Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten

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Reading Roadmaps is a manual containing annotated reading lists for grades K-12 created by the Center for Lit. The manual summarizes the plot, themes, and other literary devices in each of the books. The following books are covered for Kindergarten.

The Runaway BunnyThe Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown
Recommended Age: 3
Also: Before Five in a Row Book List for Ages 3-4
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Recommended Age: 1
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
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: Top 10 Books for Babies

The Water HoleThe Water Hole
by Graeme Base

OliviaOlivia
by Ian Falconer
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
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

The Poky Little Puppy The Poky Little Puppy
by Janette Sebring Lowrey
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

The Bee TreeThe Bee Tree
by Patricia Polacco
Recommended Age: 3
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4

YouYou're Just What I Need
by Ruth Krauss

The Carrot SeedThe Carrot Seed
by Ruth Krauss
Recommended Age: 3
Also: Before Five in a Row Book List for Ages 3-4
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

The Tale Of Peter RabbitThe Tale Of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
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: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5 (in The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit)
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime (in Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales)

The Rainbow FishThe Rainbow Fish
by Marcus Pfister

The Story About PingThe Story About Ping
by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Former Sonlight Books
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: What We Read: China

Blueberries for SalBlueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Before Five in a Row Book List for Ages 3-4
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 4-5 Literature Package
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Top 10 Books for Toddlers
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury)

The Velveteen RabbitThe Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams
Also: Former Sonlight Books
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Memoria Press 2nd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: Veritas Press 2nd Grade Literature

If You Give A Mouse A CookieIf You Give A Mouse A Cookie
by Laura Numeroff
Recommended Age: 3
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 5-7 Literature Package
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: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Harper Collins Treasury of Picture Book Classics)

Tough BorisTough Boris
by Mem Fox

Apples to OregonApples to Oregon
by Deborah Hopkinson

NoahNoah's Ark
by Peter Spier
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: National Book Award Children's Book Winners
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4

The Three BearsThe Three Bears
by Paul Galdone
Recommended Age: 4
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

The Little Red HenThe Little Red Hen
by Paul Galdone
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program

The Gingerbread BoyThe Gingerbread Boy
by Paul Galdone
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program

The Three Billy Goats GruffThe Three Billy Goats Gruff
by Paul Galdone
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: What We Read: Nordic Countries

Bremen Town MusiciansBremen Town Musicians
by Brian Wildsmith

Are You My Mother? Are You My Mother?
by P.D. Eastman
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime

The Three Little PigsThe Three Little Pigs
by Paul Galdone
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3

The Three PigsThe Three Pigs
by David Wiesner
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners

Little Red Riding HoodLittle Red Riding Hood
by Trina Schart Hyman

Harriet, YouHarriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!
by Mem Fox

The Princess and the PeaThe Princess and the Pea
Adapted by John Cech

CinderellaCinderella
by C. S. Evans

Peter and the WolfPeter and the Wolf
by Sergei Prokofiev

The Little Engine that CouldThe Little Engine that Could
by Watty Piper
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Top 10 Books for Toddlers
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature

The Keeping QuiltThe Keeping Quilt
by Patricia Polacco

The MittenThe Mitten
by Jan Brett
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program

A New Coat for AnnaA New Coat for Anna
by Harriet Ziefert
Recommended Age: 6
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: What We Read: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

CorduroyCorduroy
by Don Freeman
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Before Five in a Row Book List for Ages 3-4
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
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: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature

The Money TreeThe Money Tree
by Sarah Stewart

Doctor De SotoAlternate:
Doctor De Soto
by William Steig
Also: Memoria Press 1st Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: National Book Award Children's Book Winners
Also: Reading Roadmaps 3rd Grade

Casey at the BatAlternate:
Casey at the Bat
by Ernest L. Thayer
Also: Memoria Press 3rd Grade Read-Aloud Program

Tops & BottomsAlternate:
Tops & Bottoms
by Janet Stevens
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade

Each Peach Pear PlumAlternate:
Each Peach Pear Plum
by Allan Ahlberg

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in PeopleAlternate:
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Retold by Verna Aardema, Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Memoria Press 1st Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 6-8 Literature Package
Also: What We Read: West Africa

Ox-Cart ManAlternate:
Ox-Cart Man
by Donald Hall, Illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature

Old HenryAlternate:
Old Henry
by Joan W. Blos

The Tale of Benjamin BunnyAlternate:
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
by Beatrix Potter

Just Plain FancyAlternate:
Just Plain Fancy
by Patricia Polacco

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State BuildingAlternate:
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
by Deborah Hopkinson

The Magic FanAlternate:
The Magic Fan
by Keith Baker

Emperor and the KiteAlternate:
Emperor and the Kite
by Jane Yolen

The JourneyAlternate:
The Journey
by Sarah Stewart

Babushka Baba YagaAlternate:
Babushka Baba Yaga
by Patricia Polacco

King BidgoodAlternate:
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
by Audrey Wood

Bored, Nothing to DoAlternate:
Bored, Nothing to Do
by Peter Spier

The Ugly DucklingAlternate:
The Ugly Duckling
by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Also: Memoria Press 3rd Grade Read-Aloud Program

Sleeping BeautyAlternate:
Sleeping Beauty
by Mahlon F. Craft, Illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft
Also: Top 20 Beautifully Illustrated Fairy Tales

The TreasureAlternate:
The Treasure
by Uri Shulevitz
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade

It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish FolktaleAlternate:
It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folktale
Retold And Illustrated by Margot Zemach
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Former Sonlight Books
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade

Hansel and GretelAlternate:
Hansel and Gretel
by Rika Lesser; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

The EmperorAlternate:
The Emperor's New Clothes
by Hans Christian Andersen; illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton
Also: Memoria Press 2nd Grade Read-Aloud Program

The Princess and the PeaAlternate:
The Princess and the Pea
by Hans Christian Andersen; illustrated by Dorothee Duntze

RapunzelAlternate:
Rapunzel
by Paul O. Zelinsky
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Memoria Press 3rd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Top 20 Beautifully Illustrated Fairy Tales

Beauty and the BeastAlternate:
Beauty and the Beast
by Jan Brett

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayAlternate:
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 6-8 Literature Package
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: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry StreetAlternate:
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
by Dr. Seuss

Thy Friend, ObadiahAlternate:
Thy Friend, Obadiah
by Brinton Turkle

The Whispering RabbitAlternate:
The Whispering Rabbit
by Margaret Wise Brown

The Story of FerdinandAlternate:
The Story of Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
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: What We Read: Spain and Portugal
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

Thank You, Mr. FalkerAlternate:
Thank You, Mr. Falker
by Patricia Polacco

Stone SoupAlternate:
Stone Soup
by Marcia Brown
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: Top 10 Thanksgiving Picture Books
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature

Humble PieAlternate:
Humble Pie
by Jennifer Donnelly

Norman the DoormanAlternate:
Norman the Doorman
by Don Freeman
Also: Memoria Press 1st Grade Read-Aloud Program

Chicken SundayAlternate:
Chicken Sunday
by Patricia Polacco
Also: Reading Roadmaps 3rd Grade
Also: Top 10 Easter Picture Books

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