Pre-k and Kindergarten Reading List

Reading is a critical skill for success in school and in life. Let’s create an easy to learn environment with high quality children’s age appropriate books, and help our children build a good reading habit!

Kindergarten children should know about letters, words, and sounds. They can apply this knowledge to read simple sentences. Kindergarten children also can identify the basic facts and ideas in what they have read, heard, or viewed by using comprehension strategies (e.g., generating and responding to questions, com­paring new information to what is already known).

Picture Books Reading List

  • Just Like Daddy
  • Big Fat Hen
  • Boats
  • Cat’s Colors
  • Have You Seen My Cat?
  • The Little School Bus
  • Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On
  • In the Tall, Tall Grass
  • Chick and the Duckling
  • Where’s Spot?
  • Where Is It?
  • Rosie’s Walk
  • Blue Sea
  • Whose Mouse Are You?
  • What Do You Love?
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • What Grandpas Do Best
  • Love Me, Love You
  • Sheep in a Jeep
  • Have You Seen My Duckling?
  • Hop Jump

Story Books Reading List

  • Bears in the Night
  • Mine’s the Best
  • Cloudy Days
  • Biscuit
  • Good Night, Little Kitten
  • How Many Fish?
  • Kazam’s Magic
  • Find Nat
  • Mice Are Nice
  • Red Hat! Green Hat!
  • My Trucks
  • Jen the Hen
  • Mouse Makes Words
  • Meet Dinah Dinosaur
  • Scat Cats!
  • Bubble Trouble
  • Little Mouse Has an Adventure
  • My Pal Al
  • That Bad, Bad Cat!
  • The Big Tan Van
  • Big Pig and Little Pig
  • A New Roof
  • Say “Hi!” Up High
  • Hop on Pop
  • Jack and Jill and Big Dog Bill
  • I Lost My Tooth!

After we have done some research, we recommend the following books for pre-k and kindergarten kids by Amazon’s review rankings.

Picture Books

Story Books

Help your child to become a good reader!

Gift Ideas for Kids and Teens: Holiday Books in Boxed Sets

The best gift parents give kids is the ability to learn, while books are one of the best sources for them to learn and acquire knowledge and skills. We highly recommend the following two best seller books in Boxed Sets to help your child enrich their mind!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books

Reading level: Ages 9-12
The first four books in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are available together for the first time in a collectible boxed set. Included areDiary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, and Dog Days, in a specially designed package that features six pages from Rowley Jefferson’s journal, “Diary of an Awesome, Friendly Kid”—an original cartoon by Jeff Kinney.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) [Hardcover]

All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympus series, in hardcover, have been collected in a box fit for demigods. This beautiful set includes the best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympians. Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy’s thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old.

Best Book for Early Readers

By “Tips for Helping Young Child to Read”, we know that learning to read is an exciting time for children and their families. However, to learn reading is not automatic, children require support in learning to read. Preparing age and reading level appropriate books for kids is essential. After we have done the research, we recommend “Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers” and “Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners” for early readers. Bob Books cover the fundamentals of reading; each set contains 8-12 books for the child to read, with a line or two of text per page, which is suitable for early readers.

Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers

The books are carefully crafted to introduce the sounds in a systematic and maximally rewarding way, as well as carefully choosing sight words. The very first book requires that the child know the sounds of only four letters, which are M, A, S, T and one sight word, which is on. The rest of the first set of 12 books introduces the rest of the alphabet and short-vowel sounds, carefully reviewing everything learned, as well as a handful of high-utility sight words.

The gradual pace of vowel and consonant introduction in Bob Books make reading easier and give a natural progression. They are a great help in getting kids to read and to enjoy reading as well. These books are extremely well written to introduce words slowly to help early readers grow more confident and experience successful reading.

Many parents gave the books five star reviews because their kids love the books and these books helped their kids started reading successfully.

The blue Bob set is a good first step. Children can get confident, practice basic phonics with these cute, easy to read books! Highly recommend!

Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners

The second set of 12 books, 12 pages each continues to help kids to build reading skills. The books reinforce what was learned in the first set with more text per page, more plurals, more sight words, and a few blends. Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners use of three-letter words and consistent vowel sounds in slightly longer stories help kids build confidence. Children love the hilarious and sometimes mischievous stories and pictures. These twelve books, filled with fun, drama, and surprise keep interest high for even the youngest readers.

This set is continued on where the first left off. Slightly tougher words, slightly longer pages, and new concepts gently introduced. Many kids love the consistent sound patterns and consistent level of difficulty, and the simple pictures that go along with the stories!

Bob Books get kids reading basic books very fast! Kids love the Bob books!

Bob Books are the best early readers ever!!