Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6

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Mater Amabilis is a free online Pre-K-8 Charlotte Mason style curriculum for Catholics. The following books are recommended for Kindergarten ages 5-6.

Catholic MosaicCatholic Mosaic
by Cay Gibson
Category: Religious Education
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

New Catholic ChildrenNew Catholic Children's Bible
by Thomas J. Donaghy
Category: Religious Education

Speak, Lord, I Am Listening: A Rosary Book by Christine HaapalaSpeak, Lord, I Am Listening: A Rosary Book by Christine Haapala
by Christine Haapala
Category: Religious Education

My First Book of SaintsMy First Book of Saints
by Kathleen M. Muldoon
Category: Religious Education

Beatrix Potter The Complete TalesBeatrix Potter The Complete Tales
by Beatrix Potter
Category: Story Time
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Angelicum Academy Nursery Good Books

CharlotteCharlotte's Web
by E. B. White
Category: Story Time
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mater Amabilis Level 1B Book List for Ages 6-7
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 7-9
Also: Reading Roadmaps 3rd Grade
Also: Sonlight Level B for Ages 6-8
Also: Veritas Press 3rd Grade Literature

Winnie-the-PoohWinnie-the-Pooh
by A. A. Milne
Category: Story Time
Also: Memoria Press 3rd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: Reading Roadmaps 3rd Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Veritas Press 2nd Grade Literature

Happy Little FamilyOptional Extra Reading:
Happy Little Family
by Rebecca Caudill
Category: Story Time

Happy Times in Noisy VillageOptional Extra Reading:
Happy Times in Noisy Village
by Astrid Lindgren
Category: Story Time
Also: Sonlight Level B for Ages 6-8

Little Old Mrs PepperpotLittle Old Mrs Pepperpot
by Alf Proysen
Category: Story Time

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Story BookThe Milly-Molly-Mandy Story Book
by Joyce Lankester Brisley
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Story Time
Also: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Top 10 First Chapter Books for Preschoolers
Also: Veritas Press 2nd Grade Literature

My FatherMy Father's Dragon
by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Category: Story Time
Also: Reading Roadmaps 2nd Grade
Also: Sonlight Level A for Ages 5-7
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Veritas Press 2nd Grade Literature

My Naughty Little SisterMy Naughty Little Sister
by Dorothy Edwards
Category: Story Time

A Bear Called PaddingtonA Bear Called Paddington
by Michael Bond
Category: Story Time
Also: Former Sonlight Books
Also: Reading Roadmaps 2nd Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

The ChildrenThe Children's Book of Virtues
by William J. Bennett
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Story Time
Also: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

Stories of Great Americans for Little AmericansStories of Great Americans for Little Americans
by Edward Eggleston
Category: History

Turn of the Century: Eleven Centuries of Children and ChangeTurn of the Century: Eleven Centuries of Children and Change
by Ellen Jackson
Category: History

How Children LivedUK Option:
How Children Lived
by Chris and Melanie Rice
Category: History

The Oxford First Book of Children of the WorldThe Oxford First Book of Children of the World
by Rebecca Treays
Category: Geography

Children Just Like MeChildren Just Like Me
by Anabel Kindersley
Category: Geography
Also: What We Read: Australia
Also: What We Read: Brazil and Argentina
Also: What We Read: Canada
Also: What We Read: China
Also: What We Read: Colombia and Peru
Also: What We Read: East Africa
Also: What We Read: Eastern Europe
Also: What We Read: France
Also: What We Read: Greece
Also: What We Read: India
Also: What We Read: Japan
Also: What We Read: Korea
Also: What We Read: Mexico
Also: What We Read: Middle East
Also: What We Read: New Zealand
Also: What We Read: Nordic Countries
Also: What We Read: North Africa (Egypt and Morocco)
Also: What We Read: Russia
Also: What We Read: Southeast Asia
Also: What We Read: Southern Africa
Also: What We Read: West Africa

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the WorldAround the World:
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
by Marjorie Priceman
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Geography
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade

W is for World: A Round the World ABCAround the World:
W is for World: A Round the World ABC
by Kathryn Cave
Category: Geography

BonganiAfrica:
Bongani's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a South African City
by Gisele Wulfsohn
Category: Geography

