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Annabelle Swift, kindergartner. Amy Schwartz.

Although some of the things her older sister taught her at home seem a bit unusual at school, other lessons help make Annabelle's first day in kindergarten a success.

 Countdown to kindergarten. Alison McGhee, il. by Harry Bliss.

In this humorous story, a little girl who can not tie her shoes by herself fears the worst as she counts down to the start of kindergarten.

 First day jitters. Julie Danneberg and Judy Love.

The kids aren’t the only ones with first day jitters in this humorous story with a surprising twist.

 Franklin goes to school. Paulette Bourgeois.

            On the first day of school, Franklin is a little nervous, but his teacher, Mr. Owl, knows just what to do.

 Froggy goes to school. Jonathan London, il. by Frank Remkiewicz.

Froggy is a little nervous about his first day of school, but even though it's hard to sit still, he has a wonderful time.

 I'll go to school if…Bo Flood.

A boy with many fears about the first day of school says that he will attend only if he can go on a rocket or a lion, but his imaginative suggestions are balanced by Mom's practicality.

 I.Q. goes to school. Mary Ann Fraser.

I.Q. the rat is the classroom pet, and as the months go by in school, he participates in all of the class activities and dreams of becoming Student of the Week.

 The kissing hand. Audrey Penn, il. by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak.

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.

 Little Bear goes to kindergarten. Jutta Langreuter and Vera Sobat.

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

Look out kindergarten, here I come! Nancy Carlson.

Even though Henry is looking forward to going to kindergarten, he starts

 to feel a little nervous once he gets there.

 Miss Bindergarten gets ready for kindergarten. Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolf.

This rhyming story introduces the letters of the alphabet as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for the fun and excitement of kindergarten.

 The ticky-tacky doll. Cynthia Rylant, il. by Harvey Stevenson.

When she has to go to school without her special doll, a little girl cannot focus on learning her letters and numbers, until her grandmother realizes what the problem is and devises a creative solution.

 Timothy goes to school. Rosemary Wells.

Timothy learns about being accepted and making friends during the first week of his first year at school. 

Tiptoe into kindergarten. Jacqueline Rogers.

            A young preschooler accompanies her big brother to kindergarten and discovers an exciting place full of blocks and books, paints and puzzles.

 Tom goes to kindergarten. Margaret Wild, il. by David Legge.

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.

 Vera's first day of school. Vera Rosenberry.

Vera cannot wait to start school, but the first day does not go exactly as she hoped.

Welcome to kindergarten. Anne Rockwell.

A boy visits the classroom where he will attend kindergarten the following fall and finds out what is in store for him.

 When you go to kindergarten. James Howe, il. by Betsy Imershein. 372.218 HOW

            Words and photographs introduce young children to important aspects of kindergarten, such as riding the school bus, finding your way around the school, things in a classroom, how to behave and some things you might learn and do.


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