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Starting School


This is recommended in School Library Journal. Family Education helps parents prepare their children for school through numerous articles that review what children should know about school.


SchoolhouseEasy Fiction

Anholt, Laurence. Billy and the Big New School
Berenstain, Stan and Jan. The Berenstain Bears Go to School
Bloom, Suzanne. The Bus for Us
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin Goes to School
Crews, Donald. School Bus
Danneberg, Julie. First Day Jitters
Demuth, Patricia Brennan. Busy at Day Care Head to Toe
Edwards, Becky. My First Day at Nursery School
Finchler, Judy. Miss Malarkey Doesn’t Live in Room 10
Finchler, Judy. Testing Miss Malarkey
Henkes, Kevin. Chrysanthemum
Henkes, Kevin. Owen
Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly Worried
Hest, Amy. Off to School, Baby Duck!
London, Jonathan. Froggy Goes to School
Kirk, David. Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School
McGeorge, Constance. Boomer Goes to School
McGhee, Alison. Countdown to Kindergarten
Metzger, Steve. Dinofours: It’s Class Trip Day!
O’Neill, Alexis. The Recess Queen
Pak, Soyung. Sumi’s First Day of School Ever
Reynolds, Adrian. Pete and Polo’s Big School Adventure
Rockwell, Anne. 100 School Days
Rosenberry, Vera. Vera’s First Day of School
Schwartz, Amy. Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner
Serfozo, Mary. Benjamin Bigfoot
Shannon, David. A Bad Case of Stripes
Slate, Joseph. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
Smalls, Irene. Beginning School
Stoeke, Janet Morgan. Minerva Louise at School
Thaler, Mike. The School Bus Driver from the Black Lagoon
Wells, Rosemary. Emily’s First 100 Days of School
Wells, Rosemary. My Kindergarten
Wells, Rosemary. Timothy Goes to School
Wild, Margaret. Tom Goes to Kindergarten


Easy Readers

Hoban, Lillian. Arthur’s Back to School Day
Johnston, Tony. Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School
Krensky, Steven. Lionel at School
Marshall, Edward. Fox at School
McKissack, Pat. Messy Bessey’s School Desk
McMullan, Kat. Fluffy Meets the Dinosaurs
McPhail, David. A Bug, a Bear, and a Boy Go to School
Medearis, Angela. The 100th Day of School
Van Leeuwen, Jean. Amanda Pig, Schoolgirl
Wiseman, Bernard. Morris Goes to School
Ziefert, Harriet. Harry Gets Ready for School


Nonfiction Books

E 363.11 MAT - Mattern, J. Safety at School
E 371.8 KLI - Klingel, C. School Buses
E 372.12 GRE - Greene, C. At the School
E 372.12 GRE - Greene, C. Teachers Help Us Learn
E 372.21 HOW - Howe, J. When You Go to Kindergarten
E 372.21 RID - Riddell, E. My First Day at Preschool
E 811.008 SCH - School Supplies: A Book of Poems
E 811.54 DAK - The Bug in the Teacher’s Coffee and Other School Poems



jDVD FIC GOI- Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Going to School
jDVD 649.123 PRE - Preschool Power (series)
jvFIC SPO - Spot Goes to School and Other Delightful Stories



jCDROM 372.21 JUM - JumpStart Preschool
jCDROM 372.21 DIS - Disney’s Mickey Mouse Preschool
jCDROM 372.4 FRA - Franklin the Turtle Goes to School


Kits for Families in Change

(Ask for them at the Youth Services reference desk)
jkit 9, jkit10 - Starting School-Preschool
jkit 23, jkit24 - Starting School- Kindergarten


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