Kindergarten Ready Checklist!

June 27, 2017

Stella Isabella Harden
contemplating kindergarten
declared she didn't have to go...
because her puppy told her so.


Get ready for the first day of school with Stella Isabella Harden and her puppy Buster. We hope this Kindergarten Ready Checklist from Kisses for Kindergarten will help calm jitters and reassure your kindergartener-to-be!


Kisses for Kindergarten

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, nap time, and story time. 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?




Don't miss our interview with Macky Pamintuan, illustrator of Kisses for Kindergarten!

Find out about the real-world inspiration for his Kisses for Kindergarten illustrations, how he developed his illustration style, what he does when he hits a creative wall, his advice for aspiring illustrators, and more!

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