Good books to read to your kindergartener. 2014

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The Deer Watch
Pat Lowery Collins

E COLLINS

A young boy accompanies his father on a woodland tour in the hope of spotting a deer, a shared quest that takes them over dunes and through a marsh into a wooded area filled with captivating wildlife.


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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt

E DAYWALT

When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.


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Tea Party Rules
Ame Dyckman

E DYCKMAN

A bossy little girl makes a bear cub follow all the rules at her tea party before he is allowed to eat any of the cookies.


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Alphablock
Christopher Franceschelli

PB BOARD

Features thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, creating a sort of peek-through guessing game around the letter form itself. As children interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the 26 letters and associated words,but also with each letter’s physicality—angles, holes, and curves, both front and back.


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If You Want to See a Whale
Julie Fogliano

E FOGLIANO

Advises the reader about what to do, and not do, in order to successfully spot a whale, such as wrapping up in a not-too-cozy blanket, ignoring the roses, and especially, being patient.


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Herman and Rosie
Gus Gordon

E GORDON

In New York City, a “groovy little jazz number” brings together a lonely crocodile and deer.


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Grumpy Goat
Brett Helquist

E HELQUIST

Goat is the grumpiest animal at Sunny Acres farm until he remembers that there is more to life than eating and being alone.


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Water in the Park: A Book About Water and the Times of the Day
Emily Jenkins

E JENKINS

Relates how the water in a park is used in different ways by the human and animal inhabitants of a neighborhood.


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The Invisible Boy
Trudy Ludwig

E LUDWIG

Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.


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Sophie's Squash
Pat Zietlow Miller

E MILLER

A young girl befriends a squash.


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Cookie, the Walker (Carolrhoda Picture Books)
Chris Monroe

E MONROE

A dog who gains fame and fabulous treats by walking on her hind legs soon misses her old life.


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Bully
Laura Vaccaro Seeger

E SEEGER

A little bull discovers that he has been a big bully.


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Cheetah Can't Lose
Bob Shea

E SHEA

An overly confident cheetah challenges a pack of clever kittens to a race.


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Bluebird
Bob Staake

E STAAKE

A wordless picture book about the inspiring friendship that develops between a bluebird and a young boy.


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Digger, Dozer, Dumper
Hope Vestergaard

E VESTERGAARD

A treasury of sixteen poems highlights the jobs and personalities of an assortment of vehicles from an ambulance to a snowplow.


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Mr. Wuffles!
David Wiesner

E WEISNER

Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat’s territory to make emergency repairs.


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My First Day
Steve Jenkins,Robin Page

ANIMALS JNF JEN

Explores the first day of life for a variety of animals, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger.


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See What a Seal Can Do
Chris Butterworth

ANIMALS MARINE MAMMALS JNF BUT

A lyrical portrait of seal characteristics and life explains how seals appear to be slow and sleepy creatures on land but are powerful, graceful and dynamic animals under the water who cleverly outmaneuver predators and skillfully catch fishy dinners.


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Flight of the Honey Bee
Raymond Huber

ANIMALS BUGS JNF HUB

Demonstrates how Scout the bee searches for nectar to sustain her hive and pollinates flowers to produce seeds and fruits.


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