Back-to-School Books For Preschoolers

IPS is currently closed for summer vacation. Please enjoy an encore post on a very timely back-to-school subject!

Stick and Stone tells the story of two friends who support and show kindness towards each other.
Stick and Stone tells the story of two friends who support and show kindness towards each other.

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!

All Are WelcomeGeneral 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

Froggy Goes to SchoolBooks 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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