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Summer Reading 2024

School may be out, but summer reading is in! The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is hosting their Read-a-Palooza Book Bowl from June 16 to August 11. These books are sports and teamwork themed with the upcoming summer Olympics. Be sure to keep track of your readings using Beanstack for a chance to win prizes!


“All Are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold and Illustrated by Suzanna Kaufman

Story read by Oscar Rios Pohirieth from the Read to Me videos series presented by Read Aloud Lincoln

Transition to Kindergarten


Books on the Transition to Kindergarten

Curated by Trying Together

  • How to Be Kind in Kindergarten by D.J. Steinberg
  • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
  • The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
  • When You Go to Kindergarten by James Howe
  • Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee
  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
  • Sam and Gram and the First Day of School by Dianne L. Blomberg
  • A New School Year by Sally Derby
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
  • Mae’s First Day of School by Kate Berube
  • The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing
  • Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London
  • Peppa’s School Day by Meredith Rusu
  • Clifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Bridwell
  • The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems
  • Welcome, Roberto! Bienvenido, Roberto! By Mary Schwartz
  • Noodles: I Love School! by Hans Wilhelm
  • Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten by Candice Ransom
  • Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School by Herman Parish
  • Kindergarten, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg
  • Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten by Toni Buzzeo
  • Sounds Like School Spirit by Meg Fleming
  • I Got the School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison
  • Timothy Goes to School by Rosemary Wells
  • Off to School, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest
  • Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson
  • Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go to School! by Christina Geist
  • This Is How We Get Ready by DK
  • Take Your Pet to School Day by Linda Ashman
  • Molly Rides the School Bus by Julie Brillhart
  • School Bus by Donald Crews
  • I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child
  • Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School by Tony Johnston
  • Corduroy Goes to School by Don Freeman and B.G. Hennessy
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Will I Have a Friend? By Miriam Cohen
  • Milk Goes to School by Terry Border
  • Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
  • Barnaby Never Forgets by Pierre Collet-Derby
  • How to Get Your Teacher Ready by Jean Reagan
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
  • Bob and Flo by Rebecca Ashdown
  • Oh My Baby Little One by Kathi Appelt
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper, and Nancy M. Leak
  • School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex


Transitioning to Kindergarten

by the National Association for the Education of Young Children


Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

by The Good and the Beautiful 


Easing Transition from PreK to Kindergarten

by the National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools


Transition to First Grade