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Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • A Dragon in My Backpack by Elvira Woodruff illustrated by Denise Brunkus Trool Assoc., 1996
  • Amanda Pig, Schoolgirl by Jean Van Leeuwen illustrated by Ann Schweninger Dial Books for Young Readers, 1997
  • Back to School for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel (illustrator) HarperCollins, 1998
  • Billy and the Big New School by Laurence Anholt illustrated by Catherine Anholt Albert Whitman & Co, 1999
  • Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee Sandpiper, 2006
  • Do I Have to Go to School? A First Look at Starting School by Pat Thomas Barron’s Educational, 2006
  • First Grade Elves by Joanne Ryder Troll Associates, 1994
  • Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (illustrator) Puffin, 1998
  • I'll Go to School If by Bo Flood, Ronnie Walter Shipman (illustrator) Fairview Press, 1997
  • Junie B. Jones and the Stupid, Smelly Bus by Barbara Park Random House, 2007
  • Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!! by Linda Desimowich Cedar Valley Publishing, 2006
  • Little Bear Goes to Kindergarten by Jutta Langreuter, Vera Sobat (illustrator) Millbrook Press, 1997
  • Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School by David Kirk Scholastic, 2000
  • Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy L. Carlson Viking Childrens Books, 1999
  • My Mom Made Me Go to School by Judy Delton Delacorte, 1991
  • Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing Grosset & Dunlap, 2005
  • The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing Grossett & Dunlap, 2001
  • Pooh's First Day of School by Kathleen W. Zoehfeld, Robbin Cuddy (illustrator) Disney Press, 1997
  • Russell Rides Again by Johanna Hurwitz Beach Tree, 1999
  • School Bus by Donald Crews Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Timothy Goes to School by Rosemary Wells Puffin Press, 2000
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes Greenwillow, 2010
  • When You Go to Kindergarten by James Howe Demco, 1995
  • Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Books for Adults

  • Ready for Reading: A Handbook for Parents of Preschoolers by Ashley Bishop Allyn and Bacon, 2000
  • Ten Steps to Help Your Child Read by Jenni Taverner 1999
  • Ten Steps to Help Your Child Write by Jenni Taverner 1999

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-08-26
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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