For a craft activity, children can make bookmarks or paper holders for their library cards.
Anholt, Laurence. BILLY AND THE BIG NEW SCHOOL. Billy realizes he is like the sparrow he watches who is learning to fly, which lessens his fear of school.
Carlson, Nancy. LOOK OUT KINDERGARTEN, HERE I COME! Henry likes kindergarten but isn’t sure he wants to stay there all day.
Cazet, Denys. BORN IN THE GRAVY. With a few Spanish words sprinkled into the text, a girl tells her father about the first day of kindergarten.
Cocca-Leffler, Maryann. MR. TANEN’S TIES. All the children love the principal’s colorful neckties but the “boss” orders his to stop wearing them.
Flood, Nancy. I’LL GO TO SCHOOL IF… A boy vows to go to school if he can ride on a rocket ship, lion, or other unusual mode of transportation.
Hest, Amy. OFF TO SCHOOL, BABY DUCK! Grandpa helps Baby Duck go to the first day of school.
London, Jonathan. FROGGY GOES TO SCHOOL. Froggy is nervous about the first day of school.
Munsch, Robert. WE SHARE EVERYTHING! A boy and girl learn cooperation on the first day of kindergarten.
Novak, Matt. JAZZBO GOES TO SCHOOL. Jazzbo is hesitant about going to school until his mom finds the perfect school for him.
Poydar, Nancy. FIRST DAY, HOORAY! We see the bus driver, teacher, cafeteria staff, and student Ivy get ready for the first day of school.
Rosenberry, Vera. VERA’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Vera’s first day of school is not what she expected.
Schwartz, Amy. ANNABELLE SWIFT, KINDERGARTNER. Despite her older sister’s misguided advice, Annabelle is a big hit on her first day of school.
Slate, Joseph. MISS BINDERGARTEN GETS READY FOR KINDERGARTEN. Children representing each letter of the alphabet prepare for the first day of school.
Wells, Rosemary. TIMOTHY GOES TO SCHOOL. Timothy doesn’t seem to “fit in” at school because he doesn’t wear the same types of clothing as the other kids.
Ziefert, Harriet. LITTLE HIPPO’S NEW SCHOOL. Little Hippo learns independence on the first day of school.