Picture Books ~ Kindergarten

Binzen, Bill
First Day in School
JUV 398.8.B519f

Opening day in kindergarten brings curiosity, tears, fun, and adjustment. 1972.

Brillhart, Julie
Molly Rides the School Bus
JUV 398.8.B7692m

Molly is worried about riding the school bus on her first day of kindergarten, but a friendly older girl helps her adjust. 2002.

Buzzeo, Toni
Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten
JUV ME COLL 398.8.B9899ak

Even though there are rules to follow, a little girl who loves adventure has an exciting first day of kindergarten. 2010.

Carlson, Nancy
Henry's Show and Tell
JUV 398.8.C1976hs

Henry likes everything about kindergarten except show-and-tell, but with the help of his teacher and his pet lizard he is able to overcome his fear. 2004.

Carlson, Nancy
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!
JUV 398.8.C1976lk

Even though Henry is looking forward to going to kindergarten, he is not sure about staying once he first gets there. 1999.

Cazet, Denys
Born in the Gravy
JUV 398.8.C319b

A young Mexican American girl tells her father all the things she did on her first day in kindergarten. 1993.

Cooper, Ilene
Jake's Best Thumb
JUV 398.8.C7853j

When Jake goes to kindergarten, a bully teases him about sucking his thumb, but Jake discovers that everyone--even bullies--needs some help being brave. 2008.

Davis, Katie
I'm Telling You, Dex, Kindergarten Rocks!
JUV 398.8.D2938im

Dexter knows everything there is to know about kindergarten and is not at all scared about his first day there, but his stuffed dog, Rufus, is very nervous. 2008.

DePaola, Tomie
JUV 398.8.D44st

Although Tommy fails to get the part of Peter Rabbit in the kindergarten play, he still finds a way to be the center of attention on stage. 2005.

Friedman, Darlene
Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption and Brownies with Sprinkles
JUV 398.8.F9132s, EFL

As her turn to be "Star of the Week" in her kindergarten class approaches, Cassidy-Li puts together a poster with pictures of her family, friends, and pets, and wonders about her birthparents in China. 2009.

Gregory, Nan
Amber Waiting
JUV 398.8.G8624a

Amber loves almost everything about kindergarten, but cannot stand waiting for her father, who picks her up late every day after school, so she spends this free time thinking of ways to help him understand her frustration. 2002.

Grindley, Sally
It's My School
JUV 398.8.G884i

Tom is not happy that his younger sister, Alice, is starting kindergarten at his school. 2006.

Hays, Anna Jane
Kindergarten Countdown
JUV 398.8.H3345k

Rhyming text follows an excited little girl as she counts down the days before the start of kindergarten. 2007.

Henkes, Kevin
JUV 398.8.H389j

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. 1989.

Johnston, Tony
Off to Kindergarten
JUV ME COLL 398.8.J648o

A young boy lists all the things he will have to take with him on his first day in kindergarten. 2007.

Kroll, Virginia
On the Way to Kindergarten
JUV 398.8.K9191o
A mother describes the increasing accomplishments of her five-year-old, from crying and sleeping, to riding a tricycle, then preparing for school. 2006.

Kunhardt, Edith
Red Day, Green Day
JUV 398.8.K963r

Andrew and his classmates in Mrs. Halsey's kindergarten class learn about colors in a unique way. 1992.

Lyon, George Ella
The Pirate of Kindergarten
JUV 398.8.L9946p

Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured. 2010.

McGhee, Alison
Countdown to Kindergarten
JUV 398.8.M1737c

Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler can not tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst. 2002.

McGinty, Alice B.
Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise
JUV 398.8M1752e

On her first day of school, Eliza fills her pocket with objects--buttons, a pebble, a napkin, and a piece of yarn--that remind her of her mother, whom she misses very much. 2007.

Penn, Audrey
The Kissing Hand
JUV 398.8.P3797k

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. 1993.

Portis, Antoinette
Kindergarten Diary
JUV 398.8.p8363k

Annalina's diary entries reflect her feelings and experiences as she goes from being afraid to go to kindergarten to loving it during her first month of school. 2010.

Robbins, Jacqui
The New Girl -- and Me
JUV 398.8.R5359n

Two African American girls named Shakeeta and Mia become friends when Shakeeta boasts that she has a pet iguana and Mia learns how to help Shakeeta "feel at home" even when she is in school. On her first day of school, who will be her friend? Raise your hand if it's you. You'll meet someone -- and something -- surprising. 2006.

Rogers, Jacqueline
Tiptoe Into Kindergarten
JUV 398.8.R6322t

A young preschooler accompanies her big brother to kindergarten and discovers a fun atmosphere, full of blocks and books, paints, and puzzles. 1999.

Rose, Deborah Lee
The Twelve Days of Kindergarten: A Counting Book
JUV ME COLL 398.8.R7197t

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. 2003.

Sakai, Komako
The Snow Day
JUV 398.8.S1584s

A little rabbit enjoys having a day off from kindergarten and spending time with his mother during a snowstorm, but his father's flight home is cancelled until the snow stops falling. 2009.

Schwartz, Amy
Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner: Story and Pictures
JUV 398.8.S399a

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. 1988.

Schwartz, Amy
Bea and Mr. Jones: Story and Pictures
JUV 398.8.S399b

Tired of kindergarten, Bea Jones trades "jobs" with her father, who works in an office. 2006.

Serfozo, Mary
Benjamin Bigfoot
JUV 398.8.S483b

Because he feels big when he wears his father's shoes, a little boy wants to wear them when he begins kindergarten. 1993. 

Slate, Joseph
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten
JUV 398.8.S6315mb

To celebrate one hundred days in Miss Bindergarten's kindergarten class, all her students bring one hundred of something to school, including a one hundred-year-old relative, one hundred candy hearts, and one hundred polka dots. 1998.

Slate, Joseph
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten
JUV 398.8.S6315mc

Miss Bindergarten and her class celebrate the last day of kindergarten with a party and good wishes. 2008.

Slate, Joseph
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
JUV 398.8.S6315m

Introduces the letters of the alphabet as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for kindergarten. 1996.

Slate, Joseph
Miss Bindergarten Stays Home from Kindergarten
JUV 398.8.S6315mk

Introduces the letters of the alphabet while telling what happened at kindergarten when Miss Bindergarten was too ill to come to school. 2004.

Sturges, Philemon
I Love School!
JUV 398.8.S935is

A brother and sister describe the things they love to do during their day at kindergarten. 2004.

Wells, Rosemary
My Kindergarten
JUV 398.8.W462mk

Through a month-by-month review of a year in kindergarten, Emily shares the stories of the many happy experiences she has at her school with her new classmates. 2004.

Wells, Rosemary
Yoko Writes Her Name
JUV 398.8.W462yw

Kindergartner Yoko not only learns to write her letters and numbers in English, she shows her teacher and fellow students how to write their names using Japanese calligraphy. 2008.

Winget, Susan
Tucker's Four-Carrot School Day
JUV 398.8.W7267t

The start of Tucker the rabbit's first day of kindergarten is rocky, but making new friends helps change his attitude toward school. 2005.