Books kindergarteners can read

Books for grade K kindergarten children aged 5-6

Books for grade K -this list of recommended reading books for kindergartners has been compiled by teachers and school librarians for elementary school children aged 5-6. There is a range of inspirational and engaging books for emerging and more confident readers, including picture books, nursery rhymes, books to share, and books suitable for first independent reading. There are also books to promote discussion, thought, imagination, writing ideas, and provide an impetus for creative art. This list of kindergarten reading recommendations includes titles by Janet Squires, Matt de la Peña, Emily Tetri, Akiko Miyakoshi, and Mary Ann Hoberman.

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Penelope is really looking forward to starting school and meeting her new classmates. That is, she’s really looking forward to eating them because she’s a T-Rex dinosaur. Soon, however, the tables are turned in this compelling and fun book for children aged 3-5.

School story

Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol

A multi-award-winning picture book that will both amuse and entrance. All Granny wants to do is to be allowed to finish knitting sweaters for her large family – but she keeps being interrupted. To find peace, she leaves home. Her travels take her as far as the moon – meeting goats, bears and aliens along the way. Will she ever finish her knitting?


Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis

A delightful non-fiction resource book for the classroom or at home. Learn all about water in its many forms, discover all the words used to describe water features, and link them to the illustrations. The simple text explains the entire water cycle and demonstrates why water is so important to us all.

Narrative non fiction

I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty

A clever moral tale about a young frog who finds it difficult to see the good in how things are and instead yearns to be something else. His father, however, is adept at grounding him in reality. A great book for parents to read with their children, or for teachers to read and discuss with a class.

Animal story

The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

A charming story – based on an Aesop fable – about friendship and loyalty in which a mouse who rescues a trapped lion after the lion decides not to eat him. Stunning artwork helps to convey the scale and magnificence of the lion and its Serengeti surroundings.


Ten on a Twig by Lo Cole

A wonderful counting story – full of repetition – that is ideal for less confident readers to share with adults and read aloud. The inventive and vibrant artwork could provide a great starting point for bulletin boards and classroom displays.

Picture book

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang

Jim’s friends have lots of helpful suggestions to try and make him feel happier. But the more they try to help, the grumpier Jim becomes until he has a meltdown. With sparkling and funny artwork throughout, this is a useful story to help younger children discuss empathy. Norman the gorilla is fabulous.

Picture book

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

An award-winning and beautifully illustrated book that teaches children to think positively, believe in themselves, and embrace diversity in the world. A great book to spark questions and conversations.


What Color Is Night? by Grant Snider

An imaginative picture book with dream-like nightscapes to capture the imagination of Kindergarten readers. A beautiful book for reading at bedtime.

Bedtime story

Locomotive by Brian Floca

An evocative and thrilling picture book full of onomatopoeic words to thrust the reader into the sights, sound, and atmosphere of railroads and locomotives. A fantastic book for children who are interested in machines.

STEM | Picture book

Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton

A funny story that helps kindergarten-aged children to understand that it’s not always the loudest person that has the best ideas. When a gang of four friends tries to catch a bird, they fail spectacularly, until they listen to the quiet observant member of the group.


The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires

The traditional Gingerbread Man fairy tale is morphed into a Wild West setting with cacti, cattle, and coyotes. Yeehaw! A wonderful, fun, and immersive rhyming story that uses clever repetition and catchy language.

Modern fairy tale

The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds

Jerome doesn’t collect trading cards, coins or stamps – instead he collects words. Short words, long words, complicated words, and unusual words make up his collection – as well as words that can change and words that persuade. A highly original picture book that is perfect for developing a child’s imagination and interest in language.

Picture book

One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies

A charming and poetic picture book story following the life of one loggerhead turtle as she completes a migration of thousands of miles over three decades. Enlightening, uplifting, and beautifully illustrated, this story is ideal to read and share with younger children.

Animal story

The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat

An enchanting story that follows an imaginary friend that sets out on a long journey to try and find a child to adopt him. Inventive and original, this is a great picture book to help spark creative writing and narrative storytelling ideas.

Picture book

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

When CJ and his grandma travel to and from church every Sunday, he sees places that are very different from where he lives. An atmospheric picture book story that introduces kindergarten children to a diverse range of neighborhoods, people, and backgrounds – sensitively and thoughtfully.


Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman

A stereotype-busting story that shows children that they can be whatever they want to be – whether it is playing baseball, trying on different colored clothes, or liking unicorns. A good book to provoke discussion and help children develop a sense of empathy and acceptance.


Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri

Tiger has a monster that lives under the bed. But this is no ordinary monster – each night it scares aways any nightmares so Tiger can get some sleep. But one day there’s a nightmare too big to scare away. Will Tiger and Monster be able to summon enough courage to overcome the nightmare? An ultimately uplifting and inspiring bedtime story.

