Books are magical for many reason. They takes you to far off place only your imagination can dream up, they help you learn about the world around you and they help you to understand life and the lessons that are taught daily. The kindergarten team have so many favorite books we couldn't begin to list them all here however we have pulled a few of our favorites for your incoming kindergartner to get excited about the many adventures that await them in the Kindergarten World.
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
This is a twist on the classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ story. As students head to school on their first day they learn that there are so many fun things waiting for them.
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
A little girl invites her mom to stay with her at school. She quickly realizes that her mom needs help being a great kindergartener.
Kindergarten ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
Each day is a new letter for the class to discover. On each page you can search for items that match the letter of the day.
Adventure Annie goes to Kindergarten by Toni Buzzeo
Adventure Annie loves adventure and is ready for kindergarten. Annie learns that to earn the gold star you must follow the rules and wait for adventure.
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
When a kitten is found on the playground she becomes the kindergarten cat. This is a sweet story about the new friendship between the students and their kitten.
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.