Kindergarten

Books for the Library Corner

I Am an Explorer
by Amy Moses
(Multicultural)
Childrens 1990 (32p)
A boy imagines he is exploring the world while playing in the park.
I Like Books
by Anthony Brown
Knopf 1988 (24p)
A monkey describes the kinds of books he likes. Available in Spanish as Me guston los libros.
Just Like Me
by Barbara J. Neasi
Childrens 1984 (32p)
A girl describes what makes her different from her twin sister. Available in Spanish asIqual que yo.
Make A Face: A Book With a Mirror
by Henry and Amy Schwartz
Scholastic 1994 (24p)
Children show different emotions with their facial expressions.
Kindergarten Kids
by Ellen B. Senisi
Scholastic 1994 (32p)
A kindergarten class talks about a typical day of work and play.
I Like Me
by Nancy Carlson
Puffin 1990 (32p) paper
A pig explains why she likes herself.
All I Am
by Eileen Roe
(Social Studies)
Bradbury 1990 (32p)
A young boy names the many things he is, including a friend, neighbor, and helper.
Sunshine
by Jan Ormerod
Morrow 1990 (32p) paper
A girl feeds and dresses herself when she awakens before her parents.
My Day: A Book in Two Languages /Mi dia: Un libro en dos lenguas
by Rebecca Emberley
(Multicultural)
Little 1993 (32p)
A child's daily activities are described. In English and Spanish.
My Kitchen
by Harlow Rockwell
Greenwillow 1980 (24p)
A boy describes his kitchen and the meal being prepared for him.
My Food
illustrated by Lisa-Theresa Lenthall
(Social Studies)
Bantam 1994 (16p)
Names of foods are presented in English, Spanish, French, and German.
Piggies
by Audrey and Don Wood
Harcourt 1991 (32p)
A child imagines ten piggies dancing on her fingers and toes.
Up and Up
by Shirley Hughes
Lothrup 1986 (32p)
A girl discovers a way to fly.
While I Am Little
by Heidi Goennel
Tambourine 1993 (32p)
A boy explains why he likes being young.

Books for Teachers to Read Aloud

Hats Off to Hair!
by Virginia Kroll
(Multicultural)
Charlesbridge 1995 (32p)
A poetic tribute to all kinds of hair, from cornrows and crew cuts, to pigtails and spikes.
Andrew's Bath
by David McPhail
Little 1984 (32p)
Andrew fills his tub with imaginary friends while taking his first bath alone. Available in Spanish asEl bano de Andres.
Honey, I Love
by Eloise Greenfield
(Multicultural)
Harper 1995 (20p)
This poem celebrates the everyday things a young girl loves.
Grandmother's Chair
by Ann Herbert Scott
Clarion 1990 (32p)
A girl inherits the chair her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother owned.
Hard to Be Six
by Arnold Adoff
(Multicultural)
Lothrop 1991 (32p)
A boy describes the difficulties of being six.
I've Got Chicken Pox
by True Kelley
(Science)
Dutton 1994 (32p)
Jess is excited to have chicken pox, but soon realizes that it's no fun to be sick.
Maxine in the Middle
by Holly Keller
Greenwillow 1989 (32p)
Maxine is fed up with being the middle child in her family.
Me and Neesie
by Eloise Greenfield
(Multicultural)
Crowell 1975 (40p) Harper 1984 paper
Janell won't give up her imaginary friend until she makes friends at school.
Mommy's Office
by Barbara Shook Hazen
Atheneum 1992 (32p)
Emily's day at her mother's office reminds her of her days at school.
My Mama Needs Me
by Mildred Pitts Walter
(Multicultural)
Lothrup 1983 (32p)
Jason is afraid his mother won't need him after his baby sister is born.
Rachel Parker, Kindergarten Show-Off
by Ann Martin
Holiday House 1992 (32p) also paper
Olivia is jealous of Rachel, her new neighbor and classmate.
Some Days, Other Days
by P. J. Petersen
Scribners 1994 (32p)
Jimmy doesn't want to get up because he is afraid he will have a bad day.
When We Grow Up
by Anne Rockwell
Dutton 1982 (32p)
Classmates imagine themselves grown up and working at a variety of jobs.
Wilson Sat Alone
by Debra Hess
Simon 1994 (32p)
Wilson is too shy to join the activities of the children in his class.

Books for Shared Reading

Is That Josie?
by Keiko Narahashi
(Multicultural)
Macmillan 1994 (24p)
Josie imagines that she is all kinds of animals while playing with her mother.
Mama, Do You Love Me?
by Barbara M. Joosse
(Multicultural)
Chronicle 1991 (32p)
An Inuit child discovers her mother's love for her is unconditional.
My Shadow
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Putnam 1990 (32p)
A poem describes the fun a child has with his shadow.
I Am Six
by Ann Morris
(Multicultural)
Silver Press 1995 (32p)
In this photo essay, children sing, paint, read, count, and write their way through a day of school.
One, Two, Three, Count with Me
by Catherine and Laurence Anholt
(Math)
Viking 1994 (24p)
A simple counting book explores elements familiar to young children.
Walk with Me
by Naomi Davis
Scholastic 1995 (24p)
A girl enjoys a walk to the park with her mother.
Dancing Feet
by Charlotte Agell
(Multicultural)
Gulliver 1994 (36p)
Children use their feet, hands, eyes, and other body parts in daily activities.
What Am I?
by Stephanie Calmenson
Harper 1989 (32p)
A collection of simple riddles.
Shouting Sharon: A Riotous Counting Rhyme
by David Pace
(Math)
Golden 1995 (32p)
Sharon's shouting brings surprising results that almost get her into trouble.