Bedtime story

The Way Home in the Night by Akiko Miyakoshi

An atmospheric picture book that’s full of awe and wonder. A young bunny wonders what goes on in the world of night and embarks on an imaginative journey. A great book to spark story ideas in kindergarten classes.

Animal story

The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman

When a busy mother has seven children who each want something different to eat all sorts of chaos ensues in funny rhyming verse. A great story to sensitively suggest to children that fussy eating has downsides.


Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Ramon loves to draw, but when one insensitive comment by his older brother threatens to destroy his confidence, his sister Marisol opens his eyes to see problems and obstacles in a new light. An inspirational book, and one that is ideal to read to reluctant and unsure children.


Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

As the zookeeper says goodnight to each animal at bedtime, someone or something very furry and very naughty is following him, with a set of keys. A riotously funny bedtime story with lots of clever visual cues and wordplay repetition.


Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker

In this colorful picture book for emerging readers, each car on the train is boarded by a different animal, and each animal fills the car with more and more unlikely and amusing luggage and cargo. A great story to encourage children in grade K to read independently.


Goodnight Already! by Jory John

When all exhausted Bear wants to do is go to sleep after a long day, his over-enthusiastic neighbor, Duck won’t stop trying to talk to him. A very funny picture book that helps teach children to respect boundaries and be careful not to annoy others.

Bedtime story

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

A visually engaging story that teaches young readers to overcome fears and realize goals. When Jabari thinks he’s ready to jump off the diving board, suddenly doubts begin to form. Fortunately, his father is on hand to inspire courage.


Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

When a girl walking home from school and a lost wolf cub get caught in a white-out, they both help each other to find the way back home. The lyrical storytelling and atmospheric artwork will inspire children to imagine the situation for themselves.

Animal story

Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Elizabeth Hammill

A wonderful collection of beautifully illustrated traditional nursery rhymes, collected from a diverse range of cultures around the world. A great classroom resource for kindergarten.

Nursery rhymes

The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath by Julia Finley Mosca

An award-winning and inspirational story, telling the life of Dr. Patricia Bath who achieved her life’s dreams despite her difficult start in life. Fighting injustices, her determination, and courage shine through in this illustrated biography written in rhyme.


Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick

When WW1 vet Harry Colebourn helps rescue a young bear, he decides to name her after his hometown – Winnipeg. The story follows Winnie’s amazing journey around the world to London Zoo which later inspired the famous book Winnie-the-Pooh. An enthralling read.

Narrative non fiction

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LOTS of Kindergarten Level Books Kids will 💗📚

Books to Read

June 2, 2021

by Beth Gorden

Teaching your child to read is easy when you give kids books that are level appropriate so they can succeed. WE’ve taken all the work out of finding books kindergartners will love this this Kindergarten Level Books list! This kindergarten reading level books includes leveled readers that will use phonics and sight words to give your child practice reading. Get started creating a life-long reader starting with the kindergarten reading level.

Kindergarten Level Books

In kindergarten, you will be amazed at how much your child learns. At the beginning of the year, they’ll be able to read simple text. As the year progresses, you’ll notice that they can read more difficult words and sentences. This must-read kindergarten book list includes books that come in boxed sets, non-fiction books, and leveled readers. By using kindergarten level books you will ensure your child will be successful and be excited to read as they will recognize and be able to sound-out simple words. Instead of hunting through thousands of books for the good ones, we’ve pulled together our favorite kindergarten level reading books. Whether you are looking for level a books for kindergarten or  level 1 books for kindergarten – these books for kindergarten reading level are perfet for your child.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – this list will make your life easier and get your kids excited to read!

Kindergarten Reading Level Books

If you’re looking for fun books that are the perfect level for your kindergartner, then Level 1 books are just what you need. These must-read leveled readers are designed to let kids read independently. Your child will be able to combine what they know about sight words with phonics as they sound out words and read sentences.

  1. May I Please Have a Cookie? – Not only will this book give your kindergartner a chance to read independently, but it will also help teach manners!
  2. Big Shark, Little Shark – Your kindergartner will enjoy sounding out words in this book as they learn all about opposites.
  3. Get the Giggles – Nurture your child’s sense of humor while teaching them to read with this beginning book. It’s a book of jokes!
  4. Please Write Back – In this book, Alfie writes a letter to his grandma. He gets to do everything, including putting a stamp on it! After reading this, your kindergartener will want to write a letter of their own.
  5. I Spy School – I Spy books make the “favorite” list of many school-aged kids! Now, your kindergartner can both read and “spy” with this book.
  6. My First Kids Jokes – This joke book is perfect for children just starting to read! What a humorous way to learn to read!
  7. There’s a Mouse in the House – What happens when a mouse comes to stay in your house? Find out with this beginning reader!
  8. Who Wears Glasses? – There are so many different kinds of glasses in this early reader! Which kind will be your kindergartner’s favorite?
  9. Monster Math Picnic – Combine math and reading with this level 1 book for kindergartners.

