Story Time Guide: Kisses for Kindergarten

July 12, 2017

“A perfect read for kiddos nervous about their first day of school.”

Booklist, May 1, 2017


With tips for story time success and activities related to the book, our Kisses for Kindergarten Story Time Guide offers ideas for how to connect with your kindergartener-to-be about what they've read and the upcoming school year.

Help your child prepare for school by joining Stella Isabella Harden and her puppy Buster for an adventurous day of playtime, teatime, nap time, and story time in Kisses for Kindergarten!


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!



Have you downloaded our Kindergarten Ready Checklist?

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!



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