As a kid, going back to school was one of my favorite times of year. Shopping for the most stylish supplies, showing off my fresh new Jansport, mapping out my first day of classes, comparing schedules with my best friends — back to school season was my jam. But not all kids are as excited by loose leaf and standard curriculum the way I am, and some kids might need an extra push to help them get fired up about going back to school. Luckily, there are plenty of books to help your child get excited to go back to school — which is basically a genius way to encourage your kids, because you're knocking out two tasks with one activity. Engaging your children in reading and boosting their morale about the upcoming school season.
Whether your kid is a bibliophile or only reads when books are put in front of them, there's a book on this list that will get your child excited about getting back to school. A new lunchbox may not do the trick, and they might not be sold on that 120 pack of Crayola beauties being designated specifically for school use, but the following books will have your children turning pages and preparing with the other back to school enthusiasts like me. Because when all else fails, literature comes through.
1. 'Stewie Boomstein Starts School' by Christine Bronstein
2. 'The Night Before Kindergarten' by Natasha Wing
The Night Before Kindergarten, a rhyming adventure based on the classic poem The Night Before Christmas, depicts all of the children in the neighborhood preparing for their first day of school. From packing their backpacks to saying goodbye to mom and dad, this book will help your little one get ready for their first day of school.
3. 'Back-to-School Rules' by Laurie Friedman
4. 'The Invisible String' by Patrice Karst
5. 'Miss Daisy is Crazy' by Dan Gutman
6. 'First Day Jitters' by Julie Danneberg
Sarah Jane Hartwell is afraid of her first day at her new school. She doesn't want to start all over again. She knows it'll be awful, and she has to be prodded into getting ready for her first day. In First Day Jitters, Sarah Jane conquers her first day of school and is ready to take on the rest.
7. 'I Am Too Absolutely Small For School' by Lauren Child
8. 'Ally-Saurus & The First Day of School' by Richard Torrey
Ally couldn't be more excited to start school and meet other dinosaur-enthusiasts such as herself. But in Ally-Saurus & The First Day Of School, things don't go exactly as planned. With humor and wit, this book will appeal to any child who may have a tough time fitting in, and show them just how great not fitting in can be.