• 2020 Entering Kindergarten Summer Reading List

    This list, compiled by Learning Media Services, includes suggested authors and titles to assist parents in choosing books that reflect their child’s reading level, interests, and family values.

    Many reading levels appear among students in the same grade.  These suggestions include concept books, pre-primers and primers for developing readers, picture books enjoyed by a wide audience, series for developing readers, chapter books suitable for more advanced readers, and books to encourage a variety of nonfiction interests. 

    Book lists with current popular titles are also widely available on the Internet.  Check these sites for titles that may interest your student:

    All Grade LevelsChildren’s Book Council - Children’s Choice Awards

    Kindergarten - 2nd GradeTexas Library Association 2x2 Reading Lists

    Kindergarten - 3rd GradeDallas ISD - Luminarias list, PK-3rd grade, Bilingual and Spanish. Many authors listed below also publish in Spanish.

    Tumblebooks and World Book eBooks may be accessed through the Plano ISD Webdesk Library Digital Resources tile and links to more eBooks and Audiobooks are available on the Plano ISD Library Page.

  • Picture Books

    B is for baby, by Atinuke

    Quack and Count, LMNO Peas ( and other titles), by Baker, Keith

    Shark vs. Train, by Barton, Chris

    Z is for Moose, by Bingham, Kelly

    Night Light, by Blechman, Nicholas

    Arthur and D.W. books, by Brown, Marc

    The Big Red Barn (and other titles), by Brown, Margaret Wise

    I Am Not a Chair, Truck Full of Ducks, by Burach, Ross

    Hug Machine, by Campbell, Scott

    The Very Busy Spider (and other titles), by Carle, Eric

    ABC I Like Me! (and other titles), by Carlson, Nancy

    I Am Too Absolutely Small for School, The New Small Person (and other titles), by Child, Lauren

    There's a Bear on My Chair, by Collins, Ross

    Freight Train, by Crews, Donald

    The Neighborhood Mother Goose, by Crews, Nina

    Click Clack Moo, Diary of a Spider (and other titles), by Cronin, Doreen

    Can I Be Your Dog?, by Cummings, Troy

    Llama Llama books, by Dewdney, Anna

    Dog Days of School, by DiPucchio, Kelly

    The Rabbit Listened, by Doerrfeld, Cori

    How to Train a Train, by Eaton, Jason Carter

    Growing Vegetable Soup (and other titles), by Ehlert, Lois

    Olivia (and other titles), by Falconer, Ian

    Bark George, by Feiffer, Jules

    The Magic Hat (and other titles), by Fox, Mem

    Dog vs. Cat, by Gall, Chris

    Dog in Boots, by Gormley, Greg

    Bear's Scare, by Grant, Jacob

    The Princess in Black, by Hale, Shannon and Dean

    Kitten's First Full Moon (and other titles), by Henkes, Kevin

    Stegothesaurus, by Heos, Bridget

    Bedtime for Frances (and other titles), by Hoban, Russell

    I Read Signs (and other titles), by Hoban, Tana

    Rosie's Walk, by Hutchins, Pat

    Alphabet City, by Johnson, Stephen

    Pinkalicious (and other titles), by Kahn, Victoria

    I Am Not Scared, by Kang, Anna

    Whistle for Willie (and other titles), by Keats, Ezra Jack

    We Are Growing, by Keller, Laurie

    This Is Not My Hat (and other titles), by Klassen, John

    Hooway for Wodney Wat, Tacky the Penguin (and other titles), by Lester, Helen

    Swimmy, A Color of His Own, Frederick (and other titles), by Lionni, Leo

    Pete the Cat (and other titles), by Litwin, Eric

    Froggy stories, by London, Jonathan

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (and other titles), by Martin, Jr., Bill

    Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth (and other titles), by McGhee, Alison

    I Stink! (and other titles), by McMullan, Kate

    Bear Came Along, by Morris, Richard T.

    The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, by Neitzel, Shirley

    If You Give a Moose a Muffin (and other titles), by Numeroff, Laura Joffe

    Fancy Nancy (and other titles), by O'Connor, Jane

    The Itchy Book, by Pham, LeUyen

    Truman, by Reidy, Jean

    The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend (and other titles), by Santat, Dan

    David Gets in Trouble, Duck on a Bike, (and other titles), by Shannon, David

    Green is a Chili Pepper, by Thong, Roseanne Greenfield

    Press Here, Mix It Up (and other titles), by Tullet, Herve

    Shake the Tree!, by Vignocchi, Chiara

    "Max and Ruby" stories, (and other titles), by Wells, Rosemary

    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny (and other titles), by Willems, Mo

    A Frog in the Bog, Bear Snores On (and other titles), by Wilson, Karma

    Alphabet Adventure (and other titles), by Wood, Audrey

    How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (and other titles), by Yolen, Jane

    Found, Penguin's Big Adventure, by Yoon, Salina

  • Beginning Readers

    Fly Guy!, by Arnold, Tedd

    Bad Kitty, by Bruel, Nick

    Biscuit, by Capucilli, Alyssa

    Minnie and Moo, by Cazet, Danys

    Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea, by Clanton, Ben

    Bug in a Rug, by Cole, Joanna

    Mercy Watson, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Cat in the Hat (and other titles), by Dr. Seuss

    Go, Dog, Go! (and other titles in the Dr. Seuss/Random House library), by Eastman, P.D.

    Poppleton Series, by Kingsley, Carrie

    Pete the Cat, by Litwin, Eric / Dean, James

    Frog and Toad, by Lobel, Arnold

    Owly, by Runton, Andy

    Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby, Poppleton,, by Rylant, Cynthia

    Get Well, Good Knight, Good Night, Good Knight, by Thomas, Shelley Moore

    Oliver and Amanda (and other titles), by Van Leeuwen, Jean

    Elephant and Piggie, by Willems, Mo

  • Bilingual Spanish

    Marta! Big & Small, by Arena, Jen

    El Patito Bello (and other titles), by Canetti, Yanitzia

    La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama, by Dewdney, Anna

    How are you? = Cómo estás?, by Dominguez, Angela

    Huevos verdes con jamon (and other titles), by Dr. Seuss

    La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños, by Elya, Susan Middleton

    Olivia (and other titles), by Falconer / Mlawer

    Vamos! Let's go to the market, by Gonzales, Raul

    Pinkalicious (and other titles), by Kann, Victoria

    Max Come al Aire Libre (and other titles), by Klein, Adria

    Si Llevas un Raton a la Escuela, by Numeroff, Laura

    Los Adventuras de Beekle, by Santat, Dan

    One is a pinata: a book of numbers, by Thong, Roseanne

    Mouse Paint / Pintura de ratón, by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

    Los 100 Primeros dias de Colegio de Emilia, by Wells, Rosemary

  • Poetry

    Shout! Little Poems That Roar, by Bagert, Brod

    I Like Stars, by Brown, Margaret Wise

    Animals Animals, by Carle, Eric

    Bow Wow Meow Meow, by Florian, Douglas

  • Ebooks

    , by Anna McQuinn

    , by Bonnie Farmer

    , by JonArno Lawson

    , by Sally M. Walker

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