Kindergarten Prep Reading List

Archer, Micha

A little boy's animal friends help him discover the poetry to be found in nature.
Beaty, Andrea

Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic.
Bernstrom, Daniel

Gobbled by a snake, a crafty boy finds a find a way out of his predictament by encouraging the snake to eat an increasing number of animals.
Campoy, F. Isabel, and Theresa Howell

Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors
Clark, M.H.

A classic bedtime story journeys around the world, observing plants and animals everywhere, and reminding children that they are right where they belong.
Gibbons, Gail
J577.34 GIBBO

Describes the climatic conditions of the rain forest as well as the different layers of plants and animals that comprise the ecosystem.
Lithgow, John

Sue doesn't want to be a kangaroo! She's sure there's something out there much better for her to be, so she goes off to explore. And sure enough, there are lots and lots of choices out there--but Sue's in for a surprise when she finally realizes that maybe a kangaroo is exactly what she wants to be.
Rosenstock, Barb
J759.7 ROSEN

Describes how Kandinsky's creative life was profoundly shaped by a neurological condition called synesthesia which caused him to experience colors as sounds and sounds as colors.
Weisner, David

Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media, with unexpected consequences.
Yolen, Jane

Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling.