It’s that time of year again. Back to School! We have included some new books to read with your children as the big day approaches.
Hurry Little Tortoise, Time for School! by Carrie Finison
Determined not to be the last student to arrive on the first day of school, Little Tortoise is saved by Mr. Sloth.
I Love My Teacher! by Todd Parr
An ode to everything teachers contribute to the world.
KINDergarten: Where Kindness Matters Every Day by Vera Ahiyya
Not ready for his first day of kindergarten, Leo ends up having a great day when he makes a kindness pledge.
The Little Bear by Nicola Killen
When she dreams about a magical schoolhouse in the woods where friendly little animals make learning fun, Ollie is no longer worried about her first day of school.
Little Bunny, Big Germs by Rosemary Wells
Saying nope to soap, little bunny soon learns how to protect himself and others from germs when he catches a cold and is sent home from school.
Little Mole Goes to School by Glenys Nellist
Nervous on his first day of school, Little Mole is not sure if he measures up until a crisis on the playground.
Little Yellow Bus by Erin Guendelsberger
In this adorable back-to-school picture book, Little Yellow Bus tries everything he can think of to avoid going back to school. With a little encouragement he realizes he can do anything.
Llama Llama Back to School by Anna and Duncan Dewdney
Longing for summertime to last forever, Llama Llama is anxious about starting school until he discovers learning is fun with the help of his friends.
Let’s Build a School by Robert Pizzo
From raising the roof to constructing the classrooms, this lively board book takes kids through building a school.
Monster Needs to Go to School by Paul Czajak
Expecting his first day of school to be scary, Monster instead meets new friends and learns fun things, forgetting his fears.
The Monster on the Bus by Josh Lieb
Riding the bus on the first day of school, two kids must outsmart a wild cast of characters to make it to school on time.
My Name is Saajin Singh by Kuljinder Kaur Brar
When the teacher mispronounces his name on the first day of schook, Saajin, who LOVES his name, is not sure if he should correct her.
On the First Day of School by Maggie Fischer
Through simple rhymes and bright illustrations, this board book shows kids what to expect on their first day of school.
Our Playground Rules by Kallie George
A few simple rules can make playtime fun for everyone.
Puppy Bus by Drew Brockington
Not realizing he’s on the wrong bus, a young boy with plenty of first day jitters, arrives at Puppy School. With plenty of humor, he learns that starting someplace new can be a good thing.
The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
With her freshly braided hair for the first day of Kindergarten, MJ is reminded of all the good things she brings to the classroom: kindness, friendliness and super soccer skills.
Ready Set School! by Laurie Friedman
In this warm, comforting story, Leo is scared about going to school for the first time. But, with his family’s help, he learns the most important thing to take with him – a positive attitude.
School Day (Blue’s Clues) by Lauren Clauss
Blue, Josh and other favorite characters enjoy their day at school with their friends.
School Days by Sue deGennaro
This endearing picture book celebrates the fun, feelings and adventure of starting school.
Stanley the Dog: The First Day of School by Bobby Bones
Follow Stanley on his first day of school, during which he learns the importance of being himself.
The World Needs More Purple Schools by Kristen Bell
With teamwork and lots of laughter, Penny Purple and her pals put their skills to good use.