First Day of School

All books are about the first day of preschool or kindergarten, therefore the age range of these titles reflect that group.

  1. Andy and the School Bus by Jerrold Beim
  2. Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener by Amy Schwartz
  3. B Bear and Lolly Off to School by A.A. Livingston, illus. by Joey Chou
  4. Back to School Tortoise by Lucy M. George
  5. Bailey by Harry Bliss
  6. Bad Boy, Good Boy by Marie Hall Ets
  7. Brand New Pencils, Brand New Books by Diane deGroat
  8. Chicken Chickens Go to School by Valeri Gorbachev
  9. Children of the Northlights by Edgar Parin d’Aulaire and Ingri d’Aulaire
  10. Chu’s First Day of Schoolby Neil Gaiman, illus. by Adam Rex
  11. Clifford’s First School Day by Norman Bridwell
  12. Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGee, illus. by Harry Bliss
  13. Crow Boy by Taro Yashima
  14. David Goes to School by David Shannon
  15. Did You Carry the Flag today Charley? by Rebecca Caudill
  16. Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Deborah Allwright
  17. Dinosaur vs. School by Bob Shea
  18. Every Cowgirl Goes to School by Rebecca Janni
  19. Fancy Nancy: JoJo’s First Day Jitters by Jane O’Connor, illus. Robin Preiss Glasser
  20. First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg, illus. by Judy Love
  21. First Day of School by Melanie Joyce
  22. A French School for Paul by Mireille Marokvia
  23. Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz
  24. Guesses in a Pocket by Rhoda Bacmeister
  25. I Am Absolutely Too Small for School by Lauren Child
  26. Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick, illus. by David Jennewein
  27. It’s Time for Preschool! by Esme Raji Codell
  28. Kam Lee Comes to School by Ruth Baylor
  29. Kindergarten ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
  30. Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis
  31. Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
  32. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, illus. by Nancy M. Leak & Ruth E. Harper
  33. Let’s Be Friends by Bernice Bryant
  34. The Little School at Cottonwood Corners by Eleanor Schick
  35. Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins
  36. Miss Bindergarten Gets ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolfe
  37. Miss Mingo and the First Day of School by Jamie Harper
  38. Monsters Love School by Mike Austin
  39. Mouse’s First Day of School by Lauren Thompson
  40. Ms. Bitsy Bat’s Kindergaten by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. Henry Cole
  41. My First Day at Nursery School by Becky Edwards, illus. by Anthony Flintoff
  42. The New Teacher by Miriam Cohen
  43. New Boy in School by May Justus
  44. Nice Little Girls by Elizabeth Levy
  45. The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing
  46. The Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer
  47. Not This Bear: A First Day of School Story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Lorna Hussey
  48. A Place Called Kindergaten by Jessica Harper, illus. by G. Brian Karas
  49. A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill
  50. Polly’s Tiger by Joan Phipson
  51. The Pout Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Daniel X. Hanna
  52. Preschool Day Hooray! by Linda Leopold Strauss, illus. by Hiroe Nakata
  53. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
  54. Rufu Goes to School by Kim Girswell, illus. by Gorbachev Valeri
  55. Shawn Goes to School by Petronella Breinberg
  56. Twenty-one Children by Virginia Ormsby
  57. The Two Friends by Grete Mannheim
  58. This School Year Will Be the Best! by Mary Winters, illus. by Remke Adriani
  59. We Love Our School! by Julie Sienna
  60. What to Expect at Preschool by Heidi Murkoff, illus. by Laura Rader
  61. What’s Wrong with Julio? by Virginia Ormsby
  62. When a Kangaroo Goes to School by Sonia Levitin, illus. by Jeff Seaver
  63. Will I Have a Friend by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Lillian Hoban
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