Fun New Kids Picture Books for the Pre-K and Kindergarten Classroom
Dr. Anna C. Iacovetta | The Children’s Book Review | October 1, 2018
The crunch of the leaves below our feet and the crisp air biting our noses only means one thing . . . Fall is upon us and school is back in session. Teachers and students alike are excited to start a new school year! Below are some new school-themed children’s books that would make for great additions to any classroom library!
Written & Illustrated by Kate Berube
Little Mae is definitely not excited to start school and hides in a nearby tree. It isn’t until she befriends Rosie and Ms. Pearl that she discovers she is not alone and that no matter the age, everyone has the first day jitters. A great story to teach about positive thinking and friendship.
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Harry N. Abrams | 2018 | ISBN: 978-1419723254
Written by Jenna Lettice
Illustrated by Colleen Madden
A fun counting book that incorporates a day in the life of a preschooler. Each page keeps track as the reader counts “9 cots for sleeping, 6 swings for swinging, 4 finger paints, etc.” It is even complete with stickers for your little one to add to the appropriate pages. A book that will get preschoolers interacting, for sure!
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers | 2018 | ISBN: 978-1524766603
Written by Kimberlee Gard
Illustrated by Sandie Sonke
Little i is ready for school until his friends point out that he is missing his dot! The letters join forces and search everywhere as they go through the entire alphabet. After eventually finding his dot, his father tells him he is old enough to start his own sentences now as a capital letter! The colorful pictures and text flow well with this creative story to teach capitalization. Great for primary classrooms!
Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Familius | 2018 | ISBN: 978-1641700160
More back-to-school books include:
Bomba, the Brave
By Denise Dufala Illustrated by Kimberly Soderberg
Halo Publishing International, 2018
Punctuation for President
By Lynn Rowe Reed
Plaid People Press, 2018
Header image illustration from ‘Mae’s First Day of School’ (Harry N. Abrams, 2018), written and illustrated by Kate Berube.
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