Kindergarten

Books for the Library Corner

Going Places
(Social Studies)
Snapshot 1995 (12p)
Pictures show planes, train, boats, and other vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
Trains
by Byron Barton
Crowell 1986 (32p)
Readers follow a train on its journey as it moves through the night.
The Plane
by Monique Felix
Creative Education 1993 (32p)
A mouse eats her way into a book and has an adventure with a plane.
I Love Boats
by Flora McDonnell
Candlewick 1995 (32p)
A girl describes all kinds of boats and the different things they do, from ocean liners to house boats.
Up and Up
by Shirley Hughes
Lothrop 1986 (32p)
A little girl imagines she can fly, and after several attempts, she does.
Let's Go: A Book in Two Languages/Vamos: Un libro en dos lenguas
by Rebecca Emberley
Little 1993 (32p)
The zoo, the aquarium, the beach, and an art museum are some of the places the reader visits. In English and Spanish.
Round Trip
by Ann Jonas
Greenwillow 1983 (32p) also paper
In this trip to the city and back again, the book is flipped over and read back to the beginning.
The Big Book of Things That Go
by Dorling Kindersley 1994 (32p)
Pictures of trucks, ships, planes, and trains introduce children to the world of machines and movement.
Little Duck's Bicycle Ride
by Dorothy Stott
Dutton 1991 (32p)
After a bumpy ride, Little Duck discovers that paddling in a pond suits him better than pedaling a bike.
Airport
by Byron Barton
(Social Studies) Harper 1982 (32p) also paper
Pictures capture all of the activity at an airport, from passenger arrival to takeoff.
Now We Can Go
by Ann Jonas
Greenwillow 1986 (24p)
A girl gathers all of her toys and puts them into her bag before she's ready to go.
The Boat
by Monique Felix
Creative Education 1993 (32p)
After eating her way into a book, a mouse has fun with a boat.

Books for Teacher Read Aloud

Wheel Away!
by Dayle Ann Dodds
Harper 1989 (32p) also paper
In a rollicking poem, a runaway wheel bounces, bumps, and thumps through town.
Sheep Take a Hike
by Nancy Shaw
Houghton 1994 (32p)
A hike for a group of fun-loving sheep turns into a wild and woolly adventure.
Curious George® Goes to the Hospital
by Margaret and H. A. Rey
Houghton 1966 (48p) also paper
Curious George goes to the hospital for an operation to remove a puzzle piece he has swallowed.
All Aboard ABC
by Doug Magee and Robert Newman
(Social Studies)
Dutton 1990 (32p) Puffin 1994 paper
Photographs accompany an alphabet of train facts.
Mama Zooms
by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Scholastic 1993 (32p)
A boy pretends that his mama's wheelchair is everything from a racehorse to a spaceship.
Mr. Gumpy's Motorcar
by John Burningham
Harper 1976 (48p)
Mr. Gumpy takes some children and animal friends for an adventurous ride in his old red touring car.
The Trip
by Ezra Jack Keats
(Multicultural)
Morrow 1978 (32p) also paper
Through his imagination, Louie takes a trip back to his old neighborhood.
Aren't You Coming Too?
by Eve Rice
Greenwillow 1988 (32p)
After her siblings go to school and her parents go to work, Amy and her grandpa go off to the park together.
Four Fur Feet
Margaret Wise Brown
by Hyperion 1994 (32p)
An animal journeys around the world on his four fur feet.
The Train Ride
by June Crebbin
Candlewick 1995 (32p)
A girl travelling by train to visit her grandmother watches the world go by her window.
Four Brave Sailors
by Mirra Ginsburg
Greenwillow 1987 (24p)
Four toy mice who set sail in a ship share exciting adventures.

Books for Shared Reading

Cars! Cars! Cars!
by Grace Maccarone
Scholastic 1995 (22p)
Brief, rhythmic verse describes all kinds of cars.
Off to Grandma's House
by Mary Patton
Harper 1995 (16p)
A family spends a happy day visiting their grandmother.
Train Leaves the Station
by Eve Merriam
(Math)
Holt 1992 (32p)
As a toy train makes a trip, it introduces the numbers one to ten.
Sing a Song of People
by Lois Lenski
(Multicultural)
Little 1987 (32p)
People in the city ride the subway, walk in the park, and engage in other hustle-bustle activities.
Monster Goes to School
by Virginia Mueller
Whitman 1991 (22p)
Monster learns about different kinds of time when he goes to school.
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
by Wendy Watson
Lothrop 1994 (32p)
In this classic folk song, a fox sets out in pursuit of dinner for his family.
Wheels Go Round
by W. Nikola-Lisa
Doubleday 1994 (24p)
A rhyming celebration of wheels.
In the Diner
by Christine Loomis
(Multicultural)
Scholastic 1993 (32p)
People come and go all day long at a busy neighborhood diner.
Footprints in the Snow
by Cynthia Benjamin
(Science)
Scholastic 1994 (28p)
Rabbits, deer, bears, owls, and other animals make their way home during a winter storm.