Do you have a little person in your life who is heading off to school this month for the very first time? Here is a list of beloved books to help make the transition less scary and a lot more fun. We will have all of these books in stock through the start of the school year!
The Kissing Hand – Audrey Penn (ISBN 9781933718101, $12.95 w/ CD) In this contemporary classic, Chester Raccoon seeks love and reassurance from his mother as he ventures out into the world to attend his very first day of school. The audio CD includes a reading and an original song.
I Am Too Absolutely Small for School – Lauren Child (ISBN 0763628875, $6.99 pb) Lola is not so sure about school. After all, why would she need to count higher than ten when she never eats more that ten cookies at a time? Once again, it’s up to ever-patient big brother Charlie to persuade Lola that school is worthwhile — and that her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, will be welcome, too.
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten – Joseph Slate (ISBN 0140562737, $6.99 pb) It’s the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin! This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten.
First Day Jitters – Julie Danneberg (ISBN 158089061X, $6.95 pb) Everyone knows the jumble of feelings as the first day of school approaches — especially if it’s the first day at a new school. Children and adults delight in the surprise ending!
Berenstain Bears Go To School – Stan & Jan Berenstain (ISBN 0394837363, $3.99 pb) A sympathetic story about Sister Bear, who conquers her fear of starting kindergarten. “May help ease those ‘first day’ fears.”– “School Library Journal.
Welcome to Kindergarten – Anne F Rockwell (ISBN 0802776647, $6.95 pb) Join Tim as he visits his future kindergarten classroom and learns what he will be doing during his first year of school. Explore the reading, math, and art centers. Sit at the desk where he will practice writing, counting, and telling time. The classroom may look a little too big at first, but after finding out about all the fun ahead, it doesn’t seem too big at all. In fact, it’s just the right size