Books Your Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten

Books Your Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten


Here are some great books to read to your child before kindergarten. If you have a book that you would like to add to this list, just let us know…(Downloadable .pdf file)

Alborough, Jez: Where’s My Teddy?

Aranton, John-Ruben M., Jr.: What Treat Can Ruben Eat?

Asch, Frank: Happy Birthday, Moon

Ballock-Dixon, Saige J.: Chilean Mines

Bang, Molly: Ten, Nine, Eight

Barrett, Judi: Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

Barton, Byron: The Three Bears

Bauer, Marion: How Do I Love You?

Becker, Bonny: A Visitor for Bear

Bergen, Lara: Dora’s Sleepover

Bemelmans, Ludwig: Madeline

Benton, Jim: The End (Almost!)

Blackstone, Stella: Bear’s Busy Family

Borghese, Mark: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten: A Promise and A Pledge

Bornstein, Ruth: Little Gorilla

Brett, Jan: The Mitten

Brown, Marcia: Stone Soup

Brown, Margaret Wise: Goodnight Moon

Brunhoff, Jean de: The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

Burningham, John: Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

Burroughs, Caleb: The Moon Sees You & Me

Burton, Virginia Lee: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Campbell, Rod: Dear Zoo

Cannon, Janell: Stellaluna

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin: Biscuit Loves the Library

Carle, Eric: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Christelow, Eileen: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Chung, Arree: Ninja!

Coffelt, Nancy: Fred Stays with Me

Crews, Donald: Freight Train

Cronin, Doreen: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

Day, Alexandra: Good Dog, Carl

Degen, Bruce: Jamberry

Dorros, Arthur: Abuela

Eastman, P.D.: Are You My Mother?

Ehlert, Lois: Feathers for Lunch

Emberley, Ed: Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Falconer, Ian: Olivia

Feiffer, Jules: Bark, George

Flack, Marjorie: Ask Mr. Bear

Fleming, Denise: Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

Fox, Mem: Where is the Green Sheep?

Freeman, Don: Corduroy

Gag, Wanda: Millions of Cats

Galdone, Paul: The Three Little Pigs

Gerstein, Mordicai: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Goble, Paul: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

Guarino, Deborah: Is Your Mama a Llama?

Henkes, Kevin: Kitten’s First Full Moon

Hill, Eric: Where’s Spot

Ho, Minfong: Hush!: A Thai Lullaby

Hoban, Russell: Bread and Jam for Frances

Hoban, Tana: Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? An Adventure in Color

Hoffman, Mary: Amazing Grace

Holabird, Katherine: Angelina Ballerina

Hutchins, Pat: Rosie’s Walk

Jenkins, Steve: What do you do with a tail like this?

Johnson, Crockett: Harold and the Purple Crayon

Juster, Norton: The Hello, Goodbye Window

Kasza, Keiko: The Wolf’s Chicken Stew

Keats, Ezra Jack: The Snowy Day

Kennedy, Jimmy: The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Kent, Jack: The Caterpillar and the Polliwog

Kimmel, Eric: Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

Kraus, Robert: Whose Mouse are You?

Kraus, Ruth: The Carrot Seed

Krosoczka, Jarrett: Baghead

Landers, Ace: I Am An Ice Cream Truck

Leaf, Munro: The Story of Ferdinand

Lester, Mike: A is for Salad

Lionni, Leo: Little Blue and Little Yellow

Lobel, Anita: On Market Street

Lobel, Arnold: Frog and Toad Are Friends

London, Jonathan: Froggy Gets Dressed

Martin, Bill: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Martin, Bill: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Mayer, Mercer: Frog Goes to Dinner

McBratney, Sam: Guess How Much I Love You

McCloskey, Robert: Make Way for Ducklings

McFarland, Lyn: Widget

McKissack, Pat: Goin’ Someplace Special

McLimans, David: Gone Wild: An Endangered Alphabet

McMullan, Kate and Jim: I Stink!

McPhail, David: Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore

Meddaugh, Susan: Martha Speaks

Meltzer, Brad: I am Abraham Lincoln

Munari, Bruno: Bruno Munari’s ABC

Nelson-Schmidt, Michelle: Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster

Noble, Trinka: The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash

Numeroff, Laura: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

O’Connor, Jane: Fancy Nancy

Penn, Audrey: The Kissing Hand

Pinkney, Sandra: Shades of Black

Piper, Watty: The Little Engine that Could

Potter, Beatrix: The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Rathmann, Peggy: Good Night, Gorilla

Reisman, Dave: Cows Can’t Jump

Rey, H.A.: Curious George

Rohman, Eric: My Friend Rabbit

Rosen, Michael: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Rossetti-Shustak, Bernadette: I Love You Through and Through

Rylant, Cynthia: The Relatives Came

Say, Allen: Grandfather’s Journey

Scarry, Richard: Cars and Trucks and Things that Go

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro: First the Egg

Sendak, Maurice: Where the Wild Things Are

Seuss, Dr.: Green Eggs and Ham

Seuss, Dr.: The Cat in the Hat

Shannon, David: Duck on a Bike

Shaw, Charles: It Looked Like Spilt Milk

Simmons, Jane: Come Along Daisy

Simont, Marc: The Stray Dog

Sis, Peter: Fire Truck

Slobodkina, Esphyr: Caps for Sale

Taback, Simms: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Walter, Virginia: “Hi, Pizza Man!”

Wells, Rosemary: Noisy Nora

Westcott, Nadine: The Lady with the Alligator Purse

Wiesner, David: The Three Pigs

Willems, Mo: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Wong, Janet: Buzz

Wood, Audrey: The Napping House

Yolen, Jane: How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Yolen, Jane: Owl Moon

Young, Ed: Seven Blind Mice

Zimmerman, Andrea: Trashy Town

Zion, Gene: Harry, The Dirty Dog

Zschock, Martha Day: Hello, America!