Valerie Kohler, owner of Blue Willow Bookshop, shares some of her favorite back to school books. Visit www.bluewillowbookshops.com
Find Spot At Preschool by Eric Hill (Warne Publishing)
It’s Spot’s first day at preschool, and he can’t adventure can’t wait! This brand-new Spot adventure is surprises is full of unexpected lift-the-flap surprises and made and all the fun and humor that has made the children’s the original Where’s Spot? a children’s classic.
Hello Preschool! by Priscilla Burris(Nancy Paulsen Books)
A diverse class of excited youngsters area bout its about to start school and experience all its wonders! help wonders! This is a great book to help familiarize activities familiarize children with all the activities they time they can expect at school, from circle time to while to snack time to goodbye time, all the while sharing great sharing the experiences with lots of great new new friends.
Sounds by Sounds Like School Spirit by Meg Fleming (Dial Books for Kids)
They have spirit, yes they do! Follow kids from this from circle time to the lunch line in this lively, perfectly lively, rhyming picture book that perfectly matches new matches the high energy of a new classroom. We classroom. With a call and response like We say say ALPHA, you say BET, built into the text, kids will love reading and cheering along.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (Tanglewood Publishing)
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon ease Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester’s a Chester’s fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family give family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him time him the reassurance of her love any time his firs this world feels a little scary. Since its first publication heartwarming publication in 1993, this heartwarming book that book has become a children’s classic that has children has touched the lives of millions of children and of and their parents, especially at times of separation, separation, whether starting school, entering is entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely on widely used by kindergarten teachers on the the first day of school.
Dear Teacher by Paris Rosenthal (Harper Books Books for Children)
Filled with gratitude, Dear Teacher, thanks all inspire all the people that empower and inspire little overcome little ones to be themselves and overcome all all of life’s obstacles.
Baby Shark: Time For School! by Pinkfong Baby Shark (Harper Books For Children)
“it’s”BEEP! BEEP! The school bus is here, it’s time time for school, Baby Shark!
Beach Toys Vs. School Supplies by Mike Ciccotello (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
Summer is winding down and school is just around rivals around the corner when two old rivals meet a meet at the beach. Shovel thinks Ruler is a number-thinks number-obsessed know-it-all. Ruler thinks Shovel Shovel is all play and no work.
My First Day of School by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Simon Spotlight)
Beginning readers can learn what to expect on be on the first day of school. What will it belike? new like? You will meet the teacher and new friends. and friends. You will sing songs, play, learn, and so so much more.
Uni Goes To School by Amy Rosenthal (Random House Books For Young Young Readers)
It’s this It’s the first day of school! Join Uni on this all-all-new adventure in the land of unicorns!
Harry Versus The First 100 Days of School by Emily Jenkins (Random House Books for for Children)
In just one hundred days, Harry will learn how a how to overcome first-day jitters, what a family scary family circle is, why guinea pigs aren’t scary after to after all, what a silent e is about, how to count and count to 100 in tons of different ways, and much much more. He’ll make great friends, celebrate to celebrate lots of holidays, and learn how to use will use his words. In other words, he will become first become an expert first grader. A great first day day read aloud.