Here are some of my favorite books to recommend for kids just finishing preschool and kindergarten. Each day this week, I'll be sharing a post to help families read over the summer, organized by grade levels.
|click for link to full summer reading lists, including printable form|
Note: Our schools use the Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to help indicate "just right books" for students. I like to band these levels together, to look at a group of similar books.
New Picture Books We're Loving
The Airport Book, by Lisa Brown
Thunder Boy Jr., by Sherman Alexie
Wordless Books to Read Together
A Ball for Daisy, by Chris Raschka
Journey, by Aaron Becker
Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
Press Here, by Herve Tullet
Beginning to Read (levels C-D-E-F)
I See and See, by Ted Lewin
When Andy Met Sandy, by Tomie dePaola
Folktales and Trickster Tales
Can't Scare Me, by Ashley Bryan
Little Roja Riding Hood, by Susan Middleton Elya
Beginning to Read More (levels F-G-H-I)
Super Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
Up, Tall and High! by Ethan Long
Exploring Animals All Around
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest, by Steve Jenkins
Every Day Birds, by Amy VanDerwater
Picture Books that Make Us Laugh
Monkey Goes Bananas, by C.P. Bloom
Niño Wrestles the World, by Yuyi Morales
CLICK HERE for all of the 2016 summer reading lists, grades K through 5.
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