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School Booklist

BOOKS ABOUT STARTING SCHOOL

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J BOARDBK Crews, Donald School Bus
Follows the progress of school buses as they take children to school and bring them home again.
1984
J BOARDBK Gutman, Anne Gaspard and Lisa's Ready for School Words
Takes two toddler puppies through the day, from waking up in the morning to going home from nursery school in the afternoon. Each page highlights objects and a narrative thread helps parents discuss the whole process of going to nursery school or daycare.
2004
J GREEN Greene, Stephanie Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade
Posey's fear of starting first grade is alleviated when her teacher invites the students to wear their most comfortable clothes to school on the first day.
2010
J152.4, 1993 Cain, Barbara S. Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children
Discusses how natural it is to feel contradictory emotions. Presents situations, such as the first day of school, the birth of a sibling, or a move to a new house, and identifies two emotions each event is likely to elicit.
1993
J362.71 Rogers, Fred Going to Day Care
Describes the typical activities and feelings children can experience at a day care center, including the fun, excitement, and apphehensions involved in being away from home.
1985
J371 HUGHE Hughes, Monica First Day at School
Whether it's their first day at school or the birth of a new brother or sister, this series helps introduce them to the ways children feel about first time events and what is involved with each.
2004
J371.6 Buchheimer, Naomi Let's Go to a School
1957
J371.7 Baker, Eugene Safety First! School
Presents instructions for safety in school and on the playground.
1980
J372 KALMA Kalman, Bobbie School from A to Z
An alphabetical introduction to various aspects of school, such as "Class," "Homework," "Library," and "Teacher."
1999
J372.12 Radabaugh, Melinda Beth Going to School
This series looks at different children in everyday settings encountering a wide range of first time experiences. The reader is introduced not only to the various poeple involved but also to tools of their trade.
2003
J372.21 Barber, Nicola First Day of School
This book will allow new students to face the first day of school with courage and enthusiasm. Readers are encouraged to think about and get excited about all the events of a first day at school, including lunchtime.
2009
J372.21 Howe, James When You Go to Kindergarten
Texts and photographs explain what it is like to go to kindergarten.
1986
J372.21 Murkoff, Heidi What to Expect at Preschool
2001
J372.24 Solomon, Chuck Moving Up from Kindergarten to First Grade
1989
J372.83 Wells, Rosemary The World Around Us
This interactive picture book, featuring Timothy, Yoko, and their friends, encourages children to learn about families, communities, and cooperation. Activities designed to develop early map skills, introduce national symbols, and increase children's knowledge of holidays are included.
2001
J629.04 Baer, Edith This Is the Way We Go to School
Describes, in text and illustrations, the many different modes of transportation children all over the world use to get to school.
1990
J649.68 Lurie, Jon Allison's Story: A Book About Homeschooling
Describes the experiences of an eight-year-old girl and her family who are educating their children at home.
1996
J811.54 Lillegard, Dee Hello School!: A Classroom of Poems
This collection of 38 vivid poems brings the classroom to life and sets the scene for a first school experience.
2001
J811.54 PRELU Prelutsky, Jack What a Day It Was at School!: Poems
Read some funny poems written by animals about school.
2006
J811.6 POTTL Pottle, Robert I'm Allergic to School! Funny Poems and Songs about School
2007
JE AGUIR Aguirre, Jorge First Day of School: A Lift-the-Flap Story
Dora is excited about her first day of school and Boots will be learning Spanish, while Tico learns English.
2009
JE Ahlberg, Janet & Allan Starting School
1988
JE Anholt, Laurence Billy and the Big New School
Billy is nervous about starting school, but as he cares for a sparrow that eventually learns to fly on its own, he realizes that he too can look after himself.
1997
JE ARMST Armstrong-Ellis, Carey Seymour Slug Starts School
A bad case of nerves has Seymour worried about his first day of school, but he grows more confident after a visit from his well-meaning Fairy Slugmother, who reassures him that she will watch over him.
