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100 Friends by  Ariel Bernstein
Warren is a seven-year-old boy. Dragon is a seven-hundred-year-old dragon. Most people are sure that Dragon is a stuffed animal. People such as Warren's twin sister, Ellie, who challenges Warren to make 100 friends at their new school. Warren isn't so good at making friends, but he doesn't like losing to Ellie, and Dragon will help him. But the first day of school doesn't exactly turn out the way he'd hoped, and even worse, Dragon disappears! First day of school jitters are entertainingly explored in this laugh-out-loud chapter book.
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.
Back to School by  Jenna Lee Gleisner
Engage readers with a story of going back to school. Readers are introduced to what to expect in fall, as they say good-bye to summer and go back to school.
Back to School, Weird Kids Rule! by Dan Gutman
When a tropical storm ends A.J.'s vacation earlier than expected, he and his family have to stay at Andrea's house. Ugh, disgusting! When everyone in the house starts getting cabin fever, and even back-to-school shopping won't calm the kids down, Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay. The catch? It's a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry--Andrea and A.J. rally the Ella Mentry School gang to end their summer on a note they'll never forget.
How to Get Your Teacher Ready by  Jean Reagan
A class of adorable students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready for the first day of school, and all the events and milestones that will follow (picture day, holiday concert, the 100th day of school, field day!). And along the way, children will see that getting their teacher ready is really getting themselves ready.
Isadora Moon Goes to School by Harriet Muncaster
"Isadora Moon, a vampire fairy, has to decide which school she wants to go to-- vampire or fairy."
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Isadora Moon
Kindergarten : Where Kindness Matters Every Day by  Vera Ahiyya
Leo, a quiet kid who is not ready for his first day of kindergarten, ends up having a great day when he makes a kindness pledge and discovers he knows a lot about being kind to others.
Mission: Back to School : Top-Secret Information by Susan Hood
Imagined in the form of a secret agent's set of instructions, Mason and other children negotiate the first day of school.
My Name Is a Story by  1980- Ashanti
First days aren't easy for a girl with a name like Ashanti. It feels like no one can pronounce it correctly! But with some encouragement from her mom, Ashanti spells her name and learns just how special it is--Provided by publisher.
Not This Bear by Alyssa S. Capucilli
It's Bear's first day of school, and he's a bit reluctant to go. Mama says all bears love school; Bear isn't so sure.
School's First Day of School by Adam Rex
It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.
School's In, Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske
Plankton gets the idea to play school with Crabby as the student, but Crabby is more interested in recess and uses wordplay to confuse Plankton and get his way.
The Incredible Shrinking Lunchroom / Michal Babay ; Illustrated by Paula Cohen. by  Michal Babay
What do you do when the school lunchroom gets too crowded? The principal devises a clever plan to show the students how to appreciate what they have, shift their perspective, and use their space more effectively in this modern retelling of a classic Yiddish folktale.
The New Kid Welcome ; Welcome the New Kid : [A Flip-It Story] by Suzanne Slade
Told from the perspective of a student, readers are presented with two versions of what happens when a new kid joins the protagonist's school.
The Night Before Second Grade by Natasha Wing
It's the night before a young boy's first day of second grade, and he's excited. He's spent all summer reading and preparing for the year ahead, and he can't wait to learn more about what fun surprises second grade has to offer. Join him and his friends on their journey through the new school year in this delightful story.
The School Book by Todd Parr
Todd Parr introduces readers to all the things they can do at school.
This is a School by  John Schu
A school is more than just a building. It's a community of people, a place for discovery, and a place to explore!
Tomatoes in My Lunchbox by  Costantia Manoli
A young girl feels out of place on her first day of school in a new country until she discovers that it only takes one friend to make her new surroundings feel like home.
Updated 08/18/2022