Book Nook: Books for Kindergartners With Positive Messages
Darlene Kenny has been the librarian at San Francisco's Clarendon Elementary School, a California Distinguished School, for 20 years. Darlene recommends these books with inviting illustrations and positive messages.
By GreatSchools Staff
Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis
Meet Dexter, a soon-to-be kindergartner! He's terrified and has thoughts of all kinds of reasons to be so. A must-read to help relieve the anxiety all of us feel when starting school. Dexter finds out it's okay to be scared.
Look Out, Kindergarten, Here I Come by Nancy Carlson
Henry, a mouse, is all for "going" to kindergarten, but isn't quite sure if he really wants to stay! His apprehensions are quickly overcome when he finds a classroom full of friends and fun things to do. This book is written for younger children, pre-K as well as K.
First Day Jitters by Julie Daneberg
There's a real surprise ending to this must-read for any child who is feeling those "first day jitters." Older children as well as pre-schoolers will relate to this story. The surprise ending is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any young child who is concerned about that all-important first day.