Annotated List of Book Suggestions for Kindergarteners
When the Mona Woofa is stolen from the Dogopolis Museum of Art, a mysterious character who calls himsel "Art Dog" tracks down and captures the thieves.
Izzy Gizmo loves to invent but gets frustrated when her inventions fail to work properly; so, when she finds a crow with a broken wing, her grandfather urges her to persist until she finds a way to help.
Did anyone ever "rub you the wrong way" when you first met, but found that you can still be friends? The fourth page: "The true story of how Pencil and Eraser became the best of friends."
A lion starts visiting the local library, but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.
As a child dreams of all the things in her world that make her happy, she realizes how fortunate she is to live in the world she does"-- publisher.
"With art supplies in tow, a young artist explores the wonders of his urban forest during all four seasons. Using a variety of artistic mediums, the boy creatively depicts the smaller parts of the forest that make up the larger whole....The boy uses his imaginative renderings to express his appreciation for nature and the outdoors, motivating readers to experiment with their own nature art."-- publisher.
A young girl discovers a vacant park next door to her new house that is intended for butterflies, but when she has trouble getting butterflies to stay there, her new neighbors help her plant flowers to attract them.
Feeling that something is missing in his simple life, Mole acquires a violin and learns to make beautiful, joyful music....At first, Mole can only make horrible screeching noises on the new violin he gets, but he practices and practices. Finally, his patience and dedication are rewarded. Mole creates a magical gift that unbeknownst to him has the power to erase hatred from the hearts of all who hear his music.
"Lubna's best friend is a pebble. Pebble always listens to her stories. Pebble always smiles when she feels scared. But when a lost little boy arrives in the World of Tents, Lubna realizes that he needs Pebble even more than she does"-- publisher.
A little boy's grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, teach him about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions.
Johnny spies a pheasant which he believes is sleeping and his Grandma fears is dead; however, they learn they were both wrong when the pheasant departs, leaving behind a gift.
In this nearly wordless picture book, a young girl spies on her new neighbor, a young boy who's building something from planks of the fence between their backyards.
When Vladimir the squirrel's stockpile of nuts disappears, Detective Gordon deputizes his young, enthusiastic friend Buffy the mouse to help him discover the identity of the thieves. First book in the Detective Gordon series
"As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- publisher
In this fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, an "ugly"duckling spends an unhappy youth ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan. Retold and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
In the winter of 1856, a storm delays the lighthouse keeper's return to an island off the coast of Maine, and his daughter Abbie must keep the lights burning by herself. E-book is aavailable in English and in Spanish under link.
In this version of Little Red Riding Hood, set on the African plains, Little Red realizes what the Very Hungry Lion is up to, and teaches him a lesson before generously sharing her donuts with him.
An altered or fractured version of the traditional tale about the conflict between pig and wolf--with a surprise ending.
Because her family cannot afford to buy her a train ticket to her grandmother's town, May gets "mailed" and safely rides the mail car on the train to see her beloved grandmother. (Historical fiction from 1914)