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Is your little one starting preschool or kindergarten in the fall? Use these books to talk about what it will be like and what your child can expect.

A thousand white butterflies

Betancourt-Perez, Jessica

Newly arrived from Colombia, Isabella's first day of school in the United States is cancelled because of snow and when Isabella notices a girl playing outside she makes a new friend, despite the language barrier.

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Ford, Ronald Martin, Jr.

"A transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.

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Countdown to Kindergarten

McGhee, Alison, 1960-

Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler cannot tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.

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Dad’s First Day

Wohnoutka, Mike

Oliver and Dad have spent a fun summer together but when it comes time for the first day of school, Dad discovers that he is not ready and does everything he can to postpone the big day.

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I Am Absolutely Too Small for School

Child, Lauren

When Lola is worried about starting school, her older brother Charlie reassures her.

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I Love School!

Sturges, Philemon

A brother and sister describe the things they love to do during their day at kindergarten.

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I’m telling you, Dex, kindergarten rocks!

Davis, Katie (Katie I.)

Dexter knows everything there is to know about kindergarten and is not at all scared about his first day there, but his stuffed dog, Rufus, is very nervous.

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Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

Vernick, Audrey

Although kindergarten provides unique challenges for a young buffalo, one who follows the rules and tries his best will get along fine.

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Jake Starts School

Wright, Michael, 1954-

No one can pry a frightened Jake away from his parents on the first day of school, and so the three must watch as his classmates have fun until, at the end of the day, his teacher finally gets him to let go.

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Lola Goes to School

McQuinn, Anna author.

Spunky Lola embarks on a new adventure--the first day of school!

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Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!

Yum, Hyewon

A five-year-old boy, ready and eager on his first day at "the big kids' school," must calm his very worried mother.

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Monkey Not Ready for Kindergarten

Brown, Marc Tolon

Kindergarten is just a week away and monkey is not ready, but with help and encouragement from family and friends, he begins to get excited.

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Ollie’s school day : a yes-and-no book

Calmenson, Stephanie

Asks the reader a series of yes or no questions as Ollie gets dressed, spends a day at school, and returns home.

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On the Way to Kindergarten

Kroll, Virginia L.

A mother describes the increasing accomplishments of her five-year-old, from crying and sleeping, to riding a tricycle, then preparing for school.

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Planet Kindergarten

Ganz-Schmitt, Sue

A young child imagines going off to kindergarten as a journey to another planet.

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Preschool Here I Come!

Steinberg, David J., author.

Follows a child through preschool, from saying goodbye to parents on the very first day of school to watching butterflies hatch in spring.

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So Big!

Wohnoutka, Mike author, illustrator.

Just when a little bear starts to feel overwhelmed on his first day of school, he meets a new friend, and together they find the courage to overcome their fear.

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Something for School

Lee, Hyun Young

On the first day of kindergarten, Joon's teacher mistakes Joon, who has short hair and is wearing trousers, for a boy, something she finds very upsetting until she figures out a way to let everyone know who she is.

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The Bus for Us

Bloom Suzanne.

Tess is eagerly waiting for the school bus on her first day of school.

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The King of Kindergarten

Barnes, Derrick D. author.

Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten.

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The Night Before Kindergarten

Wing, Natasha

In the narrative tradition of "The Night before Christmas," shows children from all over town preparing for their first day of kindergarten, imagining what wonders they will see.

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The Shape of Home

Kheiriyeh, Rashin

"It's Rashin's first day of school in America! Everything is a different shape than what she's used to: from the foods on her breakfast plate to the letters in the books! And the kids' families are from all over! The new teacher asks each child to imagine the shape of home on a map. Rashin knows right away what she'll say: Iran looks like a cat! What will the other kids say? Open this book to join Rashin in discovering the true things that shape a place called home"-- Provided by publisher.

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