Kindergarten Hat (Hardcover)

By Janet Lawler, Geraldine Rodriguez (Illustrator)

little bee books, 9781499809893, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Carlos Abredo is scared to start kindergarten, but a special teacher with an amazing hat helps give him the confidence to start the school year with a smile.

Carlos Abredo loves building forts, playing soccer, vrooming cars, and gardening. But after moving to a new town, he's nervous to start his first day of kindergarten. What if the bus gets lost? What if he can't make friends? What if he can't find his teacher?! Starting school can be intimidating for anyone, but when you're also the new kid, it can be downright scary.

When Carlos gets a letter from his new teacher, he starts to feel a little better. He picks out a gift for her, and after a much-needed hug from Mom, he sets off for his first day. But when his present is accidentally ruined, will Carlos be able to salvage his first day of school?

About the Author

Janet Lawler is an award-winning author with more than twenty published books, including If Kisses Were Colors, Snowzilla, and Mirabel's Missing Valentines. Her picture books have have been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, French, and Korean. Learn more about Janet at

Geraldine Rodriquez is an artist who loves buffalo wings, tacos, and iced tea. Geraldine has illustrated publishing projects across a range of formats, but Kindergarten Hat is her debut picture book. She lives in Mexico. Follow her @GeryRdz.