Whether you’re a teacher preparing for a year with kindergarteners or a parent getting ready to send your little one to school, kindergarten is a special time. This list of the best picture books about kindergarten celebrates the kindergarten experience throughout the entire school year.
I put this list of our favorite kindergarten picture books together as our family is preparing to send our first kindergartener to school. We’ve been gearing up for the new school year and upcoming transitions by reading a variety of stories about kindergarten.
Some of the stories are about little ones who are nervous about starting school. Other books focus on fun events like school field trips. A few of the picture books help students think about making friends. Reading through the list will help kindergarteners and their parents to work through emotions they may be having and will build excitement for this new phase of life.
Happy reading as you embark on this new adventure with your kindergartener!
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This clever picture book will prepare young explorers to boldly go where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten. Hilarious and confidence-boosting, this exciting story will have new kindergarteners ready for liftoff!
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 the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin!
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.