Summer Reading Program at the Bedford Public Library
New Kindergarteners’ Summer Ideas 2012
Books to Read Together

Books About Kindergarten

E Carlson – Henry’s Show and Tell.
E Hays – Kindergarten Countdown.
E Portis – Kindergarten Diary.
E Rockwell – Welcome to Kindergarten.
E Rose – The Twelve Days of Kindergarten.
E Slate – Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten.
E Sturges – I Love School.
E Wells – Hands Off, Harry!
E Wells – My Kindergarten.
E Wells – Yoko Writes Her Name.

Classic Picture Books

E Bemelmans – Madeline.
E Burton – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
E Cooney – Miss Rumphius.
E Falconer – Olivia.
E Henkes – Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.
E Holabird – Angelina Ballerina.
E London – Froggy Gets Dressed.
E McCloskey – Make Way for Ducklings.
E Meddaugh – Martha Speaks.
E Piper – The Little Engine That Could.
E Polacco – Thunder Cake.
E Rathman – Officer Buckle and Gloria.
E Rey – Curious George.
E Rylant – The Relatives Came.
E Sendak – Where the Wild Things Are.
E Seuss – Horton Hatches the Egg.
E Slobodkina – Caps for Sale.       
E Steig – Doctor DeSoto.
E Van Allsburg – Polar Express.
E Willems – Knuffle Bunny
E Yolen – Owl Moon.

Legends and Tales

J 398.2/Aar -- Borreguita and the Coyote.
J 398.2/Bre – The Mitten.
J 398.2/DeP – Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill.
J 398.2/Gal – The Three Little Pigs.
J 398.2/Kim – Anansi and the Talking Melon.
J 398.2/McD – Monkey.
J 398.2/Mos – Tikki Tikki Tembo.
J 398.2/Ste – Tops and Bottoms.
J 398.2/Zel – Rumpelstiltskin.

Concept Books

E Baker – LMNO Peas.
E Basher – ABC Kids.
E Carle – The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse.
E Crausaz – Seasons.
E Fleming – Shout!  Shout it Out!
E Frazier – Lots of Dots.
E Freymann – Food for Thought.
E Hoban – Exactly the Opposite.
E Hopgood – Wow! Said the Owl.
E Houblon – A World of Colors.
E Intriago – Dot.
E Jocelyn – Same Same.
E Karas – The Village Garage.
E Lamb – Tell Me the Day Backwards.
E Litwin – Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes.
E martin – Ten Little Caterpillars.
E Marzollo – Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20.
E McLeod – SuperHero ABC.
E Ray – Stars.
E Rose – All the Seasons of the Year.
E Rubinger – I Dream of an Elephant.
E Sebe – Let’s Count to 100!
E Shea – Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
E Spurr – Farm Life.
E Stills – The House of 12 Bunnies.
E Tafuri – Blue Goose.
E Walsh – Balancing Act.
E Walsh – Mouse Shapes.
E Wells – Letters and Sounds.
E Wood – The Deep Blue Sea.

Rhymes and Poems

J 398.8/Eng – Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose.
J 811.508/Twe – The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury.
J 811.54/Mar – The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry.
J 821.08/Tal – Talking Like the Rain.

Easy Readers

R Arnold – Hi! Fly Guy.
R Eastman – Are You My Mother?
R Eastman – Go, Dog, Go!
R Lobel – Frog and Toad Are Friends.
R Minarik – A Kiss for Little Bear.
R Seuss – The Cat in the Hat.
R Seuss – Green Eggs and Ham.
R Seuss – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
R Willems – Are You Ready to Play Outside? (series).


J 523.7/Chr – The Sun.
J 531.14/Tru – What is Gravity?
J 555.46/Fow – The Earth is Mostly Ocean.
J 570.1/Zoe. – What’s Alive?
J 591.46/Pos – Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg.
J 595.79/All – Are You an Ant?
J 597.8/Pfe – From Tadpole to Frog.
J 599.75/Fow – Really Big Cats.
J 612.84/Kli – Eyes.
J 624.1/Sim – Let’s Try It Out with Towers and Bridges.
J 636.089/Wal – Animal Hospital.


Prepared By: Nancy Tegeler, Children’s Librarian
Bedford Free Public Library
June, 2012                                              


“Dream Big READ!” is sponsored by the Bedford Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.