I wanted to share some of my favorite books about school with you. Click on the books below to check them out on Amazon. I hope these book suggestions help!
Pete the Cat, Rocking in My School Shoes
Eric Litwin and James Dean
Pete the Cat is back – and this time he’s at school! Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and lots of other cool places. No matter where he goes, and even when he’s in a brand new school, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song . . . because it’s all good.
If you take a mouse to school
Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
If you take a mouse to school, he’ll ask you for your lunch box. When you give him your lunch box, he’ll want a sandwich to go in it. Then he’ll need a notebook and some pencils. He’ll probably want to share your backpack, too. The famous mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back for his first day of school!
Cat and Mouse Go to school!
Stéphane Husar and Loïc Méhée
This is the Big Day ! Cat and Mouse are going to school for the first time… But arrive late. Fortunately, the teacher is not too strict and the schoolchildren are very friendly with our two new children. A busy day to learn school vocabulary thanks to Cat’s well-stocked school bag.
Maisy Goes to Preschool
Preschool for Maisy means a day filled with friends and things to do, from the time she hangs her coat on a special peg to the time she says good-bye. There’s painting and snack time, stories and nap time (and a bathroom break in between). Soon everyone’s ready to haul out the instruments and make some noise, then head outside for a turn at the sandbox or slide.
Froggy Goes to School
Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz
Froggy’s mother knows that everyone’s nervous on the first day of school. “Not me!” says Froggy, and together they leapfrog to the bus stop — flop flop flop. Froggy’s exuberant antics will delight his many fans and reassure them that school can be fun.
The School Book
With his trademark bright colors and bold lines, Todd Parr introduces readers to a perennial source of childhood anxiety and excitement both: school! From morning routines to meeting new people to learning and playing together, Todd explores all the different things that can happen in school. Welcome to school– a place for everyone to grow!
Spot Goes to School
Spot Goes to School is a classic book by Eric Hill. Spot’s first day at school turns out to be an exciting adventure as he and his friends take their first steps into the world of learning. This book is the perfect for toddlers and children learning to read, or children learning English.
The Night Before First Grade
Natasha Wings and Deborah Zemke
It’s the night before the Big Day. Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore’s classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.
The Night Before Kindergarten
Natasha Wing and Julie Durrell
It’s the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all—saying good-bye to Mom and Dad. But maybe it won’t be so hard once they discover just how much fun kindergarten really is!
Monsters Love School
Summer is over, and now it’s time for the biggest adventure of all… Monster School! Celebrate the first day of school and join these colorful, hilarious and energetic monsters as they go to school for the first time. Reading and writing and learning your monster history has never been so much fun!
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books!
Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee
That lovely old lady has returned just in time for the first day of school. Now she’s swallowing items to make the very best of her first day back. And just in time for the bus… With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of the classic song will appeal to young readers -a fun story for the first day of school!
Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go to School!
Christina Geist and Tim Bowers
It’s just another school morning…until Mom, Dad, Grandma, and even Bow-wow the dog beg the kids to let them come to school, too! Dad can tie his own shoes – why can’t he come? Mom is all ready with her brand-new backpack–she’s allowed, right? No! Only kids and teachers!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
A told B, and B told C, “I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree” In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no—Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! Countless children—and their parents—can joyfully recite the familiar words of this beloved alphabet chant.
Red: A Crayon’s Story
Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue. His teacher tries to help him be red (let’s draw strawberries!), his mother tries to help him be red by sending him out on a playdate with a yellow classmate (go draw a nice orange!), and the scissors try to help him be red by snipping his label so that he has room to breathe. But Red is miserable. He just can’t be red, no matter how hard he tries! Finally, a brand-new friend offers a brand-new perspective, and Red discovers what readers have known all along. He’s blue! This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book is about finding the courage to be true to your inner self.
The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López
There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it’s how you look or talk, or where you’re from; maybe it’s what you eat, or something just as random. It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it. Jacqueline Woodson’s lyrical text and Rafael Lopez’s dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway.
Timothy Goes to School
Timothy is very excited about starting school–until he meets Claude. Claude sits next to him, and he wears all the right clothes, says all the right things, and garners all the praise from his teacher and classmates. Timothy is feeling down, until he meets a girl who’s having the same problem with her seatmate….”Children will easily relate to this tale, in which humor and realism effectively mesh.”
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins
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! Readers will gobble up this hilarious new story from award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.