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Fill your book basket with First Day of Preschool books! They’ll help prepare your preschooler for what to expect before the first day of school.
Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about the first day of preschool? Whether you’re sending your little ones to preschool or you’re preschooling at home, prepare your littles ones for the first day of school with this fun list of picture books.
Books About Starting Preschool
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of books about the first day of preschool that will help your preschoolers gear up for the first day of school.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
What to Expect at Preschool | It’s hard to believe, but your child’s starting preschool. We’ll answer your child’s questions about what preschool is like, what preschoolers do, who teachers are, and how they help to make preschool such a fun and special place — so that the first day of preschool will be a day you’ll both look forward to.
My Preschool | Join a happy little boy during a day at preschool, from cheerful hellos in circle time, to painting colorful pictures and playing at the water table before snack time. The best part of saying good-bye at the end of the day is that the little boy knows he will come back tomorrow.
My First Day of Nursery School | “I want my mommy!” is this hesitant little girl’s response to her first day at nursery school. But after she gets involved with glue-y projects, singing and dancing, painting, game playing and meeting new friends, she gradually changes her mind about nursery school.
Llama Llama Misses Mama | t’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children. Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave. And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama come back? Of course she will. But before she does, the other children show Llama Llama how much fun school can be!
Rosie Goes to Preschool | It’s the first day of preschool, and the narrator, Rosie, knows everything a new preschooler needs to know. Rosie introduces the reader to her cubby, her teacher, her reading circle, her music class, her lunch table, and more.
Froggy Goes to School | Froggy’s mother knows that everyone’s nervous on the first day of school. “Not me!” says Froggy, and together they leapfrog to the bus stop — flop flop flop.
Clifford’s First School Day | Clifford’s first day at school is filled with fingerpainting, cookie-baking, and other messy misadventures that make Clifford more lovable than ever!
Chu’s First Day of School | Chu, the adorable panda with a great big sneeze, is heading off for his first day of school, and he’s nervous. He hopes the other boys and girls will be nice. Will they like him? What will happen at school? And will Chu do what he does best?
The Night Before Preschool | It’s the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can’t fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he’s too excited about going back!
Mouse’s First Day of School | Mouse decides to hide inside a bright red backpack…and ends up at school! As he explores this place full of colors, letters, and numbers, Mouse discovers a world beyond his imagination–and makes some friends along the way.
David Goes to School | David’s teacher has her hands full. From running in the halls to chewing gum in class, David’s high-energy antics fill each schoolday with trouble-and are sure to bring a smile to even the best- bahaved reader.
Maisy Goes to Preschool| Preschool for Maisy means a day filled with friends and things to do, from the time she hangs her coat on a special peg to the time she says good-bye. There’s painting and snack time, stories and nap time (and a bathroom break in between).
I’m Going to Preschool | It’s Ben’s first day at preschool—what will it be like? He’s a little nervous, but this lift-the-flap board book shows him, and young readers, that there’s nothing to be afraid of!
The Kissing Hand | School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester’s fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.
Preschool, Here I Come! | Because the year is full of so many firsts, this collection of funny, joyful poems is a must-have for all small scholars in the making.