Back-to-School Books (2nd) (38 Books)

Be kind, be brave, be curious and be happy! Reading level: I-M
Readu Level
I
Lexile Level
AD380
Ages
3-5
Grades
PK-K
Meredith Rusu, Eone

First Day of School

Paperback (2016-06-28)



Publisher
Scholastic Inc
Series
Peppa Pig
ISBN
9780545925 / 9780545925471
Pages
32
Weight
2.4 oz.
Dimensions
6.2 x 0.2 in.
There's a new student in Peppa's class! Her name is Emily Elephant. At first, Emily is very shy and quiet. Peppa helps her adjust to school and make new friends as they learn, play games, and of course, jump in muddy puddles!
Readu Level
I
Lexile Level
-
Ages
3-8
Grades
PK-3
Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper, Nancy M. Leak

The Kissing Hand

Hardcover (1993-10-15) , Stk edition



Publisher
Tanglewood
Series
The Kissing Hand Series
ISBN
9781933718 / 9781933718002
Pages
32
Weight
12.0 oz.
Dimensions
8.5 x 0.3 in.
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.
Readu Level
I
Lexile Level
480
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Neil Gaiman, Adam Rex

Chu's First Day of School

Hardcover (2014-06-24)



Publisher
HarperCollins
ISBN
0062223976 / 9780062223975
Pages
32
Weight
12.6 oz.
Dimensions
8.5 x 0.2 in.

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.

Readu Level
I
Lexile Level
-
Ages
5-6
Grades
PK-K
Bob Shea

Dinosaur vs. School

Hardcover (2014-06-17)



Publisher
Disney-Hyperion
Series
A Dinosaur vs. Book
ISBN
1423160878 / 9781423160878
Pages
40
Weight
13.4 oz.
Dimensions
9.0 x 0.5 in.
Dinosaur is starting preschool today. ROAR! There are new friends to meet, dress-up outfits to wear, glitter and googly eyes to paste, musical instruments to play, and snacks to eat. What's not to like? But then, oh, no! It's Dinosaur vs. Clean-up Time! Fortunately, when friends work together, EVERYONE WINS!
Readu Level
J
Lexile Level
470
Ages
4-7
Grades
PK-3
H. A. Rey

Curious George's First Day of School

Hardcover (2005-08-01) , 1st edition



Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
Series
Curious George
ISBN
0618605630 / 9780618605637
Pages
24
Weight
7.2 oz.
Dimensions
8.0 x 0.3 in.
It’s the first day of school and George has been invited to Mr. Apple’s class to be a special helper! George is just the right monkey for the job—that is, until he starts to make his usual mischief. A mixture of red and yellow paint makes orange . . . a mixture of yellow and blue makes green. . . . and a mixture of all the paint colors makes a big mess! After a speedy adventure up and down the halls of the school, George and Mr. Apple clean up the classroom—with a little help from George’s new friends.
Readu Level
J
Lexile Level
400
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
B. Wiseman

Morris Goes to School

Paperback (1983-09-07) , Reprint edition



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
I Can Read Level 1
ISBN
0064440451 / 9780064440455
Pages
64
Weight
4.0 oz.
Dimensions
6.0 x 0.2 in.

Morris the Moose can’t read or count, so he decides to go to school. After a day of ABCs and 123s, Morris is thrilled with all that he has learned.

This classic silly Level One I Can Read is perfect for shared reading with a child.

For fans of Danny and the Dinosaur, Sammy the Seal, or anyone who loves to read silly stories about animals.

Readu Level
J
Lexile Level
510
Ages
3-5
Grades
-
Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

Hardcover (2007-07-01) , 1 edition



Publisher
The Blue Sky Press
Series
How Do Dinosaurs...
ISBN
9780439020 / 9780439020817
Pages
40
Weight
16.0 oz.
Dimensions
9.8 x 0.5 in.
The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another dinosaur tale--a fourth full-length picture book about how dinosaurs behave at school.

Everyone's favorite dinosaurs are back--and this time they are going to school. More fun dinosaur antics await. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own!

As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture children's rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures.
Readu Level
J
Lexile Level
440
Ages
6-8
Grades
1-3
Kay Winters, Renee Andriani

This School Year Will Be the BEST!

