2024 Children’s Books for Back To School – Ease Back To School Jitters

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Going back to school or starting school is a momentous time in a child’s life. Reassure them about what to expect in new situations with these great Books for Back To School.

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Books for Back To School

I know it does feel like school just ended, but now is the time to get your kiddos prepared for the next school year. Back to School time can be an exciting and daunting time for kids. School anxiety is real, and one way we can help minimize it is to read a lot of books about what to expect.

We have new schedules to adjust to and lots of preparations to do at home to get ready. There’s likely to also be some excitement mixed with a bit of nervousness for children as they wonder what their new school year will be like.

Help ease our kids’ nerves by reading and prepping for their next grade level.

The following books about school will reassure your students about school expectations. Discussions could include school rules and routines, making new friends, anxiety, and fears. Some books relate to the difficulties and experiences children face throughout the school year.

Prepping your kids for returning to school can help ease those jitters.  Below is a compiled list of Children’s Books for Back to School. This list contains book ideas for your pre-schooler up to 6th grade.  These are some of my favorite books that I think help prepare your kids.

Back to School Activities

  • Good Housekeeping: 20 Ingenious Back-to-School Activities That Will Make Your Kids so Excited About Learning
  • Scholastic: 10 Fun Back-to-School Activities and Icebreakers
  • Scholastic: Back to School Ideas and Activities
  • Waterford: 50 Back-to-School Activities for Elementary Students

Children’s Books for Back To School

Looking for some books to help prepare kids for starting a new school year? Here are our favorite children’s books for back to school! Also don’t forget to sign your kiddos up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and get free books for kids by mail.

There is a nice variety for different ages. Including different topics, your child might be interested in! 

Back To School Books for Preschool

The Night Before Preschool

Big Preschool Workbook

Preschool Scholar: Ages 3-5

What to Expect at Preschool (What to Expect Kids)

Preschooler’s Busy Book: 365 Creative Games & Activities To Occupy 3-6-Year-Olds

Maisy Goes to Preschool: A Maisy First Experiences Book

Books for Entering Kindergarten

Kindergarten, Here I Come!

The Night Before Kindergarten (Reading Railroad Books)

Kindergarten Rocks!

Off To Kindergarten

BOB Books: Sight Words: Kindergarten

Big Kindergarten Workbook

Books for Entering 1st Grade

The Night Before First Grade (Reading Railroad)

First Grade, Here I Come!

First Grade Jitters

Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (Junie B. Jones, No. 18)

Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade: Book 1

First Grade Activities Homework Helper

Books for Entering 2nd Grade

The Best Seat in Second Grade (I Can Read Book 2)

Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown

The One and Only Stuey Lewis: Stories from the Second Grade

Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown (Penguin Young Readers, L3)

Second Grade Big Workbook

Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up

Second Grade Friends…again

Books for Entering 3rd Grade

How Not to Start Third Grade (Step into Reading 4)

I Was a Third Grade Spy

How to Be Cool in the Third Grade (Puffin Chapters)

Third Grade Angels

Math Made Easy: Third Grade Workbook (Math Made Easy)

The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope/The Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief: Third-Grade Detectives #1-2

Books for Entering 4th Grade

Fourth Grade Rats (Apple Paperbacks)

Fourth Grade Weirdo

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Fourth Grade Rats

Math Made Easy: Fourth Grade Workbook (Math Made Easy)

Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade #7 (Hank Zipzer)

Books for Entering 5th Grade

Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade

Math Minutes, 5th Grade

My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian

President of the Whole Fifth Grade

ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventures: Secret of the Living Volcano

Amelia’s 5th-Grade Notebook

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader: Make the Grade  (video game)

Back To School Books for 6th Grade

Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja (a hilarious adventure for children ages 9-12)

6th Grade Spy (an exciting mystery for children ages 9-12)

Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion (a hilarious adventure for children ages 9-12)

Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 3: Rise of the Red Ninjas (a hilarious adventure for children ages 9-12)

Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You

ClueFinders 6th Grade Adventures

Sixth Grade Math Minutes

The 6th Grade Nickname Game

 What books do you enjoy reading to prepare your child or students for the beginning of the school year? We would love to know.

Leave us a comment below.

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