Books to Ease Back to School Jitters

Back To school time is here and while it is a very exciting time, for both parents and kids. But it is also stressful and full of back to school jitters, especially for your kids.

New kids, new teachers, new classes, hard homework…but you can ease those back to school jitters with these awesome back to school books!

back to school books to ease jitters
All these books are great for easing those back to school jitters!

Books to Ease Back to School Jitters

Does the thought of back to school fill your little one with much anxiety? I have a little worry wart who struggles with change, so we’ve tried many things to help keep his jitters at bay.

One of the many helpful ways to help your child learn some healthy coping skills in the midst of their jitters or anxiety is by reading them a children’s book that’s related to their problem.

They may not need another lecture about how there’s nothing to worry about, but a children’s book will share the same message and help ease their jitters as they relate to the characters in the story.

Below you’ll find a list of Books to Ease Back to School Jitters. We love children’s books in our home.

I think I may love them more than my kids do! (As shown in the image above they are listed below from left to right.) This post contains affiliate links.

Books to Help Ease Back to School Jitters

Pete The Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by James Dean: This is a great book with fun songs that will help get rid of any back to school jitters as your child discovers the cool spaces at school.

The Recess Queen

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’neill: This book will help kids learn some new tips on how to handle bullying whether it’s being done to them or they observe it. A fresh & original twist on the common issue of bullying.

Is Your Buffalo Ready For Kindergarten

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten by Audrey Vernick: This book is great to share with your child who is feeling anxious about the first day of school.

Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon

Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon  by Patty Lovell: Sometimes our little ones struggle with fitting in and/or appreciating who they are. This book leaves kids with the feeling that they are special.

More Books to Ease Back to School Jitters

I Am Too Absolute Small For School

I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child: Lola is feeling a bit anxious about school and doesn’t really see the need to know how to count past 10, but her brother Charlie comes to her aid.

Making Friends Is An Art

Making Friends is an Art by Julia Cook: In her humorous fashion, she shares about friendships. When Brown asks the other pencils why no one likes him, he discovers that to have friends, he needs to be a good friend. If Brown learns to use all of the friendship skills the other pencils have, he can make friends and have fun too! ”

My Brave Years Of Firsts: Tries, Sighs, and High Fives

My Brave Years of Firsts: Tries, Sighs and High Fives by Jamie Lee Curtis: In this book, Frankie discovers that trying new things is how she grows, and that being brave enough to do so is what growing up is all about.

Wilma Jean The Worry Machine

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook: This fun and humorous book addresses the problem of anxiety in a way that relates to children of all ages. It offers creative strategies for parents and teachers to use, that can lessen the severity of anxiety.

Wemberly Worried

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes: Wemberly is worried about the first day of school, but then realizes that school is too much fun to waste time worrying!

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