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Reading is not just a wonderful way to spend quality time with your child, it can also be a great way to reduce anxiety he or she might be having about an upcoming event. Starting school (or a new school) is often met with great anticipation by kids. Check out this great collection of picture books for the first day of Kindergarten!
Best Picture Books for the First Day of Kindergarten
Books are such an amazing tool for helping kids learning about new things. One of my favorite things to do when my kids are nervous about starting something new, is to take a trip to the local library and check out a stack of picture books that we can read together about the topic at hand. The first day of school is such a huge milestone in a child’s (and parent’s) life! Whether your kiddo is starting their very very very first day of school or they are starting a NEW school, there are many books out there that can help ease fear, stress or anxiety.
Check out the list below of more than 30 picture books that focus specifically on the first day of Kindergarten and the first day of school in general.
Round up a few books online or take a trip to your local library or bookstore and pick out a few of your favorites. Enjoy some quality time with your child as you read the stories together before that big first day!
Kindergarten Book List
Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis
I’m Getting Ready For Kindergarten by B. Annye Rothenberg
Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten by Toni Buzzeo
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
Kindergarten Countdown by Anna Jane Hays
Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick
I Don’t Want to Go to Kindergarten … I’ll Miss You Toooo Much! by Maureen King
First Day of School Book List
School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex
Little Critter First Day of School by Mercer Mayer
Curious George’s First Day of School by Margret & H. A. Rey
This School Year Will Be the BEST! By Kay Winters
The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan and Jan Berenstain
My First Day of School by Michelle Medlock Adams
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Miss Mingo and the First Day of School by Jamie Harper
Lots of luck to you and your kids as they get ready for a new school year! If you have any favorite books related to heading back to school, drop us a comment and let us know!
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