Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kindergarten Book List

These are the books we read together for Literature and Comprehension as well as for Geography Lessons.

My Black Book of Colors by Rosana Faria Menina Cottin
Over in the Meadow
My Five Senses by Margaret Miller
The Ant and the Grasshopper by Luli Gray
Atlantis: The legend of a Lost City by Christina Balit
The Beggar's Magic as retold by Margaret and Raymond Chang
Little Critter: Lost Dinosaur Bone by Mercer Mayer
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Sobodkina
Stone Soup
Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Fairy Tales:
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Princess Furball
The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Retelling Fairy Tales - Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood as retold in the Starbright Foundation's "Once Upon a Fairytale"
Lon Po Po: A Red Riding-Hood Tale from China by Ed Young
Little Red Snapperhood by Neal Gilbertson
Flossie and the Fox by Patricia McKissack

Hans Christian Anderson -
The Little Match Girl
The Ugly Duckling
The Real Princess
The Steadfast Soldier

Wanted: Children -
Tom Thumb as retold by Jesse Watson
The Gingerbread Man
Little Oh
The Sugar Child

Beatrix Potter -
Tale of Peter Rabbit
Tale of Benjamin Bunny
Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
Two Bad Mice
The Tale of Johnny Town

Australia -
Possum Magic by Mem Fox
Koala Lou by Mem Fox
Wombat Walkabout by Carol Diggory Shields
Biggest Frog in Australia by Susan Roth

Europe -
The Boy Hero of Harlem
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Story of Ferdinand by Robert Lawson
Always Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leadhaus
Cinderella by Charles Perrault

Asia -
The Story of Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
The Tongue Cut Swallow
Tiki Tiki Tembo as retold by Arlene Mosel
Yeh Shen: The Chinese Cinderella as retold by Ai-Ling Louie

Africa -
A Story a Story by Gail Haley
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aarderna
The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters as retold by John Steptoe (A Cinderella Tale from Zimbabewe)

We used Bob's Books, a number of "I Can Read" books and Dr. Seuss as reading practice for Alice to read to us.

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