Reading is Fun!!

Kindergarten Summer Reading Suggestions Berkeley School Libraries, 2013
Beginning to read (level C – E - F)
Big Pig and Little Pig, by David McPhail Puppy Mudge series, by Cynthia Rylant I Went Walking, by Sue Williams Mouse Paint, by Ellen Stoll Walsh Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, by Eileen Christelow When Tiny Was Tiny, by Cari Meister Max and Ruby Play School, by Rosemary Wells Soccer Game! by Grace Maccarone

Picture books that make us laugh
Shark vs. Train, by Chris Barton Let’s Do Nothing, by Tony Fucile Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Press Here, by Herve Tullet Officer Buckle and Gloria, by Peggy Rathmann Scaredy Squirrel, and others by Melanie Watt Olivia, and others by Ian Falconer Ruby’s Beauty Shop, by Rosemary Wells Traction Man is Here! By Mini Grey Froggy books, by Jonathan London Horace and Morrice but Mostly Dolores, by James Howe The Cut-ups Cut Loose, by James Marshal Bunny Cakes, by Rosemary Wells

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Beginning to read (level F – I)
Sheep in a Jeep series, by Nancy Shaw Five Little Monkeys series, by Eileen Christelow No, David! by David Shannon Danny and the Dinosaur series, by Syd Hoff Little Bear series, by Else Minarik Sammy the Seal, by Syd Hoff Fly Guy series, by Tom Arnold Elephant and Piggie series, by Mo Willems

Folktales and Trickster Tales
Strega Nona, by Tomi de Paolo Lion and Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney Little Red Riding Hood, by Jerry Pinkney Anansi the Spider, by Gerald McDermott Hansel and Gretel, and other fairy tales by James Marshall Three Little Tamales, by Eric Kimmel

Hattie and the Fox, by Mem Fox Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

Just in Case: trickster tale & Spanish alphabet book, by Yuyi Morales Coyote: a trickster tale from the American Southwest – and others by Gerald McDermott

Exploring animals all around
Time to Eat, by Steve Jenkins Actual Size, by Steve Jenkins Spiders, by Nic Bishop Bugs Are Insects, by Anne Rockwell True or False: Dangerous Animals, by Melvin Berger Snakes! by Melissa Stewart (National Geographic) Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones, by Ruth Heller A Nest Full of Eggs, by Priscilla Jenkins What’s In That Egg? A Book About Life Cycles, by Rebecca Baines

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Developed by Mary Ann Scheuer Emerson School Librarian, 2013