2005
JE Arnold, Tedd Huggly Goes to School
"Huggly doesn't realize that his perfect hide-and-seek hiding spot is...a school!"
2000
JE Aseltine, Lorraine First Grade Can Wait
Luke does not feel ready to move on from kindergarten to the first grade, and he is relieved when his parents and teacher decide he can stay in kindergarten for another year.
1988
JE Atwater, Martha Murphy and Myrtle: The First Day of School
Murphy, a bear, and Myrtle, a frog, form a close friendship on the first day of school.
2002
JE Begaye, Lisa Shook Building a Bridge
On the first day of kindergarten, with the help of their teacher, a Navajo girl and a white girl learn to overlook their different appearances and become friends.
1993
JE BEREN Berenstain, Stan The Berenstain Bears Go Back to School
On the first day of the new school year, the Berenstain cubs are reminded that "though school is a challenge, it can also be fun."
2005
JE BERGE Berger, Samantha Junior Goes to School
Poor Junior is so nervous about his first day of school that he tosses and turns in bed all night. Youngsters can spin the wheels and change the story of this little pig's first full day of school
2003
JE Bianchi, John Welcome Back to Pokeweed Public School
As the Pokeweed students return from their summer vacation, they face the usual delights of the fall term--new clothes, new classmates, and new school supplies. But none of the kids are quite ready for Principal Slugmeyer and his brand new computer.
1996
JE BLAKE Blake, Stephanie I Don't Want to Go to School!
Simon the rabbit does not want to go to his first day of school, but by the time his mother comes to take him home, he is having such a good time that he does not want to leave.
2009
JE Blomberg, Dianne Sam and Gram and the First Day of School
Sam often feels frightened and lonely during his first day of school, but when it is over, he eagerly tells his grandmother all about it.
1999
JE Bloom, Suzanne The Bus for Us
"On her first day of school, Tess wonders what the school bus will look like."
2001
JE Boelts, Maribeth Little Bunny's Preschool Countdown
LB spends the summer dreading the first day of preschool, especially after his second-grade cousin makes him worry about what it will really be like.
1996
JE Bourgeois, Paulette Franklin Goes to School
On the first day of school, Franklin is a little nervous, but his teacher, Mr. Owl, knows just what to do.
1995
JE Brenner, Emily On the First Day of Grade School
In this cumulative rhyme based on "The Twelve Days of Christmas," a teacher receives an array of animals from her adoring students.
2004
JE Bridwell, Norman Clifford's First School Day
As a small puppy, Clifford the red dog goes to school with Emily Elizabeth and gets into mischievous trouble during the finger painting, cookie baking, and snack time.
1999
JE Brillhart, Julie Molly Rides the School Bus
Molly is worried about riding the school bus on her first day of kindergarten, but a friendly older girl helps her adjust.
2002
JE BROWN Brown, Marc D.W.'s Guide to Preschool
D.W., Arthur's little sister, tells all about what it is like to be in preschool, including essential information about such topics as bathroom breaks, storing things in a cubbie, and sharing at play time.
2003
JE Bruna, Dick Miffy at School
1997
JE BRUNH Brunhoff, Laurent de Babar Goes to School
Babar has forgotten how hard it is to be a child, so he attends grade school for a day with Pom, Flora, Isabelle, and Alexander.
2003
JE BUZZE Buzzeo, Toni Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten
2010
JE Cannon, A.E. I Know What You Do When I Go to School
A child imagines all of the great adventures that his mother and younger brother have while he is at school.
1996
JE CARLS Carlson, Nancy L. First Grade, Here I Come!
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.
2006
JE Carlson, Nancy L. Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Even though Henry is looking forward to going to kindergarten, he is not sure about staying once he first gets there.
1999
JE CARLS Carlstrom, Nancy White It's Your First Day of School, Annie Claire
Annie Claire, excited but nervous about her first day of school, is reasurred by her mother, whose love always goes with her
2009
JE CECIL Cecil, Lauren School Surprise
Wubbzy is afraid of going to school for the first time. But when Widget creates a robot to teach him instead, it goes out of control. Wubbzy decides he'd rahter just have fun. But all his friends are at school. Will Wubbzy decide to give school a try?
