KCLS Recommends: Children's - Starting School
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:Chu is a bit worried about his first day of school but things work out pretty well when he reveals his special skill. Wonderful artwork! Ages 5 and under
Annotation:Our hero is prepped for his next great mission... the first day of school! Funny, practical and perfect for anyone heading out for new adventures at school. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:The Pout-Pout Fish is back and facing a big scary school at his pout-pout poutiest. It's a though day until he finds where he belongs and then things start looking brighter.
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:Cornelius the pig has his own style when preparing for school in the morning, but he does not really feel ready until he gets a kiss. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:Dinosaur worries about the first day of school, but with the help of a reassuring classmate he finds that school can be fun. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:Henry tells his mother that he did not like his first day of first grade, but as he describes what he did and learned, he begins to realize that he might enjoy it after all. 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:Colorful drawings introduce the letters of the alphabet as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for kindergarten. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:Pete the cat wears his school shoes when visiting the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and more while singing his special song. 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.