I came across this picture book at the library - School’s First Day Of School, by
The story is told through the perspective of the school. School has just been built and he’s nervous to have the students arrive. He confides his fears to his best friend, the janitor. Janitor offers him some support and encouragement before the new year begins. In the beginning, School doesn’t like the kids that have arrived. They’re noisy and messy. But the children slowly begin to win over School, especially one little, freckled-face girl.
I’ve never seen a school as a main character before and by the end of the book, I became quite fond of School. I especially liked the last page where Janitor is at the top of school and they have a conversation while watching the sun set together. Check it out. It’s a sweet story.