The Kissing Hand is an amazing story for children. The setting of this story takes place in a forest and Chester Raccoon, who is the main character, does not want to go to school. Mrs. Raccoon shared a family secret called the "kissing hand" to give Chester the reassurance of her love for him and to take the fear away from him when it comes to school. This is a great book to read to kindergarten through second grade. This would be good to read on the first day of school, especially in kindergarten when they are leaving their parents.
Lexile Level: 520L