8 Back to School Books for the First Day (and week!) of School

 Attention parents!  The first day of school is almost here!  Or, it maybe is just barely started.  Either way, for some kids, the first day of school can be really exciting! But for others, it is something that can be super scary.  With so many unknowns that can come with the first day of school, many children begin to doubt and worry about starting a new year in an unfamiliar classroom, with a teacher and peers they may not know.  Luckily, there are more than enough picture books out there to help ease these fears and even get your kids excited about a new school year.

With so many books to choose from, it can be hard to pick a favorite.  But we here at Para all agreed that this first book is simply the best!

The best back to school books to help ease first day jitters from para.today!

Back to School Books for the First Day of School

The best back to school books to help ease first day jitters from para.today!

1. Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

By: Patty Lovell

When it comes to looks, some may think Molly Lou Melon has the odds stacked against her.  But, she doesn’t.  Even when she has to move and go to a new school with a boy who teases her Molly Lou stands tall and shows them how amazing she really is.

2. Foxy

By: Emma Dodd

Little Emily has a magical fox, named Foxy, who can do many amazing and silly things.  Sometimes though, his magic can cause many mishaps too.  Lucky for Emily, Foxy understands that making new friends doesn’t require any magic at all.  Great for children that are starting school for the very first time, “Foxy” will bring lots of smiles and laughter to anyone who reads it.

3. If You Take A Mouse To School

By: Laura Numeroff

So many different things can happen when you are at school; especially if you bring a mouse with you.  “If you Take a Mouse to School” is a delightful picture book that will keep you and your kids guessing about the many silly scenarios that could possibly occur if a mouse where to go to school.

4. The Teacher From the Black Lagoon

By: Mike Thaler
Countless rumors can cause any student to quickly believe that their new teacher is monster.  In this outrageously funny book, readers will view a variety of hilarious rumors that end up causing one student to truly believe that his teacher, Mrs. Green, is a monster with a tail and smoke filled nostrils. But, by the end of the book, he realizes that she is anything of the sort!

The best back to school books to help ease first day jitters from para.today!

5. David Goes to School

By: David Shannon

Some students are mellow, and others are mischievous.  David is mischievous.  Keeping his teacher’s hands busy on a daily basis, David is constantly getting himself, and others, into trouble.  Full of high energy and curiosity, this books will bring a smile to any young readers face.

6. How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?

By: Jane Yolen

Ever wondered how Dinosaurs go to school?  This book explains just that and, in doing so, covers all the ways in which children should behave while they are at school.

7. Chrysanthemum

By: Kevin Henkes

There are many difficult dramas in childhood.  Like the taunting and teasing our children can sometimes receive from the names we have given them.  In this book, young readers will discover just what to do if they are on the receiving end of the teasing, and what not to do if they are the ones making fun of a beautifully unique name.

8. Is Your Buffalo Ready For Kindergarten?

By: Audrey Vernick

Like children, buffalos grow up, make friends, share, and are very smart.  But, how do you know they are ready for Kindergarten?  In this delightful little book, you will learn just how one individual discovers that their Buffalo is indeed ready for the first day of school.

The best back to school books to help ease first day jitters from para.today!
Do you have any back to school picture books that you and your kids like to read before the first day of school?  If so, we’d love to know what they are!  Either way, we hope our list of back to school books help get your kids super for their first day of school.

Happy Reading!