KCLS Recommends: Children's - Starting School
Annotation:"I'm a little school bus, I jostle, thump, and sway, picking up, dropping off, I love my job -- HOORAY!" The simple, lively rhyming of this book is a positive and fun introduction to riding the school bus.
Annotation:Little Lola is a small cat on a big adventure. She finds, glasses, pants, a shirt and backpack and joins all the kids going to school. She spends the day successfully navigating the human school day with one big exception.
Annotation:Moms can be so embarrassing! This clever book puts mom in the position of making all sorts of mistakes when she visits Kindergarten for the day. Her daughter gets to help her learn correct behavior. If you like this story you should read Bea and Mr. Jones by Amy Schwartz. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:Dexter knows everything there is to know about kindergarten and is not at all scared about his first day there, but his stuffed dog, Rufus, is very nervous. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:No one can pry a frightened Jake away from his parents on the first day of school, and so the three must watch as his classmates have fun until, at the end of the day, his teacher finally gets him to let go. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:Wondering why their friend Tommy has not come to the barn at his usual time, the animals become alarmed when the dog tells them that he has gone to a place called "Kindergarten." Age 5 and under
Annotation:When a teacher asks her students on the first day of school what they wish for in the coming year, the answers range from having a good school picture to receiving a perfect report card. Ages 5 and under.
Annotation:Through 16 silly poems, Prelutsky shares his hilarious views and the triumphs everyone has experienced at school, from science projects gone awry to field trips and dreaded fractions. Age 6 - 8
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Counting down the days to the first day school? Check out some of these books to help get your school adventurer excited and build up some confidence.