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New Canaan Country School – Early Childhood

Visit New Canaan Country School’s Summer Reading 2021 page for full details on their summer reading for students starting Kindergarten! New Canaan Country School asks that all children entering Kindergarten are read aloud the following four books:

In My Heart : a book of feelings by Jo Witek and illustrated by Christine Roussey

A young girl explores what different emotions feel like, such as happiness which makes her want to twirl, or sadness which feels as heavy as an elephant.
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I Am Enough by Grace Byers and pictures by Keturah A. Bobo

This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another.
Request the book | Listen to the digital audiobook

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Stick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone’s teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.
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The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates and cowritten with Juniper Bates

A spacious umbrella welcomes anyone and everyone who needs shelter from the rain.
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And browse our collection for books by the Beginners Teachers’ favorite authors:

Return to the grade selection page for New Canaan Country School Summer Reading