Back-to-School Books For Preschoolers

Stick and Stone tells the story of two friends who support and show kindness towards each other.
A book to help promote self-esteem and self-confidence for the new school year!

A great way for parents to prepare their children for a new experience is to read books about the topic at hand.  A story read aloud provides children with a setting, characters, and activities that they can relate to.  Books also act as a springboard for questions both raised by the children and facilitated by the readers.  Reading a book aloud, as well as discussing and answering questions, can help alleviate anxiety about a new situation.

There are many wonderful back-to-school books available for your child’s reading pleasure.  Read on for a list of highly recommended books from The International Preschools to help kick off the school year!

General Books About Preschool:

  • Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins
  • Brown Bear Starts School by Sue Tarsky
  • You’re Finally Here! by Melanie Watt
  • Splat the Cat:  Back to School, Splat! by Rob Scotton
  • David Goes To School by David Shannon
  • Preschool, Here I Come! by DJ Steinberg
  • Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London

Books About Kindness, Diversity, and/or Friendship:

  • Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

Books About Separation Anxiety/First Day Jitters:

  • Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
  • Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen
  • The Pigeon HAS To Go To School by Mo Willems
  • School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex and Christian Robinson
  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

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