My daughter will be just over three and a half years old when we begin her kindergartner year of homeschool in September. I’ll be going over all of the things I’ve chosen to use with her this coming school year over the next 8 weeks.

First up are the books I’ve chosen to read aloud to her while she plays or colors. This is how I’m planning to start her school day. The books get progressively longer throughout the year. I pulled from lists of books for kindergartners, our own shelves, things I remember loving as a child, and things I came across that I thought she would enjoy.


We will begin our year with Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Monkey House by David A Adler, Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan, and Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat.


Followed by Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne, Junie B Jones has a Peep in her Pocket by Barbara Park, and Muggie Maggie by Beverly Cleary.


The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale, Wellspring of Magic by Jan Fields, and Shark School: Deep Sea Disaster by Davy Ocean.


During the first week of December we will begin Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel, My Explosive Diary by Emily Gale, and then Clementine by Sara Pennypacker.


The first book in The Boxcar Children series will be started in the last week of January. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame will begin next. Followed by Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C Wrede.


Finishing out our novels for the year will be Matilda by Roald Dahl, Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery, and Harry Potter and Sorcerers Stone by J K Rowling.

These 18 novels will be read four days a week spread out over the course of the kindergarten year. Things are always subject to change of course. My daughter is only three and half after all. And things are too strict yet because we have two more years before we need to report to the local school board about homeschooling.


In addition to the novels we will be reading from these books of poetry each day.

I’m hoping for a great year of reading ahead of us.

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