Clifford Goes To Dog School
Even dogs need to learn about good behavior. The lovable Clifford proves that big red dogs can learn new tricks.
In some cases, very reluctant children can refuse to even discuss going to school, but this sweet little book could help you approach the issue sideways.
Bobbo Goes To School
There some clever books that take the one degree of separation approach by sending a beloved toy to school as a vanguard to the child.
In this book, Lily's Teddy, Bobbo, is thrown on top of a bus and accidentally whisked away to school. Lily gets her first glimpse of school when she visits the classroom to collect Bobbo.
Shirley Hughes can always be relied upon to produce a beautiful book with gorgeous illustrations.
Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo!
Lily thinks that her beloved Blue Kangaroo is just as nervous as she is about starting school. He even has a tummy ache on the first day.
Blue Kangaroo is left behind on a windowsill when the children go home and, by a magical twist, gets to enjoy all the great experiences of school.
This is a sweet and reassuring book to read ahead of the first day.
Sam and Gram and the First Day of School
Published under the auspices of The American Psychological Association, this is the ideal book to prepare any child in a straightforward way for what to expect at school.
Sam and Gram comes with extra information for parents to help you guide new school-goers through this transition, including special sections on "Things To Do" and "Things To Talk About."
When an Elephant Comes to School
When the new boy at school turns out to be an elephant things get extremely messy.
This is a funny and appealing book for the youngest school-goers.
Chu's First Day of School
Another picture book from one of my favorite authors, about Chu, the sneezing panda.
Chu is adorable and his first day antics will make children laugh and forget their worries. Recommended for children from two to five years old.
How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?
Some children worry about school rules and how they will have to behave at school.
Yolen's hilarious dinosaurs go to school and demonstrate, in the most entertaining of ways, the boundaries of acceptable behavior.
Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small for School Board Book
Headstrong Lola declares that she is absolutely too small for school. Her big brother, Charlie tells her all the best things about school and reassures her that her invisible friend, Soren Lorenson, will be there too.
Charlie convinces Lola that she might be just the right size for school.
This one comes with the highest recommendation from my own five-year-old girl.
The Kissing Hand
This is the sweetest book and as helpful to aching mothers as their nervous children.
Chester Racoon is anxious about his first day of school. His mum, Mrs. Racoon, has a wonderful secret that will make his schooldays just as warm and cosy as the days he spent at home with her.
Don't miss this one; it's special.