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Reading Tips For Kindergarten Parents

Play with letters, words, and sounds! Having fun with language helps your child learn to crack the code of reading. Click on the link below to connect to Reading Rocket's Reading Tips For Kindergarten Parents.  The tips offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child.


 A Ball For Daisy

by Chris Raschuka Year Published: 2011 0.0 AR Level

 Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In this wordless book, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special. 



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 A New Friend

by Wiley Blevins Year Published: 2013 0.2 AR Level

Dogs and cats aren’t supposed to be friends. Dogs chase and bark at cats. But this dog and cat know real friendship when they feel it, and nothing will keep them apart! This simple Level 1 reader will give young children a sweet introduction to both reading and friendship.


At The Park

by Peter Sloan Year Published: 1999 0.3 AR Level

A little gril describes all the fun she had at the park.


My Camp-Out

by Marcia Leonard Year Published: 1999 0.4 AR Level

This girl is all set to camp out. Her tent is up, her sleeping bag is unrolled, she's ready for a good night's sleep...until it gets dark.


Tiny Goes To The Library

by Cari Meister Year Published: 2000 0.5 AR Level

Tiny likes to go places with his best friend. But when they go to the library, Tiny has to wait outside. Soon it's time to bring the books home. Tiny is a very big help! 


 Don't Cut My Hair

by Hans Wilhelm Year Published: 1998 0.6 AR Level

alt-textNoodles, a little dog is afraid to get a haircut, but finds that he looks "cool" with short hair.


I Love Fishing

by Bonnie Dobkin Year Published: 1993 0.7 AR Level

A young fisherman expresses enthusiasm for the sport while acknowledging the many potential distractions surrounding it.


 I Need You Dear Dragon

by Margaret Hillert Year Published: 1950 0.8 AR Level

Dear dragon feels somewhat rejected when his master's new baby sister comes home from the hospital, but love and reassurance put things right.


Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus

by Mo Willems Year Published: 2003 0.9 AR Level

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place—a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.