Lovable Character Kindergarten Books

Some books are special because of the characters in them! This list of kindergarten books is filled with lovable characters that will get your kids excited about reading. From Clifford to Silly Milly, your child will feel right at home reading books with these characters.

  1. I Will Take a Nap: An Elephant and Piggie Book – Elephant and Piggie are two characters that will quickly become your kindergartner’s favorites.
  2. Mac and Cheese – Mac and Cheese might seem like a delicious, cheesy meal; however, that’s not the case in this book. Instead, Mac and Cheese are the very lovable main characters.
  3. Silly Milly – Will your child be able to guess why Silly Milly likes certain words? This beginning reader is filled with riddles and rhymes.
  4. Clifford’s Class Trip – If your child loves Clifford then they’ll love reading this book independently! Clifford gets to go on a class trip with Emily Elizabeth. What adventures will he have?
  5. Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face? – Your kindergartner will relate with Stinky Face as he starts kindergarten himself.
  6. Hippo & Rabbit in Three Short Tales – Even though they’re different, Hippo and Rabbit are best friends. Follow them on their adventures with these three tales.

Kindergarten Boxed Sets

Boxed sets are perfect for kindergartners learning to read. These sets include levels A-C, which means that your child can start their kindergarten year reading level A and progress to level C as they become better readers. Each boxed set includes books that will help your child attain that goal!

  1. First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level A – This boxed set comes complete with 25 books that will help your kindergartner develop their reading skills. Titles are sure to keep your child interested, from Fun in the Mud to Birthday Surprise.
  2. Pete the Cat Phonics Box – Your kindergartner needs to practice both short and long vowel sounds. With Pete the Cat, they’ll get the chance to do so!
  3. Marvel Meet the Super Heroes! – Do you have a little superhero in your life? Then this kindergarten boxed set will delight them.
  4. Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers – These Bob Books uses consistency and simplicity to help your kindergartner learn to read. With each book, your child will gradually be introduced to new words and sounds.
  5. Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers – Use classic fairy tales and folk tales to teach your kindergartner to read. These 15 stories include favorites such as Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs.
  6. Peppa Phonics Boxed Set – Your child will use their phonics skills to sound out the words in this beginning book. With the focus on short vowel words, your child will quickly become a proficient reader.
  7. First Little Comics: Levels A & B – Comics are perfect for beginner readers. With fun characters and easy to read word bubbles, your kindergartner will love this boxed set.
  8. Newmark Learning Rising Readers Leveled Books – Focus on learning to read and comprehension with this set of leveled readers.
  9. Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends – Tug the Pup is here to help your kindergartner learn to read. With levels A-C in this boxed set, you can use it all year long as your child becomes a better reader.

Non-Fiction Kindergarten Books

In addition to fiction books, make sure you also give your kindergartner the chance to non-fiction books as well. Not only should your child have the opportunity to read different genres of books, they’ll also love the vivid photos that come along with it! From tadpoles to trucks, your kindergartener will learn so much with these must-read non-fiction readers.

  1. From Tadpole to Frog – Follow the life cycle of a frog with this non-fiction book. Starting with a tadpole, readers will learn about how a tadpole turns into a frog.
  2. Polar Animals – How can a polar animal survive in cold? Find out with this beginning reader book that’s perfect for kindergarteners.
  3. Ocean Life – The ocean is filled with fantastic creatures. In this book, readers will learn about some of these, including dolphins, whales and more.
  4. On the Road – In this beginner reader, kindergarteners will get the chance to read all about vehicles. From buses to motorcycles, kids will enjoy learning about vehicles.
  5. Bats – With this non-fiction book, beginner readers will learn about bats, including their habitat, eating habits, and more!
  6. Guided Science Readers: Level A – This boxed set combines simple text and vibrant photos to help your child be successful as they learn to read. Topics include pumpkins, whales and more!

That concludes our must-read kindergarten book list. Enjoy these books together, and your child will be an expert reader by the time they finish kindergarten!


Kindergarten Crafts

Looking for more fun craft projects? Try these:

  • Lots of Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
  • Super cute, free printable farm animal puppets
  • Hundreds Paper Plate Crafts for Kids from A to Z
  • Make one of these flower crafts
  • These precious keepsake handprint alphabet craftshelp your child to learn the alphabet at the same time!
  • Grab your craft sticks, you are going to want to make all of these cool popsicle stick crafts
  • Make practicing math fun by making one of these FUN and FREE Math Crafts
  • Brr! It may be cold outside, but stay warm in a winter wonderland with these snowflake crafts
  • Get ready for the first day of school with these Back to School Crafts
  • WE have tons of monthy kindergarten crafts
  • Plus don’t miss these super cute and FREE abc crafts for lowercase letters

