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Books about Days of the Week
Kindergarten children need to know the days of the week and what a better way to learn them than through these fabulous stories.


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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

Philomel 1994

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Books about Days of the Week

This classic book translated in almost all languages of the world tells the story of a very hungry caterpillar who eats through all different foods that kids love until he turns into a beautiful butterfly. On each day of the week he eats something new until, on Saturday, he gets an enormous stomach and has to eat a leaf for comfort. On Sunday he becomes a beautiful butterfly. MORE...


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Today is Monday

by Eric Carle

Putnam Juvenile 1993

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Books about Days of the Week

This smorgasbord of food is presented each day of the week to birds and animals through this cumulative rhyme and familiar song. Eric Carle’s bold and colorful collages add dazzling images to this well known song, but a surprise ending shows multi cultural children munching on various foods at a banquet while the animals observe them from paintings on the wall. MORE...


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One Monday Morning

by Uri Shulevitz

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2003

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Books about Days of the Week

Caldecott illustrator Uri Shulevitz breathes life into a deck of cards and helps them come alive on a rainy day as a royal entourage visits a young boy in inner city. Everything about this book is marvelous. MORE...


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Cookie's Week

by Cindy WardTomie dePaola

Putnam Juvenile 2004

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Books about Days of the Week

“On Monday, Cookie (the cat) fell in the toilet.” So what happens? You’ll have to read this charming book and follow the cat’s escapades throughout the whole week to find out! What fun! What a gem of a book for learning the days of the week! MORE...