Hardcover (2010-07-08)



Publisher
Dutton Books for Young Readers
ISBN
9780525422 / 9780525422754
Pages
32
Weight
9.6 oz.
Dimensions
8.3 x 0.4 in.
On the first day of school, new classmates are asked to share what they would most like to happen in the upcoming year. Some kids' hopes are familiar while others are off-the-wall. Whether it's looking good on picture day or skateboarding at school, everyone's wishes are shown in humorously exaggerated illustrations. As the first day draws to a close, there can be no doubtthis school year will definitely be the best!
Readu Level
J
Lexile Level
AD370
Ages
3-7
Grades
PK-2
Marc Brown

Monkey: Not Ready for Bedtime

Hardcover (2017-09-19)



Publisher
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Series
Monkey
ISBN
1101937610 / 9781101937617
Pages
32
Weight
12.2 oz.
Dimensions
9.3 x 0.4 in.
It’s time to go to bed . . . but Monkey is NOT ready. Acclaimed author and illustrator Marc Brown (Arthur) offers a fun and reassuring story about bedtime.
Every night at bedtime, it’s the same problem. . . . Monkey puts on his pajamas. He brushes his teeth. He makes sure his favorite stuffed toy is safely tucked in. He says “good night!” to Mom and Dad. But no matter what, Monkey is NOT ready to go to sleep. Finally, though, with the help of his big brother, a little imagination, and a few friendly dinosaurs, Monkey might just get ready for bed.

Praise for Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten

“Brown’s hand-scrawled text and childlike pencil-and-gouache artwork give the impression that he’s on Monkey’s side—and that of readers—from the very first page, creating an eminently reassuring and empathetic resource for kindergarteners-to-be.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review
Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
-
Ages
-
Grades
-
Jacquelyn Stagg

Kindness Starts With You - At School

Paperback (2018-04-22)



Publisher
Jacquelyn Stagg
ISBN
1775183319 / 9781775183310
Pages
27
Weight
4.2 oz.
Dimensions
8.5 x 0.1 in.
Kindness is the single most powerful thing that we can teach our children.

Follow Maddy through her day at school, where your child will learn how easy it can be to spread kindness! 

From taking turns on the swing to including everyone in the game - this storybook shows that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

A lightbulb lesson of kindness is found on each page!

Included in the book is a Weekly Kindness Challenge to help encourage your child to: Say Sorry, Be Polite, Take Turns, Be a Helping Hand, Include Others, and Show Respect.

If you value raising kind kids that make the world a better place, then this book is for you!

The Kindness Starts with You Series is intentionally written for children aged one through five.
Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
AD480
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Keith Calabrese, Juana Medina

Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma

Hardcover (2018-07-03)



Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN
1534408940 / 9781534408944
Pages
40
Weight
19.2 oz.
Dimensions
9.5 x 0.4 in.
In the tradition of School’s First Day of School, debut author Keith Calabrese and Pura Belpré Award winner Juana Medina share a sweet, universal story about a clever little girl whose shoes are nervous about the first day of school.

Today is a big day! Today, Lena starts kindergarten. She is very excited. But there’s just one problem…

Lena’s shoes are nervous.

Lena doesn’t want to miss out on her first day of school, but she can’t go without her favorite shoes! How can she convince them to be brave?
Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
AD600
Ages
5-8
Grades
PK-2
Julia Cook, Carrie Hartman

My Mouth Is a Volcano!

Paperback (2006-01-01) , 1 edition



Publisher
National Center for Youth Issues
ISBN
1931636850 / 9781931636858
Pages
32
Weight
3.2 oz.
Dimensions
8.7 x 0.2 in.
All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others. His mouth is a volcano! My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time. Told from Louis’ perspective, this story provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak.
Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
410
Ages
3-7
Grades
PK-7
Becky Friedman, Jason Fruchter

Daniel Goes to School

Hardcover (2016-08-30)



Publisher
Simon Spotlight
Series
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
ISBN
1481469282 / 9781481469289
Pages
24
Weight
10.6 oz.
Dimensions
8.0 x 0.4 in.
A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood!

Daniel Tiger is excited to go to school—but he is worried when his dad can’t stay with him—in this back-to-school story now in paper over board format.

