Kindergarten Book Suggestions For Your Child To Read To You
Choosing the correct level of books for your child can be confusing. Leveled books from different publishers are typically not the same level. Leveled books from the same publisher often fluctuate as well. You may need to experiment to see which books work best for your child.
- Beginner books often include simple words, repetition and rhyme for predictability, and pictures that match the text perfectly.
- Encourage your child to try to sound out words, but if help is needed, provide it!
- Read the title to your child – the words in the title can go a long way with successfully reading the text of emergent reader books.
- It’s okay to read the book a few times out loud to your child before your son or daughter gives it a try.
- If you’re looking for additional books on the same level your child is reading at, use the Scholastic Book Wizard. However, this tool seems to work best as your child’s reading level increases.
- Try to take first readers out from your local library so you can truly experiment. The books listed below may be found at the New York Public Library, and as of January 2016, all the books on this list can be found on Amazon.
- Guided Reading Levels for all the books listed were confirmed on either the Scholastic Book Wizard or on the Fountas and Pinnell subscription site.
- When your child begins to read, don’t stop reading aloud to your child. If you haven’t already, try making the jump to reading chapter books out loud.
- Check out America Reading At Home to find more Guided Reading Level A / B / C suggestions. The “Training Wheels” / Yellow books can be helpful to get started. These books can be found at Barnes and Noble in a section labeled: Learn to Read with the Training Wheels Series.
- Also at Barnes and Noble, Penguin Young Readers are placed on the shelves in guiding reading order.
- You may feel your child memorizes the repetitive patterns in Training Wheels books or Level A books in general. The new word that changes on each page will either have to be read (decoded), or your child will have to examine the corresponding picture for a clue. This process is an important first step to reading confidence.
- Try reading leveled books online at Reading A-Z with a subscription.
At the Beach by Alexa Andrews
Autumn Leaves by Gail Saunders Smith
Cars by Gail Saunders-Smith
Count and See by Tana Hoban
Do You Want to Be My Friend? by Eric Carle
Growing Colors by Bruce McMillan
Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri
Look What I Can Do by Jose Aruego
I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown
In the Forest by Alexa Andrews
On a Farm by Alexa Andrews
A Big Surprise by Kristi Butler
Brothers by Lola Schaefer
Buttons, Buttons by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
Cat Days by Alexandra Andrews
Fathers by Lola Schaefer
Fun With Hats by Lucy Malka
Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle
How Many Fish by Caron Lee Cohen
How’s the Weather? by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
I Have Shapes by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
I See Colors by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
I See Shapes by Marcia Fries
Let’s Go Visiting by Sue Williams
Mothers by Lola Schaefer
Our Pumpkin by Renee Keeler
Sisters by Lola Schaefer
The Headache by Rod Hunt
We Can Share at School by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
A New Friend by Wiley Blevins
All Through the Week with Cat and Dog by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
Bathtime for Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Ben’s Pets by Anne Miranda
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
Bugs! by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
Clara and Clem in Outer Space by Ethan Long
Clara and Clem Take a Ride by Ethan Long
Clara and Clem Under the Sea by Ethan Long
Costumes by Lola Schaefer
Fall Leaves by Don L. Curry
Family Pets by Lola Schaefer
Go To Bed Blue by Bonnie Bader
Going to Grandma’s Farm by Betsy Franco
Grandfathers by Lola Schaefer
Grandmothers by Lola Schaefer
Happy and Honey by Laura Godwin
Hello Doctor by David F. Marx
How Many? by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
I Want a Pet by Barbara Gregorich
I Went Walking by Sue Williams (paperback)
Is it Alive? Kimberlee Graves
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Joshua James Like Trucks by Catherine Petrie
Ladybug Girl – Who Can Play? By David Soman and Jacky Davis
Masks by Lola Schaefer
Max Finds an Egg by Wiley Blevins
Pancakes, Crackers and Pizza: A Book About Shapes by Margaret Gisler and Marjorie Eberts
Pigs by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
Pigs Peek by Rhonda Cox
Play With Blue by Bonnie Bader
Roll Over! A Counting Song by Merle Peek
Sam and Jack – Three Stories by Alex Moran
See How it Grows by Kimberlee Graves
Silly Sally by Betsy Franco
Spots, Feathers and Curly Tails by Nancy Tafuri (paperback)
The Four Seasons by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
Trucks by Gail Saunders Smith
Under the Sky by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
Stephanie Sigal, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a speech therapist working with children on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan. She would be happy to speak with you about concerns you have for your child’s articulation and language development, and kindergarten readiness. You can reach Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.