10 books to read for september
School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex
It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.
Mae’s First Day of School by Kate Berube
As Mae's first day of school approaches she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she misses her mom?
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown
Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness.
SPANISH PICTURE BOOK
Adelita and the Veggie Cousins by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
On her first day at a new school, Adelita makes new friends through a lesson on vegetables.
SPANISH PICTURE BOOK
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school.
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates Ryan T. Higgins
When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a Tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.
Rosie Goes to Preschool by Karen Katz
Rosie, a helpful preschooler, offers advice to children facing their first day of preschool.
Time for Earth School, Dewey Dew by Leslie Staub
Dewey's first day of school on planet Earth is not off to a good start, but things start to look up when he makes a friend.
Time for School, Little Dinosaur by Gail Herman
Though his friend Spikey teases him, Little Dinosaur is eager to be ready for his first day of school.
EASY READER 1
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton
A nervous Splat finds his first day at Cat School much better than he expected.
10 Books to Read is a collaboration between Sacramento Public Library, ABC10, and UC Davis Children's Hospital to bring parents, grandparents and caregivers the opportunity to read aloud with their children.
By Justin Azevedo, Librarian and Youth Materials Selector
Justin has worked for the Library since 2007, previously as a marketing assistant, youth services librarian, and branch supervisor.