Ready Set Go to Kindergarten

Books for Kids Starting School

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, August 11, 2016
Starting school can be an emotional roller coaster for kids!  First day of daycare, preschool, or kindergarten, kids can feel anxious, curious, scared, and excited all at the same time!  The Elyria Public Library recommends these books to help calm the jitters and give your child an idea of what to expect by reading these books together.

  • First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenburg
  • I Am Too Absolutely Small For School by Lauren Child
  • Sophie’s Squash Go To School by Pat Zeitlow Miller
  • Yellowbelly and Plum Go To School by Nathan Hale
  • Bear’s Big Day by Salina Yoon
  • Steve, Raised By Wolves by Jared Chapman
  • My First Day by Leilani Sparrow
  • Dad’s First Day by Mike Wohnoutka
  • Birdie’s First Day of School by Sujean Rim
  • Rosie Goes to Preschool by Karen Katz
  • Ally-sauras and the  First Day of School by Rich Torrey
  • First Day of School by Mary Man-Kong
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
  • Not This Bear by Alyssa Capucilli
  • Clifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Bridwell
  • Daniel Goes To School by Becky Friedman
  • The Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing
  • Monster’s Love School by Mike Austin
  • Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
 

Need some more tips for your child starting school?  Try some of these resources! 

Parent magazine addresses separation anxiety 

PBS offers back to school tips for parents 

Elyria Schools has a list of places offering school supply giveaways 

Elyria Schools also has an online list of school supplies kids need. 


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