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10 Books About Starting Kindergarten


Reading books and connecting with the characters in the stories is a fun way for children to learn all about going to school for the first time. Whether you are a teacher or a parent of a Kindergartener (or both like me) these 10 Books About Starting Kindergarten will help the five-year-olds in our lives get ready for the school year.



Picture Books About Starting Kindergarten:


First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg is a cute book to show children that they aren’t the only ones that are nervous about the first day of school.


Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready For Kindergarten by Joseph Slate is a rhyming story that introduces children to Kindergarten. This fun picture book helps them practice the alphabet too.


Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis is about Dexter and his stuffed dog, Rufus.  In this funny book, Rufus is nervous about starting Kindergarten, but Dexter’s older sister tells them that Kindergarten rocks!


The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing is a rhyming poem that can help ease kids’ fears. It will also show them that they don’t need to worry about going to Kindergarten.


Children will love to see all the exciting things to do in Kindergarten in this new book called On the First Day of Kindergarten by Tish Rabe.


More Kindergarten Read Alouds:


Kindergarten Here I Come! by DJ Steinberg is a cute poem that celebrates the moments shared by every Kindergartner throughout the year.

Children will be excited and feel confident about starting Kindergarten after reading Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come by Nancy Carlson.


Monkey: Not Ready For Kindergarten by Marc Brown is the perfect book to read to those soon-to-be Kindergartners that are a little nervous about starting school.


Your children will love to read how Tim visits his future Kindergarten classroom. He learns what he will be doing during his first year of school in the book, Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell.



Celebrate all of the milestones that your child has accomplished over the past five years before starting Kindergarten in this book, On The Way To Kindergarten by Virginia Kroll.


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These 10 Books About Starting Kindergarten will help ease children’s nerves. These stories are sure to get them excited about the first day of school!


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