Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great by Bob Shea
Seriously. You will see this one again on the blog once inspiration strikes (I'm sort of last minute person :/)... and you should go find it for yourself. Don't judge others by their appearance!
I'd go so far as to say this one could be used for K-5. With different accompanying activities, of course.
I'm Not Reading! by Jonathan Allen
Debating this one. Could be really good for carpet expectations for the little ones. PERSONAL SPACE for the reader. Eyes on the book. Voices off so as not to distract everyone.
Every Cowgirl Goes to School by Rebecca Janni
I like this one more than a lot of other Goodreads readers but I happen to know the girls love them. And I like the message of this one ... the day doesn't have to be PERFECT to still be good. Full on admit, though, that this one would appeal more to girls (even girls who don't like pink ... like ME!) than boys. So you'd have to partner it with a more boy-friendly title.
Let's Go, Hugo! by Angela Dominguez
Not specifically about school ... but definitely about how a new friend can help you get out of your comfort zone and do amazing new things.
So there's not a song download, per se. (Or if there is I haven't found it!) But this sort of bob-along video introduces one that, while not my favorite of all of the character's books, is a great one to read near the beginning of the year.
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean
Rocket's Mighty Words by Tad Hills
This one is not necessarily a read long but I added it here because libraries and classroom teachers may want to have copies available at writing stations ... and of course introducing this little board book along with reading the two real Rocket stories go together.
That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
This could be a fun one for reading and then discussing or maybe writing a class book about what is and is not a good idea for walking in the halls, working at your desk or with technology, choosing books off the shelf, etc.
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Longer so might need to be read over a couple days ... but again (This seems to be a theme, right? But the beginning of the school year is so perfect for it) this one is great for TRY NEW THINGS.
And two not new but I realized I forgot to mention last year ...
But Excuse Me That Is My Book by Lauren Child
SHARE. It's hard to take turns but SHARE.
Rules for School by Alec Greven
"My favorite time is Library because books are awesome. Tip: If you don't like a book, don't worry. There is a book for everyone. Ask the librarian to help you."
And here IS last year's post (click on the image).
Also check out the comments for some more suggestions. And add comments HERE.
(Yes. I was lazy and just slapped part 2 on the same image. Or ... not totally lazy. Perhaps better phrased "I wanted to show continuity between the two years' posts." Yes. That makes me sound better.)