Archive for the ‘School’ Category

This School Year Will Be the Best! by Kay Winters

August 22, 2011 - 4:54 pm No Comments

Books can be great stepping stones for discussion…this one is the perfect example of that. All of the children in the class list one thing they would like to see happen this year..from getting the best seat on the bus to wishing for a snow day to going on a really cool field trip. All of the children have their own hopes for the new school year…what is your child looking forward to?

A Pirate’s Guide to the First Grade by James Preller

August 17, 2011 - 3:32 pm No Comments

If you have a first grader who loves to get their pirate talk on, then this is the book for you! Actually, it probably doesn’t matter if you have a first grader or not…any pirate lubbin’ scallywag would love this one.

Follow the Line to School by Laura Ljungkvist

August 17, 2011 - 3:23 pm No Comments

LOVE this book! It is so fun and colorful and is such a great way to introduce children to all the things they might see and do at school. I also love it because it’s interactive. It not only asks children about what they see in the pictures, but it also asks them questions about themselves, like what letter their first name starts with and what they would pack in their own lunchbox.

The Awful Aardvarks Shop for School by Reeve Lindbergh

August 12, 2011 - 8:39 pm No Comments

If you think your kids are a mess when you take them shopping then you will feel so much better after you read this book to your children. The Aardvarks go back-to-school shopping and completely destroy the shoe store, the toy store, the candy store and every store in between. They do end up seeing how messy they have been and help clean everything up and do eventually leave, but not before reminding the storekeepers that they will be back next fall.

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go To School by Ian Whybrow

August 12, 2011 - 5:44 pm No Comments

Harry takes his bucket of dinosaurs to school on the first day of school, but leaves them outside his classroom with the lunches and coats because he’s too shy to ask if he can bring them inside the classroom. Harry is not enjoying his day without his dinosaurs until he finds another friend who is also having a not-so-great day. It turns out that they both LOVE dinosaurs and it also turns out that their teacher loves dinosaurs, too. This would be a great read for any child who loves dinosaurs. It would also be a great story for a child starting preschool or kindergarten soon.

What Teachers Can’t Do by Douglas Wood

August 12, 2011 - 5:36 pm No Comments

Such a cute book about all the things teachers can’t do. They can’t clean the blackboard by themselves or buy their own apples. They can’t be tardy or teach without flowers on their desk. They never run out of smiley face stickers and they can’t wait to come back to school the next day. A great book for the days leading up to school starting.

The Little School Bus by Carol Roth

August 9, 2010 - 12:06 am No Comments

An adorable rhyming cumulative tale of a bunch of critters boarding the bus on the way to school…a goat in his coat, a pig in a wig, a sly fox wearing socks…Very cute and may help take the edge off the nerves any little ones getting ready to ride the bus for the first time this year may have.

The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing

August 8, 2010 - 11:58 pm No Comments

These kids are tossing and turning, but they have visions of school supplies dancing in their heads.
This story follows the children through their first day of kindergarten with the familiar rhythm of a favorite Christmas story. There are tears, but you might be surprised who ends up crying…and it’s not the children. 🙂

Kindergarten Countdown by Anna Jane Hays

August 6, 2010 - 3:24 pm No Comments

This book follows Lucy as she counts down the days to kindy by practicing her ABC’s, counting and writing her name until finally it is the night before kindy and she drifts off to sleep counting kindergarten sheep. A cute rhyming countdown to kindergarten that focuses on all of the fun things that kindergarten can bring.

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick

August 5, 2010 - 2:57 pm No Comments

Buffalo is having a hard time his first day of kindergarten. He is having trouble using his scissors correctly, he’s a little too big to swing on the swings, he’s a little messy with the paint and he gets a little mad when someone calls him Fluppalo. He is very good at helping make really tall towers though. No matter what he is good at or not so good at, everyone is special in their own way, and that’s what buffalo learns in kindergarten.