FREE Alphabet Printables

Looking for more abc printables for kids? You have tons of free alphabet printables

  • Fun Alphabet Coloring Pages
  • Find the Letter Worksheets
  • Disney Alphabet Coloring Pages
  • free alphabet printables for toddlers
  • Alphabet Book Printable – a book for each letter of the alphabet from A to Z
  • Free Printable Alphabet Worksheets
  • Alphabet Mazes to practice ABCs
  • Cut and Paste Alphabet Worksheets
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  • Alphabet Playdough Mats

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  • Grab this ABC coloring book free download foe some fun learning with prek/K
  • Bingo Dauber Printables to practice making upper and lowercase letters
  • Just print and practice with these kindergarten alphabet worksheets
  • Looking for convenient printable crafts? You will love these letter crafts!
  • Super cute alphabet cards to trace with fingers, dry erase markers, or playdough
  • Free Printable Days of the Week Worksheets are super handy for teaching the days of the week
  • Find the Letter worksheets where children dab the letter to make snow in the snow globe
  • Learn kindergarten colors with these free printable sorting mats!
  • Alphabet Playdough Mats are a great, hands on alphabet activity
  • Kids will love uncovering the zoo animals in these color by number worksheets
  • Practice tracing letters with these alphabet worksheets for kindergarten a to z
  • Sneak in some summer learning with these summer kindergarten worksheets
  • Print this free traceable alphabet to help young learners work on fine motor skills
  • Make learning your ABCs fun with these handprint alphabet ideas

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Top 100 New Books for Children and Teenagers

Beautifully designed children's books for every taste are littered with bookshelves. But to find a book in this stream that will really interest a child - it doesn’t matter if it’s a kindergartener or a teenager - is an almost impossible task. You can rely on luck and try to look for a needle in a haystack. But it is better to use our recommendations. Mel publishes a list of the 100 best new books for children aged 1 to 17, which was presented by the Gaidar Children's Library.

The Arkady Gaidar Moscow City Children's Library has released its regular annual catalog "The 100 Best New Books for Children and Teenagers 2016". Library staff, together with experts from the Samokat and Grand Fair publishing houses, selected the highest quality new book releases - reissues and brand new works - to guide parents on the literature market. Among them are collections of poems, comic books, artistic and educational works by Russian and foreign authors. Mel studied this catalog, divided it into age categories, supplemented it with information from online bookstores, and presents it to its readers.

Age: 1-6 years old

1. Shel Silverstein. Generous tree. Melik-Pashayev Publishing House

Once upon a time there lived a boy. Every day he came to play in the meadow where a wild apple tree grew. The boy climbed up its trunk, swayed on the branches and ate its fruits. The apple tree gave the boy everything he needed to be happy. But time passed, the boy grew up, and for happiness he needed much more: money, his own house, a solid boat ... And the apple tree gave itself all without a trace, if only the boy would fulfill his dreams and be happy.

This bright parable about true love that demands nothing in return was first published in 1964 and has been traveling the world for half a century. The book has long been in the world bestseller ratings, has been translated into more than 30 languages, and its total circulation over the years has exceeded eight million copies.

Shel Silverstein was a versatile man: musician, artist, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and poet. His musical compositions have received Grammy awards and Oscar nominations for Best Score. But Silverstein became world famous primarily for his children's books, which he himself illustrated.

2. Yuriy Koval. Collection of poems "How many crocodiles you want." Samokat Publishing House

3. Vadim Levin. Poems with mustard. Samokat Publishing House

4. Marina Boroditskaya. Collection of poems "Maykin's book". Clever Media Group Publishing House

5. Anastasia Orlova. This is a truck and this is a trailer. Rosmen Publishing House

6. Christina Andres. How to tame wolves. Rare Bird Publishing House

7. Rafik Shami, Catherine Scherer. Mouse fears. Rare Bird Publishing House

8. Lorenz Pauli. Only all together. Rare Bird Publishing House

9. Brigitte Endres, Joel Turlogna. Listen, I'm here! The story of a little chameleon. Enas-kniga publishing house

10. Bulat Okudzhava. Fairy tale-parable "Charming adventures". Vremya Publishing House

These were letters to my son, then a four-year-old boy, written in large letters, with funny pictures. Okudzhava sent them from Yalta so that his son would not be sad in separation. Once these letters were seen by the poetess Bella Akhmadulina. “Yes, this is a finished book!” she exclaimed. On her advice, Okudzhava combined all the letters into a fairy tale. It was almost immediately translated into several languages ​​and published in the Czech Republic, Poland, Georgia, Israel, and Japan. So the heroes of the philosophical fairy tale-parable "Charming Adventures" in many countries are known as well as "The Little Prince" or "The Seagull named Jonathan Livingston".

