It’s almost time for new pencil cases, school zone enforcement, and that all-important decision: what to wear on the first day of school. Here are a few new school-related books:
In Rosie Goes to Preschool by Karen Katz, helpful preschooler Rosie takes children through a day of preschool, providing reassurance and information.
Susan B. Katz has a new school-related book called ABC School’s For Me!. Familiar classroom activities are described for each letter of the alphabet in a rhyming text.
In School Days Around the World , author Margriet Ruurs shares the experiences of children from thirteen different schools around the world. Kids can see what it would be like to attend a school in Alaska, Kenya, Shanghai, and more.
Maple & Willow Apart by Lori Nichols portrays what might happen when an older sibling enters school, leaving behind a younger playmate. Maple enters kindergarten and leaves little sister Willow behind. At first, Maple is happy to tell Willow all about her adventures at school, but when she finds that Willow is creating her own adventures, she is a bit jealous.
The amusing My Humongous Hamster Goes to School by Lorna Freytag tells of a pet hamster that grows to gigantic size after eating all of the lunches in the room. Photo collages show the enormous hamster participating in everyday school activities such as art class, recess, and lunch.
Posted by: Susan