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50 Books Your Child Should Read Before Kindergarten

Here is a list of recommended books that children should read to help prepare them for kindergarten.

  1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
     
  2. Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric Kimmel or Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott
     
  3. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
     
  4. The Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain
     
  5. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
     
  6. The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
     
  7. A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
     
  8. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
     
  9. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
     
  10. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
     
  11. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judy Barrett
     
  12. Curious George by H.A. Rey
     
  13. Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
     
  14. Donít Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
     
  15. Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
     
  16. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
      
  17. Froggy Gets Dressed or Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London
     
  18. George and Martha by James Marshall
     
  19. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
     
  20. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
     
  21. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
     
  22. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? By Jane Yolen
     
  23. I Stink! By Kate McMullen
     
  24. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura J. Numeroff
     
  25. Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
     
  26. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
     
  27. Leo, the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
     
  28. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
     
  29. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
     
  30. The Magic School Bus Series by Joanna Cole
     
  31. Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
     
  32. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
     
  33. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
     
  34. Miss Nelson is Missing! By Harry Allard and James Marshall
     
  35. Mr. Popperís Penguins by Richard Atwater
     
  36. My Fatherís Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
     
  37. Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
     
  38. Owen by Kevin Henkes
     
  39. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
     
  40. Peteís a Pizza by William Steig
     
  41. Pierre: A Cautionary Tale by Maurice Sendak
     
  42. Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault
     
  43. Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky
     
  44. Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola
     
  45. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
     
  46. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
     
  47. Tough Boris by Mem Fox
     
  48. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf, by John Scieszka
     
  49. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
     
  50. Yoko by Rosemary Wells

Taken from the education.com website: http://www.education.com/print/50-books-child-read-kindergarten/.

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