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.
More Resources for Little Book Lovers
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide kids with many opportunities to engage with a wide variety of books that are of interest to them. That’s why we share so many books lists on Fantastic Fun and Learning. We want to make it easy for you to find great books your kids will love. Over the years we’ve also discovered some helpful tools for connecting kids and books.
Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peak inside a Bookroo Box here.
Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.
Books About Kindergarten
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.