Ms. Moote's Kindergarten Class


Recommended

Books

From Ms. Moote




There are so many great children's books being published, it is hard to keep up! With this in mind, here is a partial list of some of my favorite children's authors.  


Following this list you will also find a list of beginning reading books and a list of books which reinforce math concepts.  


Happy Reading!


Great Read-Aloud Books:


Aliki- Great non-fiction books!


Frank Asch  - Bear's Shadow, Happy Birthday, Bear's Bargain, Moongame and

others


Paulette Bourgeois - Franklin books   These books often have great stories,

that model/teach good character and manners.


Virginia Lee Burton - Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel  

The Little House


Jan Brett- Many classic stories retold, with fabulous illustrations. She has a great website as well!


Norman Bridwell  - Clifford books


Margaret Brown - Good Night Moon, Little Gorilla, and more


Eric Carle - If you have not read any of these books to your children yet, I highly recommend a visit to the library!  A couple of classics include, The Very Hungry Caterpillar , and  The Very Busy Spider.


Doreen Cronin -  Click Clack Moo Cows That Type,    Giggle, Giggle Quack


P.D. Eastman - Are you My Mother?  Go Dog, Go   Big Dog, Little Dog and

others


Marjorie Flack - The Story About Ping   A mischievous Chinese duck has many adventures when he is separated from the other ducks on a river houseboat.


Mem Fox - Hattie and the Fox,  Sleepy Bears and others


Don Freeman - Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy,  Mop Top


Paul Galdone - Classic stories retold!  The Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread

Boy, The Three Little Bears Be sure to read some of the classic fairy tales to your children.


Elizabeth Guilfoile - Nobody Listens to Andrew


Eric Hill  - Where's Spot  


Tana Hoban - Great concept books including I Read Signs   Is it Red, Is It Yellow, Is it Blue?    Over, Under and Through


Keiko Kasza -  Grandfather Toads Secrets, The Wolfs Chicken Stew,  A Mother for Choco


Erza Jack Keats -  The Snowy Day,   Letter To Amy


Leo Lionni - Frederick,  Fish is Fish,  Swimmy, An Extraordinary Egg, and others


Jonathan Londan - Froggy Gets Dressed,   Let's Go Froggy!   and more Froggy books!


Mercer Mayer - There's A Nightmare in My Closet   and others


David McKee - Elmer,   Elmer and Wilbur


Laura Numeroff  -  If You Take a Mouse to the Movies,  

Chimps Dont Wear Glasses


Marcus Pfister -  The Rainbow Fish


Dave Pilkey  - Dogzilla   and others


Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit and others


Jane O'Connor -  EEK! Stories To Make You Shriek,

Teeny Tiny Woman


Lucille Penner - S-S-S Snakes!


H.A. Rey  - Curious George


Maurice Sendak - Where the Wild Things Are


Dr. Seuss - Cat In The Hat, The Foot Book, Green Eggs And Ham, and more


Joseph Slate - Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, (and others)


Marilyn Tolhurs - Somebody and the Three Blairs


Judith Viorst - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Bernard Waber - Ira Sleeps Over


Gene Zion-   Harry, The Dirty Dog


BEGINNING TO READ BOOKS:


Phonics Readers:


Kelly C. Foster   Bub and Chub  

Nora Gaydos Animal Antics  

Get Set, Read Series

Now I'm Reading series


Controlled Sight Vocabulary Books:


My First Reader series         I Am King  by Mary Packard

My First I Can Read series -   Oh Cats by Nola Buck

Let Me Read Series             My Puppy by Inez Greene

Margaret Hillert books         The Baby Bunny, and others

Hello Reader!  Books         Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli


I also have a selection of books available in my room. If you are interested in borrowing some, please send me an e-mail, or a note in the comment section on your child's homework packet.


Math and Literature...a perfect match!


There's no better way to teach a math concept, enhance the learning of a skill than by using wonderful stories!

Below please find a list of some children's books which can do just that.  Books have been organized by the skills they are reinforcing.


Counting Books:

1 Hunter - Pat Hutchins

1 is One - Tasha Tudor

Fish Eyes - Lois Ehlert

M & M 's Counting Book - Barbara McGrath

Moja Means One: A Swahili Counting Book - Muriel Feelings

Seven Little Monsters - Maurice Sendak

Ten Apples Up On Top - Leo LeSieg

Ten Black Dots - Donald Crews

Ten, Nine, Eight - Molly Bang (counting back)

This Old Man - Carol Jones (counting)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

Count and See - Tana Hoban

Counting Wildflowers - Bruce McMillan


Shape Books:

Brown Rabbit's Shape Book - Alan Baker

Circles, Triangles, and Squares - Tana Hoban

Color Zoo - Lois Ehlert

Round is a Pancake - Joan Sullivan

The Secret Birthday Message - Eric Carle


Size Books:

Angus Thought He Was Big - MacMillan

The Biggest House in the World  - Leo Lionni

The Carrot Seed - Ruth Krauss

The Grouchy Ladybug - Eric Carle   (also reinforces time and order)

Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? - Tana Hoban

Much Bigger Than Martin - Steven Kellog


Sorting Books:

Much Bigger Than Martin - Steven Kellog

Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? - Tana Hoban


Measurement/Time/Money

Chicken Soup With Rice - Maurice Sendak (months)

A House for Hermit Crab - Eric Carle (months)

26 Letters and 99 Cents - Tana Hoban (money)

Ten Pennies for Candy - Bill Martin (money)

Lemonade For Sale -S. Murphy

A Chair for Mother - Vera Williams

How Much is that Guinea Pig in the Window? (Hello Reader)

Clocks and More Clocks   Pat Hutchins (time)

Pooh Bear's New Year's Eve Party - Paul Owen Lewis (time)

What Time is it, Clifford? - N. Bridwell (time)

Ten Beads Tall - Pam Adams (height)

Inch By Inch - Leo Lionni (measurement)


Adding/Subtracting:

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed - Eileen Christelow

The Last Puppy - Frank Asch (taking away)

Roll Over - Merle Peek (taking away)

Rooster's Off to See the World - Eric Carle (joining sets)


Space Words

Over, Under, Through - Tana Hoban

Where's Spot? - Eric Hill


     

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