Kindergarten

Books for the Library Corner

Picnic
by Emily Arnold McCully
Harper 1984 (32p) also paper
On the way to a picnic, the smallest member of a mouse family gets bounced out of the truck.
Nicki's Walk
by Jane Tanner
Modern Curriculum Press 1989
A young boy and his mother take a leisurely walk around his neighborhood.
Follow Me!
by Nancy Tafuri
Greenwillow 1990 (24p)
A sea lion pup leaves its napping mother's side to follow a crab.
Grandma
by Debbie Bailey
(Multicultural)
Annick Press 1994 (14p)
Color photographs show children spending time together with their grandmothers.
My Family and Friends
by Lisa-Theresa Lenthall
Rooster 1994 (16p)
Words name different family members and friends. In English, Spanish, French and German.
Grandpa
by Debbie Bailey
(Multicultural)
Annick Press 1994 (14p)
Photographs show children sharing all kinds of different activities with their grandfathers.
Me Too
by Susan Winter
Dorling Kindersley 1993 (24p)
A toddler tries to do everything her older brother does.
Ducks Fly
by Lydia Dabcovich
Dutton 1990 (32p)
His brothers and sisters learn to fly, but one little duck stays behind.
Who's My Baby?
(Science)
Dorling Kindersley 1994 (12p)
Readers find out which baby animal goes with which mother.
The Ball Bounced
by Nancy Tafuri
Greenwillow 1989 (24p)
A bouncing ball amuses a baby.
We Have a Baby
by Cathryn Falwell
(Multicultural)
Clarion 1993 (32p)
A new arrival presents opportunities for a big sister to help care for and love the baby.
A Beach Day
by Douglas Florian
Greenwillow 1990 (32p)
A family spends the day together at the beach.

Books for Teacher Read Aloud

Peter's Chair
by Ezra Jack Keats
(Multicultural)
Harper 1967 (32p) also paper
Peter gives his outgrown chair to his new baby sister Susie.
A Time for Babies
by Ron Hirshi
(Science)
Cobblehill 1993 (32)
Photographs present a variety of mammals and birds with their offspring.
Noisy Nora
by Rosemary Wells
Dial 1973 (40p) Scholastic 1993 paper
Nora goes to great lengths to get some attention from the rest of her family. Available in Spanish as¡Julieta estate quieta!.
Grandmother and I
by Helen E. Buckley
(Multicultural)
Lothrop 1994 (32p)
A child explains why sitting in her grandmother's lap is so special.
New Shoes for Silvia
by Johanna Hurwitz
(Multicultural)
Morrow 1993 (32p)
A young girl receives beautiful new red shoes from her Tía Rosita, but finds that they're too big.
Bye-Bye, Baby
by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Little 1990 (32p)
A toddler sets out to find a parent and makes many friends along the way. Available in Spanish as¡Adios, Pequeño!
Do Like Kyla
by Angela Johnson
(Multicultural)
Orchard 1990 (32p)
A younger sister's admiration for Kyla leads her to try to do everything Kyla does.
The Big Alfie and Annie Rose Storybook
by Shirley Hughes
Greenwillow 1989 (64p)
Short stories and poems about everyday life star Alfie and his baby sister Annie Rose.
A Baby Just Like Me
by Susan Winter
(Multicultural)
Dorling Kindersley 1994 (32p)
Martha adjusts to the arrival of her new baby sister.
Koala Lou
by Mem Fox
Harcourt 1988 (32p)
A young koala enters the Bush Olympics to win back her mother's attention.
Poems for Brothers, Poems for Sisters
by Myra Cohn Livingston
(Multicultural)
Holiday 1991 (32p)
Poems celebrate the relationship between sisters and brothers.
Father Bear Comes Home
by Else Holmelund Minarik
Harper 1959 (64p) also paper
Little Bear welcomes his father home from a fishing trip. Available in Spanish as Papa Oso vuelve a casa.
Treasure Nap
by Juanita Havill
(Multicultural)
Houghton 1992 (32p)
A mother tells her daughter about the cherished possessions her great-grandmother brought to America from Mexico.

Books for Shared Reading

Gone Fishing
by Earlene Long
Houghton 1984 (32p) also paper
A boy and his father spend a companionable day fishing.
Grandmother's Nursery Rhymes/Las Nanas de Abuelita
by Nelly Palacio Jaramillo
(Multicultural)
Holt 1994 (32p)
A collection of traditional South American riddles, tongue twisters, rhymes, and lullabies. In English and Spanish.
Whose Mouse Are You?
by Robert Kraus
Macmillan 1970 (32p) Aladdin 1986 paper
A mouse discovers how much his family loves him. Available in Spanish as ¿ De quien eres, ratoncito? .
Over in the Meadow
by Louise Voce
(Math)
Candlewick 1994 (32p)
This classic counting rhyme features animal babies and their mothers.
It Wasn't Me
by Alma Flor Ada
(Multicultural)
Santillana 1992 (14p)
A boy makes a mess as he prepares a special surprise for his mother. Available in Spanish asNo fui yo.
Owl Babies
by Martin Waddel
Candlewick
Three young owls miss their mother. Available in Spanish asLas lechucitas.