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Ages 3-5

First Day of School

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Best Frints at Skrool by Antoinette Portis
Yelfred and Omek are back and this time they're going to skrool in Best Frints at Skrool, the hilarious sequel to Best Frints in the Whole Universe by award-winning writer/artist Antoinette Portis.
Bunny's Book Club Goes to School by  Annie Silvestro
Bunny's human friend, Josie, is nervous about starting a new school so he and his Book Club friends pay her a surprise visit--once they get past the distractions.
Even Monsters Go to School by Lisa Wheeler
A grown-up monster describes in rhyming verse how monsters of all types go to school, and so must this child monster, no matter how glum about the prospect.
Hello School! by Priscilla Burris
Children have fun at school experiencing familiar classroom activities for the first time.
It's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus! by  Jody Jensen Shaffer
Today is the very first day of school! Busy Bus is excited, but he also has some first-day jitters. Luckily, bus driver Ben knows just what to do to make sure that the school year gets off to a great start.
Lena's Shoes Are Nervous : A First-Day-of-School Dilemma by  Keith Calabrese
Lena is excited about starting kindergarten but her favorite shoes are not until, with the help of her father and a very special headband, she convinces the shoes--and herself--to be brave.
Lola Goes to School by Anna McQuinn
Lola meets new friends and tries many new things on her fun but exhausting first day of school.
Mae's First Day of School by  Kate Berube
Today is Mae's first day of school. But Mae says, I'M. NOT. GOING. With the help of Rosie and Ms. Pearl, will Mae be ready to start the day?
My Teacher's Not Here! by  Lana Button
Although she is shy and quiet, Kitty likes going to school--and this is all due to her loving teacher, Miss Seabrooke. Only Miss Seabrooke knows the right way to open her thermos, do up her jacket and sing songs to the class. And only Miss Seabrooke is always there when Kitty needs a hug. So imagine Kitty's desperation when she arrives at school one morning and Miss Seabrooke is nowhere to be found.
School People by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Welcome to school, a building of brick full of soul and heart, eager for students and staff to fill its halls with sounds. This anthology of fifteen poems celebrates the grown-up people that children encounter throughout the course of their school day: the school bus driver with her morning smile, the teacher who inspires imagination, the rarely seen, yet caring custodian, and the nurse who heals hurts, big and small.
The King of Kindergarten by  Derrick D Barnes
Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten.
The Pigeon Has to Go to School! by Mo Willems
The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.
The School Book by Todd Parr
Todd Parr introduces readers to all the things they can do at school.
Truman by Jean Reidy
He may be slow but Truman the turtle is determined to find his girl Sarah, who has boarded a city bus on her way to preschool.
We Don't Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T Higgins
When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.
Updated 12/11/2019