Is it time to get back into the swing of school? Hopefully, not just yet! We have a few more weeks of summer and I hope you do too. But, it’s IS a good time to talk about school starting to ease any anxieties. These five books do the trick.
How about you? What are your favorite back-to-school traditions or books? Thanks for sharing!
p.s. A few more Back to School book lists here:
New Back to School Picture Books GIVEAWAY!
A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices by Sally Derby, illustrated by Mika Song
Six kids in grades kindergarten through fifth grade start school with anxieties and fears. Ethan, a kindergartener, hides something in his pocket for comfort. Zach in first-grade worries about learning everything over again. Katie frets that her new teacher in second grade isn’t her old teacher in first grade. Jackie isn’t the only third grader to get dropped off early. Fourth-grader Carlos wonders if he will make new friends. Fifth grade Mia has hearing aids that almost make her late. As each child navigates the first day of school, their free-verse poems show how everything turns out fine. [free verse poetry picture book, ages 5 and up]
Tinyville Town Time for School by Brian Biggs
It’s Ellie Emberley’s first day of school! Everyone from the principal to the lunch lady, to the playground attendant and bus driver, and, of course, her teacher and classmates make her feel at home. Tinytown is a bright, happy place to visit! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
The Twelve Days of Kindergarten by Deborah Lee Rose, illustrated by Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
Sing along to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas in this picture book that reflects a day in kindergarten. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Boo Who? by Ben Clanton
It can be scary being new and having to make new friends, especially if you are a ghost that is quite shy. A ghost can’t participate in all the games that require solidity, like bounce-ball or pick-up twigs or tag. It’s ok. His new friends find a game that Boo is especially good at. An encouraging book for shy kids who might be starting something new like a new sports team, classroom, or school. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Barnaby Never Forgets by Pierre Collet-Derby
With the start of school comes some responsibility, like remembering things. Barnaby never forgets … except for some things that relate to school. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
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Barnaby Never Forgets
The Twelve Days of Kindergarten
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