2009
JE CHAST Chast, Roz Marco Goes to School
Marco the bird is eager to start school because he wants to learn how to reach the moon, and although he does not accomplish that on his first day, he does make a new friend.
2012
JE CHILD Child, Lauren I Am Too Absolutely Small for School
When Lola is worried about starting school, her older brother Charlie reassures her.
2004
JE Civardi, Anne Going to School
1985
JE COHEN Cohen, Miriam Will I Have a Friend?
Jim's anxieties on his first day of school are happily forgotten when he makes a new friend.
2009
JE COUSI Cousins, Lucy Maisy Goes to Preschool
"Join Maisy and her friends for a busy day at preschool! Experience many school activities: painting, music, story time, and more!"--p. [4] of cover.
2009
JE Cousins, Lucy Maisy Goes to School
By lifting flaps and pulling tabs the reader shares a young mouse's experiences at school.
1992
JE Crews, Donald School Bus
Follows the progress of school buses as they take children to school and bring them home again.
1984
JE CURIO Curious George's First Day of School
When Curious George attends the first day of school as a special helper, he winds up creating a big mess.
2005
JE CUSIM Cusimano Love, Maryann You Are My Wonders
Illustrations and rhyming text combine in a celebration of the relationship between teacher and student.
2012
JE, BRAILLE JE DANNE Danneberg, Julie First Day Jitters
Sarah is afraid to start at a new school, but both she and the reader are in for a surprise when she gets to her class.
2000
JE DAVIS Davis, Katie I'm Telling You, Dex, Kindergarten Rocks!
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.
2005
JE dePaola, Tomie Meet the Barkers: Morgan and Moffat Go to School
Bossy Moffie and her quiet twin brother Morgie both enjoy starting school, especially getting gold stars and making new friends.
2001
JE DEWDN Dewdney, Anna Llama Llama Misses Mama
Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school.
2009
JE Edvall, Lilian The Rabbit Who Longed for Home
Tells the story of a young rabbit who was afraid of going to day care until he found that he liked it.
2001
JE EDWAR Edwards, Becky My First Day at Nursery School
On the first day of preschool, a little girl misses her mother, but on the second day she is excited to go back.
2002
JE Edwards, Julie Andrews Dumpy at School
Charlie, who is nervous about his first day of school, and Dumpy the Dumptruck, who is nervous about his first construction job, gradually adjust to their new settings after making new friends.
2000
JE Edwards, Michelle Pa Lia's First Day
On the first day of second grade at her new school, Pa Lia Vang discovers that things are not as bad as she had feared.
1999
JE EDWA Edwards, Pamela Duncan Dinosaur Starts School
Dinosaur worries about the first day of school, but with the help of a reassuring classmate he finds that school can be fun.
2008
JE Finchler, Judy Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10
A first-grade boy is shocked, then pleased, when he discovers that his teacher has a life away from school.
1995
JE Flood, Bo I'll Go to School If...
Afraid of the first day of school, a boy says that he will attend only if he can go on a rocket or a lion, but his imaginative suggestions are balanced by Mom's practicality.
1997
JE FORWA Forward, Toby What Did You Do Today? The First Day of School
A child describes the events of the first day of school, from making sandwiches for lunch to holding a parent's hand on the walk home.
2004
JE Gantz, David The O'Hare Family in First Day in School
Miserable at the prospect of beginning school, the youngest O'Hare soon finds himself enjoying his first day very much.
1984
JE Gathrid, Erin B. My First Day at School
The companion book to My First Plane Ride, this delightful lift-the-flap and pop-up book takes children through the wonders of the first school day. Guaranteed to amuse and educate school-age kids!
2000
JE Goodman, Joan Elizabeth Bernard Goes to School
When a little elephant is apprehensive about his first day of school, his parents show him how much fun school can be.
