Kindergarten Summer Reading Recommendations

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin

In Ling & Ting, Lin crafts a charming tale about a pair of Chinese-American twins who insist that, despite their physical appearance, they are NOT alike. (from publisher’s note)

Kel Gilligan’s DareDevil Stuntshow, by Michael Buckley and Dan Santat

Click here for an e-book edition available through the AWS Library

Narrated by Kel himself as he attempts his “stunts” with Evel Knievel–like flair, the story unfolds as a performance in which readers themselves become part of the audience, encouraging Kel to get dressed all by himself (without a net!), eat new foods like broccoli (eww!), and take a bath (gasp!). Bold, interactive, and downright silly, this is a book to make kids cheer and attempt some “stunts” of their own. (from publisher’s note)

The Adventures of Beetle: The Unimaginary Friend, by Dan Santat

This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle. (from publisher’s note)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce

Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its upsets. Everything in Morris Lessmore’s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day. (from publisher’s note)

Froodle, by Antoinette Portis

In a normal neighborhood, on a typical day, the birds chirp, the dogs bark and the cats meow. When Little Brown Bird decides she doesn’t want to sing the same old song, out comes a new tune that shakes up the neighborhood and changes things forever in this funny, innovative book that kids will love to read outloud. (from publisher’s note)

Additional Recommendations

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover, by Cece Bell

Wolfie the Bunny, by Ame Dyckman & Zachariah OHora (illus.)

Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, by Bob Shea

Zorro Gets an Outfit, by Carter Goodrich

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Litchenheld | Click here for an e-book edition

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