First Day of School

    • Monsters Love School
      Mike Austin

      Nervous monsters attending school for the first time learn new things, make friends, and sample Chef Octi's special School Gruel.

    • First Day Jitters
      Julie Dannenberg

      Sarah is afraid to start at a new school, but both she and the reader are in for a surprise when she gets to her class.

    • Llama Llama Misses Mama
      Anna Dewdney

      Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school.

    • Foxy
      Emily Dodd

      Emily is worried about starting school for the first time, but Foxy waves his magic tail to provide what she needs to be ready.

    • Kitty Cat Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School?
      Bill Martin, Jr.

      On the first day of school, Kitty Cat discovers that there are lots of things to enjoy. He plays, he enjoys a snack, he paints, he sings, he listens to a story, and he shares something special during show-and-tell. No wonder he likes school so much.

    • Countdown to Kindergarten
      Alison McGhee

      Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler can not tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.

    • The Kissing Hand
      Audrey Penn

      When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

    • My Preschool
      Anne Rockwell

      Follows a little boy during his day at preschool, from cheerful hellos in circle time, to painting colorful pictures and playing at the water table, to passing out paper cups for snack.

    • Oliver and His Alligator
      Paul Schmid

      Nervous about the first day of school, Oliver brings an alligator to school for protection.

    • Dinosaur Vs. School
      Bob Shea

      Fearless Dinosaur takes on new challenges as he starts preschool, from meeting new friends to pasting glitter and googly eyes, but one task requires assistance from everyone.

    • We Love our School
      Judy Sierra

      Rhyming text with rebuses follows a group of animals through their first day of school.

    • Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?
      Audrey Vernick

      Although kindergarten provides unique challenges for a young buffalo, one who follows the rules and tries his best will get along fine.

    • The Night Before Preschool
      Natasha Wing

      In rhyming text based on "The night before Christmas," Billy is too nervous to sleep the night before he begins preschool, but a kind teacher and new friends fill the day with fun.