2001
JE GORBA Gorbachev, Valeri Two Little Chicks Go to School
Two little chickens are worried about their first day of school and hope they will make new friends.
2011
JE GRIND Grindley, Sally It's My School
Tom is not happy that his younger sister, Alice, is starting kindergarten at his school.
2006
JE Gross, Alan The I Don't Want to Go to School Book
1982
JE HARPE Harper, Jamie Miss Mingo and the First Day of School
Miss Mingo helps all of the animal students in her class overcome their shyness on the first day of school by encouraging them to share something special about themselves. Includes facts about animals.
2006
JE HAYS Hays, Anna Jane Ready, Set, Preschool!: Stories, Poems, and Picture Games, with an Educational Guide for Parents
A collection of simple stories, poems, and picture games designed to prepare children for preschool.
2005
JE HEILI Heiligman, Deborah Cool Dog, School Dog
When Tinka the dog follows her owner to school and creates havoc, the children discover a way to let her stay in the classroom and help.
2009
JE Henkes, Kevin Wemberly Worried
A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school.
2000
JE Hest, Amy Off to School, Baby Duck
Baby Duck experiences the fear of the first day of school, but with a little help from Grampa, everything turns out okay in the end.
1999
JE Hill, Eric Spot Goes to School
Baby Duck experiences the fear of the first day of school, but with a little help from Grampa, everything turns out okay in the end.
1981
JE HILLE Hillenbrand, Will Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
A traditional nursery song is expanded to tell the story of a young child's first day at school.
2003
JE HIMLE Himle, Lisa Hands As Warm As Toast
Libby feels unprepared and frightened on her first day of kindergarten, but her teacher gives her a very special job that makes that day, and the rest of the year, much easier.
2006
JE Johnson, Dolores What Will Mommy Do When I'm at School?
A child worries about how her mother will cope at home on her own while she is at school.
1990
JE JOHNS Johnston, Tony Off to Kindergarten
A young boy lists all the things he will have to take with him on his first day in kindergarten.
2007
JE KROLL Kroll, Virginia L. On the Way to Kindergarten
A mother describes the increasing accomplishments of her five-year-old, from crying and sleeping, to riding a tricycle, then preparing for school.
2006
JE LEE Lee, Hyun Young Something for School
On the first day of school Yoon is very excited and looks forward to meeting lots of new friends. But a silly mistake makes the day go badly.
2008
JE Léonard, Marie Tibili, the Little Boy Who Didn't Want to Go to School
After Tibili, a young African boy, follows Crope the spider's suggestion as to how he can avoid starting school, he discovers he wants to go after all.
2001
JE Levitin, Sonya When Kangaroo Goes to School
Kangaroo learns the proper way to behave on the first day of school.
2001
JE London, Jonathan Froggy Goes to School
Froggy is nervous about his first day of school, but, even though it's hard to sit still, he has a wonderful time.
1996
JE MACKA Mackall, Dandi Daley First Day
The first day of school starts out filled with doubt, but after facing fear of the big kids, reciting the alphabet with ease, and learning about recess, a child can't help but look forward to day two.
2003
JE Marcus, Irene Wineman Into the Great Forest: A Story for Children Away from Parents for the First Time
Reluctant to leave home for his first day of school, a young boy has a reassuring dream in which he leaves his royal parents for an adventure in the forest and returns safely to the castle.
1992
JE Martin, Linda When Dinosaurs Go to School
Dinosaurs spend a day at school with reading, writing, arithmetic, music, fingerpaints, exercise, and pizza.
1999
JE Masurel, Claire Emily's First Day of School
It's Emily's first day of school. Art, story time, and music are so much fun! Children will enjoy lifting the flaps and learning about numbers and colors along with Emily.
2000
JE Maurer, Donna Annie, Bea, and Chi Chi Dolores: A School Day Alphabet
Illustrations and simple text present young children going through a day's activities at school, including counting, follow the leader, making music, painting, and snack time.
