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  • 50 Books Your Child Should Read Before Kindergarten

    A reading list, for kindergarten? Although, this is not required reading, these 50 books, both old and new, make up a top-notch reading list that young kinders shouldn't miss. They vary from read-a louds that parents can share to early reading practice. They also deal with subjects (like fear of school), skills students should master (such as the alphabet), and, of course, flat-out fun! So grab a blanket and get reading! 

    1.Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

    2.Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric Kimmel or Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott

    3.Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

    4.The Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain

    5.Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

    6.The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

    7.A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

    8.Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

    9.Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

    10.Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

    11.Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judy Barrett

    12.Curious George by H.A. Rey

    13.Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff

    14.Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! By Mo Willems

    15.Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

    16.Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

    17.Froggy Gets Dressed or Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London

    18.George and Martha by James Marshall

    19.Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    20.Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

    21.Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

    22.How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? By Jane Yolen

    23.I Stink! By Kate McMullen

    24.If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura J. Numeroff

    25.Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber

    26.Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

    27.Leo, the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

    28.Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber

    29.Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

    30.The Magic School Bus Series by Joanna Cole

    31.Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh

    32.Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

    33.Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

    34.Miss Nelson is Missing! By Harry Allard and James Marshall

    35.Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

    36.My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

    37.Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

    38.Owen by Kevin Henkes

    39.The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

    40.Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig

    41.Pierre: A Cautionary Tale by Maurice Sendak

    42.Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault

    43.Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky

    44.Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola

    45.Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

    46.Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

    47.Tough Boris by Mem Fox

    48.The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf, by John Scieszka

    49.Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    50.Yoko by Rosemary Wells




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