The book was published twice in Russian, both times with illustrations by the author. It sold out very quickly and became almost a museum rarity - only a few copies are kept in the Bulat Okudzhava house-museum in Peredelkino. But now the "Charming Adventures" begins a new life. The fairy tale was designed by the artist Evgeny Antonenkov.

11. Robert McCloskey. Blueberries for Sasha. Pink Giraffe Publishing House

12. Torben Kuhlmann. "Lindberg. The Incredible Adventures of the Flying Mouse. Polyandria Publishing House

13. Josef Capek. Adventures of Dog and Kitty. Azbuka Publishing House

14. Nastya Kovalenkova. A drop. Art-Volkhonka Publishing House

15. Evgeny Anisimov, Nikita Andreev. From mast to keel. DETGIZ Publishing House

16. Helia Pevzner, Maria Maramzina. Jam Nostradamus. Art-Volkhonka Publishing House

17. Nina Dashevskaya. Willy. CompassGuide Publishing House

18. Anastasia Orlova. Collection of poems "We are sailing on a boat" . Publishing House "Children's Time"

19. Airat Bagautdinov. What Shukhov came up with. Art Volkhonka Publishing House

20. Ilya Kolmanovsky. Why don't birds fall? Pink Giraffe Publishing House

The author of the well-loved Pocket Scientist podcasts, biologist, journalist and head of the biological laboratory of the Polytechnic Museum has written a funny and very interesting children's encyclopedia. There are no complicated terms and long articles here. The text is divided into small chapters, and even a novice reader can master each.

21. Alexander Blinov. Stories of a fat boy. Art-Volkhonka Publishing House

22. William McCleary. A story about a wolf. Career Press

23. Kate DiCamillo. Flora and Odysseus. Brilliant adventure." Makhaon Publishing House

24. Anastasia Strokina. The whale is sailing north. CompassGuide Publishing House

25. Thornton Burgess "Mother West Wind". Career Press

26. Joyce Seedman. Living spirals. Publishing house "Career Press"

27. Petr Bagin. Picture book "In the forest". Melik-Pashayev Publishing House

28. Alan Serr. I have the right to be a child. Samokat Publishing House

Age: 6-12 years old

29. William Grill. “Lost in the ice. Shackleton Expedition. Mann, Ivanov & Ferber

At the end of the "golden age of polar exploration", British explorer Ernest Shackleton embarked on a long-distance expedition to cross the frozen heart of Antarctica. But his plans did not come true. The ship "Endurance", having approached the mainland, was tightly locked in ice and sank. Left without a ship, thousands of miles from home, the team made a desperate attempt to escape and set off across the Antarctic ice in search of help.

The true story of Shackleton's heroic expedition entered the history of polar exploration as an example of the courage and endurance of people who managed to survive in extreme conditions.

British artist William Grill retells the story to the children, embellishing it with stunning illustrations that recreate the smallest details of the expedition with documentary accuracy.

30. Elsie Homeland Minarik. Cycle of stories "Bear cub". Pink Giraffe Publishing House

31. Bjorn Ousland. "Nansen. Through Greenland" and other books in the "Great Expeditions" series. Paulsen Publishing

32. Ted Hughes. Iron Man. Career Press Publishing House

33. Maria Gripe. Fairy tale "Children of the glassblower". White Crow Publishing House

34. Radiy Pogodin. Fairy tale "Tournament in the Kingdom of Fiofigas". Samokat Publishing House

35. Roald Dahl. The story "Piglets". Samokat Publishing House

36. Jan Grabowski. The story "Tuzik, Red and guests". Melik-Pashaev Publishing House

37. Angie Trius, Mark Doran. “Animals are doctors. How animals heal each other. Mann, Ivanov and Ferber Publishing House

38. Daniel Nassar. Animal architects. How animals build their homes. Mann, Ivanov and Ferber Publishing House

39. Vladimir Babenko. Crow and her relatives. Rare Bird Publishing House

40. Oleg Bundur. "Towards the polar bear." Rosmen Publishing House

How many of us have been to the North Pole, seen polar bears walking on huge ice floes? And who rode a real nuclear icebreaker? The author of the book "Meet the White Bear" Oleg Bundur succeeded. On the icebreaker "50 Years of Victory" he traveled across the Arctic Ocean to the very Pole and back. And he wrote a book to tell the children about all the amazing things he saw. In a simple and understandable language, the author talks about polar bears, seals and northern birds, about parallels and meridians, about orders on a ship, and even explains the design of an atomic engine.

