An excellent book that just came out in May is Almost by Richard Torrey. Children will relate to the main character Jack, almost 6 years old, who can't wait to grow up. The illustrations are fabulous and include family members with siblings and of course, mom. There is simple text that allows students to follow along, with 1 line of text on most pages and 3 lines being the maximum. What a great story that all children can identify with, especially our kindergarteners!