BoushraAfrica:
Boushra's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in an Egyptian City
by Khaled Eldash
Category: Geography

Nii KweiAfrica:
Nii Kwei's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Ghanaian City
by Francis Provencal
Category: Geography

Chidi Only Likes BlueAfrica:
Chidi Only Likes Blue
by Ifeoma Onyefulu
Category: Geography

A is for AfricaAfrica:
A is for Africa
by Ifeoma Onyefulu
Category: Geography

EbeleAfrica:
Ebele's Favourite: a Book of African Games
by Ifeoma Onyefulu
Category: Geography

Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet BookAfrica:
Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book
by Muriel Feelings
Category: Geography
Also: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature
Also: What We Read: East Africa

WhereAfrica:
Where's Jamela?
by Niki Daly
Category: Geography

MufaroAfrica:
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Retold And Illustrated By John Steptoe
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Geography
Also: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: What We Read: Southern Africa

The Day of AhmedAfrica:
The Day of Ahmed's Secret
by Florence H. Parry
Category: Geography

Honey . . . Honey . . . Lion!Africa:
Honey . . . Honey . . . Lion!
by Jan Brett
Category: Geography

GeetaAsia:
Geeta's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in an Indian Village
by Prodeepta Das
Category: Geography

Huy and VinhAsia:
Huy and Vinh's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Vietnamese Village
by Jim Holmes
Category: Geography

YikangAsia:
Yikang's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Chinese Village
by Sungwan So
Category: Geography

The Five Chinese BrothersAsia:
The Five Chinese Brothers
by Claire Huchet Bishop
Category: Geography
Also: Memoria Press 2nd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade

The Story About PingAsia:
The Story About Ping
by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Geography
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Former Sonlight Books
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: What We Read: China

I is for IndiaAsia:
I is for India
by Prodeepta Das
Category: Geography

The Story of Little BabajiAsia:
The Story of Little Babaji
by Helen Bannerman
Category: Geography
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: What We Read: India
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

GrandfatherAsia:
Grandfather's Journey
by Allen Say
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Geography
Also: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: What We Read: Japan

PolinaEurope:
Polina's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Russian Village
by Andrey Ilyin
Category: Geography

Iina MarjaEurope:
Iina Marja's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Lapp Village
by Jaako Alatalo
Category: Geography

MadelineEurope:
Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Geography
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: What We Read: France
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

Papa PiccoloEurope:
Papa Piccolo
by Carol Talley
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Geography
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: What We Read: Italy

The MittenEurope:
The Mitten
by Jan Brett
Category: Geography
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten

Berlioz the BearEurope:
Berlioz the Bear
by Jan Brett
Category: Geography

The HatEurope:
The Hat
by Jan Brett
Category: Geography

CassioSouth and Central America:
Cassio's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Brazilian Village
by Maria de Fatima Campos
Category: Geography

EnriqueSouth and Central America:
Enrique's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Peruvian Village
by Sara Andrea Fajardo
Category: Geography

B is for BrazilSouth and Central America:
B is for Brazil
by Maria de Fatima Campos
Category: Geography

The Year at Maple Hill FarmUS Option:
The Year at Maple Hill Farm
by Alice Provensen
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Nature Study
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

CrinklerootUS Option:
Crinkleroot's Nature Almanac
by Jim Arnosky
Category: Nature Study
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Top 20 Science and Nature Books for Young Children

One Small Square: BackyardUS Option:
One Small Square: Backyard
by Donald M. Silver
Category: Nature Study
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

Usborne Book of the SeasonsUK Option:
Usborne Book of the Seasons
by Angela Wilkes
Category: Nature Study
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

An Alphabet in ArtAn Alphabet in Art
by Lucy Micklethwait
Category: Picture Study

Numbers in ArtNumbers in Art
by Lucy Micklethwait
Category: Picture Study

Animals in ArtAnimals in Art
by Lucy Micklethwait
Category: Picture Study

Prayers From the Ark: Selected PoemsPrayers From the Ark: Selected Poems
by Carmen De Gasztold; translated by Rumer Godden
Category: Poetry

My First Oxford Book of PoemsMy First Oxford Book of Poems
by John Foster
Category: Poetry

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