One of the best ways to get kids ready for kindergarten is to read stories out loud together. That’s why I was excited to team up with one of my favorite printable designers, Carli at Dimple Prints, and share a list of 50 of our favorite children’s books to read before kindergarten.

These titles include classics like Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?, plus newer books including Olivia (the most adorable pig on the planet!)

And speaking of these great books, check out our Reading Comprehension Activities to help you navigate through them!

Books to Read Before Kindergarten

Children will LOVE these books and you will too. We promise! If you’re a parent, post the list on your fridge and order a handful of titles from the library every week. They make a great family bucket list.

If you’re a teacher, print the checklist front to back and send it home to your students’ families. It’s a simple way to encourage reading!

We hope you enjoy reading these books to read before kindergarten!  Happy reading!

Grab Your Checklist

Ready to start reading?! Click the blue button below to download your list of 50 must-read books and then hop over and check out the 5 things every kindergartener needs to know on their first day of school.  Then, check  out our Reading Comprehension Activities to enhance your reading experience!

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  1. My son is in preschool and he already can’t wait to start kindergarten in August. However, he really needs to improve his reading level, but I think that if we start reading these 500 books that he will definitely do that. We already read books like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Fro and Toad and he is obsessed about those!

  2. Hi, the download button leads us to an error page. May I know if there are other available means to obtain the checklist?

    1. Hi Ally,
      I’m sorry you weren’t able to access the checklist! I’ve updated the link, and you’ll be able to grab it now. Please let me know if you have any further issues!
      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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