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Ages 6-8

Books Every Kindergartner Should Know

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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
"In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself."
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
Corduroy by Don Freeman
A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all.
Grasshopper and the Ants by Jerry Pinkney
In this retelling of the classic Aesop fable, hardworking ants stock up for the winter while a fun-loving grasshopper plays all year long, until the cold weather arrives and he realizes his mistake in not planning ahead.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.
T. Rexes Can't Tie Their Shoes by  Anna Lazowski
An humorous, alphabetical look at all the things animals can't do but kids can--|cProvided by publisher. ________ Ages 3-5.|bDoubleday Books for Young Readers.
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
A little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make the most magnificent thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she thinks.
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite.
The Turnip by Jan Brett
Badger Girl is delighted to find the biggest turnip she has ever seen growing in her vegetable garden, but when the time comes to harvest the giant root, she is unable to pull it up without help from family and friends.
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a parent's musings about what a child will become, knowing that the child's kindness, cleverness, and boldness will shine through no matter what, as will the love they share.
The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson
By heeding their wise grandmother's advice, a brother and sister discover the ability to lift themselves up and imagine a better world.
Updated 06/27/2022