Fresno County Office of Education Jim A. Yovino, Superintendent of Schools

Kindergarten-4th Grade Booklist

Here are titles appropriate for Kindergarten through Fourth grade students.

Preschool-Kindergarten Books:

  1. Your Truly, Goldilocks, by Alma Flor Ada
  2. Ten, Nine, Eight, by Molly Bang
  3. Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown
  4. Edwardo the Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World, by John Burningham
  5. Mommy, Carry Me Please!, by Jane Cabrera
  6. The Very Hungry Catapillar, by Eric Carle
  7. Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?, by Nancy Carlstrom
  8. Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, by Eileen Christelow
  9. Big Mama's, by Donald Crews
  10. Hooray for Fish!, by Lucy Cousins
  11. Cows in the Kitchen, by June Crebbin
  12. Wiggle, by Doreen Cronin
  13. Good Dog Carl, by Alexandra Day
  14. Snowballs, Lois Ehlert
  15. Feast for Ten, Cathryn Falwell
  16. Bark, George, by Jules Feifer
  17. Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?, by Bill Martin
  18. Water Boy, by David McPhail
  19. Raising Dragons, Jerdine Nolen
  20. The Scrubby-Bubbly Car Wash, by Irene O'Garden
  21. Puppies and Piggies, by Cynthia Rylant
  22. No David!, by David Shannon
  23. Born to Read, by Judy Sierra
  24. My Kindergarten, by Rosemary Wells
  25. How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?, by Jane Yolen

First-Second Grade Picture Books & Chapter Series Books

Picture Books:

  1. The Bee Tree, by Patricia Polacco
  2. Cowboy & Octopus, by Jon Scieszka
  3. Eloise, by Kay Thompson
  4. The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, by Eugenios Trivizas
  5. Thunder Rose, by Jerdine Nolen
  6. Kate and the Beanstalk, by Mary Pope Osborne
  7. First Day in the Grapes, by L. King Perez
  8. The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes
  9. King Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale, by John Steptoe
  10. My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia, by Monica Brown
  11. Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney
  12. Diary of a Fly, by Doreen Cronin
  13. Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach: a Cuban Folktale, by Carmen Agra Deedy
  14. Traction Man is Here!, by Mini Grey
  15. On Earth, by G. Brian Karas
  16. Flotsam, by Davis Weisner

Series Books:

  1. Young Cam Jansen, by David Alder
  2. Fly Guy, by Todd Arnold
  3. Minnie and Moo, by Denys Cazet
  4. Frog and Toad, by Arnold Lobel
  5. Junie B. Jones, by Barbara Park
  6. Amelia Bedelia, by Peggy Parish
  7. Henry and Mudge, by Cynthia Rylant
  8. Piper Reed, by Kimberly Willis Holt
  9. Herbie Jones, by Suzy Kline
  10. Stink Moody, by Megan McDonald
  11. Iris and Walter, by Elissa Haden Guest
  12. Gus and Grandpa, by Claudia Mills
  13. Mercy Watson, by Kate DiCamillo
  14. Thrills, Spills, and Cosmic Chills, by Dan Greenburg

Third-Fourth Grade Chapter books and Series

  1. Mr. Popper's Peguins, by Richard Atwater
  2. Secrets of Droon series, by Tony Abbott
  3. Ivy & Bean series, by Annie Barrows
  4. Fudge-A Mania series, by Judy Blume
  5. Ramona series, by Beverly Cleary
  6. Annabel the Actress Starring In series, by Ellen Conford
  7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
  8. Amber Brown series, by Paula Danziger
  9. Rufus M. series, by Eleanor Estes
  10. The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman
  11. Just Juice, by Karen Hesse
  12. Martin Bridge series, by Jessica Scott Kerrin
  13. Pippi Longstocking series, Astrid Lingren
  14. Ruby Lu series, by Lenore Look
  15. Nate the Great series, by Marjorie Weinman-Sharmal
  16. Stuart Little series, by Peggy Gifford
  17. Sara, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
  18. Judy Moody series, by Megan McDonald
  19. Clemetine series, by Sara Pennypacker
  20. A to Z Mysteries series, by Ron Roy
  21. Gooseberry Park series, by Cynthia Rylant
  22. Time Warp Trio series, Jon Scieszka
  23. The Boxcar Children series, by Gertrude Warner-Chandler
  24. Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
  25. Alvin Ho series, by Lenore Look
  26. No Talking, by Andrew Clements
  27. The Emerald Atlas series, by John Stephens
  28. The Ball Hog series, by Rich Wallace
  29. How Tia Lola Learned to Teach series, by Julia Alvarez
  30. Keena Ford series, by Melissa Thomson
  31. Magic Tree House series, by Mary Pope Osborne