12 Great Back To School Books for Preschool and Kindergarten

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Does your little one have the first day of school jitters already? Prepare your little one for Preschool or Kindergarten with these great books! Most of them can be found for a great price on Amazon or if you’d prefer to borrow, be sure to search one of the Harford County Public Library branches.

 

The Berenstain Bears Go To School Berestainbearsbacktoschoolby Stan & Jan Berenstain

All the cubs in Bear Country are ready for the new school year . . . except for Sister Bear. She is about to start kindergarten but can’t stop worrying about what it will be like. Will her teacher be nice? Will she make friends? What will she do all day in class? Sure enough, Sister Bear learns that she had nothing to worry about and that school is actually a fun and exciting place to be. Featuring stickers, temporary tattoos, and a memory card game, this deluxe edition is the perfect way for all little cubs to start their school year.

cliffordClifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Bridwell

Emily Elizabeth is starting Kindergarten and she’s a little nervous. Good thing that the teacher sent a note home that says each child can bring something from home to make the transition a little easier. But the teacher didn’t bet on a child bringing something–or someone–as big as Clifford!

 

First Day Jitters first-day-jittersby Julie Dannenberg and Judy Love

Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn’t want to start over at a new school. She doesn’t know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending.

Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat! splat-the-catby Rob Scotton

How can there be homework when it’s only the first day of school? Splat must pick only one of all of his fun summer adventures to share with his classmates at show-and-tell. But in the end, Splat may find that the best part of his summer wasn’t an adventure at all. . . .

Curious George First Day Of SchoolCurious George’s First Day of School by H.A. Rey

It’s the first day of school, and Curious George has been invited to Mr. Apple’s class to be a special helper! George is just the right monkey for the job—until he starts to wreak his usual havoc, that is. Red and yellow paint makes orange, yellow and blue makes green . . . and a mixture of all the paint colors makes a big mess! Curious George and the First Day of School is a story based on H. A. and Margret Rey’s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style.

 

night-before-preschoolThe Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing and Amy Wummer

It’s the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can’t fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he’s too excited about going back! The book’s simple rhyming text and sweet illustrations will soothe any child’s fears about the first day of school.

the-night-before-kindergartenThe Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing and Julie Durrell

It’s the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all–saying goodbye to Mom and Dad. But maybe it won’t be so hard once they discover just how much fun kindergarten really is! Colorful illustrations illuminate this uplifting takeoff on the classic Christmas poem.

dino-schoolHow Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another dinosaur tale–a fourth full-length picture book about how dinosaurs behave at school.
Everyone’s favorite dinosaurs are back–and this time they are going to school. More fun dinosaur antics await. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own!
As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture children’s rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures.

countdown-to-kindergartenCountdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee and Harry Bliss

It’s just ten days before kindergarten, and this little girl has heard all there is to know–from a first grader–about what it’s going to be like. You can’t bring your cat, you can’t bring a stuffed animal, and the number one rule? You can’t ask anyone for help. Ever. So what do you do when your shoes come untied–and you’re the only one in the class who doesn’t know how to tie them up again?

franklin-schoolFranklin Goes to School by Paulette Bourgeois

With his new pencil case packed with a ruler, eraser and 12 colored pencils, Franklin is ready for his first day of school — until it’s time to board the bus. In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin faces the excitement and fear of starting school.

 

binder-kindergartenMiss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff

It’s the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin! This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten.

llama-llama-miss-mamaLlama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children. Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave. And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama come back?
Of course she will. But before she does, the other children show Llama Llama how much fun school can be!

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