41. Ulf Svedberg, Lena Anderson. "All year round". White Crow Publishing House

42. Olga Dvornyakova. Snowflake book. Nastya and Nikita Publishing House

43. Owen Davey. Crazy about monkeys. Mann, Ivanov and Ferber Publishing House

44. Thorstein Hellewe, Esther van Hülsen. "Ida. A look from the past". Walk to History Publishing House

45. Martin Sodomka. Books in the "Technical Tales" series: "How to assemble a motorcycle", "How to assemble a car", "How to assemble an airplane". Mann, Ivanov and Ferber Publishing House

46. Alexander Tkachenko. And we have running water. Nastya and Nikita Publishing House

47. Natalia Sapunkova. "Incarnation of Time". Nastya and Nikita Publishing House

48. Anke Ber. Endres, son of a merchant. From the life of a medieval city. Walking into History Publishing House

49. Katherine Timmesch. Designed by girls. Stories about outstanding inventors. Mann, Ivanov and Ferber

50. Alexey Oleinikov. Say hello to me. Samokat Publishing House

In Russia, people of different nationalities lived side by side for centuries and found a common language. Today, those whom we until recently called "residents of the fraternal republics" have suddenly become "migrants." If we explain who migrants really are, why they were forced to leave their native places, if we open the door to their culture, perhaps we will coexist more harmoniously. Stories about migrants are the subject of Aleksey Oleinikov's book Hello.

51. Faina Osmanova. The gimlet reached the handle. What and on what they wrote at different times. Publishing house "Boslen"

52. Vasily Volkov, Natalia Volkova. Professions of old Russia in drawings and photographs. Rech Publishing House

53. James Mayhew. Katya in the art gallery. Young Mother Publishing House

54. Lyman Baum. "The Great Wizard of Oz". Pink Giraffe Publishing House

55. Elena Borisova. Childhood on ships. Publishing house "Art-Volkhonka"

Illustrated edition for family reading, telling about the hard fate of the children of sailors of the Russian squadron, who were forced to leave the shores of Russia in 1920.

56. Rudolf Chekhura. Maxi-dog Fik. White Crow Publishing House.

57. Jean Regno, Emile Bravo. Comic book "My mother is in America, she saw Buffalo Bill". Bumkniga Publishing House

58. David Kali. Picture book "I didn't do my homework because...". Career Press

59. Paul Gallico. Novella "Verna". Clever Media Group Publishing House

60. ABC truths. Clever-Media-Group Publishing House

A book for smart teenagers who want to think and draw conclusions. It contains the opinions of 33 contemporary writers on 33 different philosophical and ethical concepts. Each of the concepts corresponds to one of the letters of the Russian alphabet. Among the authors are Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Boris Akunin, Alexander Arkhangelsky, Boris Grebenshchikov.

61. Stanislav Vostokov. "Higher powers need help." Clever Media Group Publishing House

62. Anatoly Orlov. The story of Pym the Fawn. Rosmen Publishing House

63. Alexandra Litvina. Metro on the ground and underground. Walking into History

64. Ian Graham. Informative comic "Dare to Climb Everest" and other books in the "Dangerous Adventures" series. Paulsen Publishing House

65. Ekaterina Polgueva. "A second before the explosion." Publishing house "Vremya"

This book is a tragic and bright story about the fate of children from a big city, who in a big city find themselves in the epicenter of an armed conflict between two neighboring countries.

66. Tamara Mikheeva. Fantastic story "Children of Dolphins". KompasGid Publishing House

67. Ulf Stark. "My friend Percy, Buffalo Bill and me." Samokat Publishing House

68. Nina Dashevskaya. The story "Violin of an unknown master". DETGIZ Publishing House

69. Frida Nilson. I was adopted by a gorilla. Samokat Publishing House

70. Elena Novichkova, Ekaterina Buntman, Anna Ratina. "Peter I". Labyrinth Press Publishing House

300 years separate us from the era of bold undertakings and unprecedented changes. On the pages of this interactive historical publication, Peter the Great appears to the sound of cannon fire, the sound of axes and the splashing of the Baltic waves. Tsar and ship's carpenter, commander and simple bombardier. Generous and quick to punish, desperate and far-sighted - a truly extraordinary ruler of a vast country. As additional materials - three-dimensional structures, movable elements, valves, books, interactive illustrations and maps, battle diagrams, a poster with portraits of Peter the Great's associates, a boat model for assembly.

Age: 12-17 years old

71. Maria Bershadskaya. Collection of poems "The sea that is not on the map." Rosmen Publishing House

72. Victor Lunin. Collection of short stories "My Beast". BeringA Publishing House

73. Laurent Quentin. Catherine Racer. Encyclopedia "The World in the XIII century". Walking into History Publishing House

74. Thea Beckman. Crusade in jeans. Publishing House "Walk into History"

75. Fanny Britt. Jane, the Fox and Me Graphic Novel. White Crow Publishing House

76. Evgeny Rudashevsky. The story "Hello, my brother Bzou!". KompasGid Publishing House

77. Tamara Zinberg. The story of the Seventh Symphony. Rech Publishing House

The story of a besieged girl who, like other Leningraders, barely survived, but took upon herself the burden of caring for a helpless three-year-old boy.

