10 Spanish Children’s Books for the First Day of School

In this post: 10 Spanish children’s books for the first day of school. These bilingual books are perfect for getting kids ready to go back to school. Post contains affiliate links. 

Back to school season is upon us and I can practically smell the fresh notebook paper and newly sharpened pencils. Is it too dorky to say that as a teacher, this is one of my favorite times of the whole year? I know, technically it means summer is over and I have to go back to work, but I love teaching so this is my Super Bowl! 

While I look forward to heading back to school each year, I also know that there is a lot of anxiety for children starting new classes or new programs. Having bilingual books on hand all about heading back to school can help your child feel excited and prepared. 

These are Spanish picture books to read before the first day of school! I love the stories and have recommended them to countless families as they prepare their kids for this next big step. 

10 Spanish Children's Books for Back to School

Si llevas un ratón a la escuela

My children love these books by Laura Numeroff and this one is a perfect way to get ready for back to school. It’s also a great way to review many things kids will bring with them to school and talk about preparing their lunchbox and backpack in Spanish! 

Una carta de tu maestra en el primer día de escuela

This book is the perfect present for any Spanish teacher on the first day of school. I also love to read it to my own students to help us talk about our year together. Reading it at home is a wonderful way for your kids to think about their teacher and their new peers! 

¿Cómo van a la escuela los dinosaurios?

I love using this Spanish children’s book to help guide my own kiddos about kind ways to behave at school. It is silly and has great questions throughout to ask your kids if that is how they should behave or act at school. I love this as a book for kindergarteners and preschoolers alike. 

Así vamos a la escuela

How do kids all around the world go to school? Learn more with this fun book! Some kids walk to school, others ride a bus or a bicycle, some even ski! This is a really fun Spanish kid’s book talking all about heading back to school in fun and different ways. 

Lola va a la escuela

Follow along with Lola as she heads to her first day of school! This is such a sweet book to read all about her adventures with her new school. I love this book especially for preschoolers and kindergarteners who want a closer look at what fun lies ahead at their new school. 

Nuestra clase es una familia

For any child who is nervous about heading back to school and not knowing anyone, this book can help ease any worries. It talks about all the amazing things that you learn from each other, and the beautiful ways in which students and teachers support each other. 

El primer día de un colegio

A fun twist on a back to school book where we learn not about students who may feel nervous, but the school itself! Coming to life, we learn all about the colegio and what is worries about with this new school year. My children and students cannot get enough of this fun back to school book. 

¡Que nervios! El primer día de escuela

This is a perfect book for the beginning of the year when nerves might be running high. In Que Nervios, kids can follow Sarah Jane Hartwell as she faces her fears and goes to school on the first day. This is especially a great Spanish kids book for kindergarten. 

Isabel and Her Colores Go to School

This is a great bilingual book for back to school in Spanish and English. I love using this with my new Spanish learners as a way to weave the language into our stories in an easy-to-understand-way. Isabel and Her Colores Go to School is all about being true to yourself! 

El día en que descubres quién eres

Heading back to school can make so many kids doubt who they are! This story is all about staying true to yourself, loving your own unique story, and trusting that you will find those that you can connect with. For a back to school book about embracing diversity and your true self, this is a great Spanish kid’s book! 


I hope that these Spanish children’s books about back to school help you and your children feel ready for that first day! As a teacher, and a mother, I know how difficult it can be for these big school transitions. Having picture books and stories on hand will really help you connect more with your child as you talk about it. The best bonus is that these Spanish back to school books will also help them grow their language skills. 

Have a great school year ahead!

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