Best Kindergarten Books-Books List


These are the best kindergarten books in print, shown alphabetically.

 

  • A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

  • A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

  • Abuela by Arthur Dorros

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

  • All Birds Have Feathers By Bruce Larkin

  • Alpha Oops! The Day the Z Went First by Alethea Kontis

  • Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner by Amy Schwartz

  • Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

  • Bear Draws Food by Bruce Larkin

  • Black? White! Day? Night!: A Book of Opposites by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

  • Chicken Little by Steven Kellogg

  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

  • Corduroy by Don Freeman

  • Curious George by H.A. Rey

  • Dino Pets by Lynn Plourde

  • Doctor De Soto by William Steig

  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

  • Down the Back of the Chair by Margaret Mahy

  • Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

  • Easy Street by Rita Gray

  • Farm Colors By Bruce Larkin

  • Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell

  • Freight Train by Donald Crews

  • Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London

  • Green as a Bean by Karla Kuskin

  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

  • Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen

  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

  • If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

  • In My Classroom By Bruce Larkin

  • Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino

  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale retold by Margot Zemach

  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Green Shaw

  • Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan

  • Kindergarten Countdown by Anna Jane Hays

  • King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood 

  • Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest

  • Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

  • Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

  • Let's Eat By Bruce Larkin

  • Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson

  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

  • Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming

  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

  • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

  • Mother Goose: Numbers on the Loose by Leo & Diane Dillon

  • Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont

  • Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham

  • Mushroom in the Rain retold by Mirra Ginsburg

  • My Grandma= Mi Abuelita by Ginger Foglesong Guy

  • My Kindergarten by Rosemary Wells

  • Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

  • Old MacDonald Drives a Tractor by Don Carter

  • Olivia by Ian Falconer

  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

  • Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini

  • Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

  • Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa by Niki Daly

  • Ready For The Heat by Bruce Larkin

  • Rumpelstiltskin by Paul Zelinsky

  • Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young

  • Smash! Crash! by Jon Scieszka

  • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

  • SuperHero ABC by Bob McLeod

  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni

  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

  • Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester

  • Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

  • Ten Naughty Little Monkeys by Suzanne Williams

  • The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Massie

  • The Bridge is Up! by Babs Bell

  • The Bus Stop by Janet Morgan Stoeke

  • The Gingerbread Boy retold by Richard Egielski

  • The Great Gracie Chase by Cynthia Rylant

  • The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel

  • The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

  • The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges

  • The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney

  • The Magic Hat by Mem Fox

  • The Mitten by Jan Brett

  • The New Girl– and Me by Jacqui Robbins

  • The Rose in My Garden by Arnold Lobel

  • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

  • The Stray Dog retold by Marc Simont

  • The Three Bears retold by Paul Galdone

  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff retold by Paul Galdone

  • The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

  • The Twelve Days of Kindergarten by Deborah Rose

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

  • Thelonius Monster’s Sky-High Fly Pie by Judy Sierra

  • There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer

  • Tiger, Tiger by Dee Lillegard

  • Tikki Tikki Tembo retold by Arlene Mosel

  • When a Monster Is Born by Sean Taylor

  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

  • Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

  • White Is for Blueberry by George Shannon

  • Widget by Lynne McFarland

  • Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa retold by Gerald McDermott


This site features books from Scholastic, Random House, Rigby, Wright Group, Wilbooks, and many others.

Authors featured on this page include: Babs Bell, Jan Brett, Janell Cannon, Mem Fox,
Bruce LarkinLynne McFarland, Jerry Pinkney, Dr. Seuss, George Shannon, Jane Yolen, and many
others.

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