1999
JE MCALL McAllister, Angela Take a Kiss to School
Digby's mother helps him make it through the second day of school by sending him off with a pocket full of kisses.
2006
JE McCourt, Lisa It's Time for School, Stinky Face
As a young boy wonders about all the things that might go wrong at school, his mother reassures him.
2000
JE McCully, Emily Arnold School
A curious little mouse decides to find out what school is all about.
1987
JE McGeorge, Constance W. Boomer Goes to School
Boomer the golden retriever accompanies his owner to school for show-and-tell.
1996
JE McGhee, Alison Countdown to Kindergarten
Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler can not tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.
2002
JE Metzger, Steve Dinofours: It's Time for School
On his first day at preschool, Albert the dinosaur misses his mother, until he makes some new friends and discovers that school is fun.
1996
JE MIDDL Middleton, Charlotte Enrico Starts School
Enrico the cat starts school, but at first he doesn't know how to make friends.
2004
JE MITCH Mitchard, Jacquelyn Ready, Set, School!
After Rory the raccoon conquers his fear of spending an entire night away from home, he is prepared to tackle the challenge of starting school just one week later, whether his parents are ready or not.
2010
JE MONTA Montanari, Eva A Very Full Morning
When Little Tooth goes to her first day of school, she learns that she is not the only rabbit who is anxious.
2006
JE NEUBE Neubecker, Robert Wow! School!
Izzy finds many things to be excited about on the first day of school.
2007
JE NORTH Northway, Jennifer See You Later, Mom!
On his first day of preschool, William's mother stays with him.
2006
JE Novak, Matt Jazzbo Goes to School
Jazzbo does not want to go to school until he and his mother find just the right school for him.
1999
JE OCONN O'Connor, Jane Jojo's First Day Jitters
Tomorrow is JoJo's first day of preschool and Nancy can't wait to help her prepare - but what happens when JoJo gets a case of the first day jitters
2012
JE ONYEF Onyefulu, Ifeoma Deron Goes to Nursery School
2010
JE PACKA Packard, Mary Little Wolf Goes to School
Tomorrow is Little Wolf's first day of school. He's sure to learn many new things...but will he be good at any of them? Little Wolf tosses and turns all night with worry. Will his first day at school be a disaster or a great success?--P. [4] of cover.
2011
JE PAK Pak, Soyung Sumi's First Day of School Ever
By the time Sumi finishes her first day of school, she decides that school is not as lonely, scary, or mean as she had thought.
2003
JE PARIS Parish, Herman Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School
A literal-minded first-grader's first day of school is filled with confusing adventures, much to her delight.
2011
JE PARR Parr, Todd Otto Goes to School
After a breakfast of juice, cereal, and a banana split, Otto goes to school for the first time, where he makes new friends and learns how to wag his tail without knocking things over.
2005
JE Paterson, Bettina I Go to Preschool
1996
JE Penn, Audrey The Kissing Hand
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
1993
JE Petty, Kate Starting School
Sam goes to his first day of school, makes a new friend, and enjoys all the activities there.
1987
JE PIVEN Piven, Hanoch My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil
This picture book comprised of classroom portraits made out of such objects as pencils, a globe, and a magnifying glass encourages children to be creative and make their own object portraits.
2010
JE Poydar, Nancy First Day, Hooray!
All over town, Ivy Green and her bus driver and her teacher and the other school employees get ready for the first day of school.
1999
JE PRELL Preller, James A Pirate's Guide to First Grade
A young pirate and his crew embark on a grand adventure when they board the bus for the first day of first grade.
2010
JE Rankin, Joan First Day
Little Haybillybun is not the only one who is worried about the first day of preschool.
2002
JE Reynolds, Adrian Pete and Polo's Big School Adventure
Pete and his polar bear are both nervous on their first day of school, especially when Polo finds he is the only bear that's not brown.
