Back to School Books to Help Ease Your Kid's Anxiety!

Updated: Aug 12


Get your kids ready for back to school with these wonderful books. We have carefully handpicked each book for your kids to help ease the back to school jitters.


KINDERGARTEN

A Place Called Kindergarten

Even those who wait at home are eager to hear all about kindergarten. The animals in the barn are in a tizzy: Tommy is missing! The dog says Tommy is gone to a place called kindergarten. "Where is kindergarten?" they exclaim. "What will happen to Tommy there? Will he ever come back?!" Eventually Tommy bursts into the barn with tales of the fun he had and all he learned. A charming and tender story that's sure to reassure any child heading to kindergarten.


Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!

The first day of kindergarten is finally here, and Henry can't wait to paint pictures, sing songs, and practice counting. When he gets to school, though, he's not so sure he's ready for kindergarten. But before long Henry discovers that the only thing he's not ready for is how much fun he's going to have at school! This gently humorous, encouraging story will give children about to enter kindergarten an extra boost of confidence.


Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

Our buffalo is growing up. He plays with friends. He shares his toys. He's smart! But is he ready for kindergarten? And is kindergarten ready for him? Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? is a hilarious look at first-day-of-school jitters.




ELEMENTARY

This School year will be the Best

On the first day of school, new classmates are asked to share what they would most like to happen in the upcoming year. Some kids hope they are familiar while others are off-the-wall. Whether it's looking good on picture day or skateboarding at school, everyone's wishes are shown in humorously exaggerated illustrations. As the first day draws to a close, there can be no doubt that this school year will definitely be the best!



First Day Jitters

Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending.


I Don't want to go to School

Joey doesn't want to go to school and he has a whole list of far-fetched reasons to stay home. Can his mom convince him otherwise? Perfect for first graders or anxious children returning from summer break.


The Nigh Before First Grade

It’'s the night before the Big Day - first grade! Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore’s classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers, as well as the "heroine" of the story, and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School, The Worst Year of My Life

It's Rafe's first day at Hills Village Middle School, and it's shaping up to be the worst year ever. He has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix, but luckily he's got an ace plan for the best year ever--if only he can pull it off. Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class; Running in the hallway; Pulling the fire alarm! But not everyone thinks Rafe's plan is a good idea, especially not the teachers, parents, and bullies who keep getting in his way. Will Rafe decide that winning is the only thing that matters? Are things about to go from magic to tragic? Find out in this hilarious and heartwarming number one New York Times bestselling hit!


A Smart Girl's Guide to Middle School

Starting middle school can be scary. But knowing what to expect will make you feel more confident. Packed with tips and fun quizzes, here's the inside scoop on topics like classes, lockers, homework, and getting involved in after-school activities. Get help deciding the best way to introduce yourself to those new classmates. Plus, you'll read letters from other girls who were just as worried about starting middle school, and advice from girls who have already been there.


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