Best Books to Read for First Day of School

Have you found your first-day-of-school clothes, first-day decorations, and first-day-of-school books? Preparing for the first day of school can be fraught with emotional highs and lows for the parent and the child. Reading about it together can be one tool to start those much-needed conversations for your child. When kids know what to expect it can also help to settle any nerves. Whether your child is starting preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, and beyond those first-day jitters can be there for anyone.

Below you will find some unique picture books about the first day of school!

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Ruthie loves tiny things so when she finds a teeny tiny camera during recess she starts to play with it. When a classmate claims that the camera is his, Ruthie has a dilemma. Should she give it back to her classmate or should she say it was hers so she can keep it and add […]

“School is starting, how exciting. Music, reading math, and writing. Lunchtime, recess, art, and more. Follow the line and let’s explore.” This is a great interactive book to read to kids before school starts. Or any time for that matter! Follow the line from page to page as you visit different areas or rooms of […]

“This is my home. And this is my school! What, confused? Okay, allow me to explain…” Where are all my homeschool families?!?! Have you started yet? I have a deep appreciation and admiration for homeschooling families. I wanted to find a book that showed a “back to homeschool” theme and found this one! Some books […]

Another first day of school book! Vannessa is nervous for her first day of school, though her parents encourage her to be herself and wear something that will show everyone just how special she is! The plan doesn’t go so well, but she finds what makes her unique and makes friends along the way. Something […]

This book was written by a St. Louis kindergarten teacher, illustrated by a St. Louisian, and published here in STL too! Wahoo! I happen to personally know what a fantastic kindergarten teacher Jessica Schneider is!  You can tell this was written by a teacher because the kid in it, Lou, is excited to be finally […]

We are prepping for all things KINDERGARTEN around here! We bought school supplies, we met the teacher, and we’ve done pre-screening. All we have left to do is launch! Planet Kindergarten is a book that plays into a space theme relating all things kindergarten to a rocket launch! This was perfect for my first born […]

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