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Bear's Big Day
by Salina Yoon Details
Bear, feeling very grown-up, says goodbye to his stuffed rabbit, Floppy, and starts his first day of school but soon he is missing Floppy and worrying that he is not ready to be a big bear, after all.
Clark the Shark
by Bruce Hale Details
Clark finds everything about school fun and exciting, but his enthusiasm causes problems until he begins inventing rhymes to remind himself to stay cool at school.
Kindergarten is Cool!
by Linda Marshall Details
Rhyming text describes the activities a child experiences on the first day of kindergarten.
Llama Llama Misses Mama
by Anna Dewdney Details
Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school.
Milk Goes to School
by Terry Border Details
Milk goes to school and has a hard time making friends with the other food classmates.
Ming goes to school
by Deirdre Sullivan Details
Ming goes to preschool, where she bravely plays all kinds of games with new friends and old, but she is still not quite ready for the big red slide
Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!
by Hyewon Yum Details
A five-year-old boy, ready and eager on his first day at "the big kids' school," must calm his very worried mother.
Noni is Nervous
by Heather Hartt-Sussman Details
Noni is nervous about playdates, and global warming, and most of all, about the first day of school. Her parents are worried too, and even her brother is a little wary. But Noni finds a friend, someone a little more outgoing than herself, and discovers that through friendship, she can belong and succeed in a world that once filled her with dread.
Rosie Goes to Preschool
by Karen Katz Details
Rosie, a helpful preschooler, offers advice to children facing their first day of preschool.
School's First Day of School
by Adam Rex Details
It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.
Sophie's Squash Go to School
by Pat Zietlow Miller Details
On her very first day of school, Sophie is reluctant to make friends with the other children, preferring to play with two squash she grew in her garden--but when a particularly persistent boy named Steven gives her a packet of seeds as an apology for accidentally ripping her picture, she realizes that it just takes time to grow a friend.
The Class
by Boni Ashburn Details
Twenty young students, some eager, some nervous, some grumpy, prepare for their very first day of kindergarten.
This is My Home, This is My School
by Jonathan Bean Details
The boy from BUILDING OUR HOUSE takes us through a typically boisterous homeschooling day with his big family.
Updated 12/13/2016

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