Our absolute favorite books for kindergartners. If you’re looking for great books for kindergarten, this is a great place to start! Which books would you add to our list?
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What books did you love to read in kindergarten? What books are your kindergartners loving today? This post features our personal favorites. We’d love to learn about yours!
Favorite Picture Books for Kindergarten
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Kindergarteners learning how to read adore the little dog Rocket going on the same journey in How Rocket Learned to Read. They can go on to write their own story alongside the same character in Rocket Writes a Story.
As children start to think about real careers (beyond princess and fire fighter), books like The Doctor With Had An Eye for Eyes are wonderful books to read.
Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie series is hilarious with fun illustrations. Kids appreciate the way characters approach the challenges of everyday living.
Favorite Read-Aloud Chapter Books for Kindergarten
Five-year-olds are old enough to sit and listen to a chapter book, especially if you allow them to draw or build with blocks while they listen. Here are some favorite chapter books to start you off. Don’t be afraid to try a fairly sophisticated book as a read-aloud. Some children love hearing complex stories from an early age.
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is an amazing, tiny woman who lives in a small house and helps parents solve all sorts of common childhood problems, using both logic and magic.
Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree Collection is a delightful read for children who want a taste of adventure with very little danger.
Laura is close to kindergarten age in Little House in the Big Woods, and children find her pioneer way of life fascinating. Some parents choose to edit out portions of the story for young listeners.
The Zoey and Sassafras series provides a magical melding of science and fantasy that young children adore.
What are your favorite books for kindergarten? Share recommendations on my Facebook page, and I might just add your pick to this list!