October 25, 2012

Kindergarten Read-Aloud List, 41-60

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children 
is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
C.S. Lewis

If you're looking for some new read-alouds for your Kindergartener, this week's list is a great one! We enjoyed every book with the exception of #56.

For chapter book recommendations, #46 and #53 were big hits with us. The audio books by Jim Weiss are always engaging, too (and a positive alternative to TV when you need to be doing something else - I like to put them on when I go to nurse and put the baby down for a nap).

Have you read any of these to your children - what were your thoughts?

Our Kindergarten Read-Aloud List, 41-60
*indicates Family Favorite

*41. Miss Suzy by Miriam Young (excellent, excellent book - great for PreK and K)
42. The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane by C.M. Millen (tells the story of medieval Catholic monks and how their beautiful illuminations were made)
43. Amelia Bedelia and the Baby by Peggy Parish (the Amelia Bedelia books are fun, but I think we need to wait another year for this series in order for my 5 yo to get all the humor)
44. She and He: Adventures in Mythology retold by Jim Weiss (audio book)
*45. Famously Funny: A Collection of Beloved Stories and Poems retold by Jim Weiss (audio book) (Jim Weiss is a talented story teller and the collection of stories in this CD are such fun)
*46. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (hands down one of the best read-alouds for children!)
*47. The Frog and Toad Treasury by Arnold Lobel
48. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose by Dr. Seuss
*49. 1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker (bright, engaging book introducing numbers 1-100; we really enjoyed this)
50. Goran's Great Escape by Astrid Lindgren
51. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
52. Small Pig by Arnold Lobel
*53. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus (another excellent read-aloud for the K crowd - the Winnie the Pooh stories are so sweet)
54. The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors by Stan and Jan Berenstain
55. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
56. An Undone Fairy Tale by Ian Lendler (the kids had fun with this at first, but by the end the humor was over their heads; I personally didn't like it and wouldn't recommend until age 7 or so)
57. Poppleton In Winter by Cynthia Rylant (my children ADORE Poppleton)
58. Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish
59. A Family Treasury Of Proverbs by Frances Lincoln (beautiful paintings coinciding with Biblical proverbs - just lovely)
60. Arabian Nights retold by Jim Weiss (audio book)


Be sure to check out my previous posts for other book ideas:

Kindergarten Read-Aloud List 1-20
Kindergarten Read-Aloud List 21-40

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