by Audrey Penn, One of my favorite beginning of the year books. All Chester, the raccoon, needs is to know his mamma’s love will be with him at school all day long.
by Kevin Henkes, Chrysanthemum begins school only to be teased about being named after a flower. She dreads returning each day until her class goes to music where Mrs. Delphinium, her teacher, thinks her name is absolutely marvelous!
by Rob Scotton, This cute little Splat has hair splitting fear on his first day of school, but after some fun adventures with his pet mouse, he learns to love school!
by Leatie Weiss, All the students in Mrs. Marshes class think she lives and sleeps at the school until they go on a mystery field trip to find that most teachers don’t really sleep at school.
by Julie Danneberg, Mrs. Hartwell is a first year teacher and through the thoughts of her students, we get to hear about all of the wonders and excitement they have together.
by Edith Baer, How do you get to school? This book is a great tie in to transportation.
by Kim Griswell, Rufus loved books and wanted to learn how to read, but when he entered school, he encountered some obstacles. With a backpack, lunch box, a blanket and his favorite book, he finally gets attend and has a lovely time.
by Bruce Lansky, Giggles abound in this poetry book!
by Carol Shileds , More giggles and antics in this poetry book.
by Dr. Seuss, The children at Diffendoofer School help the principal learn a valuable lesson.
by Kalli Dakos, Fun and playful poetry describing events and routines in elementary school.
by Patricia Polacco, Trisha struggled to read since first grade and felt ‘dumb’ and horrible until the new teacher discovered her struggles. With dedication and compassion, he helped her learn in a different way. Trisha (Patricia Polacco) learned to love reading and become an author of children’s books.
by James Marshall , When the children in Miss Nelson’s class begin to misbehave, she devises a sweet and a little scary plan to help them appreciate having a calm and friendly teacher.