Homeschool Kindergarten Books: Reading List for Grade K [BEST LIST]

For many parents, the thought of homeschooling their child can be daunting. But with the right resources, homeschooling can be a great way to give your child a personalized education. One of the most important resources for homeschooling is a good kindergarten booklist. Here are some of the best homeschool kindergarten books to help you get started.

Rebbecca Devitt

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This list includes living books used in many Charlotte Mason curricula and books commonly found in classical education curricula. It also has a few books from the Sonlight book list.

You can also see if you can find them on Audible or Youtube as audiobooks. Also, remember that you can pick books that are a grade above to stretch your child’s learning and literary capabilities.

If you’re after a curriculum, make sure you check out these, which are some of the best kindergarten homeschool curriculum programs around. But, don’t forget young children love to play so these books can cover you for ‘kindergarten textbooks’.

Easy Homeschool Kindergarten Books

The books below are often found on a lot of preschool and kindergarten homeschool book lists. If you child is at a simple comprehension level, these books will be perfect for them.

The Berenstain Bears: The Big Honey Hunt by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (RECOMMENDED – series here)

The Little Red Hen by J.P. Miller

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

No, David! by David Shannon

Curious George by H. A. Rey

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

A Fish out of Water by Helen Palmer

The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring  Lowrey

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina

Hairy Mclairy series

Grug SERIES by Ted Prior

Thomas the Tank Engine SERIES by by Reverend W Awdry

Mr. Men Book SERIES by Roger Hargreaves

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brownand Clement Hurd

Anatole by Eve Titus

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer

Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Find a complete homeschool kindergarten booklist in this article. You don't need to look elsewhere...everything is here!

Intermediate Homeschool Kindergarten Books

The books below are found on many homeschool kindergarten book lists.

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (OUR FAVORITE!)

Winnie the Pooh series by AA Milne and Ernest H. Shepard.

Beatrix Potter series (23 Books)

The Little House by Virginia Burton

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey

Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall, illustrated by Barbara Cooney

Stone Soup and other folk tale retellings by Marcia Brown

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman

Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris

Various animal stories by Thornton Burgess (WE LOVE THESE!!!)

Poems and Prayers for the Very Young by Martha Alexander

A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Aesop’s Fables, illustrated by Milo Winter

The Real Mother Goose illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright ($amzn)

Poems for Young Children compiled by Caroline Royds

A Child’s Book of Poems by Gyo Fujikawa

The World Treasury of Children’s Literature selected by Clifton Fadiman.

Homeschool Kindergarten Books Complete homeschooling booklist for kindergarteners.

Hard Homeschool Kindergarten Books

The books below are found on many Grade 1 homeschool book lists and are a good stretch if you’re finding your children have advanced reading skills.

How to Behave and Why by Leaf, Munro

How to Speak Politely and Why? By Leaf, Munro.

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Lloyd-Jones, Sally.

Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Taylor, Helen. (RECOMENDED)

Wise Words – Family Stories that Bring the Proverbs to Life by Leithart, Peter.

Flat Stanley by Brown, Jeff.

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Dalgliesh, Alice.

A Light in the Attic  by Silverstein, Shel.

Daniel’s Duck by Bulla, Clyde.

Cowboy Sam by Changler, Edna.

The House that Jack Built  by Frasconi, Antonio.

Benjy’s Dog House by Graham, Margaret.

Sammy the Seal by Hoff, Syd.

Danny and the Dinosaur by Hoff, Syd.

The Carrot Seed by Krauss, Ruth.

Inch by Inch by Lionni, Leo.

The Magic Fish by Littledale, Freya.

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Lobel, Arnold. (We love this one!)

Beginner BooksBright and Early Books by Seuss, Dr (Full series RECOMMENDED)

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly  by Tabak, Simms.

Quick as a Cricket by Wood, Audrey.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Carle, Eric.

The Potluck Supper by Davoll, Barbara.

Andy and the Lion by Daugherty, James.

Petunia by Duvoisin, Roger.

Angus and the Ducks by Flack, Marjorie.

Corduroy by Freeman, Don.

The Little Red Hen  by Galdone, Paul.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Galdone, Paul.

Bedtime for Frances by Hoban, Russell.

A Gift for Grandpa by Hunt, Angela.

Peter’s Chair by Keats, Ezra.

George and Martha by Marshall, James.

Stone Soup by McGovern, Ann.

Little Bear by Minarik, Else

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Numeroff, Laura (SERIES)

Amelia Bedelia by Parish, Peggy. (SERIES)

Curious George by Rey, Margaret & H.A. (SERIES)

A Day at the Fair by Richardson, Arleta. (SERIES)

Nate the Great by Sharmat, Marjorie. (SERIES)

Harry the Dirty Dog by Zion, Gene.

Grandmother and I by Buckley, Helen.

Maybelle the Cable Car by Burton, Virginia.

The Josefina Story Quilt  by Coerr, Eleanor.

May I Bring a Friend? By De Regniers, Beatrice.

Just Me by Ets, Marie

Little Toot by Gramatky, Hardie.

The Big Snow by Hader, Berta.

Whistle for Willie by Keats, Ezra.

Floss by Lewis, Kim.

The Poky Little Puppy  by Lowry, Jannette.

Make Way for Ducklings  by McCloskey, Robert.

The Little Engine that Could  by Piper, Watty.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Potter, Beatrix. (SERIES)

Where the Wild Things Are by Sendak, Maurice

Thy Friend, Obadiah by Turkle, Brinton.

The Biggest Bear by Ward, Lynd.

My First Little House Books by Wilder, Laura. (SERIES recommended)

A Chair for My Mother by Williams, Vera.

Homeschool Kindergarten Books Complete homeschooling booklist for kindergarteners.

If you have older children, you can find a complete homeschool booklist here…

Conclusion: Homeschool Kindergarten Books

I love listening to homeschool kindergarten books as audiobooks. Audiobooks open up a world of adventure to younger children. Listening to audiobooks on Youtube also means you can listen to many audiobooks for free! I would try to find a book title you like and type in the name followed by ‘audiobook’. For example, ‘Little Pilgrims Progress audiobook’. Alternatively, you can listen on Audible which has a better range and better readers. Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel called ‘How to Homeschool’ here.

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Rebecca Devitt

Most adults don't particularly want to relive their schooling experience on a daily basis. They would gladly move on to a new life devoid of homework and teachers. Very, very few adults will passionately blog about their schooling some 15 years after graduating. This makes Rebecca Devitt somewhat unique. As it happens, she was homeschooled. And she loved it. Still does. And she wishes every kid could get a taste of homeschooling at its very best. Her website How Do I Homeschool, is a springboard for parents to see what a life of homeschooling could be for both them & their children. When she's not blogging Rebecca is still homeschooling her-adult-self by learning Latin, growing weird vegetables and most importantly looking after her two children Luke & Penny. She has a husband Tristan and is a participant at Wollongong Baptist Church. She's also written a book about why parents should homeschool called 'Why on Earth Homeschool'.

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