The first day of school is almost here! While you may be busy checking off items on your children’s school supply lists, your children may be busy worrying about a lot more than if they have a enough pencils on the first day. Help calm their nerves before the first day of school by sharing these stories with them.
15 Get Ready For School Books
Pirates Go To School by Corinne Demas – Arghhh! Even pirates need to go to school. They even bring their parrots with them.
D.W.’s Guide to Preschool by Marc Brown – D.W. is the spunky little sister of classic storybook character Arthur, and she’s ready to tell your little reader everything they can expect when they start preschool.
Splat The Cat: Back to School, Splat! by Rob Scotton – Splat gets a homework assignment on his first day of school. He has to share his favorite summer memory with his classmates, but how will he choose just one?
First Day Jitters by Julie Daneberg – Sarah isn’t just nervous about the first day of school, she’s nervous about starting the year at a new school. Her nerves are calmed by Mrs. Burton and it’s not such a bad first day after all.
The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing – I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – Natasha Wing’s “The Night Before” books are delightful. And this one has a twist ending!
If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff – All of the books in this series remind me of my children – one thing leads to another. In this adventure, Mouse is off to his first day of school.
Brand-New Pencils, Brand-New Books by Diane deGroat – Gilbert is ready to start his first day of school, but what if his teacher is mean, and what if he has to sit alone at lunch? Your children will relate to all of these normal first day fears and hopefully be put at ease .
First Grade, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson – Fresh off his first day of first grade, Henry the mouse tells his mom about all the bad things that happened. But as he tells about his day, he realizes there were a lot of good things also. Maybe first grade won’t be so bad!
This School Year Will Be The Best! by Kay Winters – Everyone shares their hopes for the new school year, no matter how wild their ideas are.
First Day, Hooray by Nancy Poydar – Ivy Green has everything she needs for the new school year and she can’t wait. Except she is a little worried about how the first day will go. It turns out she isn’t the only one who’s nervous – everyone is anxious getting ready for the big day.
Miss Mingo and the First Day of School by Jamie Harper – Miss Mingo, the teacher, is a flamingo, and on the first day of school she asks all of the animals to share something special about themselves.
The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School by Albert Lorenz – John is starting a new school, and on his first day, he tells the librarian all about his last school – or at least his version of it.
Back-to-School Rules by Laurie B. Freedman – Percy is happy to share his ten simple rules for succeeding at school. No Spitballs!
Tony Baloney: School Rules by Baker and Taylor – We love this book at my house. You will instantly fall in love with Tony and his stuffed animal Dandelion. It turns out his first day of school turns out to be full of surprises and fun.
Froggy Goes To School by Jonathan London – This back-to-school book with fan-favorite Froggy is perfect for little ones heading off the preschool.
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