First Day of School (TK-K) (11 Books)

School has started! Exited? Nervous? Thrilled? Let books show you how wonderful school can be! Reading Level: B-H
Readu Level
B
Lexile Level
AD380
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-2
Mercer Mayer

Little Critter: First Day of School

Paperback (2009-06-23) , Ltf edition



Publisher
HarperFestival
Series
Little Critter
ISBN
0060539690 / 9780060539696
Pages
20
Weight
4.8 oz.
Dimensions
8.0 x 0.2 in.

Little Critter is a bit nervous about starting school today. There's a lot to be done before he can even get on the bus—he has to pick out his clothes, find his backpack, pack the perfect lunch, and say good-bye to Mom. Join Little Critter as he gets ready for this exciting day. Lift the flaps and find out what surprises are in store for Little Critter on his first day of school!

Readu Level
F
Lexile Level
-
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Tish Rabe, Laura Hughes

On the First Day of Kindergarten

Hardcover (2016-06-21)



Publisher
HarperCollins
ISBN
0062348345 / 9780062348340
Pages
32
Weight
11.4 oz.
Dimensions
9.3 x 0.3 in.

Perfect for nervous/excited kids about to go to kindergarten (and their parents!). This engaging adaptation of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” convinces parents and children alike that there is no place cooler than a kindergarten classroom.

On the first day of kindergarten, there’s so much to do! From making new friends to jumping rope in gym to riding the bus to school, there are lots of exciting firsts to look forward to.

Even though saying good-bye to Mom and Dad is hard, when the school bus pulls up, it’s time to begin kindergarten fun.

Tish Rabe is a seasoned children’s book author with over 160 titles, including ones for Sesame Street and Curious George, under her belt. Like Natasha Wing with The Night Before Christmas, Rabe puts a novel spin on a first-day-of-school classic with On the First Day of Kindergarten.

And don't miss the follow-up: On the First Day of First Grade!

Readu Level
F
Lexile Level
160
Ages
4-8
Grades
-
Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories

Biscuit Goes to School

Paperback (2003-07-01) , Reprint edition



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
My First I Can Read
ISBN
0064436160 / 9780064436168
Pages
32
Weight
2.4 oz.
Dimensions
6.0 x 0.1 in.

Go back to school with Biscuit and share the love of reading with your beginner reader!

Biscuit can't wait to go to school! Even though no dogs are allowed, he is determined to see and do everything that takes place at school. But what will happen when the teacher discovers a puppy in his classroom?

I Can Read books are widely recognised as the premier line of beginner readers. Inaugurated in 1957 with Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the series has grown to over 200 titles, which include mysteries, adventure stories, poetry, historical fiction, and humour. Featuring award-winning authors and illustrators, and a fabulous cast of classic characters, I Can Read books introduce children to the joy of reading independently.

Readu Level
G
Lexile Level
-
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
David Shannon

David Goes To School

Hardcover (1999-08-01) , Library Binding edition



Publisher
Blue Sky Press
Series
David
ISBN
0590480871 / 9780590480871
Pages
32
Weight
15.2 oz.
Dimensions
8.7 x 0.5 in.
David's teacher has her hands full. From running in the halls to chewing gum in class, David's high-energy antics fill each schoolday with trouble -- and are sure to bring a smile to even the best- bahaved reader.
Readu Level
G
Lexile Level
AD440
Ages
3-6
Grades
PK-1
Margery Cuyler, Bob Kolar

The Little School Bus

Hardcover (2014-06-24)



Publisher
Henry Holt and Co
Series
Little Vehicles (Book 2)
ISBN
9780805094 / 9780805094350
Pages
32
Weight
14.9 oz.
Dimensions
9.1 x 0.4 in.

Join Driver Bob the school bus driver and his little school bus as they wake early, pick up the children, and drop them off at school. Then it's off to the garage to fix a tail light. All in a day's work for this trusty team. The lyrical text, catchy rhyme, and bright pictures make this a perfect choice for preschoolers who are soon to be school bus riders!

Christy Ottaviano Books

Readu Level
G
Lexile Level
-
Ages
2-5
Grades
PK-K
Philemon Sturges, Shari Halpern

I Love School!

