Kindergarten is an exciting adventure for all the new students every fall. Some kids can’t wait to go to kindergarten, while others are a bit more apprehensive about the transition. Reading books together before the school year starts can help all kids feel a little more prepared. Below you will find books all about kindergarten that are perfect to read to your new big kid.
Books About Kindergarten
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Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz Schmitt
Kindergarten is a big adventure, like traveling to a new planet. Follow this explorer as he explores planet kindergarten. I like the illustrations for this books and the unique way the author writes about the first day of school.
The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing
Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee
A little girl has been told you have to know how to tie your shoes in order to go to kindergarten. Since she doesn’t know how to tie her shoes she is not looking forward to kindergarten and all the new rules. This book is written in a comic book style and the story is very sarcastic.
The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten by Maureen Fergus and Mike Lowery
Kindergarten ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
Miss Bindergarten Book Series by Joseph Slate
Adventure Annie goes to Kindergarten by Toni Buzzeo
A Place Called Kindergarten by Jessica Harper
The animals in the barn wait every morning for Tommy to visit, until one day he doesn’t come and they learn from the dog he went to kindergarten. The animals are worried, what is kindergarten, will he ever come back?? I love this story, it is so sweet to see the way the animals love the boy and he loves them.
Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? By Audrey Vernick
Buffalo is headed to kindergarten. He will soon learn that everyone is special and that there are many things to learn. This story has a sweet lesson throughout that everyone is special in their own way.
The Pocket Mommy by Rachel Eugster
Samuel doesn’t want his mom to leave him at school so she gives him a pretend pocket mommy. When the pretend pocket mommy becomes a real pocket mommy Samuel learns that a little helper isn’t always the best thing to have.
Kindergarten Cat by J Patrick Lewis
On the Way to Kindergarten by Virginia Kroll
This books recounts all the milestones a little bear has made since he was born leading up to kindergarten. This is a book to read with your soon to be kindergartener and talk about all the things they have learned to do since they were born.
Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis
Dexter knows all about kindergarten because his sister has told him all about it. Now that school is a week away, Dexter has lots of questions about school.
Did We Miss One of Your Favorites?
What are your favorite books about kindergarten? Are there any must reads that you’d like to share with us? We’d love to hear about them in the comments.
If you have a little one getting ready to head back to school, stop by next week to see our new list of books all about the first day of school.