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Too-Small-For-SchoolHelp your kids adjust to a new school or new grade with some wonderful books that will make the experience seem less daunting:

Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner by Amy Schwartz Reading (baby-preschool)

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague (ages 3-5)

Ready, Set, School! by Jacquelyn Mitchard and illustrated by Paul Ratz de Tagyos (ages 3-6)

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School by Ian Whybrow and illustrated by Adrian Reynolds (ages 3-7)

Lissy’s Friends by Grace Lin (ages 3 and up)

The Bus Stop by Janet Morgan Stoeke (ages 3-7)

I Am Absolutely Too Small for School by Lauren Child (ages 4-8)

The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan and Jan Berenstain (ages 4-8)

First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg (ages 4-8)

Tomorrow is the First Day of School by Maureen Macdowell and illustrated by Max Hergenrother (ages 4-8)

Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paula Danzinger (ages 4-8)

I Don’t Like to Read by Nancy Carlson (ages 4 and up)

Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (ages 4-8)

Silly School by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (ages 4-8)

Big Bad Wolves at School
by Stephen Krensky illustrated by Brad Sneed (ages 4-8)

Huggly Goes to School by Tedd Arnold (ages 5-8)

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  • Louis Sachar’s STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL are wonderful. We’ve been listening to the author read them on CD and staring at the ceiling in an air conditioned room for several afternoons now.

    Ditto the GOONEY BIRD GREENE series. Both of these series take place in schools and are great for first through third graders and 38 year olds.

  • Great list Anisa!

    We’ve also really been enjoying “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn, which focuses on feelings about separation from parents/loved ones and Carl Goes to Daycare by Alexandra Day. (My kids are younger and “school” for us will be playschool/daycare).