The following books are available through the local public library system. Ask your librarian how to obtain them if you don't see them on the shelves.


Alter, Anna, Francine's Day Francine the cat does not want to go to school, but she has a good day anyway.

Baer, Edith, This is the Way We Go to School Describes, in text and illustrations, the many different modes of transportation children all over the world use to get to school.

Berenstein, Stan, The Berenstein Bears Go to School Sister Bear, nervous about entering kindergarten, overcomes her fears when she discovers that school is really fun.

Berry, Joy, Teach Me About School

Carlson, Nancy, Henry's Show and Tell 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.

Carlson, Nancy, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come Even though Henry is looking forward to going to kindergarten, he is not sure about staying once he first gets there.

Cazet, Denys, Born in the Gravy A young Mexican American girl tells her father all the things she did on her first day in kindergarten.

Davis, Katie, Kindergarten Rocks 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.

Devlin, Wende, Cranberry First Day of School Mr. Whiskers helps Chloe adjust to the first day in kindergarten.

Edwards, Pamela Duncan, Ms. Bitsy Bat's Kindergarten The new kindergarten teacher at Oak Tree School is a bat, and she quickly makes all the students feel at home.

Henkes, Kevin, Owen Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.

Henkes, Kevin, Jessica 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.

Henkes, Kevin, Chysanthemum Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

Howe, James, When You Go to Kindergarten Texts and photographs explain what it is like to go to kindergarten.

Hurwitz, Johanna, Starting School Although placed in separate classes, twins Marius and Marcus prove to be double trouble for their kindergarten teachers.

Keller, Holly, Harry and Tuck Harrison and Tucker always act and think alike as they are growing up, but when they go to kindergarten and end up in different classrooms they start to develop differences.

Klingel, Cynthia Fitterer, Kaya's Kindergarten and the Letter K A simple story about three kindergartners and their teacher introduces the letter "k".

Koehler-Pentacoff, Elizabeth, Louise the One and Only Louise loves some of her kindergarten activities, such as painting, while from other school experiences she learns to give and take with her classmates.

Langreuter, Jutta, Little Bear Goes to Kindergarten Little Bear likes the teacher, other children, and activities on his first day at kindergarten, but he does not want his mother to leave.

Martin, Ann, Rachel Parker, Kindergarten Show-Off Five-year-old Olivia's new neighbor Rachel is in her kindergarten class, and they must overcome feelings of jealousy and competitiveness to be friends.

McGhee, Alison, Countdown to Kindergarten Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler can not tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.

Munsch, Robert, We Share Everything On the first day of school, after their kindergarten teacher scolds them for not sharing, a boy and girl share their clothes and shoes.

Park, Barbara, Junie B. Jones This is a series of books about a funny and mischievous kindergartner named Junie B. Jones.

Penn, Audrey, The Kissing Hand 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.

Poulet, Virginia, Blue Bug Goes to School Blue Bug enjoys many school activities, such as printing his name, cutting out snowflakes, learning new games, and making a special surprise for the teacher.

Rockwell, Anne, Welcome to Kindergaten A boy visits the classroom where he will attend kindergarten the following fall and finds out what is in store for him.

Rogers, Jacqueline, Tiptoe into Kindergarten A young preschooler accompanies her big brother to kindergarten and discovers a fun atmosphere, full of blocks and books, paints and puzzles.

Ruhmann, Karl, Who Will go to School Today? Sam decides to send his toy monkey Timbo to kindergarten in his place, but after telling Timbo about his school friends and what his day is really like, he realizes he wants to go himself.

Schwartz, Amy, Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner: Story and Pictures 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.

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

Simon, Charnan, One Happy Classroom Activities in a happy, busy kindergarten classroom introduce the numbers one to ten.

Skarmeas, Nancy, My First Day of School Daniel liked preschool just fine, but he is not so sure he wants to go to kindergarten.

Slate, Joseph, Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten Introduces the letters of the alphabet as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for kindergarten.

Slate, Joseph, Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten From Adam throwing his hat too high to Zach setting the butterflies free, the students in Miss Bindergarten's class contribute to one wild day in kindergarten.

Smalls, Irene, Beginning School When Alicia makes a new friend and becomes involved in the fun activities of an integrated kindergarten, she soon forgets her former anxieties about beginning school.

Sturges, Philemon, I Love School A brother and sister describe the things they love to do during their day at kindergarten.

Tester, Sylvia Root, We Laughed A Lot, My First Day of School Scared to go to his first day of kindergarten, Juan discovers it's not so bad--he even laughs a lot.

Wells, Rosemary, Mama, Don't Go Yoko loves kindergarten, but she doesn't want her mother to leave--until her new friend helps her realize that "mothers always come back."

Wells, Rosemary, My Kindergarten Emily, Roger, and all their classmates begin their first year of school, and their first year of learning in Miss Cribbage's kindergarten class.

Wells, Rosemary, Timothy Goes to School Timothy learns about being accepted and making friends during the first week of his first year at school.

Wild, Margaret, Tom Goes to Kindergarten When Tom, a young panda, goes to his very first day of kindergarten, his whole family stays and plays and wishes they could be in kindergarten too.

Wing, Natasha, The Night Before Kindergarten Twas the night before kindergarten, and as they prepared, kids were excited, and a little bit scared. It's the first day of school!

Winget, Susan, Tucker's Four-Carrot School Day The start of Tucker the rabbit's first day of kindergarten is rocky, but making new friends helps change his attitude toward school.

Ziefert, Harriet, Harry Gets Ready for School Harry Hippo prepares for the first day of school.