Kindergarten Summer Reading

Kindergarten Summer Reading PDF


Bear’s New Friend                                  P Wilson

Join Bear and his buddies on this rhyming adventure as they discover a shy new friend.

Brownie and Pearl Grab a Bite             P Rylant

Brownie and her pet cat, Pearl, enjoy their healthy lunch of apples, milk, crackers and cheese.

Children Make Terrible Pets                  P Brown

Check out this rollicking, humorous, and heartwarming twist on the classic “first pet” story about a young bear and her favorite pet boy!

Dazzling Travis                                           P Diaz

When some of the kids on the playground begin to pick on him, Travis truly dazzles. This empowering story encourages both boys and girls to challenge the social norm, revealing their true selves.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late    P Willems

Needing to brush his teeth, a bus driver asks the reader to make sure the pigeon goes to sleep on time.

How Do You Feel?                                            P Browne

How do you feel? Sometimes you feel happy, sometimes sad. At times you feel curious, but that may be followed by feeling . . . Surprise!

I Wish You More                                           P Rosenthal

Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life’s joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age.

 Just Ducks                                                             P Davies

The young girl in this story may live in the city, but outside her window there’s a river full of mallard ducks! She hears them as soon as she wakes up, and on the way to school she sees them upside down bobbing for food.

 Just Read                                                             P Degman

Rhyming text celebrates reading in its many forms as it follows a diverse group of children who read wherever and whenever they can.

 Kindergarten Rocks!                                             P Davis

Dexter already knows everything there is to know about kindergarten. His big sister, Jessie, told him all about it. So Dexter is not scared. Not even a little bit. But his stuffed dog, Rufus, is scared. Actually, he’s terrified. But Dexter–er, Rufus–has nothing to fear: As he’ll soon find out, kindergarten rocks!

 Knuffle Bunny                                                   P Willems

Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind.

 The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs                   P Joyce

 The Leaf Men must find a way to save a glorious but endangered garden and the kindly old woman who tends to it in this classic picture book.

Miss Mingo and the First Day of School                     P  Harper

Miss Mingo helps all of the animal students in her class overcome their shyness on the first day of school by encouraging them to share something special about themselves.

My Many Colored Days                             P Seuss

Children’s picture book by Dr. Seuss about color and moods.

 The Night Before Kindergarten                P Wing

It’s the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, and posing for pictures.

The Night Library                                    P Zeltsler

After a young boy goes to sleep upset that he’s getting a book for his birthday, he’s visited in the night by Patience and Fortitude, the two stone lions who guard the New York Public Library.

 Franklin and Luna go to the Moon                                 P Campbell

Luna’s best friend, Franklin, is a dragon. Together, they love to read stories about everything from trampolining to deep-sea diving. One day, while they are reading about fascinating creatures and their origins, Franklin begins to wonder where he is from.

 Pretend                                                           P Plecas

What could have been a quiet afternoon at home turns into an adventure for Jimmy and his dad. Their couch turns into a boat! The staircase becomes a mountain! And blankets become a cozy hut, just right to cuddle inside. The one thing they don’t have to pretend is how much they love one another.

Waiting is not Easy                                   P Willems

Piggie tells Gerald she has a surprise for him, but it’s not there yet so Gerald must be patient.

 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt                         P Rose

Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong     retreat.

Eleanor Wyatt Princess and Pirate                                 P MacFarlane

Eleanor uses her imagination to become a princess, a pirate, musician, superhero, ballerina, ninja, and more.

Ladybug Girl                                                 P Soman

When Lulu puts on her ladybug costume, she becomes Ladybug Girl, a superhero who uses her imagination to have adventures right in her own backyard.



Edible Colors                                                        J 535.6 Bas

With a combination of unusual foods and a kaleidoscope of colors, this concept book shows that not all foods have to look the same way. A banana can be red, broccoli can be purple, and cherries can be yellow and still taste just as delicious.

Let’s Meet a Dentist                                          J 617.6 Heo

Have you ever had a toothache? Or gotten your teeth cleaned? Dr. Florez could help you out! She’s a dentist, and today she has an office full of curious visitors. They try out her dentist’s chair and look at X-rays of teeth. They also learn how she helps patients keep their teeth clean and healthy. Hooray for dentists!

Me…Jane                                                                        JBiog. Goodall

Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals.

Swirl by Swirl; Spirals in Nature                  J 811.54 SID

A Caldecott medalist and Newberry Honor-winning poet celebrates the beauty and value of spirals. What makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful?

Snowflake Bentley                                                J Biog. Bentley

A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.

A Trip into Space                                                J 629.4 Hou

A lively, rhythmical story and detailed illustrations take readers on a trip to the International Space Station, where astronauts work, sleep, and walk in space!

On a Beam of Light                                       J Biog. Einstein

Travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful difference imagination can make in any life.



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