Incoming Kindergarten Summer Reading 2017
Incoming Kindergarten students are required to read/listen to twenty books. They do not have to read the books on their own—parents, older siblings, etc. can read to them! Each student should use the Summer Reading BINGO board to track the books they read and discover new books while playing. The following is a list of suggestions—there are no required titles for summer reading. Please remember that if you want to open a parent library card at Gilman, we are happy to do that!
Learning to Read on Our Own:
(many of the authors listed here have multiple books that would be appropriate for this age group!)
● Asher, Dosh. Urgency Emergency: Big Bad Wolf.
● Eastman, P.D. Go, Dog. Go!
● Hawkins, Colin. Pat the Cat series.
● Jonas, Ann. Now We Can Go.
● Lee, Mark. 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street.
● Peek, Merle. Roll Over: A Counting Song.
● Rylant, Cynthia. Puppy Mudge series.
● Seuss, Dr. Fox in Socks.
● Tafuri, Nancy. Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails.
Picture Books to read aloud:
● Antony, Steve. Please, Mr. Panda.
● Bar-el, Dan. Not Your Typical Dragon.
● Broach, Elise. When Dinosaurs Came with Everything.
● DiPucchio, Kelly. Gaston.
● Frazee, Marla. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever.
● Gantos, Jack. Rotten Ralph series.
● Nelson, Kadir. If You Plant a Seed.
● Raschka, Chris. A Ball for Daisy.
● Reynolds, Aaron. Creepy Carrots.
● Rocco, John. Blackout.
● Tullet, Hervé. Press Here.
● Yum, Hyewon. Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!
Non-Fiction to read aloud:
● Cornwall, Gaia. Jubari Jumps.
● Lamothe, Matt. This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World.
● Mayers, Florence. Baseball ABC.
● Oxlade, Chris. Fire Truck.
● Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Lemons Are Not Red.
Looking for More Ideas? Try these favorite authors and illustrators:
● Raúl Colón
● Barbara Cooney
● Candace Fleming
● Marla Frazee
● Steve Jenkins
● Laurie Keller
● Arnold and Anita Lobel
● James Marshall
● Bill Peet
● Jerry Pinkney
● Robert Sabuda
● Melissa Sweet
● David Wiesner
● Mo Willems