A list of books about going to kindergarten. Each with quick summaries and links to help you find the best going to kindergarten books.
I can hardly believe we’re already to the phase of sending a kid to school! My oldest child starts kindergarten this school year. Because we don’t have an older sibling to show him the ropes or help ease his nerves, I knew we needed some help in the kindergarten prep department.
I’m not talking about back-to-school shopping or gathering some back-to-school dinner ideas. But when it comes to what kindergarten is, what it means, and what to expect, I knew we needed some great resources.
As a former teacher myself, I always look to books to help introduce and teach a new concept. As I started investigating, putting library holds and purchasing some books, I realized there’s actually a lot of going to kindergarten books!
Books About Going to Kindergarten
Going to Kindergarten Books
A list of positive, fun, and helpful going to kindergarten books to help prepare your kid for this fun new milestone.
I'm kicking it off with The King of Kindergarten for a reason, it's our favorite! This is a positive confidence boost every kid needs to remind them they can have the best year!
I really love the parts about making friends, being a helper, and being kind! With a lot of negatives (overly scared or acting out) kindergarten books, this book is the polar opposite of positivity and encouragement!
We love that this one focuses on milestones of the entire year! It goes beyond first day nerves and talks about all the fun to be had all year long! I think it helps kids know what to expect and reminds them there's a lot to look forward to after that first week!
If you had an amazing preschool teacher and/or preschool experience your child is leaving behind, this book is for you! We loved ours so much my son cried the day school ended and has hoped for a teacher like his preschool teacher.
This is a cute, adventurous, imaginative, and playful tale of honoring the joys of preschool and past caregivers while realizing there are new adventurous and wonderful experiences to be had in kindergarten!