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Starting School

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  All of these picture books are sure to help you and your child talk about what to expect on their first day of school! Some of the books explore school rules, separation anxiety, or what to expect at school, choose one today and share it with your soon-to-be student! 

 

 


Adventure Annie goes to kindergarten Cover
Toni Buzzeo
Amy Wummer
Even though there are rules to follow, a little girl who loves adventure has an exciting first day of kindergarten
E Buz
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Chicken chickens go to school Cover
Valeri Gorbachev
Two little chickens are worried about their first day of school and hope they will make new friends
E Gor
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Chu's First Day of School Cover
Neil/ Rex Gaiman
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Jun 4, 2014
Cornelius P. Mud, are you ready for school? Cover
Barney Saltzberg
Cornelius the pig has his own style when preparing for school in the morning, but he does not really feel ready until he gets a kiss
E Sal
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Countdown to kindergarten [kit] Cover
Alison McGhee
Harry Bliss
Rachael Lillis
Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler cannot tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst
KIT E McG
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Curious George's first day of school Cover
Margret Rey
H. A. (Hans Augusto) Rey
Anna Grossnickle Hines
When Curious George attends the first day of school as a special helper, he winds up creating a big mess
E Cur
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Dinosaur starts school Cover
Pamela Duncan Edwards
Deborah Allwright
Dinosaur worries about the first day of school, but with the help of a reassuring classmate he finds that school can be fun
E Edw
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Every cowgirl goes to school Cover
Rebecca Janni
Lynne Avril
From having to leave her cowgirl hat at home to being seated between the rambunctious "J-twins," a brand new day in a brand new class is not going Nellie Sue's way, especially with her best friend, Anna, being nice to new girl Maya
E Jan
Book
Jun 4, 2014
First day of school Cover
Anne F Rockwell
Lizzy Rockwell
Mrs. Madoff's students compare notes about getting ready for their first day of school after vacation
E Roc
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Here we go round the mulberry bush Cover
Will Hillenbrand
A traditional nursery song is expanded to tell the story of a young child's first day at school
E Hil
Book
Jun 4, 2014
I am too absolutely small for school Cover
Lauren Child
When Lola is worried about starting school, her older brother Charlie reassures her
E Chi
Book
Jun 4, 2014
I don't want to go to school! Cover
Stephanie Blake
Simon the rabbit does not want to go to his first day of school, but by the time his mother comes to take him home, he is having such a good time that he does not want to leave
E Bla
Book
Jun 4, 2014
I'm telling you, Dex, kindergarten rocks! Cover
Katie (Katie I.) Davis
Dexter knows everything there is to know about kindergarten and is not at all scared about his first day there, but his stuffed dog, Rufus, is very nervous
E Dav
Book
Jun 4, 2014
It's your first day of school, Annie Claire Cover
Nancy White Carlstrom
Margie Moore
Annie Claire, excited but nervous about her first day of school, is reassured by her mother, whose love always goes with her
E Car
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Little Rabbit goes to school Cover
Harry Horse
Little Rabbit takes his favorite toy, Charlie Horse, along for his first day of school and when there is trouble, he blames it all on Charlie
E Hor
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Llama Llama misses Mama Cover
Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school
E Dew
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Mom, it's my first day of kindergarten! Cover
Hyewon Yum
A five-year-old boy, ready and eager on his first day at "the big kids' school," must calm his very worried mother
E Yum
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Mouse's first day of school Cover
Lauren Thompson
Buket Erdogan
When he goes to school, Mouse finds a world of new objects and new friends
E Tho
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Noni is nervous Cover
Heather Hartt-Sussman
Geneviève Côté
Feeling anxious about her first day of school, little Noni forges a tentative friendship with an outgoing little girl who helps her discover that she can belong and succeed in a world that once filled her with dread
E Har
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Off to first grade Cover
Louise Borden
Joan Rankin
Each member of a first grade class, as well as their teacher, principal, and a bus driver, expresses excitement, worry, or hope as the first day of school begins
E Bor
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Off to kindergarten Cover
Tony Johnston
Melissa Sweet
A young boy lists all the things he will have to take with him on his first day in kindergarten
E Joh
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Oliver and his alligator Cover
Paul Schmid
Nervous about the first day of school, Oliver brings an alligator to school for protection
E Sch
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Planet Kindergarten Cover
Sue Ganz-Schmitt
Shane Prigmore
A young child imagines going off to Kindergarten as a journey to another planet
E Gan
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Splat the cat Cover
Rob Scotton
A nervous Splat finds his first day at Cat School much better than he expected
E Sco
Book
Jun 4, 2014
This school year will be the best! Cover
Kay Winters
Renée Andriani
When a teacher asks her students on the first day of school what they wish for in the coming year, the answers range from having a good school picture to receiving a perfect report card
E Win
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Tony Baloney : school rules Cover
Pam Muñoz Ryan
Ed Fotheringham
It is the first day of school for Tony Baloney, the macaroni penguin, and he wants to follow all the class rules, but Tony has a way of finding trouble
E Rya
Book
Jun 4, 2014
We [love] our school! : a read-together rebus story Cover
Judy Sierra
Linda Davick
Rhyming text with rebuses follows a group of animals through their first day of school
E Sie
Book
Jun 4, 2014
When an elephant comes to school Cover
Jan Ormerod
With the help of his classmates, an elephant has a good first day of school
E Orm
Book
Jun 4, 2014
Wow! school! Cover
Robert Neubecker
Izzy finds many things to be excited about on the first day of school
E Neu
Book
Jun 4, 2014
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Toni Buzzeo
Amy Wummer
E Buz
Anna Dewdney
E Dew
Valeri Gorbachev
E Gor
Hyewon Yum
E Yum
Neil/ Rex Gaiman
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Lauren Thompson
Buket Erdogan
E Tho
Barney Saltzberg
E Sal
Heather Hartt-Sussman
Geneviève Côté
E Har
Alison McGhee
Harry Bliss
Rachael Lillis
KIT E McG
Louise Borden
Joan Rankin
E Bor
Margret Rey
H. A. (Hans Augusto) Rey
Anna Grossnickle Hines
E Cur
Tony Johnston
Melissa Sweet
E Joh
Pamela Duncan Edwards
Deborah Allwright
E Edw
Paul Schmid
E Sch
Rebecca Janni
Lynne Avril
E Jan
Sue Ganz-Schmitt
Shane Prigmore
E Gan
Anne F Rockwell
Lizzy Rockwell
E Roc
Rob Scotton
E Sco
Will Hillenbrand
E Hil
Kay Winters
Renée Andriani
E Win
Lauren Child
E Chi
Pam Muñoz Ryan
Ed Fotheringham
E Rya
Stephanie Blake
E Bla
Judy Sierra
Linda Davick
E Sie
Katie (Katie I.) Davis
E Dav
Jan Ormerod
E Orm
Nancy White Carlstrom
Margie Moore
E Car
Robert Neubecker
E Neu
Harry Horse
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