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Kisses for Kindergarten

April 19, 2017

Written by Livingstone Crouse
Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

School is about to begin, and Stella Isabella Harden decides that kindergarten just isn't for her. Instead, she decides to spend the day learning from her puppy named Buster. Together these two adventurers plan a day full of playtime, teatime, naptime, and storytime. After every "lesson," Stella gets the best reward: a kiss from her best friend and favorite puppy. But will she change her mind about kindergarten before the first day of school?

What reviewers are saying about Kisses for Kindergarten:

“A perfect read for kiddos nervous about their first day of school.”
Booklist, May 1, 2017

“Pamintuan’s digital illustrations bring out the duo’s love and their exuberance.”
Kirkus, June 1, 2017

“Pamintuan captures this tender girl-and-dog friendship in splashy, cinematic scenes.”
Publishers Weekly, May 27, 2017

“The first day of kindergarten can be hard and Kisses for Kindergarten provides a sweet story to help with this big transition. We like the rhyming text, fun illustrations and the full-color poster with kindergarten checklist.”
— Elena Epstein, NAPPA Director

"This story is fun and the rhymes march to a nice cadence. Perfect to add to any library collection."
— Ryan F., Librarian

"The illustrations are stunning (I applaud you Macky Pamintuan), and the author has written two lovable characters who face the fear of many little people as they begin their kindergarten year."
— Allison W., Librarian

"This is a wonderful book for a read aloud to a young child preparing for kindergarten. A wonderful book for a family library."
— Carla J., Educator

Kisses for Kindergarten is a 2017 NAPPA Winner and a 2017 Mom's Choice Awards, Gold Award Recipient.

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Stephanie Biggs
Stephanie Biggs
April 25, 2017 5:55 am

Looks like a cute book!

Elizabeth Brooks
April 27, 2017 8:08 pm

My daughter starts kindergarden, she would adore this book

Sally Steinheider
Sally Steinheider
June 6, 2017 8:08 am

This story sounds so much like my independent, little granddaughter who will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Would love to give this book to her. She is a voracious reader and would love to read about a kindergartner just like her!

Ann
Ann
June 6, 2017 8:27 am

I have a grandson starting kindergarten and this would be a great book for him to read!

Nyala Edwards
Nyala Edwards
June 6, 2017 9:05 am

This sounds like a great addition for our library!

Jenny Cole
Jenny Cole
June 6, 2017 9:18 am

Kindergarten is such a big milestone.

Mary Donatoni
June 8, 2017 12:15 pm

Love your website and great books offered on a variety of topics for all ages.
This one seems a winner!

Nancy Call
Nancy Call
June 9, 2017 8:18 am

This looks like it might be a lovely book.

Rachel Himmelberger
Rachel Himmelberger
June 20, 2017 12:58 pm

Hope I win this book for my granddaughter.

Diane Allen
Diane Allen
June 23, 2017 9:45 am

New beginnings can be so scary and so very exciting!

kenneth morris
June 23, 2017 2:27 pm

My grandchildren will love this.

Cindy Hipolito
Cindy Hipolito
July 16, 2017 8:01 pm

This book would be great for my youngest grandchild (girl) who will be entering kindergarten in one year.

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