With several friends having their youngest heading off to kindergarten next year, I thought this was the perfect time to offer up a summer reading list for kindergarten.
That said, this summer reading list ultimately became a wonderful reading list for any child in kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade.
You will love having reading out loud through the summer reading list for kindergarten to your little one, working on vocabulary and early reading with your 1st grader or independent reading with your 2nd grader.
Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule — until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós.
She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret.
But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream.
For one young boy, it’s a perfect summer day to spend at the beach with his family.
He scours the high tide line for treasures, listens to the swizzling sound of barnacles, and practices walking the plank. But mostly he waits for high tide. Then he’ll be able to swim and dive off the log raft his family is building.
While he waits, sea birds and other creatures mirror the family’s behaviors: building and hunting, wading and eating. At long last the tide arrives, and human and animal alike savor the water.
2017 Caldecott Honor. 2017 Coretta Scott King Honor. 2017 Charlotte Zolotow Award. A 2016 New York Times Best Illustrated Book.
This poetic, nonfiction story about a little-known piece of African American history captures a human’s capacity to find hope and joy in difficult circumstances and demonstrates how New Orleans’ Congo Square was truly freedom’s heart.
This story chronicles slaves’ duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square.
Peter Sís’s delicious tongue-in-cheek vision of summer dishes up the whole scoop on everyone’s favorite frozen treat, and proves that ice cream is every bit as enriching for the mind as it is for the taste buds.
Readers everywhere will be begging for seconds and thirds!
In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan.
One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life.
And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William — and his town — are changed forever.
With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic.
From the same author and illustrator as the #1 nationally best-selling What Do You Do With an Idea? comes a new book to encourage you to look closely at problems and discover the possibilities they can hold.
This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn’t so sure what to make of it.
The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get.
But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared.