Books For Back-to-School Excitement

9 Books to Get Kids Excited For School

Whether your child has already had her first day of school and still isn't quite on board or is anticipating the big day with equal amounts of excitement and anxiety, you can help ease the transition into the school year with one of the following books. Some are just funny, others are sweet, and all are designed to help your child become a successful, happy, and eager student!

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  1. Disney It's a Small World: I Love School! ($4) is inspired by the popular Disney ride and teaches your little ones all the amazing ways that kids around the world, from China to South Africa, learn and play at school.
  2. The Night Before Kindergarten's ($4) colorful illustrations show your child what to expect from kindergarten, including packing school supplies, saying goodbye to Mom and Dad, and discovering how much fun school really is.
  3. In Back-to-School Rules ($17), main character Percy gives kids 10 simple rules of things to do — and not to do! — to make school fun and successful.
  4. Through funny poems and charming illustrations, Kindergarten, Here I Come! ($8) celebrates kindergarten's most memorable moments and milestones.
  5. For children with separation anxiety, The Invisible String ($17) teaches kids that, no matter how far away school is, you'll always be connected with love.
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  7. Preschool Day Hooray! ($9) walks your child through a typical, happy day in preschool with colorful, active illustrations.
  8. The Twelve Days of Kindergarten: A Counting Book ($16) introduces a dozen wonderful reasons your child will love kindergarten, from puzzles to picture books to building with blocks. Using the classic Christmas song as a template, you know the 12th day will be the most fun!
  9. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready For Kindergarten ($17) not only prepares your little one for the first day of school, but also teaches them letters and animals through fun rhyming text that follows a dream of a teacher.
  10. We Love Our School! A Read-Together Rebus Story ($8) is a great book for kindergartners or first graders who are trying to read. The rhyming verse and rebus pictures allow little ones to participate in the telling, even before they can actually read the words.