Wednesday, July 28, 2010

First Day of School Books for Kids

As the last days of Summer dwindle down, parents are gearing up to send their kids back to school. For some children, this might be their first year of school or maybe their first year in a new school. If they are nervous or scared, try reading some of these books to them to help calm their nerves.

I am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child
Lola is not so sure about school. After all, why would she need to count up higher than ten when she never eats more than ten cookies? Ten is enough! She certainly does not need to learn her letters to write a note to a friend. Calling on the telephone is more friendly and straightaway. It is up to Lola’s big brother Charlie, to persuade her that school is worthwhile. But what about Soren Lorensen? Lola’s invisible friend does not want to go to school either! Charlie certainly has his work cut out for him!
No matter how convinced your child is that they don’t need school, I am Too Absolutely Small for School will teach them how important learning their numbers, letters, and making new friends is.

To place a hold on I am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child, click here.

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Time to get up, get dresses and get going because it’s Llama Llama’s first day of school! Meet the teachers, find new friends, but wait….why is Mama Llama leaving?
Llama Llama Misses Mama is perfect for either a kindergartener or a preschooler, who does not quite understand that parents cannot stay at school. So if you are worried that your little one will be clinging to your leg on that first day, read them Llama Llama Misses Mama.

To place a hold on Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney, click here.

Take a Kiss to School by Angela McAllister
There is so much to remember on Digby’s second day at school. Will he know where to hang his jacket and when to listen for his name? Digby’s mother has some special help for her son, who doesn’t feel quite brave enough for school. This reassuring story with winsome illustrations is just right for kids starting school – and those who need a little encouragement once they’re begun!

To place a hold on Take a Kiss to School by Angela McAllister, click here.

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
Starting a new school can be scary – for anyone! Everyone knows the jumble of feelings that go through a child’s head as the first day of school approaches – especially if it’s the first day at a new school. Will they like me? Will I make new friends? What if I don’t like it? These are the questions Sarah Jane Hartwell asks herself as she tries to build up enough courage to embrace her new school. First Day Jitters, with its surprise ending, will teach children that everyone gets nervous on the first day of school!

To place a hold on First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, click here.

We hope everyone has had a great and safe summer! See you in the library!

~ Miss Judith ~

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