24 Selected Children's Books About Kindergarten
A Place Called Kindergartenby Jessica Harper Year Published: 2008
Even those who wait at home are eager to hear all about kindergarten.
The animals in the barn are in a tizzy: Tommy is missing! The dog says Tommy is gone to a place called kindergarten. "Where is kindergarten?" they exclaim. "What will happen to Tommy there? Will he ever come back?!" Eventually Tommy bursts into the barn with tales of the fun he had and all he learned. A charming and tender story that's sure to reassure any child heading to kindergarten.
Clifford Goes to Kindergartenby Norman Bridwell Year Published: 2015
Join Clifford in this brand-new storybook 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!
Countdown to Kindergartenby Alison McGhee Year Published: 2006
It's just ten days before kindergarten, and this little girl has heard all there is to know—from a first grader—about what it's going to be like. You can't bring your cat, you can't bring a stuffed animal, and the number one rule? You can't ask anyone for help. Ever. So what do you do when your shoes come untied if you're the only one in the class who doesn't know how to tie them up again?
Told with gentle humor by Alison McGhee and brought to exuberant life by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss, this lighthearted take on pre-kindergarten anxiety will bring a smile to the face of every child—and parent—having first-day jitters.
David Goes to Schoolby David Shannon Year Published: 1999
A companion to the Caldecott Honor-winning classic No, David!by bestselling picture-book creator David Shannon!
David's teacher has her hands full. From running in the halls to chewing gum in class, David's high-energy antics fill each schoolday with trouble -- and are sure to bring a smile to even the best- bahaved reader.
First Day Jittersby Julie Danneberg Year Published: 2000
Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending.
Froggy Goes To Schoolby Jonathan London Year Published: 1998
Froggy's mother knows that everyone's nervous on the first day of school. "Not me!" says Froggy, and together they leapfrog to the bus stop — flop flop flop. Froggy's exuberant antics will delight his many fans and reassure them that school can be fun."This is a great read-aloud with sounds and words that encourage active participation....A charming story to calm those pre-school jitters." — School Library JournalJonathan London is the author of many books for children, including I See the Moon and the Moon Sees Me, Like Butter on Pancakes and four other books about Froggy.
I am Too Absolutely Small for Schoolby Lauren Child Year Published: 2005
"The children's relationship is refreshingly noncombative, with Charlie as the protective and affectionate older brother who is appreciative of, rather than annoyed by, his sister's quirkiness." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)
Lola is not so sure about school. After all, why would she need to count higher than ten when she never eats more than ten cookies at a time? Once again, it's up to ever-patient big brother Charlie to persuade Lola that school is worthwhile — and that her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen,
Kindergarten Rocksby Katie Davis Year Published: 2008
Dexter already knows everything there is to know about kindergarten. His big sister, Jessie, told him all about it. So Dexter is not scared. Not even a little bit. But his stuffed dog, Rufus, is scared. Actually, he’s terrified. But Dexter—er, Rufus—has nothing to fear: As he’ll soon find out, kindergarten rocks!
Kindergarten, Here I Come!by D. J. Steinberg Year Published: 2012
Get ready for school with these fun poems! Includes a sheet of stickers!
This adorable picture book celebrates all the familiar milestones and moments shared by every single kindergartener. Whether it's the first-day-of-school jitters or the hundredth-day-of-school party, every aspect of the kindergarten experience is introduced with a light and funny poem—not to mention charming illustrations.
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!by Nancy Carlson Year Published: 2001
The first day of kindergarten is finally here, and Henry can't wait to paint pictures, sing songs, and practice counting. When he gets to school, though, he's not so sure he's ready for kindergarten. But before long Henry discovers that the only thing he's not ready for is how much fun he's going to have at school! This gently humorous, encouraging story will give children about to enter kindergarten an extra boost of confidence.
Mae's First Day of Schoolby Kate Berube Year Published: 2018
As Mae's first day of school approaches she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. School is scary! What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she's the only one who doesn't know how to write? Or what if she misses her mom? Mae's anxiety only builds as she walks to school. But then she meets Rosie and Ms. Pearl. Will making new friends show her that they can conquer their fears together?
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergartenby Joseph Slate Year Published: 2001
This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten.
It's the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on
Off to Kindergartenby Tony Johnston Year Published: 2010
Award-winning author Tony Johnston and illustrator Melissa Sweet create a joyful story about the first day of kindergarten! "I'm off to kindergarten now. I'd better take my bear. He likes to sit beside me so I'll take a little chair. . . ." So begins the long list of things Bill absolutely needs for his first day of school. Along with his pillow and some cookies, he also plans on bringing his sandbox, some digging moles, and a moving truck! A touching story of first-day jitters and hopes, Tony Johnston's rhyming text is paired with Melissa Sweet's delightful illustrations!
On the First Day of Kindergartenby Tish Rabe Year Published: 2016
Perfect for nervous/excited kids about to go to kindergarten (and their parents!). This engaging adaptation of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” convinces parents and children alike that there is no place cooler than a kindergarten classroom.
On the first day of kindergarten, there’s so much to do! From making new friends to jumping rope in gym to riding the bus to school, there are lots of exciting firsts to look forward to.
Preparate, kindergarten! Allavoy!by Nancy Carlson Year Published: 2004
Que Nervios! El Primer Dia de Escuelaby Julie Danneberg Year Published: 2006
School's First Day of Schoolby Adam Rex Year Published: 2016
It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him?
The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he's not the only one going through first-day jitters.
Splat the Catby Rob Scotton Year Published: 2008
It's Splat's first day of school, and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? Nervous kitties wondering about friends and school will enjoy laughing along with Splat the Cat!
Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunchbox. The teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, introduces Splat to the class and he soon starts learning all his important cat lessons.
The King of Kindergartenby Derrick Barnes Year Published: 2019
A New York Times bestseller!
A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown.
The Kissing Handby Audrey Penn Year Published: 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. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.
The Night Before Kindergartenby Natasha Wing Year Published: 2001
'Twas the night before kindergarten,
and as they prepared,
kids were excited,
and a little bit scared.
Un Beso en Mi Manoby Audrey Penn Year Published: 1993
Welcome To Kindergartenby Anne Rockwell Year Published: 2004
From beloved name in books for preschoolers Anne Rockwell comes an encouraging story that quells those first-day-of school nerves with gentleness and charm.
Join Tim as he visits his future kindergarten classroom and learns what he will be doing during his first year of school! He'll explore the reading, math, and art centers. Sit at the desk where he will practice writing, counting, and telling time. The classroom may look a little too big at first, but
Wemberly Worriedby Kevin Henkes Year Published: 2010
A back-to-school favorite from Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Kitten's First Full Moon, and Chrysanthemum. This picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.
Information About The Book List
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