Perfect Picture Book Friday, FriYAY!

10 Rockin’ Back to School picture books to wrap up the end of summer!

Whether your lil ones are going into preschool, kindergarten or 1st grade… these stories all share in the excitement that is “back to school” time!

School clothes, backpacks and bus routes…

New friends, teacher, and classroom….

I picked these 10 to share and I recommend them all to your family.

Here they are…

  • The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen. All the children in my program have enjoyed Pout Pout Fish, and I think most kids will be able to relate to Pout Pout’s fears of school.50B8788B-60FF-4D8B-982F-8E9F8F954DB1
  • On the First Day of Kindergarten by Tish Rabe. Fun for all kids heading off to kinder.


  • Kindergarten Rocks! By Katie Davis. For anyone going into kinder, this is a great story to discuss what kinder is like and also to build on the excitement!


  • Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin. Pete the Cat is so chill in  his back to school shoes, nothing gets under his skin.


  • Ming Goes to School by Deirdre Sullivan. A very simple, but enjoyable story of a girl named Ming’s day in preschool, from art, to making friends and heading home at the end of the day.


  • All Are Welcome by Suzanne Kaufman. This beautiful story discusses diversity and inclusiveness in school. We are all different… and all are welcome! This book comes with a poster that is hanging in our classroom now…💗 it!
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  • Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School created by Neville Astley. Peppa is a popular pig everywhere these days. I am excited to read this to my preschoolers next week!


  • If You Take A Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff. I love these books, I think we own most of them.💗 I think the If You Give a Pig a Pancake is my favorite!


  • Maisy Goes to Preschool created by Lucy Cousins. I love Maisy the mouse along with her animal friends. This book may be for the younger ages, about 2-4 yrs.


  • The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan & Jan Berenstain. Another Bear family story of starting school.


I hope you enjoyed this collection of back to school picture books! I am super excited foe the new school year!💗

Happy reading! Do you have any of these titles? What are your favorite back to school books?




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4 replies »

  1. I love Ming Goes to School. Such sensitive artwork and such a gentle, supportive message. My favorite book like this is Lisa Papp’s Madeline Finn and the Library Dog. It’s adorable!

  2. Ah, back to school picture books! I still remember reading (and rereading) my favorite back to school book in the early 90s. A shy girl is nervous about leaving her mother and sad when another kid gets paint on her favorite bear sweater, but is smiling by the time her mother picks her up. I was a painfully shy child, so the book was incredible reassuring. I think it had a generic name like “The First Day of School,” so I’ve never been able to find it. I think it’s wonderful that authors are putting the effort into introducing kids to the newness of school…it can be scary, and books are powerful. 🙂

    • I agree, they are powerful! I remember the ones I liked as a little girl too! That sounds like a cute story too… ❤️

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