Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Kindergarten Reading List

The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne and Ernest H. Shepard

All Beatrix Potter books
The Little House by Virginia Burton
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Ox-Cart Man by Barbara Cooney
Stone Soup and other folk tale retellings by Marcia Brown
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman

Brer Rabbit books by Joel Chandler Harris
Poems and Prayers for the Very Young by Martha Alexander
A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
A good collection including classic stories and folktales such as The Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Aesop's Fables
Mother Goose collection
Poems for Young Children compiled by Caroline Royds
The Oxford Book of Children's Verse edited by Peter Opie

The Church Mice and others in this series by Graham Oakley.

Hiawatha by Longfellow, illustrated by Susan Jeffers

Paul Revere's Ride by Longfellow, illustrated by Ted Rand

My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Ted Rand

Picture books depicting Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, such as The Elephant's Child

Roxaboxen by Barbara Cooney

The Tale of Three Trees illustrated by Angela Elwell Hunt

Wynken, Blynken and Nod illustrated by either Susan Jeffers or Barbara Cooney

Taken from Ambleside Online.


MommaofMany said...

Have you read The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman with them? I haven't found a copy. Is it worth the looking?

Ginger said...


Many many times. We absolutely LOVE that story! Got it at Amazon.

The Sexton Family said...

The Story of Little Babji is also located within The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury. It is the last story in the book.

MamaMahnken said...

Really, Ginger? I didn't care for Little Babaji, so I dropped it from our list. But maybe I just didn't get it? I was going to say I'd send you ours, Momma, but then I remembered I have it in the treasury too :)

Ginger said...

Really. Try it again. Seriously.

Granola Girl said...

My son also loves Peter Pan. We read a chapter or so together in succession till the whole story is done. This way we can talk about it too. He loves it and enjoys the idea of there being a place up in the sky filled with adventures that fairies (though he mixes them up with angels) take you to while you sleep.

Adoptive Mommy said...

thank you for this list! oh, and the yogurt.
mommy of four princesses 1 homegrown, 3 hand picked all under 6.