1999
JE Riddell, Edwina My First Day at Preschool
Words and pictures introduce preschool children to an exciting new experience, showing them the things they'll do and the fun they'll have as they begin their adventures at school. Paper and glue, paintbrushes, play dough, dolls and toys -- here are objects familiar to active young children, presented to assure them that although the idea of starting school might seem a bit upsetting, the experience is really going to be filled with fun! One simple sentence on each page accompanies detailed illustrations.
1992
JE ROCKW Rockwell, Anne First Day of School
Mrs. Madoff's students compare notes about getting ready for their first day of school after vacation.
2011
JE ROCKW Rockwell, Anne My Preschool
Follows a little boy during his day at preschool, from cheerful hellos in circle time, to painting colorful pictures and playing at the water table, to passing out paper cups for snack.
2008
JE Rockwell, Anne Welcome to Kindergarten
A boy visits the classroom where he will attend kindergarten the following fall and finds out what is in store for him.
2001
JE Rosenberry, Vera Vera's First Day of School
Vera cannot wait for the day when she starts school, but the first day does not go exactly as she has anticipated.
1999
JE ROUSS Rouss, Sylvia Sammy Spider's First Day of School
Sammy Spider sneaks onto Josh's lunch box and accompanies him to school, where he learns about the important Jewish value of being kind to animals.
2009
JE RUBEL Rubel, Nicole Ham and Pickles: First Day of School
Pickles is nervous about her first day of school, but taking advice from her big brother Ham may not be a good idea.
2006
JE Rühmann, Karl Who Will Go to School Today?
Sam decides to send his toy monkey Timbo to kindergarten in his place, but after telling Timbo about his school friends and what his day is really like, he realizes he wants to go himself.
2002
JE Rusackas, Francesca I Love You All Day Long
When a little pig worries about being apart from his mother when he goes off to school, she reassures him.
2003
JE Santomero, Angela C. Blue Goes to School
Blue loves going to school! She loves painting time, reading time, and lunchtime. But sometimes Blue has to face some tough situations at school. Preschoolers get to help their favorite puppy figure out solutions to some of her problems in this interactive story.
2000
JE SARAH Sarah, Duchess of York Emily's First Day of School
Emily is nervous before her first day of school, but she has such a good time that she cannot wait until the second day. Includes note to parents.
2010
JE Schwartz, Amy Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner
Although some of the things her older sister taught her at home seem a little unusual at school, other lessons help make Annabelle's first day in kindergarten a success.
1988
JE Senisi, Ellen B. Hurray for Pre-K!
A child describes a day in pre-K, playing, snacking, resting, singing, and painting.
2000
JE Simon, Francesca Spider School
Because Kate got out on the wrong side of the bed, her first day at a new school proves to be a real nightmare with a gorilla for a teacher and spiders for lunch.
1996
JE Skarmeas, Nancy My First Day of School
Daniel liked preschool just fine, but he is not so sure he wants to go to kindergarten.
2001
JE Slegers, Liesbet Kevin Goes to School
Introducing Kevin. Four sturdy books and four active adventures explain, comfort and make less scary four important moments in a toddler's life. Bold graphics, friendly faces and a toddler's-eye view make Kevin a must for little ones just beginning to explore and understand their world.
2002
JE STEIN Steinberg, D. J. Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Follows a child through kindergarten, from checking off a list of supplies for the first day through saying goodbye to the teacher on the last one.
2012
JE STEWA Stewart, Amber Puddle's New School
Puddle is a little duckling. He longs to go to school. But when his first day approaches he is suddenly not so sure. After all, starting school seems like a very big step. In this charming story, Puddle's worries turn to smiles as his Mom packs enough lov
2011
JE STILE Stiles, Norman On My Very First School Day I Met...
A child meets the strangest and silliest characters on the very first day of school.
2005
JE Strete, Craig Kee The Rattlesnake Who Went to School
On his first day of school, Crowboy pretends he is a rattlesnake, but then he meets a girl in his class who wants to be a rattlesnake too.
