Going back to school can be an exciting but also nerve-wracking time for kids of all ages. Fortunately, there are many wonderful Back To School Books that can help ease children’s fears and anxieties about starting school, and celebrate the joys of this exciting new beginning.
Settle down some first-day jitters by reading these back to school books with your kids.
Oh boy! Are your kids are heading back to school?
Even kids who have already headed off to elementary school before need some reassurance the transition back will go smoothly.
In addition to offering back to school books, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you in-class activities for going back to school.
You can find these children’s books about going back to school at your local library or use the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
In our house, we have one child who is always very excited about getting back to school and another one who just wants summer to go on forever.
Either way, I usually figure out a way to sneak in some back to school books to help ease any anxieties either of them might have.
It’s the night before the Big Day -first grade! Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom.
This humorous take on Clement C. Moore’s classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers as well as the “heroine” of the story and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.
Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her.
So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week.
Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning.
On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey.
D. J. Steinberg’s heartfelt, relatable, and silly poems bring to life the highlights of second grade—reading those big-kid books, trying out for the school play, and even dance breaks to wiggle “arms and legs and kaboodles… like a big bunch of second-grade noodles!”
Covering an entire school year of holidays, memorable moments, and important life lessons, this is perfect for soon-to-be second graders!
Filled with charming role-reversal humor, this is a playful and heartwarming celebration of teachers and students, and the perfect gift for back-to-school readiness or graduation.
Written in tongue-in-cheek instructional style, a class of adorable students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready — for the first day of school, and all the events and milestones that will follow (picture day, holiday concert, the 100th day of school, field day!).
Along the way, children will see that getting their teacher ready is really getting themselves ready.
The first day of school is an event that brings mixed emotions to children everywhere. There is excitement in seeing old friends and it’s nice to begin a new year with a new teacher and good intentions. But first day feelings are mixed.
Will last year’s friends still be friends? What if the new teacher doesn’t like me? Or what if the work is too hard?
Ellen Jackson and Jan Davey Ellis portray children from eleven different countries experiencing their first day back at school.
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In addition to offering back to school books, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer youin-class activities for going bak to school. Some of these links may contain affiliate links.