Amazing Books to Read to your Kindergartner

Books to read to Kindergarteners

Amazing Books to Read to your Kindergartener


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Reading to your child helps develop and strengthen language.  Reading to your child is one of the best ways to prepare them for school, it stimulates the brain and helps with memory improvement.  These books are sure to get your kindergartener excited and interested in reading. 


You should read every day.  There are numerous benefits in reading to your child.  When young children are read to they learn and understand the concept that letters make sounds and then make words.  Young children like to turn the pages.  Children quickly learn that books are structured with a beginning, middle, and an end.  They will learn to retell a story in their own words.  Reading together also builds parent/child interaction encouraging discussions.


This book list is a starting place for your child.  These books are wonderful to read to your little ones. 


Here are amazing books to read to your Kindergartener.



Kindergarten Reading List

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20 Books to read to your Kindergartener


  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola


  • Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
  • Curious George Books by H.A. Rey
  • Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? By Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr.


The Wonders of Reading to your child


  • The Lorax by Dr.Seuss
  • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • Are you my Mother? By P.D. Eastman
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  • No, David!  by David Shannon
  • The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
  • In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak




These are fantastic books to read to your young child.  Even as your child gets older these will become cherished favorites.  These are classic books that you and your child can enjoy together.  Keep these books to help build your home library.


Click the picture below to download a reading log.  Using a reading log is a wonderful way to show your child how they are doing.  By seeing what they have accomplished, will help them strive to read more. 


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9 Replies to “Amazing Books to Read to your Kindergartner”

  1. Great post! I don’t have kids but when I do I plan to read to them every day. My mum read to me all the time when I was young and I enjoyed it so much. It gives kids a great start in life as well as quality time with their parents.


  2. Loved this! Reading to your kids is such a wonderful bonding experience…I still count being read to at bedtime as one of the fondest memories of my own mom.

    1. ExploreKidTalk says: Reply

      Yes, reading is a wonderful way to bond with your child. Reading to children is always beneficial. Reading together teaches children that you value reading. I give books and magazines as gifts all the time.

  3. My parents and grandparents all read to me when I was little and I still love books!

  4. Great post!
    these are some awesome books, let me bookmark this post to read it later

  5. Definitely some great books in this list. I know my kids loved quite a few of these!

    1. ExploreKidTalk says: Reply

      Thank you. These books are all terrific. They are sure to become favorites in any household. Reading to children can become a special time together. Enjoy reading together!

  6. Loved this list! Reading to your kids is so important.

    1. ExploreKidTalk says: Reply

      Yes, reading to your child is so important. I’m glad you liked the list. Encourage reading all the time. When your children see you reading it models good habits and shows them that you put value on reading.

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