2004
JE Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie Elizabeti's School
Although she enjoys her first day at school, Elizabeti misses her family and wonders if it wouldn't be better to stay home.
2002
JE TANNE Tanner, Suzy-Jane Tinyflock Nursery School
2004
JE Taulbert, Clifton L. Little Cliff's First Day of School
Little Cliff is terrified of starting school, but with Mama Pearl's encouragement, he is able to overcome his fears.
2001
JE THOMP Thompson, Lauren Mouse's First Day of School
When he goes to school, Mouse finds a world of new objects and new friends.
2003
JE Tompert, Ann Will You Come Back for Me?
Four-year-old Suki is worried about being left in day care for the first time until her mother reassures her that she loves her and will always return for her.
1988
JE UTTLE Uttley, Tracy Molly McSholly Conquers Kindergarten
Molly decides to bring her make-believe Knight Sir Lance and wear her armor to kindergarten to protect herself. As she conquers her fears and discovers excitement and belonging in her environment, she sheds her armor.
2004
JE Veldkamp, Tjibbe The School Trip
Reluctant to show up for the first day of school, Davy builds his own school on wheels and creates excitement for the other students.
2000
JE VULLI Vulliamy, Clara The Bear with Sticky Paws Goes to School
Lily doesn't want to go to school. But a small white bear takes Lily to Bear School where they play instruments as loudly as they want, they don't have to share, and they make a big mess. But Lily finds that Bear School is not for her.
2008
JE Wells, Rosemary Edward Unready for School
Edward, a shy, young bear unready for play school, feels out of place surrounded by students who are ready, busy, and happy.
1995
JE Wing, Natasha The Night Before Kindergarten
Twas the night before kindergarten, and as they prepared, kids were excited, and a little bit scared. 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 goodbye to Mom and Dad.
2001
JE WINGE Winget, Susan Tucker's Four-Carrot School Day
The start of Tucker the rabbit's first day of kindergarten is rocky, but making new friends helps change his attitude toward school.
2005
JE WRIGHT Wright, Michael Jake Starts School
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.
2008
JE YAMAS Yamashita, Haruo Seven Little Mice Go to School
This is the story of seven little mice and how their mother manages to get her children to the first day of school.
2011
JE Yee, Patrick Rosie Rabbit Goes to Preschool
You can help Rosie Rabbit open her schoolbag, count to five, and jump rope! And you can play a fun search game in every scene, too.
1997
JE YUM Yum, Hyewon Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!
A five-year-old boy, ready and eager on his first day at "the big kids' school," must calm his very worried mother.
2012
JE ZIEFE Ziefert, Harriet Buzzy Had a Little Lamb
Buzzy takes Lamb with him everywhere: to the doctor's, the dentist's and even the barber shop. But when Buzzy starts school, Lamb can't go with him. What will Buzzy do?
2005
JE Zoehfeld, Kathleen W. Pooh's First Day of School
1997
JE Zoehfeld, Kathleen W. Time for School, Pooh
2001
JER Brandenberg, Franz Six New Students
The six Fieldmouse children find their new school more enjoyable than they anticipated.
1978
JER Brown, Richard I Went to School This Morning
1996
JER Johnston, Tony Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School
Even though they are not in the same class, two young friends are glad that they decided to give school a try.
1997
JER JONES Jones, Christianne C. Joey's First Day
Joey is nervous about his first day of school, but by the second day he is just excited.
2006
JER MCCOU McCourt, Lisa Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face?
A mother reassures her son when he imagines increasingly silly things that might go wrong on his first day of kindergarten.
2010
JER MCNAM McNamara, Margaret The First Day of School
After a summer of playing with his puppy, Michael is sad to learn that she cannot stay with him on the first day of school
2005
JER ORYAN O'Ryan, Ellie Sweet School Day
"How will Angel Cat Sugar and her friends get to know their new school?"
2010
JER VANLE Van Leeuwen, Jean Amanda Pig, First Grader
Amanda is very excited about starting first grade, and although everything is not exactly as she expected, she soon begins learning to read and finding her way.
