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The King of Kindergarten

Read by: Terry Crews
  • Written by: Derrick Barnes
  • Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
  • Published by: Nancy Paulsen Books
  • Read by: Terry Crews
  • Suggested grade level: pre-K - K
  • Run time: 6.5 minutes

A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown.

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.