SAA Kindergarten Summer Reading

All orders placed between now and May 10 will be delivered to your son at SAA before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during this time will benefit SAA!

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop between now and May 10 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 10 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 your local, independent bookstore!


 

The Circus Ship By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763655921
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - February 24th, 2015

“The verse is sprightly, but the pictures are the true stunners.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Clifford Goes to Kindergarten (Classic Storybook) By Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545823357
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 28th, 2015

Join Clifford as he spends the day with Emily Elizabeth in kindergarten!

Emily Elizabeth is starting kindergarten and she's a little nervous. Good thing that the teacher sent a note home that says each child can bring something from home to make the transition a little easier. But the teacher didn't bet on a child bringing something -- or someone -- as big as Clifford!


Counting Crocodiles By Judy Sierra, Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Judy Sierra, Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780152163563
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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!


Curious George and the Birthday Surprise By H. A. Rey, Martha Weston (Illustrator) Cover Image
By H. A. Rey, Martha Weston (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780618346875
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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!


Dandelion By Don Freeman Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140502183
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - June 30th, 1977

From the creator of the beloved Corduroy, here is a charming story about being yourself


Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library By Andy Elkerton (Illustrator), Julie Gassman Cover Image
By Andy Elkerton (Illustrator), Julie Gassman
$9.99
ISBN: 9781515838975
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2018

Have you ever thought about bringing your dragon to the library? Don't do it You might have the best intentions, but that dragon will cause nothing but trouble. Using rhyming text and a diverse cast of characters, this charming picture book will provide some important--and some not so important--library etiquette in a very entertaining way.


Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! By Mo Willems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780786819881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 1st, 2003

Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors (A Latino Book of Concepts) By Roseanne Greenfield Thong, John Parra (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452156453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 2nd, 2016

In this lively picture book that Booklist described as "a cheerful color-concept book that presents a slice of Latino culture through food and fun," children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal.


The Gruffalo By Julia Donaldson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142403877
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 2nd, 2006

Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read aloud—a perfect gift for any special occasion!


If You Give a Moose a Muffin (If You Give...) By Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060244057
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 1991

If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix...


The Kissing Hand By Audrey Penn, Ruth Harper (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Audrey Penn, Ruth Harper (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781933718002
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tanglewood - October 15th, 1993

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.


Let's Go, Froggy! By Jonathan London Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140549911
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - July 1st, 1996

Zap! Zip! Zoop! Froggy’s back!
 


A Letter to Amy By Ezra Jack Keats Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140564426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 1st, 1998

Generations of children have read, re-read, and loved Ezra Jack Keats's award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends. Now, for the first time, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, and Goggles! are available in paperback exclusively from Puffin.

"A master of ingenious collages, Keats has made brilliant variegated pictures."—The Horn Book


The Letters Are Lost: A Picture Book about the Alphabet By Lisa Campbell Ernst Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140556636
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - January 1st, 1999

Once upon a time, all the letters of the alphabet were together. But now they're lost! One showed up in the Bath. There was one under a Hat, another one on a Quilt, and even one in the Sandbox. Where are the rest? Readers will delight in finding out in this vibrant, charming introduction to the alphabet.


Lizard from the Park By Mark Pett, Mark Pett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mark Pett, Mark Pett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442483217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

A lonely boy’s new pet grows into a rather large dilemma—and a Thanksgiving parade offers an uplifting solution—in this charming tale from the author of The Boy and the Airplane and The Girl and the Bicycle.

When Leonard takes a shortcut through the park, he finds an egg and takes it home, where it hatches into a lizard (or so Leonard thinks).


Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten By Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140562736
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2001

This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten.


The Mixed-Up Chameleon By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064431620
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - February 9th, 1988

From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes a colorful and inventive book about a changing chameleon that wants to be a little bit of everything.


Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062110725
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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.


The Rainbow Fish By Marcus Pfister, Marcus Pfister (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marcus Pfister, Marcus Pfister (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781558580091
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: NorthSouth Books - January 27th, 1999

The first book in the New York Times bestselling Rainbow Fish series. 

The rainbow fish with its iridescent scales is the most beautiful fish in the whole ocean. But since he is also vain and proud, he becomes more and more lonely over time. Then he realizes that you can’t win friends through beauty.


Roxaboxen By Alice McLerran, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice McLerran, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780060526337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - April 13th, 2004

From two-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Barbara Cooney and celebrated children’s book author Alice McLerran comes Roxaboxen, a treasured story about the magic of a child’s imagination. 


Swimmy By Leo Lionni Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399555503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dragonfly Books - January 17th, 2017

The gorgeous, Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a very clever fish by beloved picture book creator Leo Lionni.


Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug (Tiny T Rex) By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452170336
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - March 5th, 2019

The first in the dino book series that introduced readers to the mightiest little T. Rex with the biggest heart of all!

Tiny T. Rex has a HUGE problem. His friend Pointy needs cheering up and only a hug will do. But with his short stature and teeny T. Rex arms, is a hug impossible?


Wemberly Worried By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061857768
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - April 27th, 2010

Wemberly worried about everything. Big things. Little things. And things in between. Then it was time for school to start. And Wemberly worried even more. If you ever worry (or know someone who does), this is the book for you.