Daniel Tiger is excited to go to school, but he’s not happy that his dad can’t stay at school with him. Daniel learns that “grown-ups come back” and has lots of fun with his teacher and classmates in this sweet storybook that will ring true for children just starting school.

© 2016 The Fred Rogers Company.
Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
-
Ages
3-7
Grades
PK-2
Kate Berube

Mae's First Day of School

Hardcover (2018-07-10)



Publisher
Harry N
ISBN
1419723251 / 9781419723254
Pages
32
Weight
15.5 oz.
Dimensions
8.9 x 0.4 in.
As Mae's first day of school approaches she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. School is scary! What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she's the only one who doesn't know how to write? Or what if she misses her mom? Mae's anxiety only builds as she walks to school. But then she meets Rosie and Ms. Pearl. Will making new friends show her that they can conquer their fears together?
Readu Level
M
Lexile Level
AD170
Ages
3-7
Grades
PK-2
Susan Hood, Mary Lundquist

Mission: Back to School: Top-Secret Information

Hardcover (2016-07-05)



Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN
0385384718 / 9780385384711
Pages
32
Weight
9.6 oz.
Dimensions
8.8 x 0.3 in.
What will distract first-time students from first-day jitters? Entering secret-agent mode, of course! The team from Mission: New Baby is back with a new assignment: turn school into a thrilling action adventure! After rendezvousing at the vehicle checkpoint (meeting at the bus stop), young agents will learn to build diplomatic relations (make new friends), conduct fieldwork (explore outside during science class), and develop new lines of communication (learn to read and play music). Chock-full of tips and fun visuals, it’s bound to get kids excited for their next mission!
Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
AD430
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
James Dean, Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes

Hardcover (2011-07-26) , 6/26/11 edition



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
Pete the Cat
ISBN
9780061910 / 9780061910241
Pages
40
Weight
27.2 oz.
Dimensions
8.5 x 0.2 in.

Time to head back to school with this bestselling groovy Pete the Cat book!

Pete the Cat is rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunch room, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song...because it’s all good.

The fun never stops—download the free groovin’ song.

Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
-
Ages
4-7
Grades
PK-3
Karen Beaumont, David Catrow

I Like Myself!

Hardcover (2004-05-01) , First edition



Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN
0152020136 / 9780152020132
Pages
32
Weight
13.6 oz.
Dimensions
9.0 x 0.3 in.
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful--and straight from the heart.
Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
360
Ages
4-8
Grades
K-3
Mary Ann Rodman, Beth Spiegel

First Grade Stinks!

Hardcover (2006-06-29) , 1 edition



Publisher
Peachtree Publishing Company
ISBN
1561453773 / 9781561453771
Pages
32
Weight
12.8 oz.
Dimensions
9.8 x 0.5 in.
No share time! Only one recess! Writing is hard! The stories don’t end right! FIRST GRADE STINKS!
It is the first day of school and Hayley is excited. Things are different now. She is a first grader. Hayley quickly finds out that first grade is different from kindergarten, but in all the wrong ways! The classroom isn’t as bright and colorful. Ms. Gray doesn’t seem to smile as much as her kindergarten teacher did, and there isn’t enough time to play outside. Finally, Hayley has had enough. “First grade stinks!” she shouts. The classroom is suddenly very quiet. But to Hayley’s surprise Ms. Gray doesn’t look mad at all.
Young readers will immediately empathize with Hayley and her increasing apprehension, as she explores new expectations and challenges on the first day of a new school year.
Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
380
Ages
6-9
Grades
1-4
Mike Thaler

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon

Library Binding



Publisher
Perfection Learning
Series
From the Black Lagoon (Prebound)
ISBN
0756987792 / 9780756987794
Pages
1
Weight
7.2 oz.
Dimensions
8.0 x 0.4 in.
None
Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
-
Ages
-
Grades
-
Nancy Carlson

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Carlson, Nancy Hardcover

Hardcover (1999-06-16)



Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Weight
10.4 oz.
Dimensions
9.9 x 7.9 in.
Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.
Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
AD600
Ages
4-7
Grades
PK-3
Katie Davis

Kindergarten Rocks!

