Reading aloud to Kindergartners is a treasured time for the teacher and the students. It is hard to get five and six year olds to sit still for a few minutes, but reading to them is a great way to engage them and get them to want attempt self control. Let’s break down some awesome Chapter Books and Book Series Kinders love that are tried and true!
Please note, I put these in ABC order of series. I also want to note that I am looking for a great series that has a main character MALE with any type of diversity. If you know of one, please let me know so I can check it out and add it to the list AND to my classroom library. Students deserve books and characters that represent themselves in print.
Dog Man Series
Firstly, this series will not stay on the book shelves in my classroom. Your students will LOVE reading this and following along with the stories. Don’t let the size of the books full you. Your students will not want you to put it down UNTIL you hand it over to them to read.
#1 Dog Man (Amazon)
#2 Dog Man Unleashed (Amazon)
#3 Dog Man A Tale of Two Kittens (Amazon)
#3 Dog Man and Cat Kid (Amazon)
#4 Dog Man Lord of the Fleas (Amazon)
#6 Dog Man Brawl of the Wild (Amazon)
#7 Dog Man From Who the Ball Rolls (Amazon)
#8 Dog Man Fetch 22 (Amazon) released 12/10/19
Judy Moody & Friends Series
Secondly, this series is such a fun way to introduce readers to Judy Moody and all her friends. Each page has tons of pictures and the stories are high interest. Stink, Judy’s brother, is a favorite.
1. Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble (Amazon)
2. Rocky Zang in The Amazing Mr. Magic (Amazon)
3- Amy Namey in Ace Reporter (Amazon)
4- Frank Pearl in The Awful Waffle Kerfuffle (Amazon)
5- Stink Moody in Master of Disaster (Amazon)
6- Triple Pet Trouble (Amazon)
7- Mrs Moody in The Birthday Jinx (Amazon)
8- April Fools’ Mr. Todd! (Amazon)
9- Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy (Amazon)
10- Not -So-Lucky Lefty (Amazon)
11- Searching for Stinkodon (Amazon)
Junie B. Jones
Next, this book series is about a very funny, outspoken new Kindergartner, Junie B. Jones, and her experience in Kindergarten. My favorite part of this book is the mispronunciations of words like Valentines. Be warned: you want to edit out the words like dumb and stupid when you read this to your classroom. These books will have you giggling along with your class.
The Kindergarten Collection
#1-4 Books (Amazon)
#13-16 Books (Amazon)
#17-20 Books (Amazon)
The First Grade Collection
Furthermore this book series was read to my oldest daughter when she was in Kindergarten and she instantly fell in love with the main characters Jack and Annie. I loved how much history the author tied into the books and now many book options there were. I think you will find this series full of adventure and fun.
#1-4- in the series (Amazon)
#5-8- in the series (Amazon)
#9-12 – in the series (Amazon)
#13-16 – in the series (Amazon)
#17-20 in the series (Amazon)
#21-24 in the series (Amazon)
#25-28 in the series (Amazon)
Box Series #1-25 (Amazon)
Also look into this is a series that has tons of K and 1st grade dancing happy because their students love it so much. I personally recently grabbed this series to try myself because the talk is so great.
1- Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Amazon)
2- Mercy Watson Goes For a Ride (Amazon)
3- Mercy Watson Fights Crime (Amazon)
4- Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise (Amazon)
5- Mercy Watson: Thinks Like a Big (Amazon)
6- Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes (Amazon)
Because we love this book series, we know you will too! These books have problems that occur and Freddy has to decide what to do in the situation, which allows you to bring up great character skills.
1- Tooth Trouble (Amazon)
2- The King of Show-and-Tell (Amazon)
3- Homework Hassles (Amazon)
4- Don’t Sit on My Lunch! (Amazon)
5- Talent Show Scardey-Pants
6- Help A Vampire’s Coming (Amazon)
The Princess in Black
Another series is about a girl who is a Princess AND a superhero who fights monsters as they try to eat goats. Although the title may sound girly, your boys will love these books just as much as your girls.
1- The Princess in Black (Amazon)
2- The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party (Amazon)
3- The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde (Amazon)
4- The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation (Amazon)
5- The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate (Amazon)
6- The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare (Amazon)
7- The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle (released on 12/24/19)
Zoey and Sassafras
Finally, this is a newer book series but it has also one many awards because it is awesome. I love the main character Zoey. I also love how engaged my own Kindergartener is when we read these together.
#1- Dragons and Marshmallows (Amazon)
#2- Monsters and Mold (Amazon)
#3- Merhorses and Bubbles (Amazon)
#4- Caterflies and Ice (Amazon)
#5- The Pod and The Bog (Amazon)
Grab your Printable List
Even More, you can grab a printable list to take to the library with you, or use the clickable list to shop with on Amazon. 🙂
Click here for book list.