Kindergarten Summer Reading Recommendations

Sophie’s Fish, by A.E. Cannon and Lee White (illus.)

After Jake accepts the responsibility of taking care of Sophie’s fish for the summer, he soon realizes that he is wholly unprepared for the job in this hilarious and informative tale.

The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (illus.)

Duncan loves to color, but his crayons are feeling used. So, these crayons refuse to color any more until their complaints are heard. This series of letters, each from a different colored crayon, is fun and imaginative.

The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires

After a young girl becomes inspired to create “The Most Magnificent Thing,” she quickly becomes frustrated by the obstacles she encounters in her attempts to make this thing. With the sage advice and assistance of her dog, the girl is able to overcome her frustration and build a wonder that matches her inspiration. This book will be the perfect companion to any invention project your child may undertake these summer months.

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey, by Emily Winfield Martin

A spectacular nighttime read-aloud, Dream Animals chronicles several children and their dream animal discoveries as the creatures whisk them off on fantastical adventures in this beautifully illustrated book.

Symphony City, by Amy Martin

When a girl becomes lost in a city, she discovers that the music that surrounds her will help her find home in this beautifully designed children’s book.

Other Recommendations

Warning: Do Not Open This Book, by Adam Lehrhaupt and Matthew Forsythe (illus.)

It’s Mine, by Leo Lionni

We Need a Horse, by Sheila Heti and Clare Rojas

The Chicken of the Family, by Mary Amato and Delphine Durand (illus.)

Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister

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