Bed Time Stories

Kindergarten Suggested Bed Time Reading 


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Research has shown that the single greatest factor in predicting reading success is whether a child is read to when young. Here are some titles to get you started, most of these titles can be found at the local library!

Note: The following books are only suggestions. Please feel free to add any books that are appropriate for your reader.


Books About Me
• I Like Me! by Nancy L. Carlson
• I Like to Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow
• The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
• My Five Senses by Aliki
• Owen by Kevin Henkes
• When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer


Family Stories
• Just Me Books by Mercer Mayer
• Mama Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse


Predictable Books
(Stories with a pattern using rhyme or rhythm.)
• Curious George by H. A. Rey
• Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
• The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone
• Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat
• Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
• Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág
• What’s in Fox’s Sack? by Paul Galdone


Beginning, Middle, and End Concept
• Bony-Legs by Joanna Cole
• A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
• Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
• Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins
• The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown


Color and Counting Books
• Each Orange Had Eight Slices: A Counting Book by Paul Giganti Jr.
• Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert
• Frog Counts to Ten by John Liebler
• Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
• Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? by Tana Hoban
• Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
• Ten Bears in My Bed: A Goodnight Countdown by Stanley Mack
• Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood
• 26 Letters and 99 Cents by Tana Hoban


Caldecott Winners and Honor Books
• Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
• Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
• More, More, More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams
• Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
• Swimmy by Leo Lionni
• Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens


Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes
• James Marshall’s Mother Goose by James Marshall
• My Very First Mother Goose by Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells
• Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose by Tomie dePaola


Folktales and Fairy Tales
• Chicken Little by Steven Kellogg
• Cinderella by Marcia Brown
• The Hare and the Tortoise by Brian Wildsmith
• Henny Penny by H. Werner Zimmermann
• The Little Red Hen by Margot Zemach
• The Three Bears by Paul Galdone
• The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Peter Christen Asbjornsen
• Three Little Pigs by James Marshall
• The Three Little Pigs by Rodney Peppé
• The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen


Stories in Rhyme
• All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka
• Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema
• Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk


• Benjamin and Tulip by Rosemary Wells
• We Are Best Friends by Aliki
• Who Will Be My Friends? by Syd Hoff


Fabulous Science Books
• Cars and How they Go by Joanna Cole
• Eyewitness Juniors Amazing Frogs and Toads by Barry Clarke
• Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole