4 Back-to-School Books

Whether your child is going to school for the first time or not, there are many emotions around the start of the school year. Here are 4 back-to-school books that can support your child in their first few weeks at school.

Lola Goes to School by Anna McQuinn
Age range: 2-5 years

Preschoolers and kindergarteners can follow along with Lola as she gets ready for school, and see what happens when she arrives. With colorful illustrations and easy-to-follow text, this book will help children understand what happens at school.

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
Age range: 2-5 years

Following in the same style as the classic “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” this book shows children the elements of school, such as notebooks, pencils, and backpacks, while following the mouse in an amusing and engaging day.

Little Yellow Bus: A Back to School Bravery Adventure by Erin Guendelsberge
Age range: 4-7 years

If your child is nervous about school, they may be comforted to know that sometimes others get nervous about it too. This is the story of Little Yellow Bus, who is excited to take children to school, but also nervous as well.

It's Back to School We Go!: First Day Stories From Around the World by Ellen Jackson
Age range: 5-9 years

This book shares first day of school stories from children all around the world – from Kenya, Kazakhstan, Australia, and more. Your child will learn more about other cultures and have fun imagining a typical school day in countries all over the world.