Family Matters: 21 Books for Getting Back to School

[ 0 ] August 21, 2011 |

I find sharing books with my kids a great way to spend time together, teach them about new things and prepare them for new situations. Getting ready for school can be both scary and exciting for young children. To make the experience seem less daunting, I have put together a book list to help kids adjust to a new school or new grade. Many of these are available locally, at your neighborhood library, or online for purchase.

Book for elementary school-age kids

Big Bad Wolves at School by Stephen Krensky illustrated by Brad Sneed (ages 4-8)
David Goes To School by David Shannon  (ages 4-8)
First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg (ages 4-8)
Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paula Danzinger (ages 4-8)
Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School by Ian Whybrow and illustrated by Adrian Reynolds (ages 3-7)
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague (ages 3-5)
Huggly Goes to School by Tedd Arnold (ages 4-8)
I Am Absolutely Too Small for School by Lauren Child (ages 4-8)
I Don’t Like to Read by Nancy Carlson (ages 4 and up)
If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff  (ages 4-8)
Lissy’s Friends by Grace Lin (ages 3 and up)
Ready, Set, School! by Jacquelyn Mitchard and illustrated by Paul Ratz de Tagyos (ages 3-6)
Silly School by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (ages 4-8)
The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan and Jan Berenstain (ages 4-8)
The Bus Stop by Janet Morgan Stoeke (ages 3-7)
Tomorrow is the First Day of School by Maureen Macdowell and illustrated by Max Hergenrother (ages 4-8)

Getting ready for kindergarten books

Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner by Amy Schwartz Reading (ages 4-8)
Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee (ages 4-6)
My Kindergarten by Rosemary Wells’(ages 4-6)
Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (ages 4-8)
Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell (ages 4-6)

Read more on GoLocalProv. Every week I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings.

Category: books / stories, family matters


Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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