Edgar Graduates – book about graduation

Celebrating a graduation? Read Edgar Graduates! This book would make a great gift! Read this book with graduates to celebrate this important milestone. Enjoy a video of Dr. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith reading of Edgar Graduates!

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Purchase Copies

Edgar Graduates is available for purchase online at Amazon.  It can also be found at independent bookstores and businesses, please contact us for information on how you can support Rhode Island small businesses.

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Teach Children About Graduation

Families can teach about graduation by reading graduation books, incorporating graduation into play, and more. Read our blog post for suggestions on how you can teach about graduation!

Teach the importance of a preschool graduation



Edgar Graduates - book about graduation

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Read about young Edgar’s developmental milestones, such as learning to talk, potty training, and learning his ABC’s and imagine what his future may hold after preschool graduation.

From diapers to diplomas!



About the Book

Edgar is preparing for his preschool graduation! He thinks back on when he first started school as an infant. Explore the milestones that Edgar has achieved and discover the possibilities that the future may hold. From diapers to diplomas!

Families and children will enjoy reading this story together and discussing educational opportunities that are available. By bringing educational words such as Bachelor’s Degree, Doctorate Degree, or diploma into the family conversation, it becomes more attainable for all children. There are so many educational opportunities available!

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What People Are SayingEdgar Graduates image- Backpack Edgar

What a great book! My seven year old loves reading it to his baby sister who is just starting out her daycare journey in the infant class. He’s been so interested in college and degrees since reading, thanks to Edgar! Very well written and illustrated. Perfect for little ones of all ages.”


Edgar Graduates is an adorable AND educational book all in one! I especially loved the key words at the end of the book for the children to find in the story, what a great way to spark conversation with your little one! Excellent read, excellent illustration! Great book!”

This is a wonderful book to help children understand educational milestones in life. I love the bright illustrations and use of children’s art work! I look forward to other adventures with Edgar.”


Great story to read to young children about growing up and moving forward. Would make a wonderful Pre k or Kindergarten graduation gift.”

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Edgar Graduates - book about graduation