It’s that time of year again — back-to-school! But for some children, it can be a worrisome time. Help prepare your child for what to expect by reading about other kids going back to school, too. These recently released (2016) back to school books might help. Also check out the books on this list of the best back to school books.
You got this!
P.S. You might try one of these comforting strategies to help with separation anxiety.
More Back to School Books
School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex, illustrated by Christian Robinson
A new classic for back to school, Janitor tells the newly built school that soon teachers and children will be coming. Which makes school nervous. Find out what happens on the first day (fire drill!) and how school loves his kids.
On the First Day of Kindergarten by Tish Rabe, illustrated by Laura Hughes
In the add-on style of “On the First Day of Christmas”, we follow along as one little girl tells us what’s cool about school: “sliding down the slide, singing a song, running in a race, counting up to ten, making lots of friends, and riding the bus to my school.”
Ruby Rose Off to School She Goes! by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Ruby Rose loves to dance. She dances her way off to school and through school, even though there’s NO dancing at school. Until she accidentally tips over the ant farm — now there IS dancing at school! Yikes! 🙂
Otter Goes to School by Sam Garton
Otter is so excited to be the teacher for his other stuffed animal friends. Everything is going great until Teddy gets sad because he’s not good at any school thing. Otter asks Otter Keeper for help who teaches Otter and Teddy that everybody is good at something, you just need to find what it is. Sweet and perfect for the preschool set.
Lola Knows a Lot by Jenna McCarthy, illustrated by Sara Palacios
You’ll fall in love with enthusiastic, confident Lola who knows a lot and she knows she’s ready to show it. And, she is ready to keep learning, too. Since she knows she doesn’t know everything.
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled by Lynne Rae Perkins
Lucky is Frank’s rescue dog and his biggest helper with learning. Together they have fun, educational adventures around the neighborhood. For example, Frank learns about math and puzzles thinking about how much hair Lucky sheds and dividing up sharing the bed with Lucky. The author makes the duo’s learning fun and embedded throughout the day whether it’s geography, science, or math.