School Days

Picture books about starting school. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
AudetMartin on the Moon
Martin's imagination helps him learn and make friends on the first day of school.
JE Audet
BrownMonkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten
A week before kindergarten, Monkey is not ready but with help begins to get excited.
JE Brown
ChastMarco Goes to School
Marco, eager to learn how to reach the moon, doesn't accomplish that on his first day but he makes a new friend.
JE Chast
DewdneyLlama Llama Misses Mama
Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of preschool.
JE Dewdney
DiesenThe Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School
Mr. Fish recalls going from one classroom to another and watching students doing things he could not until he found the classroom for beginners.
JE Diesen
FergusThe Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten
A daughter guides her mom through the hard work and play of a day at school.
JE Fergus
GaimanChu's First Day of School
On the first day of school, a young panda learns about the special things his animal classmates can do.
JE Gaiman
Hartt-SussmanNoni Is Nervous
Worried about playdates and the first day of school, Noni succeeds by discovering friendship.
JE Hartt-Sussman
HodgkinsonA Big Day for Migs
Migs overcomes his shyness and asks for help on the first day of school.
JE Hodgkinson
LivingstonB. Bear and Lolly: Off to School
B. Bear (from the classic Goldilocks story) realizes the importance of friendship when he starts school.
JE Livingston
MarshallKindergarten's Cool
Rhyming text describes the activities a child experiences on the first day of school.
JE Marshall
MoreillonReady and Waiting for You
Warm and friendly characters welcome a new student to the first day of school.
JE Moreillon
PakSumi's First Day of School Ever
Sumi decides that school is not as lonely, scary or mean as she had thought.
JE Pak
PortisKindergarten Diary
Annalina's diary entries show how she goes from being scared to loving kindergarten during the first month of school.
JE Portis
RimBirdie's First Day of School
Birdie is both excited and nervous about starting school until she sees the classroom and meets her teacher.
JE Rim
SchmidOliver and His Alligator
Nervous about the first day of school, Oliver brings an alligator to school for protection.
JE Schmid
SheaDinosaur vs. School
Dinosaur starts preschool and meets new friends.
JE Shea
SierraWe Love Our School!: A Read-Together Rebus Story
Rhyming text with rebuses follows a group of animals through their first day of school.
JE Sierra
SullivanMing Goes to School
Ming bravely plays at preschool but is still not ready for the big red slide.
JE Sullivan
TorreyAlly-saurus & the First Day of School
Ally hopes to meet other dinosaur loving kids on her first day of school.
JE Torrey
WhybrowHarry and the Dinosaurs Go to School
Harry's not sure if he should bring his bucket of dinosaurs to school.
JE Whybrow
WildTom Goes to Kindergarten
When Tom goes to kindergarten, his whole family stays and plays.
JE Wild
YumMom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!
Ready and eager on his first day of school, a young boy must calm his very worried mother.
JE Yum

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