Picture Books to Get Ready for School #EntertainmentHOP

Your child is starting school for the first time? That’s great! My third child is entering Junior Kindergarten this Fall. Here is a selection of kid’s books that would be perfect for the new to school kid.

Picture Books About Getting Ready for School #EntertainmentHOP

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The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Unlike the other stories which focus on what school will be like, this book reassures nervous children that although mom won’t be at school with them, she won’t be very far away and kids will see her again. It’s a children’s classic and many versions include stickers to help remind children of it’s message.

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Curious George's First Day of School by Margaret & H.A. Rey

Curious George’s First Day of School by Margaret & H.A. Rey

Everyone knows who Curious George is by now don’t they? Well this is the story of his first day of school as a special helper in Mr. Apple’s class. Just like any other Curious George book, George gets into all kinds of funny antics as he tries to be the best classroom helper he can be.

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The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing

The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing

This story in the form of the Christmas Poem Twas the Night Before Christmas is a cute book for kids starting Kindergarten. The illustrations are cute and the book shows some of the things they can look forward too.

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Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

This shows the first day of school from the teachers perspective and also introduces the concept of rhyming and the alphabet. Each student’s name starts with a different letter of the alphabet and what he or she does rhymes with his or her last name.

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Reading books with your child before school starts benefits him in three ways.

  1. It helps him express some of what he may be feeling or wondering about school.
  2. It promotes literacy which is a big thing in the early grades.
  3. It promotes bonding between the two of you; it’s a nice activity.

Check out some of these books the next time you have a little one starting school.
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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.