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10 Picture Books for the First Day of School

The new school year is here and we have a list of fantastic pictures books to make your young one’s first day a breeze! Whether they’re a bit nervous about making friends or excited to finally ride the big-kid school bus, these stories will help them prepare for their school-day adventure!

The School Book
by Todd Parr

From class pets to show-and-tell, this book illustrates all the fun things that can happen during a school day!

Like this book? Check out more titles by Todd Parr HERE.


Mae’s First Day of School
by Kate Berube

The first day of school can be scary but Mae finds out that she’s not the only one nervous.


We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
by Ryan T. Higgins

When Penelope Rex starts a new school, she finds out that making friends can be hard… especially when you try to eat them!

Like this book? Check out more titles by Ryan T. Higgins HERE.


Sounds Like School Spirit
by Meg Fleming

Going to school can be exciting! Written as a peppy song, this catchy story is the perfect way to practice school spirit.

Like this book? Check out more titles from Meg Fleming HERE.


Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
by James Dean and Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat is one cool guy and so are his school shoes. Follow Pete as he rocks his way through the school day!

Like this book? Check out the many Pete the Cat titles HERE.


Daddy Long Legs
by Nadine Brun-Cosme

When a child wonders how Dad will get to school to pick him up, Dad tells him all the creative ways he’ll find his way back. From tractors to boats to bird and bears, nothing can stop Dad!

Like this book? Check out more titles by Nadine Brun-Cosme HERE.


The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!
by Mo Willems

Pigeon can think of a lot of reasons not to go to school but when Pigeon sees the big, yellow school bus, things change!

Like this book? Check out the many Pigeon books and media HERE.


Planet Kindergarten
by Sue Ganz-Schmitt

Traveling to Planet Kindergarten is a new mission, full of fun and strange things for every space cadet!


Twig
by Aura Parker

No one seems to see Twig at her new insect school because she blends right in. It’s not until she speaks up that her classmates take notice!


Lena’s Shoes are Nervous: A First Day of School Dilemma
by Keith Calabrese and Juana Medina

It’s Lena’s first day of school but there’s only one problem, her special shoes are nervous and need some reassurance.


Written by Emily Sexton
Public Relations Specialist

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