Hardcover (2005-07-01) , First edition



Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN
0152049320 / 9780152049324
Pages
32
Weight
14.4 oz.
Dimensions
10.0 x 0.4 in.
Dexter is ready for kindergarten. Sort of. Well, actually, he's maybe kind of a little bit scared, perhaps even terrified, one might say. Because what if he gets lost? Or, what if the teacher is mean? Or, he misses his mom or dad? Or, worst of all, he loses his most important ally, Rufus?

With the same warmth, exuberance, and sly wit that have made her a favorite of booksellers and children, Katie Davis tackles a problem every kid--and parent--has to face sooner or later: first-day fears. And she shows that it's okay to be scared, but that, as Dexter's older sister Jessie says, "Kindergarten rocks!"
Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
AD480
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Mike Boldt

A Tiger Tail:

Hardcover (2016-07-05)



Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN
1481448854 / 9781481448857
Pages
40
Weight
12.8 oz.
Dimensions
8.5 x 0.5 in.
From the creative mind of rising star Mike Boldt comes a hilarious and original tale about overcoming back-to-school jitters, making new friends, and taking things in stride.

Anya wakes up to discover that she has grown a tiger tail. Yes, a striped tiger tail. It also happens to be the first day of school. What will the other kids think? Are girls with tiger tails even allowed to go to school?!

Anya is about to find out.
Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
-
Ages
5-8
Grades
K-3
Stephanie Greene, Stephanie Sisson

Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade: Book 1

Hardcover (2010-05-27)



Publisher
Putnam Juvenile
Series
Princess Posey (Book 1)
ISBN
0399251677 /
Pages
96
Weight
8.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.7 x 0.6 in.
Posey is really nervous about starting first grade. Instead of getting walked to her classroom, her mom has to drop her off at the Kiss-and-Go Lane. Then she’ll have to walk into school and face the Monster of the Blue Hall all by herself. Worst of all, she has to do it without the one thing that always makes her feel brave and special: the tutu that turns her into the Pink Princess. But when Posey inspires her new teacher to throw a first-day parade in which all the kids are invited to wear whatever makes them feel the most comfortable, first grade starts to look a lot more promising.

Posey will charm readers just graduating from easy-to-reads (and from kindergarten) in this lively new series.

Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
-
Ages
2+
Grades
1-2
Alison McGhee, Harry Bliss, Rachael Lillis

Countdown to Kindergarten

Hardcover , Har/Cas edition



Publisher
Live Oak Media
ISBN
1591124689 / 9781591124689
Weight
15.2 oz.
Dimensions
10.0 x 0.2 in.
None
Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
-
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-2
Emma Dodd

Foxy

Hardcover (2012-06-26)



Publisher
HarperCollins
ISBN
0062014196 / 9780062014191
Pages
40
Weight
15.2 oz.
Dimensions
10.5 x 0.5 in.

Foxy has a special talent: He is magically able to produce anything he needs from his bushy red tail.

Sometimes Foxy comes up with the wrong solutions, such as the time he tried to give his friend Emily an eraser for school and gave her an elephant instead!

Fortunately, Foxy's magic mishaps can always be fixed. And he knows that some very important things—like making new friends—don't require any magic at all.

In this humorous tale of friendship, award-winning author-illustrator Emma Dodd introduces a truly endearing new character with a great big heart.

Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
AD500
Ages
4-7
Grades
PK-K
Ryan T. Higgins

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

Hardcover (2018-06-19) , First Edition edition



Publisher
Disney-Hyperion
ISBN
1368003559 / 9781368003551
Pages
48
Weight
17.6 oz.
Dimensions
9.4 x 0.5 in.
"Penelope Rex can't wait to go to school but once there she has a hard lesson to learn. Preschoolers and kindergartners may recognize Penelope in their own classrooms or even in themselves. A good way to talk about boundaries." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . . . Readers will gobble up this hilarious new story from award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.
Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
-
Ages
3-5
Grades
PK-K
Paul Schmid

Oliver and his Alligator

Hardcover



Publisher
Disney-Hyperion
Series
Schmid, Paul
ISBN
1423174372 / 9781423174370
Pages
40
Weight
15.2 oz.
Dimensions
10.0 x 0.5 in.
None
Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
AD520
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!

Paperback (2011-06-28)



Publisher
HarperFestival
Series
Splat the Cat
ISBN
0061978515 / 9780061978517
Pages
24
Weight
2.4 oz.
Dimensions
8.0 x 8.0 in.

Hit the books with Splat the Cat in a brand-new tale by New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton in Back to School, Splat!, an 8x8 storybook adventure perfect for the start of the school year.

It’s the first day of school and there’s only time for Splat to share one of his summer adventures with the class. Will it be the time he went searching for pirate treasure? Or the time he went swimming with sharks in the ocean? But before the end of the day, Splat knows exactly what to talk about—and it’s the biggest surprise of all!

Read all about Splat’s first day back at school in Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!, another sure-to-be-a-classic story by Rob Scotton.

 

Readu Level
K
Lexile Level
AD520
Ages
3-5
Grades
PK-K
Deborah Underwood, Claudia Rueda

Here Comes Teacher Cat

Hardcover (2017-08-08)



Publisher
Dial Books
ISBN
0399539050 / 9780399539053
Pages
88
Weight
14.4 oz.
Dimensions
7.6 x 0.6 in.
It’s back to school for the New York Times bestselling Cat when he steps in as a substitute teacher. 
 
Cat is not pleased to be tapped as substitute teacher. Not only is it cutting into his naptime, but a roomful of kittens is a little . . . much. At school, Cat follows the lesson plan of music, building, and painting—only in gradually more mischief-making Cat style. By the end, Cat has learned a thing or two about inspiring others by being himself. But even more heart-melting and humorous is what these adorable kittens have learned from Cat.

Read it for back-to-school and year-round—great as a holiday or year-end teacher's gift!

“[A] heart warmer.”The Wall Street Journal  
★ “Plenty to giggle over.”Publishers Weekly (starred review) 
"Just purrfect.”The Washington Post 
"Clever . . . Droll." —The Horn Book
“Amusing . . . has much to offer." —School Library Journal
“Adorable. —Common Sense Media
Readu Level
M
Lexile Level
AD390
Ages
2-5
Grades
PK-K
Keith Baker

LMNO Peas

Board book (2014-01-28) , Brdbk edition



Publisher
Little Simon
Series
The Peas Series
ISBN
9781442489 / 9781442489783
Pages
36
Weight
10.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.8 in.
From A to Z—and Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas—every letter is exciting in this Classic Board Book edition of LMNO Peas!

Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of extremely cute and busy little peas in this Classic Board Book edition of Keith Baker’s hit concept book. This fresh and fun alphabet book features bright colors, bouncy rhyming text, and silly pea characters who highlight the wide variety of interests, hobbies, and careers that make the world such a colorful place!
Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
-
Ages
3-6
Grades
PK-K
Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton

The King of Kindergarten

Hardcover (2019-07-02)



Publisher
Nancy Paulsen Books
ISBN
1524740748 / 9781524740740
Pages
32
Weight
19.2 oz.
Dimensions
9.0 x 10.0 in.
A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown.

The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head--like a crown. Mommy says that today, you are going to be the King of Kindergarten!

Starting kindergarten is a big milestone--and the hero of this story is ready to make his mark! He's dressed himself, eaten a pile of pancakes, and can't wait to be part of a whole new kingdom of kids. The day will be jam-packed, but he's up to the challenge, taking new experiences in stride with his infectious enthusiasm! And afterward, he can't wait to tell his proud parents all about his achievements--and then wake up to start another day.
     Newbery Honor-winning author Derrick Barnes's empowering story will give new kindergarteners a reassuring confidence boost, and Vanessa Brantley-Newton's illustrations exude joy.
Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
AD900
Ages
3-7
Grades
PK-2
Maureen Fergus, Mike Lowery

The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten

Hardcover (2013-03-01)



Publisher
Kids Can Press
ISBN
1554536987 / 9781554536986
Pages
32
Weight
15.2 oz.
Dimensions
9.4 x 0.5 in.
?I liked kindergarten from the very 1st day,? begins the narrator of this very funny and touching picture book. However, she notices, ?My mom was happy for me, of course, but I got the feeling that she was also a little sad? to leave her. So one day the little girl invites her mom to join the kindergarten class for the day, which turns out to be a real learning experience --- for both of them. Somehow her mom just can't get any of the rules right: she barges to the front of the line, she shouts out without raising her hand, she slams down her scissors during Craft Time. How embarrassing! In a wonderful role reversal that will delight young children, the girl must become the patient and sometimes frustrated expert who instructs her mom on how to behave.
Author Maureen Fergus has found a unique way of telling a school story that allows children to feel rewarded about how much they know. The spare style and juvenile sensibility of the artwork by Mike Lowery perfectly conveys the hilarity of the story. This book would be a popular, entertaining read-aloud, especially for kindergartners themselves. It ties in beautifully to character education lessons on patience or perseverance. The little girl is a wonderful role model for how to be generous and kind to others who are struggling with something new, while also providing a humorous lesson on why it's important to follow the rules.
Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
AD480
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Mike Austin

Monsters Love School

Hardcover (2014-06-24)



Publisher
HarperCollins
ISBN
0062286188 / 9780062286185
Pages
40
Weight
9.6 oz.
Dimensions
9.0 x 0.3 in.

Have some monstrous fun going back to school!

Celebrate the first day of school with hilarious, energetic monsters in Monsters Love School by author-illustrator Mike Austin.

Summer is over, and now it's time for the biggest adventure of all...Monster School! Join these colorful monsters as they go to school for the first time. Reading and writing and learning your monster history has never been so much fun!

Fans of Monsters Love Colors and others will love this exciting picture book.

Readu Level
L
Lexile Level
AD530
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Carrie Weston, Tim Warnes

The New Bear At School

Hardcover (2008-07-01)



Publisher
Scholastic Press
ISBN
0545057833 / 9780545057837
Pages
32
Weight
14.4 oz.
Dimensions
9.8 x 0.5 in.
Boris the bear is new at school--and all the other animals are afraid of him! Pitch-perfect writing and delightfully charming illustrations will make this a treasured starting school story.

It's hard enough being the new kid at school, but when you're a big bear like Boris, it's even worse! Poor Boris tries his best to be gentle, but his sharp-toothed smile scares away his classmates. In the end, the animals find they love having Boris on their side!

With a heartwarming story and charming illustrations, THE NEW BEAR AT SCHOOL will touch anyone who has ever felt left out.
Readu Level
-
Lexile Level
-
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Louise Borden, Joan Rankin

Off to First Grade

Hardcover (2008-07-01)



Publisher
Margaret K
ISBN
9780689873 / 9780689873959
Pages
40
Weight
25.6 oz.
Dimensions
9.0 x 0.4 in.
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.
Readu Level
L
Lexile Level
-
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Sam Garton

Otter Goes to School

Hardcover (2016-06-14)



Publisher
Balzer
Series
I Am Otter
ISBN
0062352253 / 9780062352255
Pages
32
Weight
15.2 oz.
Dimensions
9.0 x 0.2 in.

Otter—the irrepressible picture book character from I Am Otter, Otter in Space, and Otter Loves Halloween!, sure to be adored by fans of Llama Llama—goes to school for the first time!

In Otter Goes to School, Otter starts her own school for Teddy, Giraffe, and the rest of her friends. They have a great teacher and do lots of fun things together . . . until Teddy says he doesn’t like school anymore. Luckily, Otter Keeper comes to the rescue and teaches everyone the best lesson of all!

Readu Level
L
Lexile Level
AD540
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Tad Hills

Rocket Writes a Story

Hardcover (2012-07-24) , First Edition edition



Publisher
Schwartz & Wade
Series
Rocket
ISBN
9780375870 / 9780375870866
Pages
40
Weight
17.6 oz.
Dimensions
9.9 x 0.4 in.
The #1 New York Times Bestseller

This irresistible sequel to the New York Times bestselling How Rocket Learned to Read is "a perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers," according to a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story. Declared a best children's book of the year by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, this book is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.
Readu Level
M
Lexile Level
570
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum

Paperback (2008-12-30) , unknown edition



Publisher
Mulberry Books
ISBN
0688147321 / 9780688147327
Pages
32
Weight
4.0 oz.
Dimensions
7.5 x 0.1 in.

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round.

Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. "You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. "Let's smell her," says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?

This popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association. "Perfectly executed in words and illustration, Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkes's talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences."—The Horn Book

Supports the Common Core State Standards