Monday, August 18, 2014

11 Books To Ease Back To School Jitters (PreK-5th Grade)

It's back to school time, and that means it's either a joyous occasion or one full of fear. Or maybe it's a little bit of both. Check out this list of 11 books Scholastic Parents has put together to help ease your child's (and sometimes us parents as well) back to school jitters.

Arthur's sassy sister, D.W., tells readers everything they need to know about preschool! 

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg and illustrated by Judy Love
A book that will help youngsters realize that they are not alone in their first-day anxiety, children will appreciate Sarah's nervousness about starting a new school.

Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen and illustrated by Lillian Hoban
Little Jim shares all of the worries he feels about his first day of kindergarten.

Henry is excited—and a little worried--for kindergarten, but he never dreamed of how much fun he'd have!

The New Bear at School by Carrie Weston and illustrated by Tim Warnes
Whether a child is starting a new school or embarking on a new school year, he or she will appreciate Bear's nervousness and anxiety. 

First Day (Appleville Elementary, Book #1) by Nancy Krulik and illustrated by Burnice Lum
It's the first day of first grade, and only some of the kids are excited. 

Little Cliff's First Day of School by Clifton Taulbert and illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Little Cliff seems to be the only one who isn't excited to start first grade, until he arrives at school and sees all of his friends.

Herbie Jones Sails Into Second Grade (Herbie Jones series) by Suzie Kline and illustrated by Sami Sweeten
Herbie Jones has two big surprises on the first day of second grade: a new friend and a new teacher, Mr. Burger.

Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli and illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
George just enters third grade and wonders how the year will go, if like the rhyme says: third graders are supposed to be "angels." 

Who's Afraid of Fourth Grade? (Katie Kazoo Swicharoo series) by Katie Kazoo and illustrated by Janie Smith
Fourth grade is a lot different than Katie expects, and when the magic wind appears and switches Katie into two of her friends, she learns some important life lessons.

Readers will appreciate the ups and downs of Jack Henry's crazy fifth grade school year. 

These are just some books to ease those first-day jitters, but don't forget to check out some classics if your children are especially nervous, like The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, or any of our back-to-school picks!

Have you read any of these books on the list? What did you think of them? 

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