Amazing Books to Read to your Kindergartner


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.



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20 Books to read to your Kindergartener








  1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett



2. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff



3. The Mitten by Jan Brett



4. Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola



5.Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester




6. Curious George Books by H.A. Rey



7. Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard



8. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion



9. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak




10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle



11. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.



12. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? By Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr.



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13. The Lorax by Dr.Seuss




14. The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper



15. Are you my Mother? By P.D. Eastman



16. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson


17. No, David!  by David Shannon



18. The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone



19. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss



20. 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.


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