2007
JER Van Leeuwen, Jean Amanda Pig, Schoolgirl
Amanda Pig's first day of school is every bit as wonderful as she always hoped it would be.
1997
JER Wells, Rosemary Mama, Don't Go!
Yoko loves kindergarten, but she doesn't want her mother to leave--until her new friend helps her realize that "mothers always come back."
2001
JER WILHE Wilhelm, Hans I Love School
On his first visit to school, Noodles the dog feels scared until he meets a nice teacher and makes new friends.
2009
CR JE Mills, David Samov prvi dan u škdi=Sam's First Day
Bilingual English/Croatian.
2000
S J372 Sánchez, Isidro Salimos de la escuela
1991
S J419 PETEL Petelinsek, Kathleen At School / En la escuela
2006
S JE Brandt, Amy Benjamin Comes Back=Benjamín regresa
Benjamin misses his mother after she drops him at day care, but thinking about coming back tomorrow reassures him that she will come back as well.
2000
S JE Carlson, Nancy L. Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!=ˇPrepárate, kindergarten! ˇAllá voy!
Even though Henry is looking forward to going to kindergarten, he is not sure about staying once he first gets there.
1999
S JE Le Masne, Christophe Tom va a la escuela
Tom is not looking forward to his first day at school.
1996
VI J495.928 Hill, Eric Ki Con Đi Hoc
Spot the dog has an eventful first day at school. Illustrations feature lift-up flaps. Bilingual English/Vietnamese
1984

NON-PRINT

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # TITLE DATE
DVD J372.18 GOING Going to School
Mister Rogers goes to school: Mister Rogers introduces a school bus driver, who shows him around the bus and takes him for a ride. On their first day of school, Anna, Prince Tuesday, and Daniel find out how good it can feel to learn something new.
2005
DVD J649.1 COMMO, V.6 Helping Kids Succeed in School: Preparing Your Child for School Success
"Discover how to teach your children social and study skills that will help them to improve their school behavior and academic performance"--Case insert.
2008
DVD J649.68 PREPA (Parent Teacher Collection) Preparing for Kindergarten: A Parent's Guide
Covers the following areas : Health and development, Social and emotional issues, Speech and language, Emerging literacy, Concept development and Transitioning to kindergarten.
2004
DVD JE BARNE Barney: Let's Play School
With a little help from Barney and a big imagination, the children enjoy a fun-filled day at "Baby Bop's School" where every lesson includes unexpected surprises.
2001
DVD JE BLUES Blue Takes You to School
In 'Blue takes you to school': Periwinkle is excited for his first day of school, but he is also a little nervous too.
2003
DVD JE CLIFF Clifford's Schoolhouse
Come join Clifford for lots of school-time fun. He learns that when life gets tricky, he just needs to try his best.
2001
DVD JE CURIO Curious George: Back to School
School days are here again and Curious George can't wait to go! There's so much to learn and do at school, and friends to meet, too. Come along with George in eight fun-filled episodes of his PBS Kids TV series as he discovers that you can learn new things at school, at home, and everywhere.
2010
DVD JE DORA Dora the Explorer Musical School Days
Features the never-before-seen episode La Meastra de Musica. Help Boots' teacher get to school on time to greet her students with a song, learn Spanish words, cheer up the Grumpy Old Troll, and help Dora and Boots deliver the mail.
2007
DVD JE SESAM Sesame Street: Ready for School!
Elmo is nervous about his first day of school, as Gabby and Miles are about to graduate from high school, and everyone tells Elmo about their memories of school. Will he be excited to go?
2007

WEB SITES

  • Get Set 4 Kindergarten
    A guide to school readiness which includes four sections that change monthly: kindergarten skills readiness, getting ready to read, health and wellness, and an information printout. Each section includes book and website recommendations.
    http://www.getset4k.org
  • Getting Ready
    School readiness indicators initiative website.
    http://www.gettingready.org

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