Back to School, Without the Jitters

These are the best books we have found about back-to-school, without a jitter in sight.


Lola Goes to School by Anna McQuinn & Rosalind Beardshaw – Lola takes readers through her fun-filled first day of school, which she is so excited about.

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold & Suzanne KaufmanFollow a diverse group of students through their school day at a school where all are welcome. Fun read aloud with bouncing, rhyming text.

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin & James Dean Pete the Cat heads back to school with a style all his own – a groovy, laid back, go with the flow style. Will he head back the next day? Of course, it’s all good!

Hello School! by Priscilla Burris Young children head back to school, greeting their new teacher and introducing the reader to the parts of the classroom and their day.

Pearl Goes to Preschool by Julie Fortenberry – Pearl has always gone to dance class with her mother, but when she finds out there is a different kind of school, one where you learn about letters and numbers, she is excited to try it. After all her questions are answered, of course.

Starting School by Janet and Allan Ahlberg -Follow a group of kids as they head to their first day, week, and few months of school. A great way to introduce the different experiences a child may have at school over the course of a year.


Hello School by Dee Lillegard & Don Carter –
Fun, short little poems about a variety of things found in a classroom.

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