The King of Kindergarten

The King of Kindergarten

A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten. The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head--like a crown. Mommy says that today, you are going to be the King of Kindergarten! Starting kindergarten is a big milestone--and the hero of this story is ready to make his mark! He's dressed himsel A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten. The morning sun blares through your windo...

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Title:The King of Kindergarten
Author:Derrick Barnes
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:The King of Kindergarten
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

The King of Kindergarten Reviews

  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Mar 18, 2019
    Say hello to my new favorite first day of school book. This is such a gentle introduction to what to expect in a Kindergarten classroom and it is such a sweet story about making friends and putting positive energy into the world knowing it will come back to you. Ah. I love it so much, ...
  • Cheryl Meibos
    Jul 22, 2019
    I liked the upbeat illustrations, the teacher seemed kind and fun, and there will be friends and fun things to do. I didn't like the assumption that the reader will do all of the things that the main character does (wear Oshkosh? take the bus? take a nap?) Also, the "King" theme--...
  • Tasha
    Aug 05, 2019
    So many picture books about starting kindergarten focus on the stress and worries of the child. Here is a picture book that looks at a confident child who manages to start his time at school without stressing out. The little boy at the center of this book thinks of himself as a king an...
  • Lynn
    Mar 16, 2019
    Sweet story of a little boy totally confident about how wonderful kindergarten will be. No first day nerves here ;-) A great choice to reinforce happy expectations and banish fears. ...
  • Laura
    Jul 29, 2019
    A fantastic book to share with children getting ready to start kindergarten. I love that the story not only builds confidence but also addresses positive ways to interact with others. The young boy in the story is proud and excited about starting school. He's also ready to make friends...
  • Alicia
    Mar 25, 2019
    A picture book that works for those jitters that kids might have entering school or a new grade, this one features a boy going in to his first day of kindergarten and figuring out a way to capture the excitement of meeting new people, having fun, enjoying the experience, and having the...
  • Brenda Kahn
    Mar 31, 2019
    Exuberantly illustrated story of a little boy who's excited to go to kindergarten. Absolutely delightful. ...
  • Yapha
    Mar 18, 2019
    The perfect book to read to anyone about to start kindergarten. Fun and empowering! ...
  • Bonnie Grover
    May 18, 2019
    My new favorite book for the first day of school, particularly primary grades. I love the pictures and the magnificent comparisons to the royal life of school. I think the authors did a great job explaining the first days of school. They found ways to explain away the anxiety every stu...
  • La Coccinelle
    Jul 29, 2019
    I thought I would enjoy this one more than I actually did. Don't get me wrong; it's a cute book. But the whole "royal" gimmick seems kind of unnecessary (and aimed more at adults than kids), and with a child who has a different understanding of what being king means, the premise could ...
  • Jana
    Jul 09, 2019
    Starting kindergarten is so exciting for everyone - kids, parents, teachers! This awesome picture book is a great celebration of the first day of school with gorgeous illustrations and warm, comforting text that employs authentic language that most children will be able to recognize fr...
  • Jillian Heise
    Mar 16, 2019
    I ? this book! The lyrical coolness of Derrick Barnes's (Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut) words combined with the exuberant joyfulness of Vanessa Brantley-Newton's illustrations makes for a perfect start of the school year read aloud. ...
  • Laurie Hnatiuk
    Jul 11, 2019
    Right from the opening quote from Benjamin Mays, the reader knows they are in for something special - that we are all capable of doing kind and praiseworthy things. The story begins with a mother informing her son that today he will be the King of Kindergarten and proceeds to talk of t...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Sep 01, 2019
    I loved Barnes' book An Ode to the Fresh Cut, so I was really excited about to read this, and boy, did it live up to my expectations. A young boy wakes up happy and confident on the first day of kindergarten because his mother already told him he will be the king of kindergarten. Sure ...