78. Nina Dashevskaya. The story "I'm not a brake." Publishing house "Samokat"

This book is the winner of the sixth season of the All-Russian competition for the best work for children and teenagers "Kniguru". An inconsistent monologue of 13-year-old Ignat, moving on roller skates, a scooter, a skateboard around Moscow. He needs to be everywhere. And on the go he rhymes, draws, reads. She also dreams of learning to play the trumpet. He is interested in everything! The pace of life of Ignat is similar to the pace of life in a metropolis.

79. Lois Lowry. The novel "In Search of Blue". Pink Giraffe Publishing House

80. Victoria Lebedeva. A series of stories for family reading "Devices and Gadgets". Publishing House "Wise Cricket"

81. Irina Degtyareva. The story "Steppe Wind" about a village boy Mishka. AST Publishing House

82. Chris Grabenstein. The story "Escape from Mr. Limoncello's Library". Career Press

83. Roland Smith. Adventure novel "Peak". Pink Giraffe Publishing House

84. Frank Cottrell Boyce. The story "Just Space". Pink Giraffe Publishing House

85. Aya en. The story "Christmas Tree, which is a steamboat". Rosmen Publishing House

86. Evgenia Putilova. “Row of golden steps. A book about childhood and books of childhood. DETGIZ Publishing House

87. Alexander Sharov. "Magicians come to people." Rech Publishing House

88. Dan Smith. Brother's secret. Clever-Media-Group Publishing House

The first book in the new Just Good Books series tells about heroic young men and women living under the yoke of the most brutal totalitarian regimes. But even here there will always be people who are ready to defend freedom and justice. Edelweiss - a flower that grows in incredibly difficult natural conditions - has long been a symbol of courage and resilience. It was this name that was chosen for their union by young men and women who were not afraid to remain faithful to their convictions in Nazi Germany.

"Edelweiss Pirates" distributed leaflets, fought with members of the Hitler Youth, supported prisoners of war. Autumn 19For 44 years, most of the activists were detained and sent to prisons and concentration camps. In Cologne, 13 young people associated with this organization were executed.

89. Francesco D'Adamo. The novel "The Story of Iqbal". KompasGid Publishing House

90. Elena Sholokhova. The stories "Bad, cruel, the best", "Below the abyss, above the clouds", "Star". Aquilegia-M Publishing House

91. Yulia Yakovleva. Novel-fairy tale "Children of the Raven". Samokat Publishing House

92. Irina Bogatyreva. The story "Kadyn". Eksmo Publishing House

93. Masha Rolnikayte. Documentary story "I have to tell". Samokat Publishing House

94. Marie-Aude Muray. The novel "Smart". Samokat Publishing House

95. Anastasia Maleiko. My mother loves the artist. CompassGuide Publishing House

96. Larry Gonik. Algebra. Natural science in comics. Hummingbird, Azbuka-Atticus Publishing House

97. Marilyn Plenar. Tales about masters and crafts. Rare Bird Publishing House

98. Natalya Evdokimova. The story "Aquarium fish". Wise Cricket Publishing House

99. David Macauley. The Illustrated Encyclopedia How It's Built. From bridges to skyscrapers." Mann, Ivanov and Ferber Publishing House

100. Andrei Zhvalevsky, Evgenia Pasternak. The story of the open ending. Vremya Publishing House

The plot of the book revolves around one of the pupils of the ballroom dance studio. Each of the boys and girls has their own experiences, and in the finale they will all face a common drama. The fate of their coach is in jeopardy - a tough man, but devoted to his work with all his heart. Family problems, teenage complexes, attempts to figure out one's vocation, conflicts with parents, falling in love and ambitions. The heroes of this story will come out of it as different people.

11 books for children that will make them love reading

We talked to the chief director of the Kirov Puppet Theatre. A.N. Afanasyev Natalia Krasilnikova and found out what books she reads to her son and how modern children's literature differs from Pinocchio-Chipollin classics.

- The problem is that children don't read much these days. The era when children read avidly is over. They look more. Children have a million opportunities to watch everything on TV or on the Internet, and not to read.
But all the same, it is necessary to read. And start with parents reading to their children. I try to read to my son every day. He is 6 years old. I think it's better when parents read to their children themselves. Children listen attentively and ask questions. But an audiobook is also an option. Although, for example, the voice that read for me bothers me, I chose my own intonation with which to tell everything.
My son loves to listen to modern children's literature. It seems to me that it is closer to children in terms of language, life situations, even the pace at which events develop.