Library Binding (2006-07-03)



Publisher
Perfection Learning
ISBN
0756981077 / 9780756981075
Pages
32
Weight
12.0 oz.
Dimensions
10.0 x 0.4 in.
What's your favorite part of the school day?

Come along to a warm, friendly world of reading and writing, singing and painting, and all-around fun that will make you want to yell, "I love school!"

Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
AD330
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Boni Ashburn, Kimberly Gee

The Class

Hardcover (2016-07-05)



Publisher
Beach Lane Books
ISBN
1442422483 / 9781442422483
Pages
40
Weight
17.6 oz.
Dimensions
9.0 x 0.2 in.
Count along with twenty young students from nineteen different homes as they get ready for their first day of kindergarten.

Alarm clocks go off and students all over town wake up and get ready for their big day. Some feel eager, others are nervous, and a few are even grumpy! But they all get dressed, eat breakfast, pack backpacks, and make their way to school, where they will meet their new teacher and become a wonderful new class. Boni Ashburn’s snappy rhyming text and Kimberly Gee’s adorable and diverse group of children make this a great pick for little ones getting ready for their first day of school.
Readu Level
G
Lexile Level
210
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
James Dean, Kimberly Dean

Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School

Paperback (2014-02-25)



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
My First I Can Read
ISBN
9780062110 / 9780062110756
Pages
32
Weight
2.4 oz.
Dimensions
6.0 x 0.1 in.

From New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean, Pete the Cat can't decide what to wear to school in Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School. With so many groovy options to choose from, Pete finds the perfect way to show off his creativity.

Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.

Readu Level
J
Lexile Level
AD480
Ages
4-7
Grades
PK-2
Lisa Mccourt, Cyd Moore

Scholastic Reader Level 1: Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face?

Paperback (2010-07-01)



Publisher
Cartwheel Books
Series
Scholastic Reader Level 1
ISBN
9780545115 / 9780545115186
Pages
32
Weight
3.2 oz.
Dimensions
6.0 x 0.2 in.
Stinky Face is full of "What ifs" as he gets ready for kindergarten!

It's time to go to kindergarten, but Stinky Face has a question . . .

"But, Mama, what if the sink in my classroom pours grape juice instead of water?"

As the situations grow stranger, Stinky Face's mama always has just the right answer to make him feel better.

With Lisa McCourt's zany ideas and Cyd Moore's motion-filled illustrations, this reader is sure to make every worried kindergartner-to-be a little less nervous.
Readu Level
H
Lexile Level
-
Ages
3-6
Grades
PK-1
Salina Yoon

Bear's Big Day

Hardcover (2016-06-21)



Publisher
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
ISBN
080273832X / 9780802738325
Pages
40
Weight
16.0 oz.
Dimensions
9.2 x 0.4 in.

Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon's beloved duo Bear and Floppy head to school in Bear's Big Day--a charming picture book about embracing new experiences.

It's Bear's very first day of school! He wants to be grown up, so he leaves his stuffed bunny Floppy at home along with all his familiar things. But being away from his best friend is hard--and the first day doesn't turn out quite how like Bear wanted it to. Bear learns that the first day of school might not always be perfect, and being grown up doesn't have to mean giving up the things he loves.

This third book in the Bear and Floppy series from beloved, bestselling author-illustrator Salina Yoon tackles big themes like starting school and being independent, even in scary new situations.

Don't miss these other books from Salina Yoon!

The Bear series
Found
Stormy Night
Bear's Big Day

The Penguin series
Penguin and Pinecone
Penguin on Vacation
Penguin in Love
Penguin and Pumpkin
Penguin's Big Adventure
Penguin's Christmas Wish

The Duck, Duck, Porcupine series
Duck, Duck, Porcupine
My Kite is Stuck! And Other Stories
That's My Book! And Other Stories

Be a Friend

Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
-
Ages
5-6
Grades
PK-K
Mo Willems

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

Hardcover (2019-07-02)



Publisher
Hyperion Books for Children
Series
Pigeon
ISBN
1368046452 / 9781368046459
Pages
40
Weight
27.2 oz.
Dimensions
1.1 x 1.1 in.
Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!
Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!