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Time For School - Books About School

Beginning School

Picture Books (E)

  • Anholt, Laurence. Billy and the Big New School
  • Alter, Anna. Francine’s Day
  • Armstrong-Ellis, Carey. Seymour Slug Starts School
  • Baer, Edith. This Is the Way We Go to School
  • Brillhart, Julie. Molly Rides the School Bus
  • Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin Goes to School
  • Carlson, N. Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!
  • Child, Lauren. I Am Absolutely Too Small for School
  • Cohen, Miriam. Will I Have a Friend?
  • Davis, Katie. Kindergarten Rocks!
  • Edwards, Becky. My First Day of Nursery School
  • Falwell, Cathryn. David’s Drawings
  • Forward, Tony. What Did You Do Today?
  • Gorbachev, Valeri. Chicken, Chickens Go to School
  • Harper, Jessica. A Place Called Kindergarten
  • Harris, Robie. I Am Not Going to School Today
  • Hays, Anna. Kindergarten Countdown
  • Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly Worried
  • Hest, Amy. Off to School, Baby Duck
  • Horse, Harry. Little Rabbit Goes to School
  • Kirk, D. Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School
  • London, Jonathan. Froggy Goes to School
  • Mackall, Dandi. First Day
  • McGhee, Alison. Countdown to Kindergarten
  • Middleton, Charlotte. Enrico Starts School
  • Parr, Todd. Otto Goes to School
  • Poydar, Nancy. First Day, Hooray!
  • Rockwell, Anne. Welcome to Kindergarten
  • Rogers, Jacqueline. Kindergarten ABC
  • Rogers, Jacqueline. Tiptoe into Kindergarten
  • Rosenberry, Vera. Vera’s First Day of School
  • Schwartz, Amy. Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener
  • Skarmeas, Nancy. My First Day of School
  • Slate, Joseph. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
  • Smalls, Irene. Beginning School
  • Stiles, Norman. On My Very First Day of School I Met
  • Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie. Elizabeti’s School
  • Taulbert, Clifton. Little Cliff’s First Day of School
  • Thompson, Lauren. Mouse’s First Day of School
  • Uttley, Tracy. Molly McSholly Conquers Kindergarten
  • Wells, Rosemary. Edward, Unready for School
  • Wells, Rosemary. Emily’s First 100 Days of School
  • Wells, Rosemary. My Kindergarten
  • Wells, Rosemary. Timothy Goes to School
  • Wild, Margaret. Tom Goes to Kindergarten
  • Wing, Natasha. The Night Before Kindergarten
  • Winget, Susan. Tucker’s Four-Carrot School Day
  • Zalben, Jane. Don’t Go!


New School / New Teacher

Picture Books (E)

  • Clements, Andrew. Billy and the Bad Teacher
  • Danneberg, Julie. First Day Jitters
  • DeGroat, Diane. Brand-New Pencils, Brand-New Books
  • Jennings, Sharon. Franklin and the New Teacher
  • McGhee, Alison. Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth
  • Pak, Soyung. Sumi’s First Day of School Ever

Easy Readers (EI)

  • Corey, Shana. Horus’s Horrible Day
  • Cosby, Bill. The Meanest Thing to Say
  • Danziger, Paula. Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown
  • Johnston, Tony. The First Day of School
  • Kline, Suzy. Herbie Jones Sails into Second Grade
  • Wells, Rosemary. Mama, Don’t Go!

First Chapter Books (JX)

  • Cleary, Beverly. Ramona the Pest
  • Friedman, Laurie. Back to School, Mallory
  • Hurwitz, Johanna. Starting School
  • Levy, Elizabeth. Third Grade Bullies
  • McKissack, Pat. Miami Sees It Through
  • Pennypacker, Sara. Stuart Goes to School
  • Polacco, Patricia. Thank You, Mr. Falker
  • Warner, Sally. Not-So-Weird Emma


Sensitive School Issues

Separation Anxiety - Picture Books (E)

  • Kaufmann, Nancy. Bye, Bye!
  • McAllister, Angela. Take a Kiss to School
  • McCourt, Lisa. It’s Time for School, Stinky Face
  • Mitchard, Jacquelyn. Ready, Set, School!
  • Penn, Audrey. The Kissing Hand
  • Rankin, Joan. First Day
  • Rusackas, Francesca. I Love You All Day Long

Manners - Picture Books (E)

  • Bloom, Suzanne. Piggy Monday
  • Brown, Marc. Perfect Pigs
  • Cuyler, Margery. Please Play Safe!
  • DePaola, Tomie. Morgan and Moffat Go to School
  • Henkes, Kevin. Chrysanthemum
  • Shannon, David. David Goes to School

Find more books about Manners in J395!

Bullies - Picture Books (E)

  • Bateman, Teresa. The Bully Blockers Club
  • Lovell, Patty. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
  • McCain, Becky. Nobody Knew What to Do
  • Moss, Peggy. Say Something
  • O’Neill, Alexis. The Recess Queen

Bullies - First Chapter Books (JX)

  • Cox, Judy. Mean, Mean Maureen Green
  • Proimos, James. Cowboy Boy


School Readiness

Children's Non-Fiction (JNF)

  • J373.236 Borden, Sara. Middle School: How to Deal
  • J027.625 Farmer Wannamaker, Karen. Instant Library Lessons
  • J372.218 Hirsch, E.D. What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know **Grades 1-6 in this series also available at J372.19**
  • J649.68 Oberlander Jansen, Barbara. Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready
  • J363.1193 Raatma, Lucia. School Safety
  • J373.1822 Williams, Julie. A Smart Girl’s Guide to  Starting Middle School


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