SAA Kindergarten Summer Reading

All orders placed between April 19 and May 2 will be delivered to your son before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during the same dates will benefit SAA.

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the San Antonio Academy Library! When shopping in the store, be sure to alert the Twig associate to attribute your sale to the San Antonio Academy. When shopping online please put SAA in the order notes.

Orders may be submitted online 24/7 or by phone between 10am and 6 pm daily (210-826-6411).

Orders placed after May 2 can either be mailed to your home (shipping charges apply) or picked up at The Twig for no extra charge.

Please be sure to choose "Pick up at store" as the delivery option if you do not wish to pay for shipping!

Thank you for supporting local, independent bookselling! 

Naughty Little Monkeys Cover Image
By Jim Aylesworth, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142405628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 2nd, 2006

What happens when you leave twenty-six little monkeys home alone? Lots of monkey business, that’s what! The charming chimps in this book, with names and misbehaviors to match each letter of the alphabet, cause all kinds of trouble when Mom and Dad go out.

Bad Kitty Cat-Nipped Edition Cover Image
By Nick Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596432994
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 24th, 2007

From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399208539
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: World of Eric Carle - October 15th, 1981

THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?

Stagestruck Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142408995
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - November 8th, 2007

Tommy is so excited. His first-grade class is putting on a play about Peter Rabbit, and he’s sure to get the starring role. But in his enthusiasm, Tommy talks too much in class, so his teacher decides that he should play Mopsy instead—and Mopsy doesn’t have any lines! Tommy is disappointed until he gets an idea.

A Frog Thing [With CD] Cover Image
By Eric Drachman, James Muscarello (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780970380937
Availability: Backordered
Published: Kidwick Books - October 18th, 2006

Although Frank is a frog, he tires of doing frog things and wants to do a bird thing which is fly, so he leaps and flaps and flaps until at last he finds his place in the pond.

Penny and Her Song (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062081971
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - August 21st, 2012

Meet Penny, the sweet and curious mouse, in Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes’s instant classic story for young readers, perfect for fans Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum.

Let's Go, Froggy! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140549911
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - July 1st, 1996

Zap! Zip! Zoop! Froggy’s back!

Who Made This Cake? Cover Image
By Chihiro Nakagawa, Junji Koyose (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781590785959
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Boyds Mills Press - September 1st, 2008

Little people use BIG machines to make a GIANT birthday cake! Imagine an industrialized Lilliput. Imagine today. Imagine an enormous construction site. Imagine a birthday cake like no other. What if the people you order your next birthday cake from are tiny, and what if they build cakes the way we build buildings? Tractor-trailers and giant cranes, catwalks, and helicopters. Hundreds of workers.

Beatrice Doesn't Want To Cover Image
By Laura Numeroff, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763638436
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - May 13th, 2008

Beatrice’s expressions are priceless. . . . This charming tale emphasizes the importance of finding the right book for the right reader. — School Library Journal

Counting Crocodiles Cover Image
By Judy Sierra, Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152163563
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - October 1st, 2001

Poor Monkey. All she has to eat are sour lemons. One day she spies a banana tree on a faraway island, but the only way to get there is to navigate the crocodile-infested waters of the Sillabobble Sea. That’s no problem when you’re a brave and clever monkey who can count to ten and back!

Little Quack Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689847233
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2003

Little Quack is a duck out of water. As his brothers and sisters splish, splash, and splosh their way into the pond behind their mama, he is left all alone on the shore. Little Quack wants to join his family. Can he find the courage to be a very small duck in a very big pond?

I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423133094
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - February 8th, 2011

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.

Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In I Broke My Trunk! Gerald tells Piggie the long, crazy story about breaking his trunk. Will Piggie end up with a long, crazy story of her own?

A Color of His Own Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679887850
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Dragonfly Books - September 30th, 1997

The classic story about searching for somewhere to belong, from four-time Caldecott honor winner Leo Lionni.

Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
ISBN: 9780062110725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 21st, 2013

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings Pete the Cat fans some fun in the sun!

Pete the Cat is one groovy cat at finding shells and building sand castles at the beach. But when it gets too hot, there’s only one way to cool off—jump into the ocean! Except Pete might be a scaredy-cat when it comes to the water.

Dooby Dooby Moo (A Click Clack Book) Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689845079
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 8th, 2006

Sure, they can type, but did you know that Farmer Brown’s animals can sing? The bestselling duo, Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin—who brought you Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and Duck for President—cordially invite you to the county fair, where the talent is truly wild.

Duck and his friends are at it again.

Russell the Sheep Cover Image
By Rob Scotton, Rob Scotton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060598488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - April 12th, 2005

There must be a way to get a sheep to sleep!

All the sheep are falling asleep—except Russell. What's a sheep to do? Count stars… Count feet…

Perfect for naptime or bedtime, this New York Times bestselling picture book is from Splat the Cat author-artist Rob Scotton.

Curious George and the Birthday Surprise Cover Image
By H. A. Rey, Martha Weston (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618346875
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - September 22nd, 2003

George is curious about the party supplies he finds around his house. It must be a birthday! But whose?

When the man with the yellow hat tells George that he is planning a surprise, of course George is curious. Before long George finds a hat, noisemakers, decorations, and games. It must be a birthday! But whose birthday is it? That’s the surprise!

Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064440202
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2003

Celebrate the power of friendship in these five adventurous stories starring Frog and Toad—a Caldecott Honor Book! 

The Ant and the Grasshopper (Tadpoles Tales) Cover Image
By Diane Marwood (Retold by), Gabriele Anotonini (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780778779018
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crabtree Publishing Company - March 15th, 2012