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First Day of Elementary School

What will first grade be like? Will my new school be like my old one? Will other students make fun of me? These titles may help ease your child’s concerns about school. For a more extensive list of materials, please stop by the ASK ME Desk. Titles found in the sections listed below are arranged alphabetically by author or by call number.


The Berenstain Bears Go Back to School
by Stan Berenstain

Off to First Grade
by Louise Borden

On the First Day of Grade School
by Emily Brenner

First Grade, Here I Come!
by Nancy L. Carlson

First Graders from Mars
by Shana Corey

First Day Jitters
by Julie Danneberg

Brand-New Pencils, Brand-New Books
by Diane De Groat

Back to School Tortoise
by Lucy M. George

Mr. Ouchy’s First Day
by B. G. Hennessy

Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth
by Alison McGhee

Sumi’s First Day of School Ever
by Soyung Pak

First Day, Hooray!
by Nancy Poydar

Pirate’s Guide to First Grade
by James Preller

First Grade Jitters
by Robert M. Quackenbush

First Day of School
by Anne F. Rockwell

First Grade Stinks!
by Mary Ann Rodman

The Rattlesnake Who Went to School
by Craig Strete

Little Cliff’s First Day of School
by Clifton L. Taulbert

Suki’s Kimono
by Chieri Uegaki

Emily’s First 100 Days of School
by Rosemary Wells


Arthur’s Back-To-School Surprise
by Marc Tolon Brown

Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown
by Paula Danziger

Pinky Dinky Doo: Back to School Is Cool!
by Jim Jinkins

Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School
by Tony Johnston

Fun with First-Grade Friends
by Grace Maccarone

First Day of School
by Margaret McNamara

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days
by Erica Silverman

Amanda Pig, First Grader
by Jean Van Leeuwen

Morris Goes to School
by Bernard Wiseman


Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade
by Stephanie Greene

Miss Daisy is Crazy
by Dan Gutman

Herbie Jones Sails into Second Grade
by Suzy Kline

First Day
by Nancy E. Krulik

Junie B., First Grader (At Last!)
by Barbara Park

Stuart Goes To School
by Sara Pennypacker


Emily’s First 100 Days of School

First Grade Stinks!

7/08 HP; revised 1/13 MSP