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Back to School Picture Books

Every year, at this time, kids are preparing to go back to school. Here is a list of some great stories to help everyone get ready for that fun first day!

It's my school by Sally Grindley; illustrations by Margaret Chamberlain

Mr. Ouchy's first day by B.G. Hennessy; illustrated by Paul Meisel

Miss Mingo and the first day of school by Jamie Harper

First grade, here I come! by Nancy Carlson

Marco goes to school by Roz Chast

What are you doing? by Elisa Amado; pictures by Manuel Monroy

Back to school Tortoise by written by Lucy M. George; illustrated by Merel Eyckerman

Martin on the moon by written by Martine Audet; illustrated by Luc Melanson; [translated by Sarah Quinn]

We [love] our school!: a read-together rebus story by Judy Sierra; illustrated by Linda Davick

Frankie Stein starts school by Lola M. Schaefer; illustrated by Kevan Atteberry

This school year will be the best! by Kay Winters; illustrated by Renee Andriani

A pirate's guide to first grade by James Preller; illustrated by Greg Ruth

Is your buffalo ready for kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick; illustrated by Daniel Jennewein

I don't want to go to school by written and illustrated Stephanie Blake

Dinosaur starts school by Pamela Duncan Edwards; illustrated by Deborah Allwright

Amelia Bedelia's first day of school by Herman Parish; pictures by Lynne Avril

Jake starts school by Michael Wright

Go home, Mrs. Beekman! by Ann Redisch Stampler; illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington

Off to first grade by Louise Borden; illustrated by Joan Rankin

Wow! school! by Robert Neubecker

Harry and the dinosaurs go to school by Ian Whybrow and [illustrated by] Adrian Reynolds

Kindergarten countdown by Anna Jane Hays; illustrated by Linda Davick