Back to School Books

It’s here…Charlotte is starting Kindergarten this year! She’s going two days a week, and doing the other three at home with me, so it won’t be that different than what she was doing for preschool last year, but it still feels like a big deal. I thought I’d share some of our favorite Back to School Books in case you’re preparing to send your little ones off to school for the first time too.

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney. I think the Llama Llama books are so cute. In this one Baby Llama goes to school for the first time and although he is determined to hate everything about it, he ends up having a great time.


Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton. This is another series we love. Splat is worried about going to school for the first time and despite all his attempts to avoid it, he ends up there and learns some interesting things. Another fun, cute story about the fun to be had at school.


The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. This sweet story is about Chester the Raccoon, who doesn’t want to go to school. Chester’s mom tells him about a special family secret…the kissing hand. She kisses his open palm and wraps the kiss up tight in his fist. Anytime he’s missing her at school he can remember the kiss in his hand.


What are some of your favorite Back to School books…and any advice for a first-time mom sending her daughter off to school?

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