Family Fun Reading List
The Family Time Reading List is comprised of books from several genres.  These books are for you to read to your children.  The list is extremely long.  We designed the list so that you could pick and choose which books interest you and your child.  There is something for everyone.  This is not a required list, but a guide to some fantastic literature!  There is also an easy reader section if your child is interested in trying those.  Many of these books can also be found on CD or on play away.  They are an excellent resource for long car rides or a rainy day. 

Loker Kindergarten Summer Reading

Browne           Me and You

Buehner           Superdog: the heart of a hero

Buitrago          Jimmy the Greatest!

Bunting           Wednesday Surprise

Burton             Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Buzzeo            One Cool Friend

Carrick            Big Old Bones

Charlip            Perfect Day

Chivers            Rhino’s Great Big Itch

Cocca-Leffler  Jack’s Talent

Cooney           Miss Rumphius

Czekaj             Hip & Hop, Don’t Stop!

Daly                Ruby Sings the Blues

DePaola           Strega Nona

Ehlert              Oodles of Animals

Elschner          Max’s Magic Seeds

Ericson            Most Beautiful Kid in the World

Faller               Polo: the Runaway Book

Fogliano          And Then It’s Spring

Fox                  Koala Lou

Frazee             The Boss Baby

 Funke             Princess Knight

Geisert            County Road ABC

Goldfinger       Fish Named Spot

Goode             Mama’s Perfect Present

Grambling       Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail

Graves             Unexpectedly Bad Hair of Barcelona Smith

Gravett            Odd Egg

Grey                Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey

Harper             Pink Me Up

Henkes            Old Bear

Hills                How Rocket Learned to Read

Howe              Brontorina

Howe              Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores

Isaacs             Dust Devil

James Baby    Brains Superstar

Jarman            Class Two at the Zoo

Johnson           Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

Karas               Class Artist

Keller              Geraldine and Mrs.Duffy

Klassen           I Want My Hat Back

Krensky          My Teacher’s Secret Life

Lasky              Show and Tell Bunnies

Lester              Sam and the Tigers

Levitin, S.        Taking Charge

Lionni              Extraordinary Egg

Lobel Nini       Lost and Found

Marshall          George and Martha

McCloskey     Make Way for Ducklings

Meddaugh       Martha Walks the Dog

Montanari       Very Full Morning

Mosel              Tikki Tikki Tembo

Neubecker       Wow! School!

Noyes             Red Butterfly

Nyeu               Bunny Days

Parker             A Paddling of Ducks

Payne             Katy No-Pocket

Pitzer              Not Afraid of Dogs

Polacco            Just Plain Fancy

Rex                  You Can Do Anything Daddy

Rosen              We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Rosenberg       Nobody

Rosenberry     Vera’s First Day of School

Rumford          Don’t Touch My Hat

Russo             Waiting for Hannah

Schubert          Here Comes Darrell

Sendak           Where the Wild Things Are

Schaefer           Big Little Monkey

Scotton            Splat the Cat

Seeger             What If?

Slobodkina      Caps for Sale

Smith               It’s a Book

Stanley            Saving Sweetness

Stead               A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Stein                Monster Hug

Tavares           Oliver’s Game

Thomas           Take Care, Good Knight

Van Laan         When Winter Comes

Varennes         Jewel Box Ballerinas

Waber             Lyle Walks the Dogs

Wells               Max’s ABC

Willems           Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator Wolf Truck       Stuck

Wood              King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub

Wright             Jake Stays Awake

Yolen               How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Zolotow          My Friend John

Easy Readers – EJ

Arnold             Super Fly Guy

Arnold             Wiggle and Waggle

Asher              Too Many Frogs!

Bell                  Sock Monkey Rides Again

Buck                Oh, Cats

Bulla                Daniel’s Duck

Capucilli          Biscuit (series)

Cazet               Minnie and Moo (series)

Chaconas         Cork and Fuzz

Davis               Stinky (Graphic Novel)

Dotlich            Bella and Bean

Hall                 Ballerina Girl

Henkes            Penny and Her Song

Hoban             Arthur’s Camp-Out

Hoff                Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur

Hoff                Oliver

Holub              Garden that We Grew

Howe              Pinky and Rex (series)

Howe              Houndsley and Catina (series)

Jarman             Magic Backpack

Krensky          Lionel (series)

Little               Emma’s Magic Winter

Marshall          Four on the Shore

Mills               Gus and Grandpa (series)

Minarik           Little Bear (series)

McConnell      What a Baker Makes

McMullan       Pearl and Wagner (series)

McPhail          Jack and Rick

Minarik           Little Bear

Parish             Amelia Bedelia (series)

Rylant             Henry and Mudge (series)

Rylant             Mr. Putter and Tabby (series)

Rylant             Poppleton (series)

Rylant             Annie and Snowball (series)

Sharmat           Nate the Great (series)

Silverman        Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa (series)

Sweeney          Molly’s Store

Van Leeuwen  Amanda Pig (series)

Weiss               Lucky Duck

Willems           Elephant and Piggie (series)

Willems           Cat the Cat, Who Is That?

Fairy Tales/Folk Tales

Felton              Pecos Bill and the Mustang

Brett                Mitten

DePaola           Legend of the Bluebonnet

Fle                   Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal

Kimmel           Joha Makes a Wish

Marshall          Red Riding Hood

Nesbit             Jack and the Beanstalk

Paschkis          Head, Body, Legs

Bruchac           First Strawberries

Brett                Town Mouse, Country Mouse

Non Fiction

Ashton            A Seed is Sleepy

Ashton            An Egg is Quiet

Brenner           One Small Place by the Sea

Bruel               Bob and Otto

Cassino           The Story of Snow

Dotlich            What is Science

Heywood        Great Dinosaur Search

Frost               Monarch and Milkweed

Dorros            Ant Cities

Davies            Surprising Sharks

Davies            Dolphin Baby

Davies            Big Blue Whale

Davies            One Tiny Turtle

Davies            Outside Your Window

Peterson          Leopard & Silkie

Gibbons          Dogs

Giogos            In My Backyard

Glaser              Wonderful Worms

Gonyea           A Book About Color

Gran                Big Bug Surprise

Micklethwait  I Spy Colors in Art

Anholt             Magical Garden of Claude Monet

Edom               Starting Soccer

Hopkins          Nasty Bugs

Hoberman       You Read to Me I’ll Read to You

Sayre               Here Come the Humpbacks

Terban             Eight Ate



Earle, S. Life in the Ocean

Gee, Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee

Lincoln Looking at Lincoln

Mozart, W. Mozart: Scenes from the

Childhood of the Great


Picture Books

Aliki         Overnight at Mary Bloom’s

Asher        Too Many Frogs!

Bardhan-Quallen Tightrope Poppy the High-Wire Pig

Barnett      Extra Yarn

Becker      Visitor for Bear

Bemelmans Madeline

Berger        Little Yellow Leaf

Bingham     Z is for Moose

Birtha          Lucky Beans

Brett           Honey Honey-Lion

Brown        Arthur Writes a Story

Brown        Children Make Terrible Pets