Selected Children’s Books About Kindergarten [downloadable]
Head Start’s Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center offers this short list of children’s books about the kindergarten transition. Educators and families can read the books together with children to help them understand the transition process and increase comfort with their new learning setting.
A Place Called Kindergarten by Jessica Harper
Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee
David Goes to School by David Shannon
Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London
I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child
Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson
Preparate, kindergarten! Allavoy! by Nancy Carlson
Mae’s First Day of School by Kate Berube
Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston
School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton
Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolf
Download a PDF of the suggested book list.
Find more resources in Head Start’s online Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC).
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center | Selected Children’s Books About Kindergarten, https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/publication/selected-childrens-books-about-kindergarten | public domain. Last updated October 2020.
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