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School is just around the corner! One of our favorite ways to celebrate the start of a new school year is by reading picture books. We read a couple of books each night leading up to the start of school.
The list of 10 First Day of Kindergarten Picture Books are perfect for read-alouds. They are also great for budding readers who are just beginning to practice reading on their own or with someone. The books are about Kindergarten and easing the fears of the first day. Some of the books have the added bonus of including the alphabet or counting.
10 First Day of Kindergarten Picture Books
The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing – A sweet spin on the classic Christmas poem except for the double page spread of parents crying outside the classroom. (Preschool – Kindergarten)
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate – Two parallel stories tell how Miss. Bindergarten and her 26 students get ready for the first day of school. (Preschool – Kindergarten)
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come by Nancy Carlson – An encouraging story of a little mouse heading into Kindergarten. (Preschool – Kindergarten)
Kindergarten, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg – Sweet little poems about the different events a child will encounter during the day in a Kindergarten class. (Preschool – Kindergarten)
On the First Day of Kindergarten by Tish Rabe – Another spin on a Christmas classic this book shares all the fun firsts of Kindergarten. (Preschool – Kindergarten)
Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt – Get ready for Kindergarten with this brave space explorer. Perfect for the space obsessed kiddos. (Preschool – Kindergarten)
Clifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Birdwell – Emily Elizabeth brings Clifford along to Kindergarten. (Preschool – Kindergarten)
Kindergarten Rocks by Katie Davis – Dexter’s big sister tells him all about Kindergarten and helps him through out the day. (Preschool – Kindergarten)
The 12 Days of Kindergarten by Jenna Lettice – A fun rhyming story based on the Christmas poem showing the fun-filled first 12 days of Kindergarten. (Preschool – Kindergarten)
Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten! by Hyewon Yum – In this sweet role reversal story, it’s the mom who is nervous about the first day of Kindergarten. (Preschool – Kindergarten)
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Do you have any fun first day of Kindergarten picture books to recommend to us for next time? Share them in the comments below!
Have a great day!
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