25 Books Every Kid Should Read by Kindergarten

Give your child a head start on their first day of school.

Apr 08, 2024



25 Books Every Kid Should Read by Kindergarten

Apr 08, 2024

Before their first day of kindergarten, your child is expected to have some basic skills, like recognizing some letters of the alphabet, identifying colors and shapes, and counting to 10. You may also want to prepare your child for good manners and teach them how to show respect for others in the classroom. 

Check out the essential social-emotional books about kindness every kindergartner should read.

This diverse collection of books features 25 titles that cover these topics and will give your kid a head start on their first day of school. From All We Need Is Love And A Really Soft Pillow! to Don't Call Me Grumpycorn, these books will teach your child important social-emotional lessons, such as friendship and kindness, as well as letters and numbers, which help set the stage for building their vocabulary and math skills. 

Plus, explore the BOB Books series, designed to help early readers build basic reading skills.

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