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Our Blog: August 12, 2019

8 Back to School Themed Children’s Books


  1. All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
    All Are Welcome is a story that encourages and celebrates diversity and inclusion in the classroom. In the classroom, everyone is welcome – no matter their skin color, dress, or beliefs.

  2. Rex Wrecks It by Ben Clanton 
    This is a great read for children on their first week of preschool. It is about a dinosaur who cannot stop himself from knocking down other student’s towers. It is a meaningful story that empathizes with children on all sides of this type of situation.


  3. Splat the Cat Back to School, Splat!By Rob Scotton
    This book follows Splat the Cat as he decides which summer adventure to share at show and tell on the first day of school. This is a fun story to get kids excited about their first day!

  4. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
    This is an ideal book for children who are nervous about going to school for the first time. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates addresses several questions your kiddo may have about what to expect on the first day.

  5. My Teacher’s My Friend by P.K. Hallinan
    Preschool causes concerns for many children, especially those who are not familiar with having a teacher other than mom or dad. This book explains the role of the teacher and how she helps kids learn a lot of important things while having fun!

  6. The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
    This is a heartwarming story about a young Korean girl joining a new school in the U.S. This book is perfect for any child who may be entering a completely new classroom, a little one who is worried about what other children may think of them, or for kids who may be welcoming a new student into their class.

  7. The Itsy Bitsy School Bus by Jeffrey Burton
    This book is a back-to-school twist on the classic nursery rhyme. It helps take children through several first-day experiences, which makes it perfect for new preschoolers.

  8. Dear Teacher by Amy Husband
    This book contains a collection of letters from a student to his new teacher. The student has a wide imagination and hopes it can save him from going to his first day of school. However, he soon realizes all the fun he would miss if he didn’t come to class!