  • Sara Magnafichi
    Jul 25, 2019
    This book is a treasure for any child heading back to school. A young boy goes to school, as if he is King of Kindergarten, including his very own yellow chariot to school. He explores all of the new things a child goes through including all the feelings that the first day of school br...
  • Jennifer
    Aug 21, 2019
    I liked that this picture book wasn't about being afraid of school but about being excited for it. Sometimes I wonder if all the, I'm scared of school books, only perpetuate the feelings kids have. ...
  • Margie
    Jul 18, 2019
    There are books you read filled with so much joy it cloaks you in an invisible shield for days. Wherever you go and whatever you do, the fire started inside you by that book's jubilation is with you. You cannot help but glow on the inside and on the outside. It gives you positive power...
  • Michele Knott
    Mar 17, 2019
    This will be one of those iconic books that you read at the start of every school year. Doesn't matter if you're in kindergarten or not, the universal hopes that come along with the start of every school year makes this a timeless book. ...
  • Pam
    Jul 23, 2019
    Getting ready for the first day of school. Mom builds a young boy's confidence as he heads for the first day of kindergarten. Barnes shares a variety of activities children experience during a typical school day. This child is brave enough to talk to other kids, share his lunch, listen...
  • Andrew
    Nov 08, 2018
    A young boy starts his first day of kindergarten like royalty-- confident, friendly, and ready to learn. There are no nerves here! Colorful, gorgeous illustrations on every page, and filled with nothing but kindness and excitement, with beautiful textured backgrounds that add so much t...
  • Bookishrealm
    Sep 04, 2019
    I read Derrick Barnes' award-winning picture book, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut and absolutely loved it so I wasn't surprised to enjoy another picture book written by him. What I love about Derrick Barnes is that he places young black male characters at the forefront of his work. Eve...
  • Maria Marshall
    Jul 05, 2019
    This is an uplifting, exuberant book about making friends, playing together, sharing, and loving school. In a great example of the collaboration between the author and the illustrator, Vanessa translates Derrick's "royal" text into a child's joyful "modern" experience of the first day ...
  • Raven Black
    Aug 06, 2019
    Great illustrations and a fun story about going to kindergarten ...
  • Bethany M. Edwards
    Jul 03, 2019
    There are almost no children's books about Black boys starting school, or being successful at school. Enter dream team Children's Book Author Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley-Newton with their next book, THE KING OF KINDERGARTEN! Just like CROWN: ODE TO THE FRESH CUT, the co...
  • Christina Carter
    Jul 21, 2019
    The King of Kindergarten makes my heart melt to see this brilliant Black boy shining with his smile so bright, donning his crown just right. He?s a big boy now, doing big boy things-all by himself! Just the way his mom and dad had prepared him to. When the first day of kindergarten a...
  • Viviane Elbee
    Aug 16, 2019
    Kids enjoyed this positive, reassuring first day of Kindergarten tale, from the point of view of an African-American boy wearing an imaginary crown. The artwork is adorable too. A great addition to any first day of school / kindergarten themed story time. ...
  • KDV
    Aug 15, 2019
    Never was there a more joyful book about starting kindergarten! ...
  • Effie
    Jun 28, 2019
    This is a great, positive introduction to kindergarten. I think the emphasis on being the king of kindergarten gives a special boost of confidence and ownership to kids, while I also appreciate that they're at a round table and sharing, with the messages "Be awesome" "we are kind to ea...
  • Ben Truong
    Sep 09, 2019
    The King of Kindergarten is a children's picture book written by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. It stars a little boy on his first day of kindergarten, who puts the king in kindergarten. Barnes' text is rather simplistic and straightforward. It is a wonde...
  • Abigail
    Jul 03, 2019
    A young boy, dubbed the "King of Kindergarten" by his loving mother, heads to school for his very first day in this sweet picture-book from author Derrick D. Barnes and illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Once there he has a wonderful time, getting to know his new teacher and making f...