It’s hard to think about going back to school when it feels like summer just beginning. If your child has some questions, “Will I have friends, are my new teachers nice, will the work be hard, what time will lunch be, how long is recess, where are the bathrooms?” There are many books written by children’s authors that could help ease and prepare for the big day.

Here are a few book suggestions:
On the Night Before Kindergarten
by Rosemary Wells
The night before he starts kindergarten Milo’s dreams are full of worry, but after a fun first day of school, Milo decides that he likes kindergarten!

The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems
The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Julie Durrell
When a group of children prepares for and experiences the first day of kindergarten, the parents are the ones who have trouble adjusting.

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen
Explains how young dinosaurs should behave during a typical school day.