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 At preschool with Teddy Bear. Jacqueline McQuade.

            In this simple board book, Teddy Bear goes to preschool for the first time and has fun drawing pictures, eating snacks, listening to stories and making new friends.

 Bernard goes to school. Joan Elizabeth Goodman, il. by Dominic Catalano.

When a little elephant is apprehensive about his first day of preschool, his parents show him how much fun school can be.

 Don’t go. Jane Breskin Zalben.

            Daniel the elephant is very unhappy about saying goodbye to his mother on the first day of preschool, but he gradually gets involved in fun activities with his new friends. Includes tips for parents on how to get ready for preschool.

 D.W.'s guide to preschool. Marc Tolon Brown.

D.W., Arthur's little sister, tells all about what it is like to be in preschool, including essential information about such topics as bathroom breaks, storing things in a cubbie, and sharing at play time.

 First day. Joan Rankin.

Little Haybillybun and his mom are both feeling nervous about the first day of preschool. When his mom rushes to school to check on Little Haybillybun, she finds him laughing, playing and doing just fine.

 Going to my nursery school. Susan Kuklin. 372.216 KUK

Words and photographs depict a typical day in a nursery school class, from settling in in the morning to painting pictures, taking care of the class pet, singing songs, eating snacks, cleaning up and going home. Includes information for parents on how to select a nursery school.

 I love you all day long. Francesca Rusackas, il. by Priscilla Burris.

            Owen the pig is nervous about being apart from his mommy when he starts school, but she assures him of her love through all the good and bad things that might happen there.

 Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School. David Kirk.

On her first day at school, Little Miss Spider worries that she cannot do what the others can, but she learns that her kindness is more important than any other skill.

 My first day at nursery school. Becky Edwards, il. by Anthony Flintoft.

On the first day of preschool, a little girl misses her mother, but she has fun playing with toys, painting and making music with her new friends, and by the end of the day, she doesn’t want to leave.

Off to school, Baby Duck! Amy Hest, il. by Jill Barton.

Baby Duck is fearful on the first day of school, but with a little help from Grampa, everything turns out fine in the end.

Wemberly worried. Kevin Henkes.

A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school.


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