12 Books to Read Aloud to your Kindergartener (or to a classroom full of them)

Each of these book choices is wholesome and engaging and keeps a young child's attention. If you have a kindergartener at home—or if you're asked to bring a book to read to a classroom of kindergarteners—these would be great choices!

The Circus Ship

by Chris Van Dusen 

Author/illustrator Chris Van Dusen is a master at writing and illustrating picture books, and The Circus Ship is among his finest work. 

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The Seven Silly Eaters 

by Mary Ann Hoberman

This masterful rhyming story about a family full of picky eaters has a surprisingly delicious twist at the end. 

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A Giraffe and a Half 

by Shel Silverstein

Your kindergartener will giggle at this rhyme that builds on itself and can prove to be quite a tongue twister!

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Mel Fell

by Corey R. Tabor

A Caldecott Honor award recipient, Mel Fell is the story of a courageous kingfisher bird who bravely defies 

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Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

by Giles Andreae

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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear 

by Don & Audrey Wood

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

by Eric Carle

This story is truly a classic for a reason! Children will have fun following the very hungry caterpillar as he eats through pies and sausages and nice green leaves, then transforms into a beautiful butterfly. 

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Caps for Sale 

by Esphyr Slobodkina

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Blueberries for Sal

by Robert McCloskey

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My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza 

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Tea Party Rules

by Ame Dyckman

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Owen 

by Kevin Henkes

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