I choose different books for my son, there is no definite system. When I was staging The Secret of the Magic Land at the Spasskaya Theatre, we read with him Elinor Farjon The Western Forest . This play is based on this work. Then he chose "Tom Sawyer", now we are reading "Huckleberry Finn". He liked Carlson very much. There are books that we have read many times. For example, Annie M. G. Schmidt Pluck from Petterflat . Such good kindergarten stories, we have already learned them by heart. Or " Lafcadio, or the lion that shot back" by Shel Silverstein has also been read more than once.
At the Spasskaya Theater there was such a project called “Tales for Martin”, when parents and children were gathered, a carpet was laid out, soft pillows were laid out and modern children’s books were read, so that later, when they saw familiar names in the theater’s repertoire, parents would not be frightened, but with interest came to new performances with their children. And after such readings, moms and dads came up and asked questions about who the author was, what else of his works could be read. It was such a family reading school. Everything that was selected for reading in the project, I read to my son.

"It's about me"
The world has changed, and so has literature. The problem is that parents choose books that they themselves read as children. And there are so many new things. There are new authors who speak modern language and tell stories that are close to our children. For example, Nina Dashevskaya has a wonderful book "I am not a brake" about a hyperactive boy who rides a scooter everywhere. His life is moving at a wild pace. And when I now read this book to my son, he says: “This is about me.” It is the joy of recognizing oneself, one's experiences. That is why children love these books.

We read books by different authors, there is, of course, children's literature, which will always be interesting and in demand among the reader: "Deniska's stories" by Dragunsky or "Lyolya and Minka" by Zoshchenko . Another thing, if you transfer them to the stage, then you need to present them in such a way that modern children can understand and be interested. For example, Gaidar became in demand again. And that's great. Today's children and teenagers are increasingly going into volunteer movements. And Gaidar has this theme, so he is interesting to the young reader and viewer.
But there are modern books that we start but don't finish reading. These are more often foreign authors who are free in topics. And it is the responsibility of the parent to decide what to dedicate the child to, and which topics to bypass.

You can easily learn about new books from the Internet. There are wonderful publishing houses "Samokat", "White Crow", "Polyandria" , which provide information about new book releases in social networks and on their websites. They publish both foreign and Russian authors. There are excellent sites, for example, Papmambuk, where people simply read books and show illustrations. This helps to navigate in children's literature, to choose what suits your child.

About age characteristics
The parent who does not lead the child to the performance at random does the right thing. When choosing a book or performance for your child, it is very important to understand what the work is about, for what age. It happens that people come to a performance for the age of 6+ with two-year-old children. And there the music is loud, there are special effects, the duration is such that it is difficult for a small child to keep his attention. Therefore, it is imperative to read the annotations for performances and books.

Modern fairy tales in the theater
At the Kirov Puppet Theater we are staging a new performance based on the book by Nina Dashevskaya "Theo the Theater Captain" . I read this book and the idea arose to stage a fairy tale on the puppet theater stage. This is a fairy tale about a mouse who lives in the opera house and even makes friends with the musician Kostya. Theo has dreamed of seeing the sea all his little life. Whether his dream will come true, the audience will know when they come to our performance.

In 2021, the audience will have another premiere of ours: a play based on the book by a Norwegian author Rune Belswick "Prostodursen" . This writer has already become a classic in his homeland. And now we want to introduce Kirovsky to the audience with the heroes of this good book. To stage the performance, we invited the artistic director of the Perm Puppet Theater, director Dmitry Vikhretsky. So wait for information about the premiere on our website.

What else is worth looking for on the bookshelves, we learned from an expert in children's literature, theater critic Ekaterina Ryabova.
- Along with good children's classics, on which more than one generation has grown up, now Scandinavian literature has come in a huge stream, which speaks to a child and about a child in a completely different language. The literature of the twentieth century proceeded from the fact that adults and children are creatures that live in different worlds, there was a certain hierarchy, an adult rarely entered the territory of a child. When this happened, often the adult acted as a negative character, abusing his power over the child. For example, Roald Dahl ( Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and the Amazing Mr. Fox) . When children read such books, they ridicule these situations, get rid of fears. But when an adult reads the same text, he sees what is happening from a different angle. He is realistically tuned and understands where such stories grow from, and the realization of this can be quite difficult.

Modern literature talks about topics that used to be considered taboo and difficult for children. And she does it easily, playfully. The beautiful Swedish writer has Moni Nilsson there is a series of books about the boy Tzatziki . He lives with his mother, who plays in a rock band and helps him fight bullies at school. In general, funny, sad, unexpected and very worldly stories constantly happen to him. The cycle of books about Tzatziki is a story of growing up, where serious issues are also considered, everything is not always sunny and sweet. The book is very well built from the point of view of a child reader: short chapters, sharp plot twists, incredibly funny moments - you always want to know what's next. This is a book that children begin to read on their own.

Scandinavian literature is strong in that it teaches not only children but also adults to go through difficult stages in a child's life, to build relationships with him. There is a series of books by Tove Appelgren based on the girl West-Linney . A girl with difficult behavior, who is capricious, does not obey, but she is told about in a kind, accepting manner. It is a feature of the new children's literature that there is no moralizing in it.

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