald, featuring farm vehicles like excavator, dump truck, and bulldozer. E GOETZ, S.

London, J. Froggy Gets Dressed. c1992. "Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing." E LONDON, J.

Martin, Bill Jr. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. c1989. "An alphabet rhyme that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree. E MARTIN, B.
Novak, B.J. The Book with No Pictures. c2014. "In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what." E NOVAK, B.

Penn, Audrey. The Kissing Hand. c1993. "When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him." E PENN, A.

Reynolds, P.H. The Dot. c2003. "Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind." E REYNOLDS, P.

Rubin, A. Those Darn Squirrels! c2008. "When grumpy Old Man Fookwire builds feeders to try to keep birds--the only creatures he likes--from leaving for the winter, he finds himself in a battle with clever, crafty squirrels who want a share of the abundant food." E RUBIN, A.

Sendak, M. Where the Wild Things Are. c1963. "A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king." E SENDAK, M.

Seuss, D. Bartholomew and the Oobleck. c1949. "An ooey-gooey, green oobleck was not exactly what the king had in mind when he ordered something extra-special from his royal magicians." E SEUSS, D.

Shannon, D. David Goes to School. c1999. "David's activities in school include chewing gum, talking out of turn, and engaging in a food fight, causing his teacher to say over and over, "No, David!"" E SHANNON, D.

Slate, J. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. c1996. "Introduces the letters of the alphabet as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for kindergarten." E SLATE, J.

Slobodkina, E. Caps for Sale. c1968. "A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree." E SLOBODKINA, E.

Taylor, S. Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise. c2015. "Hoot owl flies through the night and assumes numerous disguises in order to catch a meal." E TAYLOR, S.

Tullet, H. Press Here. c2011. "Instructs the reader on how to interact with the illustrations to create imaginative images." E TULLET, H.

Viorst, J. Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. c1972. "On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too." E VIORST, J.

Willems, M. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! c2004. "No matter how hard he pleads and begs, the pigeon is not supposed to drive the bus while the driver is away, but pigeon tries every persuasive trick a young child knows to get you to say, "Yes."" E WILLEMS, M.

Zimmerman, A.G. Trashy Town. c1999. "Little by little, can by can, Mr. Gillie, the trash man, cleans up his town." E ZIMMERMAN, A.