Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
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.
Books for Back To School
And I know it really 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 both 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 6h 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
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
The Night Before Kindergarten (Reading Railroad Books)
BOB Books: Sight Words: Kindergarten
Books for Entering 1st Grade
The Night Before First Grade (Reading Railroad)
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)
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up
Books for Entering 3rd Grade
How Not to Start Third Grade (Step into Reading 4)
How to Be Cool in the Third Grade (Puffin Chapters)
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)
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
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
My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian
President of the Whole Fifth Grade
ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventures: Secret of the Living Volcano
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
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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