Ready for School?

By Jill Gonzalez, Associate Director

Ready for School

BookSpring’s Top 10 Back to School Read-Alouds

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to head back to school, see old friends, and make some new ones. Whether your children are in preschool or elementary school, here are some books that we love for sharing the excitement, challenge and fun of returning to class. Check one out from the library today!

10. David Goes to School
by: David Shannon
David’s antics are very realistic, and very funny! Grownups and children will delight in the fact that David is still loved and cherished, even though he is FAR from perfect.

9. The Kissing Hand
by: Audrey Penn
This classic back to school tale is reassuring for children and their parents. We can’t say any more; it’s a MUST read!

8. Wolf
by: Becky Bloom
Perfect for reluctant readers, this wolf story is about getting into the “cool” animals reading club.

7. Hooway for Wodney Wat!
By: Helen Lester
Wodney Wat has trouble with his R’s. That doesn’t stop him from rescuing the class from a big bully and saving the day.

6. If You Take a Mouse to School
by: Laura Numeroff
If you take a mouse to school, he will want to see your lunchbox, well who wouldn’t? This story walks you through a school day and brings to life the wonder of experiencing school for the first time.

5. The Little Engine That Could
by: Watty Piper
Yes, you can do it! That is the message of this classic children’s book. If you put your mind to it, you can do anything! Great reminders for children, and their grownups!

4. The Teacher from the Black Lagoon
by: Mike Thaler
Sometimes it is REALLY scary to go back to school, especially when your teacher is probably a green monster! Mike Thaler addresses our fears, and calms them in this book that is great for 2nd and 3rd graders.

3. Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School
by: Herman Parrish
Check out the “new” Amelia Bedelia! She’s a charming little girl who has mishaps, much like the original. Her sense of humor carries her through the day.

2. Froggy Goes to School
by: Jonathan London
Froggy has a terrible nightmare about going back to school, but in the end, he leapfrogs through his day and has a great time.

1. Miss Nelson is Missing
by: James Marshall
This book is a modern classic that you probably remember from grade school. If you haven’t read it, now’s the time! Miss Nelson deserves respect and kindness from her students, but doesn’t get it. You can bet that Miss Viola Swamp won’t put up with that!

Pick up a great “Back to School” book today and share it with your family!

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