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Entering School: Resource List

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.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-08-26
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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