If you’re looking for books to read to your incoming Kindergartener, consider some of these books:
Timothy Goes to School by Rosemary Wells Timothy learns about making friends during the first week of school.
Edward Unready for School by Rosemary Wells After a terrible week, Edward convinces everyone he really isn’t ready for nursery school after all.
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate In verse, this book shows kindergarten from the teacher’s perspective.
Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener by Amy Schwartz Spunky Annabelle’s older sister gives her some unusual tips for her first day of school.
Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathmann At school, Ruby tries to be just like another girl until the teacher helps her be herself.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn Popular story suggests a way to deal with the separation of going to school.
Lulu Goes to Witch School by Jane O’Connor Lulu, nervous about starting school, likes everything but one witch who’s always the best at everything.
School by Emily McCully In a wordless story, a curious young mouse left at home sneaks off to see her older sibling’s school.
The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing Verses in the manner of The Night Before Christmas encourage the reader who may be anxious about kindergarten.
Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London Froggy’s nightmare about school does not come true, and he ends up having a good first day.
Alice Ann Gets Ready for School by Cynthia Jabar Alice Ann is so excited about her first day of school, she’s the first one up and ready to go.
When You Go To Kindergarten by James Howe A photo-essay showing what a kindergarten class is like.
Spot Goes to School by Eric Hill Spot, the pup, has fun at school with his friends.
Jessica by Kevin Kenkes Ruthie’s imaginary friend has to be left behind when she starts school, but she soon makes a real friend.
Harry Gets Ready for School by Harriet Ziefert Harry arrives at school after preparing for weeks.
Oliver Pig at School by Jean Van Leeuwen During Oliver Pig’s first day at school, he builds with blocks, plays, and makes a friend.
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes At school, kids tease Chrysanthemum about her name until the teacher intervenes.
I Don’t Want To! by Sally Grindley Jim resists mightily going to school, but by the end of the first day, he doesn’t want to leave.
Billy and Belle by Sarah Garland Billy’s little sister spends the day at his school when Mom goes to the hospital to have a new baby.
Back to School for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos Sarah’s jealous and humorously rotten cat, Ralph, hatches a plan to keep her from making friends at school.
Bill and Pete by Tomie DePaola William Everett Crocodile learns to write his name with the help of Pete, his toothbrush.
My Mom Made Me Go To School by Judy Delton Archie HATES the idea of going to kindergarten, but manages to get through the first day.
The Other Emily by Gibbs Davis Emily is shocked and upset when she finds out she’s not the only Emily in the world.
Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen Jim worries about finding a friend in school and spends the first day searching for one.
Never Spit on Your Shoes by Denys Cazet An exhausted Arnie tells Mom about the first day of first grade.
Born in the Gravy by Denys Cazet Margarita, a Mexican-American girl, tells her father all about her first day of Kindergarten.
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson Enthusiastic Henry can hardly wait to start kindergarten. But will he still feel that way when he gets there?
The School by John Burningham Illustrations and just a few words show what a child can expect at school.