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A Great Gift Guide from our Kindergarten Teachers for Early Readers!

Our HHA Kindergarteners have a new love for reading this year! How could they not with their awesome 5th and 6th grade reading buddies?! If you are looking for Christmas and holiday gift ideas for your children, our awesome Kindergarten teaching team, Miss Alexandra and Miss Samantha, have compiled a great list of books that your little one will enjoy over the holidays and days to come!

Books make incredible presents not only because they create connections across all ages, but they also allow us to be imaginative and think more deeply about ourselves and the world around us! Take a look at their list below to read all their great suggestions!

  • Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olsen

  • Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

  • The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad

  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

  • We Are The Gardeners by Joanna Gaines

  • Harlem Grown by Tony Hillery

  • We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

  • Saturday by Oge Mora

  • Festival of Colors by Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal

  • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

  • The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be by Joanna Gaines

  • I Promise by Lebron James

  • The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell & Benjamin Hart

  • Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones & Sara Ogilvie

  • Grace For President by Kelly DiPucchio

  • Thank You Omu! By Oge Mora

  • Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor

  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

  • Except When They Don’t by Laura Gehl

  • Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman

  • Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

  • Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

  • Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

  • Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty

  • Boxitects by Kim Smith

  • Have You Thanked An Inventor Today? By Patrice McLaurin

  • All Because You Matter by Tami Charles

  • Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang

  • Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang

Social Emotional Learning
  • The Good Egg by Jory John and Pete Oswald

  • The Bad Seed by Jory John and Pete Oswald

  • The Cool Bean by Jory John and Pete Oswald

  • The Couch Potato by Jory John and Pete Oswald

  • The Sour Grape by Jory John and Pete Oswald

  • The Smart Cookie by Jory John and Pete Oswald

  • A Little Spot book series by Diane Alber

  • I’m Not Just a Scribble… by Diane Alber

  • Scribble Stones by Diane Alber

  • The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade and Jennifer Davison

  • What should Danny do? By Ganit and Adir Levy

  • What should Darla do? By Ganit and Adir Levy

  • Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman

  • Listening with my Heart by Gabi Garcia

  • Pete the Cat: I love My White Shoes by James Dean

  • Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang

  • Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

  • Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall

  • Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller

  • I Believe I Can by Grace Byers

  • I am Enough by Grace Byers

  • I am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes

  • I am Love by Susan Verde

  • I am Human by Susan Verde

  • Never Let a Unicorn Scribble! By Diane Alber

  • Never Let a Dinosaur Scribble! By Diane Alber

  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins

  • Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

  • A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

  • Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

  • Unicorn Day by Diana Murgray

  • Creepy Carrots! By Aaron Reynolds

  • How to Catch a Mermaid by Adam Wallace

  • How to Catch a Dinosaur by Adam Wallace

  • How to Catch a Unicorn by Adam Wallace

  • Unicorns are the Worst! By Alex Willan

  • Dragons are the Worst! By Alex Willan

Did you know?

If you shop on Amazon for any of these books or your shopping in general, you can donate to Friends of HHA without spending an extra dime! When you shop, be sure to use our HHA Amazon Smile account connected to our school's non-profit, Friends of HHA. Every time you shop at Amazon, they will donate a small percentage of your purchase to Friends of HHA. Thank you for your support!

Friends of Hickory Hill Academy, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization created to help provide academic school year tuition scholarships to kindergarten through 8th grade students at Hickory Hill Academy. In addition, Friends of Hickory Hill Academy will also raise money to help provide unique professional development opportunities for teachers employed at Hickory Hill Academy and special equipment to help enhance student learning. The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“Code”)

Section 501(c)(3).

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