Oldies but Goodies: Great Books for Kindergarteners

Today’s “Oldies but Goodies” is a selection of timeless books for kindergarteners and early readers. Some of these titles can still be found at the local library, most are available through Amazon.com and the rest are obtainable at reasonably priced used-book websites like AbeBooks.com and alibras.com. All of them have great illustrations. 🙂

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

by Virginia Lee Burton

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

The Friendly Book

by Margaret Wise Brown

The Friendly Book (Big Little Golden Book)

Wait Till the Moon is Full

by Margaret Wise Brown

Wait Till the Moon Is Full

The Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

by Kevin Henkes

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

The Velveteen Rabbit

by Margey Williams Bianco

The Velveteen Rabbit


by Eve Titus


I Can’t, Said the Ant

by Polly Cameron

"I Can't" Said the Ant

Anything by Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales

The Story of Ferdinand

by Munro Leaf

The Story of Ferdinand (Puffin Storytime)

Millions of Cats

by Wanda Gag

Millions of Cats (Gift Edition) (Picture Puffin Books)

The Dragon Who Liked to Spit Fire

by Judy Varga

The Dragon Who Liked To Spit Fire



Filed under Gifted, Miscellaneous, Reading, Recommended Reading, Uncategorized

5 responses to “Oldies but Goodies: Great Books for Kindergarteners

  1. Wow – great memories!! So many good books here – I think my favourite it Mike Mulligan! Awesome list 🙂

  2. Most of those must have come out after I grew up!!!
    Of course I recognise Beatrix Potter and Dr.Zeuss but have never read the others….must look out for them for the grandkids.
    thanks for going to so much trouble.

  3. I remember Mike Mulligan too. Can I add ‘Little Bear’? I used to love that one when I was a kid. Little Bear Goes to the Moon was good, but they all were.

  4. mb

    What about A Fly Went By and Curious George??

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