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It’s time for Back to School and for many kids it’s going to be their first year of school.  Here are my picks for the best books about starting school.

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One of my main tips for getting your toddler ready for preschool is by reading books about school to them!

Children already have an immense love for reading and when you couple that with the excitement of books about school then you’ll make the transition to starting preschool less scary and more intriguing!

That’s why I’ve compiled this list of books about school that we read every night.  Most of these books can easily be found at your local library or on super cheap on Amazon!

1. The Night Before Preschool

A book that’s all about preschool and the fun that’s going to start!

2. Maisy Goes to Preschool

For those that already love Maisy this story is perfect!


3. The Berenstain Bears Go To School

Okay, so I have to admit…this was one of my favorite books growing up!  The Berenstain Bears just never go out of style!


4. Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School

Amelia Bedilia has changed a little bit since I was a kid…in fact, she’s turned from an adult into a kid while I’ve turned from a kid into an adult…hmmmmm.  Anyway, she’s still getting into her normal crazy antics!


5.  Katie Sue’s First Day of School


6.  Froggy Goes to School

We love the Froggy books and Froggy Goes to School is no exception!


7.  Llama Llama Misses Mama

Llama Llama is a series we’ve been reading since Little Man was…well, little.  This book is great about talking about why it’s okay for mama to go away for a little while…because she’ll always come back.


8.  Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School

For any Nick Jr fans Peppa will be a familiar character sharing the fun that a school day brings!


9.  Franklin Goes to School

10.  Monsters Love School

And Little Man loves monsters so this is a nightly favorite!


11. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes

If you haven’t been introduced to the world of Pete the Cat you’re in for a treat!  Pete is one groovy fellow and all of his books are a blast to sing…yep, sing them don’t read them!!  Once you start you can’t stop and you’ll want them all.

12. Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus


13. Curious George’s First Day of School


14.  The Pout Pout Fish Goes to School


15.  Clifford’s First Day of School



Do you have a favorite back to school book? Share it in the comments below!

Make sure you also check out:

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Simple and Healthy Toddler Snacks

The BIG List of Cheap and Free Stuff for Kids


Free Preschool Games Online


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Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
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