Kindergarten Books

Kindergarten is all about getting kids ready for elementary school. But how do you get your kids ready for kindergarten? These books can help ease first-day-of-school jitters by showing kids the lay of the land: classroom, cubbies, and playground. They'll be reassured as they see kids, animal characters, or even monsters having fun, making new friends, and returning home to share all they've learned. And for more stories to get your kid ready for school, check out our Back-to-School Books.

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Funny sub teacher tale shows classroom routines in fun way.
By Deborah Underwood
(2017)
(2017)
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Relatable look at different kids getting ready for school.
By Boni Ashburn
(2016)
(2016)
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Sneezy panda conquers fitting-in fears in reassuring tale.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
(2014)
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George makes school silly and fun.
By Margret Rey, H. A. Rey
(2013)
(2005)
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Kindergarten jitters flipped in cute story of mom at school.
By Maureen Fergus, Mike Lowery
(2013)
(2013)
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Bird's first day at human school is good, silly fun.
By Roz Chast
(2012)
(2012)
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Calms first-day-of-kindergarten fears.
By Joseph Slate
(2004)
(1996)
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Warm book guides preschoolers through kindergarten nerves.
By Marc Brown
(2015)
(2015)
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Monsters lead way in reassuring first-day-of-school romp.
By Mike Austin
(2014)
(2014)
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Cuddly bear tale about fitting in at a new school.
By Carrie Weston
(2008)
(2008)
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Playful rhyming story for jittery new students.
By Tony Johnston
(2007)
(2007)
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Otter plays teacher, gains confidence in reassuring tale.
By Sam Garton
(2016)
(2016)
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Space mission a fun metaphor for starting kindergarten.
By Sue Ganz-Schmitt
(2014)
(2014)
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Funny look at overcoming first-day-of-school jitters.
By Ylleya Fields
(2016)
(2014)
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Start-of-school story with clever twist helps soothe fears.
By Adam Rex
(2016)
(2016)
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