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Kindergarten Summer Reading List

Asher: Too Many Frogs c2005 animals, humor
Each night Froggie interrupts Rabbit's cozy home for a read-aloud story.

Bailey: Stanley’s Party c2003 dogs, humor
When a dog’s owners leave for the evening, he gets into a lot of mischief.

Bloom: A Splendid Friend Indeed c2005 friendship
A polar bear and a goose learn to get along and be friends.

Bruel: Bad Kitty c2005 alphabet book
Finding that there is no food in the house, a kitty chooses to be very bad.

Carle: Mister Seahorse c2004 animals, fiction
Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, after which Mr. Seahorse carries the eggs through the sea, greeting other fish fathers.

Cronin: Dooby, Dooby, Moo c2004animal humor
Duck organizes the farm animals for a talent show at the county fair. The first prize is a trampoline.

Falconer: Olivia series pigs, fiction
Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.

Lester: Hooway for Wodney Wat c1999 fantasy, abilities awareness
Students in Rodney’s class make fun of him, because he can’t pronounce his name properly; but it is his speech problem that helps to punish the class bully.

McKinley: One Smile c2002 kindness
While walking through the park with her mother, a child smiles at a discouraged stranger and sets off a chain of events that spreads kindness and comes full circle.

Numeroff: Beatrice Doesn't Want To c2004 realistic fiction, humor
Beatrice Doesn't Like to Read, but a librarian changes her attitude during a story session in this humorous, well illustrated book.

Prelutsky: Me I Am c2007 poetry
A book of poem for children celebrating being an individual.

Rathmann: Officer Buckle and Gloria c1995 safety, fiction
When Officer Buckle delivers safety speeches at a local elementary school, the students don’t listen until his police dog Gloria accompanies him.

Scotton: Russell the Sheep c2005 animals, fiction
Russell experiments with many different ways to fall asleep.

Seuss: The Cat in the Hat c1957 classic
On a rainy day, two children are visited by a cat who shows them games and tricks.

Shannon: A Bad Case of Stripes c1998 individuality, fiction
A girl who is always concerned about what others think of her wakes up one day to discover she is covered with stripes.

Silverman: Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days c2007 (series chapter book) fiction
Kate wants to go to school, but her horse wants to go too!