Annotated List of Book Suggestions for Kindergarteners
The adventures of various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters are retold in backward sequence with each tale interrelated to the other. Includes: Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack and Jill, the Frog Prince, Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man.
Newbery Medalist Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet take youngsters on a poetic and sensory journey between the pages of a book in this picture book featuring a gatefold page.
Author Mac fires Illustrator Adam over their artistic differences concerning Chloe, the main character of their book; then Mac realizes that both of their talents are needed, and they must work together or their story about Chloe will never be finished.
By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real. (2012 Picture book version)
Simple text follows the path of a wayward note as each animal, Turtle, Duck, Spider, and many more, find it and use it for their own purposes.
Grandmother knits mittens for Nicki, but he loses one in the snow. Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.
Lena is excited about starting kindergarten but her favorite shoes are not until, with the help of her father and a very special headband, she convinces the shoes--and herself--to be brave.
"A pirate and a Viking fight to become the very best friend of a kid scientist, who meanwhile devises the perfect formula for all three friends to play happily together." from Publisher
Lola does not ever never want her wobbly tooth to fall out until she learns that the Tooth Fairy will leave money in place of a lost tooth.
"Boo is new--and it can be scary being new, especially for a shy ghost who can't play any of the other kids' games. Can Boo find a way to fit in and make friends with the rest of the group?"-- Book jacket.
"In a sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can't help but root for."--Amazon.com.
"A sensitive boy gets overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds, and sensations at the beach, but his dad has a trick to help his son face these unexpected obstacles."-- publisher
"Every page of this innovative picture book contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes and the question "Which One Doesn't Belong?' Each of the shapes could be a correct answer to the question. Because there is no one answer, children naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties."-- publisher.
"A lion finds a wounded bird in his garden and decides to care for it through the winter. When spring arrives, the bird's flock returns. The bird goes off with its flock. Lion is sad. But autumn brings a wonderful surprise"-- publisher.
Baabwaa and Wooliam are friends, and together they decide to have an adventure of their own. After meeting a fierce wolf in sheep's wool, they form an unusual friendship with the wolf, teaching him to read and knit. Also available in RB Digital as seen in Infosoup
Progressively larger groups of animals try to share a limited number of scooters, cookbooks, nap mats, and how silly--even underwear!
A mouse with typewriting skills, living in an attic, secretly helps the people of Offley Street find lost items, and eventually saves the day.
Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is Red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.
Book is very happy when he is finally found by the perfect child, and delighted to become one of her favorite things, but the girl also loves her dog, Egg Cream, whose clumsiness, messiness, and drool threaten to ruin Book. Includes directions for making a book jacket.
"Introduces concepts and vocabulary of Fall--autumn colors, changes in plants and animals . . . and wind, which soon leads to the next season" --publisher. Author Henkes and Illustrator Laura Dronzek have a book for each season.
Harry sits on the porch with Mr. George Baker, an African American who is one hundred years old but can still dance and play the drums, waiting for the school bus that will take them both to the class where they are learning to read.
When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are. May also be available on hoopladigital.com.