Saturday, September 8, 2012

School Time

It's the time of year that is dreaded by some kids yet loved by others, back-to-school time!  This time of year always brought kids in who never finished their summer reading, eager beavers looking to get their head start on books for the academic year, and parents looking for books to help young children deal with the first few days.  I polled the booksellers to see what books they'd recommend for parents and kids going either to school for the first time or returning for a new year of adventures.

Alan offered the most creative suggestion, "The Zombie Survival Guide," by Max Brooks.  That is certainly a class that isn't taught in school but Alan believes the book should be read, "just in case."  And you never know, everytime I hear Jaime Lee Curtis say "grains" in the latest Activia commercial, I think she is saying brains.  Anyway....

Jessica P. recommends "The Kissing Hand," by Audrey Penn which she feels would help children deal with separation anxiety issues.


Rachel suggests, "Chrysanthemum," which deals with teasing, by Kevin Henkes. 

Rebecca T. likes the light-hearted fun of "If You Take a Mouse to School," by Laura Numeroff as do I and also suggested "Stephanie's Ponytail," by Robert Munsch.

Finally, I love "Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia," by Peggy Parish.  My favorite part is when she takes "roll call." Read it to find out why it's so hilarious. 

What about all of you?  What books would you recommend to help gets get ready for school?  Or if you have kids, what books have they enjoyed while preparing to go back to school?  Please share with us!

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