back to school booksWhen parents send their child to school for the first time or back to school for first grade, they may feel some pride, but they might also feel a little anxious. It is a big step, after all. Kids can also feel some anxiety.  Reading some back to school books can help. Even though kids could be looking forward to being more “grownup,” eager to learn all they can, ready to make new friends, they may also be worried about what school will be like, what will be expected of them, and whether the other kids will like them. Back to school books will help children understand what to expect and help parents talk to their child about starting school.

 


The Night Before Preschool (Paperback)


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.
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Nora's First Day at School (My Teacher Hilda) (Volume 1) (Paperback)


A little girl named Nora is fretting over entering a new school. With the help of a special hippo teacher, Nora's fears come to an end and she learns to enjoy school.

Stories can help children to deal with issues in their own life and to prepare for new experiences. This is a great book for parents who are looking to make their children familiar with a group learning environment.

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The Night Before Kindergarten (Paperback)


'Twas the night before kindergarten,
and as they prepared,

kids were excited,
and a little bit scared.

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.
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Kindergarten, Here I Come! (Paperback)


Get ready for school with these fun poems!

This adorable picture book celebrates all the familiar milestones and moments shared by every single kindergartener. Whether it's the first-day-of-school jitters or the hundredth-day-of-school party, every aspect of the kindergarten experience is introduced with a light and funny poem--not to mention charming illustrations.
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The Night Before First Grade (Paperback)


It’'s the night before the Big Day—-first grade! Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore’s classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers —as well as the "heroine" of the story— and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.
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First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) (Paperback)


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.

Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. FIRST DAY JITTERS is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has ever anticipated a first day of school.
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I Don't Want To Go To School (Paperback)


Joey doesn’t want to go to school and he has a whole list of far-fetched reasons to stay home. Can his mom convince him that he might enjoy school after all? Perfect for anxious new first graders or returning second graders, this teacher-designed, principal-approved book is sure to get your child excited for their first day!
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Chu's First Day of School (Hardcover)


A picture book school story featuring the New York Times bestselling panda named Chu from Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and acclaimed illustrator Adam Rex!

Chu, the adorable panda with a great big sneeze, is heading off for his first day of school, and he's nervous. He hopes the other boys and girls will be nice. Will they like him? What will happen at school? And will Chu do what he does best?

Chu's First Day of School is a perfect read-aloud story about the universal experience of starting school.

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First Grade, Here I Come! (Paperback)


The funny follow-up to Kindergarten, Here I Come!

First grade—it's the big time! After all, it's a real honest to goodness grade. In verses that are both funny and full of heart, D.J. Steinberg celebrates big and small moments, ones that all young "scholars" will relate to—baby teeth that won't fall out, choosing the perfect library book, celebrating Pajama Day, and wrangling with the mysteries of spelling. From the first day of school to the last, this engaging anthology is essential reading for all soon-to-be first graders.
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Off to First Grade (Hardcover)


It's the first day of first grade, and everyone in Mrs. Miller's class is getting ready! Anna is excited about reading zillions of books, Ben's mom gives him a big off-to-first-grade hug, and Claire poses for a first-day picture. In Off to First Grade we hear from all twenty-three of Mrs. Miller's students - from Anna to Yoshi - and even the school principal, Mr. Zimmerman, as they prepare for a day that promises to be filled with fun, learning and laughs.

Every young reader will find someone to identify with as this class deals with the excitement, nerves and feelings of anticipation that go along with the first day of first grade.
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When parents send their child to school for the first time or back to school for first grade, they may feel some pride, but they might also feel a little anxious. It is a big step, after all. Kids can also feel some anxiety.  Reading some back to school...