Ms. Moote's Kindergarten Class



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


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


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


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


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)


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