Do you have a young child about ready to start Kindergarten? If so, you’re likely doing some preparation for the upcoming school year by talking to your child about what to expect. Picture book stories can help normalize the experience of starting school. Stories also allow children to process feelings such as anticipation, fear, anxiety, and excitement before the big day.

Here’s a list of great stories to enjoy with your soon-to-be Kindergartner:

Starting Kindergarten booklist

Is your child learning to read? We have books to help!

Early Readers– find books in our early reader and learn to read collections

Leveled Books– find leveled books to support your child (starting with yellow in Kindergarten)

More info and tips:

Welcome to Kindergarten (BSD)

Ready or Not, Kindergarten Here We Come! (NAEYC)

4 Things Kindergarten Teachers Want You to Know (NAEYC)

Starting Kindergarten (Reading Rockets)