08/15/2011 10:15 am ET Updated Oct 15, 2011

Back To School: 10 Books To Get Your Kids Ready

Whether your children are headed to preschool for the first time, entering kindergarten, about to test the waters of junior high or off to high school, it's pretty much the norm for tummies to be filled with butterflies.

Help ease their nerves -- and get them excited -- with some great books as summer nears its end. Here are 10 books about starting school that will help make the transition as smooth as possible and help make going back to school seem cool.