The King of Kindergarten
The King of Kindergarten
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 himself, eaten a pile of pancakes, and can't wait to be part of a whole new kingdom of kids. The day will be jam-packed, but he's up to the challenge, taking new experiences in stride with his infectious enthusiasm! And afterward, he can't wait to tell his proud parents all about his achievements--and then wake up to start another day.

“Text and visuals work together beautifully to generate excitement and confidence in children getting ready to enter kindergarten. The little king’s smiling brown face is refreshing and heartwarming.” -Kirkus Reviews

  • Written by Derrick Barnes, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton / African American author and illustrator
  • Hardcover, 32 pages
  • Published July 2019
  • Ages 3+
  • A New York Times Bestseller