Starting a new school year is a time of transition for everyone in the family, between changing routines and fine-tuning schedules. While kids are somewhat excited about headed back to school, especially to see their friends, they may also feel a bit of uncertainty about what the new school year will bring. If you are looking for books to help prepare your child for a new school year, check out the list below.
Books for Kids Ages 3 and Up
Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London- Ages 3-5. Froggy is not nervous on the first day of school, although his morning didn’t start out so well. This is a great book for kids who may have some jitters about going back to school.
Little Rabbit Goes to School by Harry Horse- Ages 3 and Up. Little Rabbit takes Charlie Horse, his favorite toy, with him on the first day of school. After Charlie Horse causes mischief at school, Little Rabbit determines Charlie Horse is not ready for school just yet.
Books for Kids Ages 4 and Up
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by James Dean– Ages 4-8. Pete is a cool cat, who loves playing his guitar and singing a tune. Kids will love following Pete to school, as he discovers the cafeteria, the library and the playground.
Books for Kids Ages 5 and Up
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg– Ages 5-8. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared to start her first day at a new school. But, when she gets to school she meets her teacher, Mrs. Burton, who helps her smooth away her jitters.
Have you read any of these books to your kiddos?