Starting School

First Day

[School] E Chast – Marco Goes to School.
Marco the vird is eager to start school because he wants to learn how to reach the moon, and although he does not accomplish that on his first day, he does make a new friend.

[School] E Child – I Am Too Absolutely Small for School.
When Lola is worried about starting school, her older brother Charlie reassures her.

E Dodd – Foxy.
Emily is worried about starting school for the first time, but Foxy waves his magic tail to provide what she needs to get ready.

[School] E Hest – Off to School, Baby Duck!
Baby Duck experiences the fear of the first day of school, but with a little help from Grampa, everything turns out okay in the end.

[School] E Kaufmann – Bye, Bye!
On the first day of school, Piggy has a difficult time letting his father go, but after he does, Piggy is in for a pleasant surprise.

[School] E Martin – Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School?
On the first day of school, Kitty Cat discovers that there are lots of things to enjoy.

[School] E Middleton – Enrico Starts School.
Enrico the cat starts school. At first it's hard to make friends, but with a helpful idea from Chico, Enrico discovers the very best way to meet a new pal-just be yourself!

[School] E Pak – Sumi’s First Day of School Ever.
By the time Sumi finishes her first day of school, she decides that school is not as lonely, scary, or mean as she had thought.

[School] E Parish – Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School.
A literal-minded first-grader's first day of school is filled with confusing adventures, much to her delight.

[School] E Parr – Otto Goes to School.
After a breakfast of juice, cereal, and a banana split, Otto goes to school for the first time, where he makes new friends and learns how to wag his tail without knocking things over.

[School] E Plourde – You're Wearing That to School?!
A cautious mouse named Tiny gives advice to his best friend on such things as what to wear and what to take for show-and-tell on the first day of school.

[School] E Schmid – Oliver and His Alligator.
Oliver is nervous about the first day of school, so he picks up an alligator at the swamp, just in case. Quickly, school becomes much simpler ... and a little lonely. But Oliver knows just what to do!

[School] E Sierra – We Love Our School.
Using rhyming text filled with rebus pictures, Sierra presents a group of animals attending their first day of school.

[School] E Stampler – Go Home, Mrs. Beekman!
Emily Beekman is so nervous about starting school that she makes her mother promise to stay with her forever, but after Emily makes friends and settles in, she and her teacher must convince Mrs. Beekman to break her promise and stay home.

[School] E Thompson – Mouse’s First Day of School.
When he goes to school, Mouse finds a world of new objects and new friends.

[School] E Whybrow – Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School.
On Harry's first day at his new school he is not sure whether or not to bring his bucket of dinosaurs, but in the end the dinosaurs help him make a friend.

[School] E Winters – This School Year Will Be the Best!
When a teacher asks her students on the first day of school what they wish for in the coming year, the answers range from gettting a good school picture to receiving a perfect report card.

[Sparkly] E Janni – Every Cowgirl Goes to School.
From having to leave her cowgirl hat at home to being seated between the rambunctious "J-twins," a brand new day in a brand new class is not going Nellie Sue's way, especially with her best friend, Anna, being nice to new girl Maya.


[School] E Cousins – Maisy Goes to Preschool.
Join Maisy and her friends for a busy day at preschool! Experience many school activities: painting, music, storytime, and more!

[School] E Dewdney – Llama Llama Misses Mama.
Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school.

[School] E Edwards – My First Day at Nursery School.
The first day of preschool, a  little girl misses her mother, but the second day she is excited to go back.

[School] E Golan – Little Naomi, Little Chick.
Little Naomi has a fun and busy day at preschool and with her family, while Little Chick has a busy, fun day on the farm.

[School] E Henkes – Wemberly Worried.
A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school.

[School] E Rankin – First Day.
Little Haybillybun is not the only one who is worried about the first day of preschool.

[School] E Rockwell – My Preschool.
Follows a little boy during his day at preschool.

[Dinosaurs] E Shea – Dinosaur vs. School.
Fearless Dinosaur takes on new challenges as he starts preschool, from meeting new friends to pasting glitter and googly eyes, but one task requires assisstance from everyone.


[School] E Fergus - The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten.
A kindergartener invites her mom to class and discovers there are some things kids are better at than parents.

[School] E Harper – A Place Called Kindergarten.
Wondering why their friend Tommy has not come to the barn at his usual time, the animals become alarmed when the dog tells them that he has gone to a place called kindergarten.

[School] E Hays – Kindergarten Countdown.
Rhyming text follows an excited little girl as she counts down the days before the start of kindergarten.

E Kroll – On the Way to Kindergarten.
A mother describes the increasing accomplishments of her five-year-old, from crying and sleeping, to riding a tricycle, then preparing for school.

[School] E Lloyd – The Best Thing About Kindergarten.
Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler can not tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.

[School] E McGhee – Countdown to Kindergarten.
Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler can not tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.

[School] E Portis - Kindergarten Diary.
Annalina's diary entries reflect her feelings and experiences as she goes from being afraid to go to kindergarten to loving it during her first month of school.

[School] E Rockwell – Welcome to Kindergarten.
A boy visits the classroom where he will attend kindergarten the following fall and finds out what is in store for him.

[School] E Rogers – Tiptoe Into Kindergarten.
A young preschooler accompanies her big brother to kindergarten and discovers a fun atmosphere, full of blocks and books, paints and puzzles.

[School] E Sturges – I Love School.
A brother and sister describe the things they love to do during their day at kindergarten.

[School] E Vernick – Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?
Although kindergarten provides unique challenges for a young buffalo, one who follows the rules and tries his best will get along fine.

[School] E Wells – Kindergators (series).
This series humorously and effectively relates the day-to-day troubles and triumphs of a kindergarten class.

[School] E Wells – My Kindergarten.
Wells takes her beloved character Emily to kindergarten in this lighthearted celebration of the first year of school experienced by young children.

[School] E Yum – Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten.
A five-year-old boy, ready and eager on his forst day at "the big kids school," must calm his very worried mother.

[ABC] E Slate – Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten.
Introduces the letters of the alphabet as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for kindergarten.

[123] E Rose – The Twelve Days of Kindergarten.
A cumulative counting verse in which a child enumerates items in the kindergarten classroom, from the whole alphabet, A to Z, to twelve eggs for hatching.

J 372.21/Mar – Kindergarten Day: USA and China.
Follows two groups of children through a day at kindergarten in New York and Beijing as they read, draw, play, and make new friends.


First Grade

[School] E Borden – Off to First Grade.
Each member of a first grade class, as well as their teacher, principal, and a bus driver, expresses excitement, worry, or hope as the first day of school begins.

[School] E Carlson – First Grade, Here I Come!
Henry tells his mother that he did not like his first day of first grade, but as he describes what he did and learned, he begins to realize that he might enjoy it after all.

[School] E deGroat – Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books.
Gilbert's excitement over starting first grade turns to worry that the teacher will be mean, the work too hard, and his classmates too unfriendly, but throughout the day there are pleasant surprises.

[School] E Preller – A Pirate's Guide to First Grade.
A young pirate and his crew embark on a grand adventure when they board the bus for the first day of first grade.