Five Fun Back-to-School Books

These class-act tales can help make the transition easier for your child.

Biscuit Loves School
Text by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrations by Pat Schories
Join Biscuit the puppy as he spends an adventuresome day at school with his young owner. The lift-the-flap format reveals playful illustrations.
(HarperFestival, ages 3 to 6, $9.99)

I Am NOT Going to School Today!
Text by Robie H. Harris, illustrations by Jan Ormerod
A little boy needs the encouragement of Hank, his stuffed monkey, to overcome his wish to skip his school debut.
(Margaret K. McElderry Books, ages 4 to 8, $16.95)

If You Take a Mouse to School
Text by Laura Numeroff, illustrations by Felicia Bond
Follow a typical day of school through the escapades of one lucky classroom-bound mouse. This is the latest installment in the popular series by the authors of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
(Laura Geringer Books, ages 3 to 7, $15.99)

Little Brown Bear Won't Go to School!
Text and illustrations by Jane Dyer
Instead, he'll spend the first day of school looking for a job, just like his parents-until he peeks in the classroom window and sees all the fun his friends are having.
(Little, Brown and Company, ages 4 to 8, $15.95)

What to Expect at Preschool
Text by Heidi Murkoff, illustrations by Laura Rader
The co-author of What to Expect When You're Expecting answers preschoolers' common questions about the big transition, such as "What will my classroom look like?" and "Will my mommy or daddy stay with me at preschool?" The book ends with a note to parents about what they can expect.
(HarperFestival, ages 2 to 5, $3.50)

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