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The Best Books For Kindergarten and First Graders

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The early elementary years can be hard for the little ones. Books can help the little ones calm their nerves which is why I wanted to share my favorite books for Kindergarten and First graders. In this list you will find an assortment of stories designed to help get your little ones excited for school!


The Best Books For Kindergarten and First Graders





Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all – saying goodbye to Mom and Dad.

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In this picture book reinvention of the 12 days of Christmas, a five-year old recounts the coolnew things she got to do in the first twelve days of kindergarten.

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Emily Elizabeth is starting kindergarten and she’s a little nervous.  The teacher sent home a note stating that each child can bring something from home to make the transition a little easier.

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Beginning kindergarten is quite an adventure when you are just five years old.  This story walks the child through the many things they will do and see, while also introducing the letters of the alphabet.

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This creative reimagining of “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” is full of warmth and reassurance, and it has a surprise twist ending.

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After the first day of first grade, Henry’s not so sure how he feels about it. As he tells his mother about the cool classroom science corner, a new friend, and that he’ll learn to read books, he begins to realize that maybe first grade won’t be so bad after all.

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The playful words and illustrations join to create a foray into FIrst Grade, with all its’ peaks and valleys.

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On the first day of First Grade, there will be lots of fun!  This is the perfect book to share with a kindergartner getting ready for the step up to “big kid” school!

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The story of a young boy who is about to enter First Grade and does not know what to expect.  This reassuring story is sure to chase away those jitters.

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Heartfelt, relatable, and silly poems bring to life the highlights of Second Grade – reading big kid books, auditions for the school play, and even dance breaks.  The book covers an entire school year of holidays, memorable moments, and important life lessons.

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Amber Brown is excited to be starting second grade–and a little nervous, too. But Amber Brown decides she’s ready for whatever happens, and second grade had better be ready for Amber Brown!

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So what if Stuey isn’t the world’s best reader, is only allowed to trick or treat around one block, and has to put up with the most annoying girl on the planet.  Stuey always makes life work, he can survive anything – even Second Grade.

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