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Back to School for Preschoolers!


Back to School for Preschoolers

Compiled by Amy Darger-Stewart, FCPL Early Literacy Services Assistant

  • Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Adam Rex
  • On the first day of school, a young panda learns about the special things his animal classmates can do.
  • Clifford’s First School Day by Norman Bridwell
  • As a small puppy, Clifford the Big Red Dog goes to school with Emily Elizabeth and gets into mischievous trouble during finger painting, cookie baking and snack time.
  • I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas
  • When a little pig worries about being apart from his mother as he goes off to school, she reassures him.
  • I’m Not Ready! by Jonathan Allen
  • Baby Owl is getting ready to go to playgroup for the very first time. The problem is, he's not quite ready.
  • Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
  • Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school.
  • Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins
  • Join Maisy and her friends for a busy day at preschool! Experience many school activities: painting, music, story time and more!
  • Mouse’s First Day of School by Lauren Thompson
  • When he goes to school, Mouse finds a world of new objects and new friends.
  • My Preschool by Anne Rockwell
  • Follows a little boy during his day at preschool, from cheerful hellos in circle time, to painting colorful pictures and playing at the water table, to passing out paper cups for snacks.
  • Rosie Goes to Preschool by Karen Katz
  • Rosie, a helpful preschooler, offers advice to children facing their first day of preschool.
  • The Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing
  • In rhyming text based on "The Night Before Christmas," Billy is too nervous to sleep the night before he begins preschool, but a kind teacher and new friends fill the day with fun.
  • The School Book by Todd Parr
  • Todd Parr introduces readers to all the things they can do at school.
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