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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Cool Reads for Kindergarten



That’s Not Bunny! by Chris Barton

In this silly story, a hungry hawk is outsmarted by the rabbit he hopes to have as a meal.


My Favorite Pets : by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s class by Jeanne Birdsall

In his homework assignment, Gus spends less time on what he likes about sheep and more on how he has gotten in trouble doing such things as using a sheep as an umbrella, or letting sheep into his house.


This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne

When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right.


Click, Clack, Peep by Doreen Cronin

All of the barnyard animals are excited about the arrival of a new duckling, until the noisy little one refuses to go to sleep.


Monster Trucks by Anika Denise

On a “Spooky Speedway,” a creepy collection of monster trucks assemble to race to the finish line with unexpected results.


Everyone Loves Cupcake by Kelly DiPucchio

Cupcake dresses to impress. Her smile is brilliant. Her wave is flawless. She even wears a tiara. Everyone loves a tiara. And Cupcake wants everyone to love her.


Bernice Gets Carried Away by Hannah Harrison

Bernice is having an awful time at her birthday party.  When she grabs all the balloons and floats away she realizes her problems are all about perspective.


Waiting by Kevin Henkes

Five friends sit happily on a windowsill waiting for something amazing to happen.


Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

A lion starts visiting the local library, but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend.


Huff & Puff by Claudia Rueda

This retelling of the Three Little Pigs has a big surprise at the end!




American Crows by Lisa Amstutz

Series: Backyard Birds

This book describes and illustrates American crows.


Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?…And Other Questions by Aleksei Bitskoff

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a shark went to your school? By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. Featuring superb illustrations with an engaging question and answer format, this series will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain animal facts.


Planting Seeds by Kathryn Clay

Simple nonfiction text and full-color photographs present planting seeds in spring.


The Wild Life of Bears by Camilla De la Bédoyère

Shares information on bears including, what they eat, where they live and what they look like.


The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring by Gilbert Ford

A story of the invention of an iconic American toy, the slinky, describes how engineer Richard James observed the remarkable movements of a coiled spring that fell from his desk.


Dear Pope Francis by Pope Francis

If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be? Children from around the world voice their concerns to Pope Francis in letters accompanied by colorful drawings.


I’m Like You, You’re Like Me: A Book about Understanding and Appreciating Each Other by Cindy Gainer

In this colorful exploration about friendship, read about the many ways to make friends and share your feelings with others.


Out and about: a first book of poems by Shirley Hughes

This book offers a treasury of seasonal poems that evoke the day-to-day experiences of the very young.


Animal School: What Class Are You? by Michelle Lord

Exploration of the five vertebrate classifications-mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish through poetry bring these animals to life.


Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Main: 630.837.2855
Adult: 630.837.3560
Youth & Teen: 630.837.3348
Monday-Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm