The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand


  • Release: 2009-12-08
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781933718361
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School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

A Pocket Full of Kisses

A Pocket Full of Kisses


  • Release: 2011-09-08
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781933718408
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In this tender sequel to the New York Times bestseller and children's classic The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn provides parents with another tale of love and reassurance to share with their children. Chester Raccoon has a baby brother—and the baby brother is taking over his territory. When Chester sees his mother give his baby brother a Kissing Hand—his Kissing Hand—he is overcome with sadness, but Mrs. Raccoon soothes his fears with her own special brand of wisdom, finding just the right way to let Chester know he is deeply loved. Brought to life by Barbara Leonard Gibson's warm illustrations, this story is perfect for families who are adjusting to all the changes new members can bring.

A Kiss Goodbye

A Kiss Goodbye


  • Release: 2011-09-08
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781933718415
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Moving is hard on everyone, but especially children. Chester Racoon, whom readers have come to know and love through the New York Times bestseller The Kissing Hand, and its sequel, A Pocket Full of Kisses, is facing another dilemma common to the lives of many children; he and his family are moving. Young readers will love the way Chester says goodbye to his old home and learns that there are some exciting aspects to his new home.

A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon

A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon


  • Release: 2011-09-08
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 14 page
  • ISBN: 9781933718668
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The sun is up, it's time for little Chester Raccoon to go to bed, but he is frightened by the shadows the sun is creating on the walls. Mrs. Raccoon soothes him with a Kissing Hand, and he is able to go to sleep. This sweet and decidedly unscary board book is both a light-hearted way to calm children's fears at bedtime, along with a gentle introduction to Chester Raccoon and the Kissing Hand for the younger child. Funny illustrations will gentle the scary-looking shadows in a bedroom.

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories


  • Release: 2011-09-08
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781933718439
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Chester Raccoon's good friend Skiddel Squirrel has had an accident and will not be returning - ever. Chester is upset that he won't get to play with his friend anymore. Mrs. Raccoon suggests that Chester and his friends create some memories of Skiddel, so that they will have good memories when they miss him. Chester, his brother Ronny, and their friends decide to gather at the pond, where they combine their memories and create a touching celebration of their friend's life. Many young children must face the loss of loved ones or the need to attend a funeral. This sweet story will help children to understand the positive purpose behind memorial services and how "making memories" can provide cheer and comfort when missing an absent loved one.

Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover

Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover


  • Release: 2017-05-22
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781939100122
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"Are we almost there?" Chester Raccoon asked his mother. Chester is excited about going to his very first sleepover. After his mother drops him off at Pepper Opossum's house with a Kissing Hand in his palm, Chester and his animal friends have a long day of playing games and eating snacks. But when the animals decide to bed down, Chester can't go to sleep. While his Kissing Hand has kept him from getting scared, he isn't in his own bedroom, and he misses his family. When Chester returns home, Mrs. Raccoon welcomes her little cub and reassures him that his home is always there when he needs it. Young readers will enjoy reading about the party fun and take comfort when Chester finds himself in a situation they can relate to.

A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon

A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon


  • Release: 2014-04-15
  • Publisher: Tanglewood
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 14 page
  • ISBN: 1933718773
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During the last 20 years, parents and teachers have passed along the secret of the Kissing Hand to children facing first days of kindergarten, first grade, and other separations. Now younger children can get in on Mama Raccoon's secret and find comfort in A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon, a board-book adaptation of the original picture book. Chester could feel his mother's kiss leap straight into his heart. "With a Kissing Hand," said Chester's mom, "We'll never be apart." "Just press your hand upon your cheek and feel that loving glow. It's Mommy saying, 'I love you,' wherever you may go." The Kissing Hand has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents. A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon conveys the heart of the story in rhyming verse, perfect for read-aloud and easy for even the little ones to remember and recite. With illustrations by Barbara Gibson that capture the warmth and beauty of the original artwork, toddlers now share in the benefits from Mrs. Raccoon's secret for making a child feel safe and secure.

A Color Game for Chester Raccoon

A Color Game for Chester Raccoon


  • Release: 2011-10-07
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 14 page
  • ISBN: 9781933718705
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In this new Kissing Hand board book, Audrey Penn brings us more maternal wisdom to solve another of early childhood's little issues. Whether on a trip, in a restaurant or a store, children can become bored and fussy. Chester's Favorite Game provides an activity that will entertain young children anywhere -- finding things in many colors: white, blue, yellow, red, orange, brown, and black.

The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand


  • Release: 1993
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 0878685855
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When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

Chester the Brave

Chester the Brave


  • Release: 2012-08-14
  • Publisher: Tanglewood Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781933718798
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A young raccoon learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears.