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First Day of School (TK-K)

School has started! Exited? Nervous? Thrilled? Let books show you how wonderful school can be!Reading Level: B-H

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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-2

Mercer Mayer

Little Critter: First Day of School

Paperback (June 23, 2009) , Ltf edition

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!

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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

Tish Rabe, Laura Hughes

On the First Day of Kindergarten

Hardcover (June 21, 2016)

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 …

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Age
4-8
Grade
-

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories

Biscuit Goes to School

Paperback (July 1, 2003) , Reprint edition

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 …

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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

David Shannon

David Goes To School

Hardcover (Aug. 1, 1999) , Library Binding edition
A companion to the Caldecott Honor-winning classic No, David!by bestselling picture-book creator David Shannon!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. More
G
Age
3-6
Grade
PK-1

Margery Cuyler, Bob Kolar

The Little School Bus

Hardcover (June 24, 2014) , First edition

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

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Age
2-5
Grade
PK-K

Philemon Sturges, Shari Halpern

I Love School!

Library Binding (July 3, 2006)
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!"

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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

Boni Ashburn, Kimberly Gee

The Class

Hardcover (July 5, 2016)
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 … More
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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

James Dean, Kimberly Dean

Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School

Paperback (Feb. 25, 2014)

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings readers along for a groovy adventure at school with Pete the Cat!

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 …

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Age
4-7
Grade
PK-2

Lisa Mccourt, Cyd Moore

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

Paperback (July 1, 2010)
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 … More
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Age
3-6
Grade
PK-1

Salina Yoon

Bear's Big Day

Hardcover (June 21, 2016)

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 …

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Age
3-5
Grade
PK-K

Mo Willems

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

Hardcover (July 2, 2019) , First Edition edition
Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.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! More
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