Starting School

Jean Van Leeuwen and Ann Schweninger (illustrator)

At last Amanda is old enough to start school, just like her big brother. J Beginner Reader Fic Van

Amy Schwartz

The lessons her older sister taught her at home help make Annabelle's first day in kindergarten a success. JE Fic Sch

Suggested for ages 4 - 6

Denys Cazet

Margarita can't wait to tell Papa about her first day at school, where the big kids call out, "Kindergarten babies, born in the gravy!" JE Fic Caz

Suggested for ages 5 - 7

Kevin Henkes

It's not easy starting school when your name is a little different. JE Fic Hen

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

David Shannon

David has trouble sitting still in school. JE Fic Sha

Suggested for ages 3 - 8

Rosemary Wells

When they send him to preschool, Edward's parents discover that different children are ready for school at different times. JE Fic Wel

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Jonathan London

Hop on board with Froggy on his first day of school. JE Fic Lon

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Marisabina Russo

Although his big sister warns him of everything that could go wrong, Ben has a great time starting second grade. JE Fic Rus

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

Nancy Carlson

Even though Henry is looking forward to going to kindergarten, he is not sure about staying once he gets there. JE Fic Car

Suggested for ages 4 - 6

Janet Morgan Stoeke

Minerva Louise is a silly hen who sees school in a most unusual way. What fun! JE Fic Sto

Suggested for ages 4 - 6

Joseph Slate

While the children wake up and get ready for school, their teacher is unpacking books, setting out the blocks and paints and decorating the classroom.

Suggested for ages 4 - 6

Charnan Simon

Count the apples, students and more in this cheerful introduction to kindergarten.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Tony Johnston

Oh no! Best friends Sparky and Eddie are not in the same class this year!

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

Kevin Henkes

Wemberly worries about everything, but she's especially worried about the first day of preschool.

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

James Howe

What to expect on the first day of kindergarten, in words and photographs.

Suggested for ages 4 - 6

Miriam Cohen

On his first day of kindergarten, Jim hopes to find a friend.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6