I am sure you all know the first one and it was even a part the preschool library: The Kissing Hand By Audrey Penn. “Chester Raccoon doesn’t want to go to school–he wants to stay home with his mother. She assures him that he’ll love school–with its promise of new friends, new toys, and new books. Even better, she has a special secret that’s been in the family for years–the Kissing Hand.” I usually choke up a bit when reading this book as it is so sweet.
A close family friend gave us ‘Seymour Slug Starts School’ by Carey Armstong-Ellis a few years ago and I think my daughter loves Seymour as she takes the emotional journey with Seymour and sees how relieved, happy and confident he is at the end.