The First Day of School

Picture Books

Wow! School!  by Robert NeubeckerWow! School!
Neubecker, Robert
ISBN: 9780786838967
Call Number: JE NEUB
2007
From science and story time to music and math, Izzy's classroom is full of new things to explore. Readers can tag along with Izzy and experience the wonder and excitement of the first day of school from a child's-eye view.
Countdown to Kindergarten by  Countdown to Kindergarten
ISBN: 0152025162
Call Number: JE M
2002
Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a pre-kindergartner cannot tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.
Amanda Pig, First Grader by Jean Van LeeuwenAmanda Pig, First Grader
Van Leeuwen, Jean
ISBN: 9780803731813
Call Number: PBK JE VANL
2007
Amanda is very excited about starting first grade, and although everything is not exactly as she expected, she soon begins learning to read and finding her way.
I am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren ChildI am Too Absolutely Small for School
Child, Lauren
ISBN: 0763624039
Call Number: JE C
2004
When Lola is worried about starting school, her older brother Charlie reassures her.
Llama Llama Misses Mama   by Anna DewdneyLlama Llama Misses Mama
Dewdney, Anna
ISBN: 9780670061983
Call Number: JE DEWD
2009
On his first day of nursery school, Llama Llama misses his mother and is very sad until the other children ask him to play.
It's Time for School with Tallulah  by Nancy WolffIt's Time for School with Tallulah
Wolff, Nancy
ISBN: 9780805079623
Call Number: JE WOLF
2007
Playing school is so much fun when spunky Tallulah the cat is in charge. There's story time and show-and-tell, as well as cool crafts and snacks. Tallulah makes everyone feel welcome, especially Nigel, the new kid.
Sammy Spider's First Day of School by Sylvia A. RoussSammy Spider's First Day of School
Rouss, Sylvia A.
ISBN: 9780822585831
Call Number: JE ROUS
2009
Sammy Spider sneaks onto Josh's lunch box and accompanies him to school, where he learns about the important Jewish value of being kind to animals.
Something for School by Hyun Young LeeSomething for School
Lee, Hyun Young
ISBN: 9781933605852
Call Number: JE LEE
2008
On the first day of kindergarten, some of Joon's classmates mistake Joon, who has short hair and is wearing trousers, for a boy, something she finds very upsetting until she figures out a way to let everyone know who she is.
Splat the Cat by Rob ScottonSplat the Cat
Scotton, Rob
ISBN: 9780060831547
Call Number: JE SCOT
2008
A nervous Splat finds his first day at Cat School much better than he expected. From the author of Russell the Sheep.
Jake Starts School  by Michael WrightJake Starts School
Wright, Michael
ISBN: 9780312367985
Call Number: JE WRIG
2008
This follow-up to "Jake Stays Awake" is a laugh-out-loud look at one family's dilemma of dealing with first-school-day separation.
The Apple Doll  by Elisa KlevenThe Apple Doll
Kleven, Elisa
ISBN: 0374303800
Call Number: JE KLEV
2007
Detailed, delightful collage illustrations accompany this sweet story about one girls success in bringing together her home world and her school world. Instructions for making an apple doll are included. Full color.
Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School  by Nathan HaleYellowbelly and Plum Go to School
Hale, Nathan
ISBN: 9780399246241
Call Number: JE HALE
2007
On his first day of school, Yellowbelly brings along his best friend Plum, a stuffed bear, but when Plum goes missing, Yellowbelly discovers that they both have made a lot of new friends.
Kindergarten Countdown by Anna Jane HaysKindergarten Countdown
Hays, Anna Jane
ISBN: 9780375842528
Call Number: JE HAYS
2007
Rhyming text follows an excited little girl as she counts down the days before the start of kindergarten.
Jack's Talent  by  Jack's Talent
ISBN: 0374336814
Call Number: JE COCC
2007
On the first day of school, as the children in Miss Lucinda's class introduce themselves and name their special talent, Jack wonders if he is good at anything.
Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School  by Ian WhybrowHarry and the Dinosaurs Go to School
Whybrow, Ian
ISBN: 0375841806
Call Number: JE WHYB
2007
It's the first day of school and Harry is nervous because he isn't sure what to expect. Triceratops is even more nervous, especially when Harry must leave the dinosaurs in the coatroom.
Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise  by Alice B. McGintyEliza's Kindergarten Surprise
McGinty, Alice B.
ISBN: 9780761453512
Call Number: JE MCGI
2007
A kindergartner misses her mother at school until she makes a mommy doll.
Tom Goes to Kindergarten by Margaret WildTom Goes to Kindergarten
Wild, Margaret
ISBN: 0807580120
Call Number: JE W
2000
When Tom, a young panda, goes to his very first day of kindergarten, his whole family stays and plays and wishes they could be in kindergarten too.
We Love School  by Marilyn JanovitzWe Love School
Janovitz, Marilyn
ISBN: 9780735821125
Call Number: JE JANO
2007
In this reassuring introduction to the classroom, Janovitz's adorable kittens show just how much fun learning can be. This fun book is ideal for young children just starting school.
Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for School?  by Barney SaltzbergCornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for School?
Saltzberg, Barney
ISBN: 9780763629137
Call Number: JE SALT
2007
Cornelius the pig has his own style when preparing for school in the morning, but he does not really feel ready until he gets a kiss.