Top 31 Read Aloud Books for the First Month of Kindergarten

TOP 31 Books for the First Month in Kindergarten

TOP 31 Books for the First Month in Kindergarten

I’m in full mode getting ready for kindergarten and a whole new set of kiddos this year. This is my fourth year in kindergarten and I looove this age! They’re bright, fresh, and so excited to learn. Here are some of the books I’ll be reading the first month of school. Although these books are used in my Kindergarten Classroom, they easily work for First and Second Graders! For homeschoolers, you too can rock these books!

In addition to the books below, I also introduce kids to learning how to cut and glue with glue sticks and liquid glue. You can find these procedure books, which are rhyming to help kids remember procedures at my TPT store.


  1. Teach Liquid Glue Procedure
  2. Teach Stick Glue Procedures (How to use and how to glue objects)
  3. Teach How to Cut (How to cut objects and how to use scissors)

With the addition of the books below, these three books have helped my kids learn essential skills in the classroom. We cut and paste (glue) every single day. I promise you that if you read and teach these books, your kids will better be able to master these skills, too!

P.S. – These are affiliate links, but I’m not asked to promote them in any way. These thoughts are all mine.

TOP 30 Read Alouds for the First Month of School


  1. Miss Bindergarten gets ready for Kindergarten
  2. The Kissing Hand
  3. Llama Llama Time to Share
  4. Splat the Cat: Back to School Splat
  5. Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes
  6. How do Dinosaurs Go to School
  7. If You take a Mouse to School
  8. Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!k
  9. How Will I get to School this Year?
  10. Chrysanthemum
  11. The day the Crayons Quit
  12. Too Much Glue
  13. No, David!
  14. David Goes to School
  15. Llama Llama Time to Share
  16. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen
  17. Firehouse!
  18. My Mouth is a Volcano!
  19. Tattle Tongue
  20. Manners in the Lunchroom
  21. The Recess Queen
  22. When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry
  23. The Name Jar
  24. Officer Buckle and Gloria
  25. Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
  26. How Rocket Learned to Read
  27. The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School
  28. Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun
  29. Mr. Wuffles – working together (cooperation/teamwork/collaboration)
  30. May I please have a Cookie?
  31. Don’t Squeal, Unless It’s a Big Deal!

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