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Books About Kids in Kindergarten


Amy Schwartz.  Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner

Although some of the things her older sister taught her at home seem a little unusual at school, other lessons help make Annabelle's first day in kindergarten a success.

Amy Schwartz.  Bea and Mr. Jones

Tired of kindergarten, Bea Jones trades "jobs" with her father, who works in an office.

Irene Smalls-Hector.  Beginning School

When Alicia makes a new friend and becomes involved in the fun activities of an integrated kindergarten, she soon forgets her former anxieties about beginning school.

Mary Serfozo.  Benjamin Bigfoot

Because he feels big when he wears his father's shoes, a little boy wants to wear them when he begins kindergarten.

Stan and Jan Berenstain.  The Berenstain Bears Go to School

Sister Bear, nervous about entering kindergarten, overcomes her fears when she discovers that school is really fun.

S. E. Hinton.  Big David, Little David

When Nick learns that a kindergarten classmate and his own father not only look alike but have the same name, he wonders if they could possibly be the same person.

Nancy Evans Cooney.  The Blanket That Had to Go

Attached to the blanket she carries everywhere, Susi must decide what to do with it on her first day in kindergarten since her mother insists she shouldn't take it with her.

Denys Cazet.  Born in the Gravy

A young Mexican American girl tells her father all the things she did on her first day in kindergarten.

Alison McGhee.  Countdown to Kindergarten

Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler can not tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.

Anna Alter.  Francine's Day

Francine the cat does not want to go to school, but she has a good day anyway.

Holly Keller.  Harry and Tuck

Harrison and Tucker always act and think alike as they are growing up, but when they go to kindergarten and end up in different classrooms they start to develop differences.

Rosemary Wells.  How Many?  How Much?

Timothy and his kindergarten classmates learn about counting, measuring, money, other math concepts. Includes activities on directionality, spatial relations, and the days of the week.

Judith Caseley.  Hurricane Harry

Turning five years old, Harry faces the challenges of moving to a new house, acquiring a pet turtle, and starting kindergarten.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.  Jennifer Jean, the Cross-Eyed Queen

Jennifer Jean likes her big green crossed eyes and does not want them changed, but when she goes to kindergarten in September she is a little bit glad that they were straightened.

Kevin Henkes.  Jessica

Ruthie does everything with her imaginary friend Jessica; and then on her first day at kindergarten, she meets a real new friend with the same name.

Barbara Park.  Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth

When her kindergarten class has Job Day, Junie B. goes through much confusion and excitement before deciding on the "bestest" job of all.

Jacqueline Rogers.  Kindergarten ABC

Presents the special activities of a kindergarten class on the day devoted to each letter of the alphabet, from finding acorns outside on A day to zero more letters and a trip to the zoo on Z day.

Audrey Penn.  The Kissing Hand

When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

Jutta Langreuter.  Little Bear Goes to Kindergarten

Little Bear likes the teacher, other children, and activities on his first day at kindergarten, but he does not want his mother to leave.

Nancy Carlson.  Look Out, Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Even though Henry is looking forward to going to kindergarten, he is not sure about staying once he first gets there.

Rosemary Wells.  Mama Don't Go

Yoko loves kindergarten, but she doesn't want her mother to leave--until her new friend helps her realize that "mothers always come back."

Joseph Slate.  Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

Introduces the letters of the alphabet as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for kindergarten.

Julie Brillhart.  Molly Rides the School Bus

Molly is worried about riding the school bus on her first day of kindergarten, but a friendly older girl helps her adjust.

Rosemary Wells.  My Kindergarten

Readers follow Kindergarten students through their first year of school.

Judy Delton.  My Mom Made Me Go to School

Archie hates the idea of his first day in kindergarten and everything connected with it, but he ends up going and finds it tolerable.

Natasha Wing.  The Night Before Kindergarten

Anticipation and excitement are in the air as the children get ready for the first day of kindergarten.

Charnan Simon.  One Happy Classroom

Activities in a happy, busy kindergarten classroom introduce the numbers one to ten.

Ann M. Martin.  Rachel Parker, Kindergarten Show-Off

Five-year-old Olivia's new neighbor Rachel is in her kindergarten class, and they must overcome feelings of jealousy and competitiveness to be friends.

Beverly Cleary.  Ramona the Pest

Ramona enters kindergarten and, in her own way, makes her presence known.

Edith Kunhardt.  Red Day, Green Day

Andrew and his classmates in Mrs. Halsey's kindergarten class learn about colors in a unique way.

Elvira Woodruff.  Show and Tell

Andy's offerings for show-and-tell always seem to bore his kindergarten class until one day he finds a magic bottle of bubbles that temporarily transports all of them on an aerial adventure.

Johanna Hurwitz.  Starting School

Although placed in separate classes, twins Marius and Marcus prove to be double trouble for their kindergarten teachers.

Jacqueline Rogers.  Tiptoe Into Kindergarten

A young preschooler accompanies her big brother to kindergarten and discovers a fun atmosphere, full of blocks and books, paints and puzzles.

Margaret Wild.  Tom Goes to Kindergarten

When Tom, a young panda, goes to his very first day of kindergarten, his whole family stays and plays and wishes they could be in kindergarten too.

Deborah Lee Rose.  The Twelve Days of Kindergarten

A cumulative counting verse in which a child enumerates items in the kindergarten classroom, from the whole alphabet, A to Z, to twelve eggs for hatching.

Robert Munsch.  We Share Everything

On the first day of school, after their kindergarten teacher scolds them for not sharing, a boy and girl share their clothes and shoes.

Anne F. Rockwell.  Welcome to Kindergarten

A boy visits the classroom where he will attend kindergarten the following fall and finds out what is in store for him.

James Howe.  When You Go to Kindergarten

Texts and photographs explain what it is like to go to kindergarten.

Karl Ruhmann.  Who Will Go to School Today?

Sam decides to send his toy monkey Timbo to kindergarten in his place, but after telling Timbo about his school friends and what his day is really like, he realizes he wants to go himself.