It is kind of crazy to think that it will be back to school time very soon. The summer is just FLYING by! If you cannot tell already, I really do like using picture books in the classroom and there is no better way to introduce this to my students than the first few days of school. The first week of school always brings a wide range of emotions for students (and teachers too!). These back to school books will be a perfect way to help students feel more comfortable in the classroom and excited for the wonderful school year that is set to come. To see all book lists featured on A Dab of Glue Will Do, click here. And be sure to check out all of our back to school activities and resources!
Back to School Books
Splat the Cat: Back to School Splat by Rob Scotton
Going back to school means homework, but also a chance for Splat to share summer adventures.
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
Sarah Jane is worried about starting at a new school. A great read for anyone currently experiencing or has previously felt these jitters.
Back to School Rules by Laurie B. Friedman
Percy has 10 simple rules to survive school and make things fun, but he also shows what NOT to do!
The Berenstain Bears go to School by Stan Berenstain
Sister bear conquers her fear of starting kindergarten.
How to Dinosaurs go to School? by Jane Yolen
Amusing pictures and verse illustrate fun dinosaur antics at school.
Kindergarten Rocks by Katie Davis
Dexter knows all he needs to know, and has no fears, but his stuffed dog, Rufus, is scared to go to kindergarten.
First Day, Hooray! by Nancy Poydar
Ivy can’t wait for school, but she’s also worried about it. Little does she know, but so are the teachers and just about everyone else!
If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
There are great risks in bringing a mouse to school. Children will enjoy this fun and humorous mouse ‘tail’!
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
Practice the alphabet and introduce kids to kindergarten through this colorful and fun book.
The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing
This book explores back-to-school jitters and the panic of being split up from your best friend but then making new ones.
Follow the Line to School by Laura Ljungkvist
Come along on a fun and colorful journey through the school day.
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by James Dean
Pete sings his way through school – from the library to the lunchroom and the playground. Follow Pete as he is rocking in his new school shoes.
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I’m a tiny tot teacher and I’m trying to get that art work. That you have were you hang up art work with the hands. Can u send me web so i can download it i want to hang up in my room please.
I just emailed you the link. 😉
Love this book list! Is there a link I missed to be able to save it, or did I miss it? My apologies, as I currently only have my phone to access all things online.
Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!