Jeanne Birdsall is the author of The Penderwicks, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. My Favorite Pets: by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s Class is her hilarious new picture book.
September is just a few short weeks away and children going into kindergarten will enter a whole new realm that is really quite different from Pre-K or daycare settings. And because young children are highly observant, it’s important to prepare yourself so that you can face your child’s feelings. The following books will help explain the school setting and hopefully clear up any doubts or lingering fears in preparation for the first day of school.
Go back to school with Bailey! In this funny new book from the best-selling children’s illustrator Harry Bliss, school proves to be an unexpected place for Bailey to do all sorts of things he loves: reading, fetching, painting, digging, singing — and making friends! One (1) winner will receivea Bailey Lunchbox and copy of the book. Two (2) additional winners will receive a copy of the book. Giveaway begins August 29, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 25, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
It’s that time of the year again: school time! Whether it’s the first day of school or the first day of a new grade, there is always an adjustment period. Excited, nervous, or shy, reading books about school, or stories that revolve around the classroom, can be a great way to begin switching gears from the vacation mindset. In this book list, you’ll find picture books, chapter books for the early fluent and fluent readers, as well as a novel for young adults.