Check out the kindergarten canon: A list of the 100 best books before kindergarten

The Kindergarten Canon of Books

Our Teachers recommend these children’s books

Ms. Virginia’s Book List

– There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer
– Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
– Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
– The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
– Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
– Just the Way You Are
– The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson


Ms. Katrina’s Book List

Beware of the Frog by Mo Willems
Mary Had a Little Lamp by Jack Lechner
Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
On Top of Spaghetti by Paul Brett Johnson
Ohh La  La Polka Dot Boots by. Ellen Olsen Brown
Someday by Eileen Spinelli
Wish Come True Cat by Ragnhild Scammel
Princess Peepers by Pam Calvert
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew Mc Elligott
Bunnies!!! by Keven Atteberry


Ms. Tiffany Carlson

1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
3.  A Sick Day for Amos McGee: by Philip C. Stead
4.  Stellaluna: by Janell Cannon
5.  The Kissing Hand: by Audrey Penn
6.  Tuesday by David Wiesner
7.  The Dot by Peter Reynolds
8.  Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simma Taback
9.  The Napping House by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
10.  Press Here by Herve Tullet

– Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

– Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
– The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
– When the Anger Ogre Visits by Andree Salom and Ivette Salom
– Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
– LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
– Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz
– Love Monster by Rachel Bright
– Only One You by Linda Kranz
– How Deep is the Sea? by Anna Milbourne and Laura Wood