Looking for some new books to prepare your kids for school? Here are four new titles to help gear your child up for their first day:
Preschool for Maisy means a day filled with friends and things to do, from the time she hangs her coat on a special peg to the time she says good-bye. In a bright, full-size storybook full of familiar scenes, this child-friendly look at a day in the life of a preschooler is one that newcomers and seasoned pros alike will be happy to share.
Out on the playground, kids are skipping rope and making trades. In the library, they’re whispering, fidgeting, and giggling. In the classroom, they’re learning their lessons....or spinning tales about why they haven’t turned in their homework. Throughout this collection of nineteen poems -- ideal for reading aloud in pairs, but just as much fun with one or many -- words, pictures, and voices erupt in an irresistible invitation to join an exhilarating ride around school. So hop on the bus! The pencils are tapping, the clock is ticking, and reports are due...tomorrow?
Douglas is the youngest, smallest, and newest student in his second-grade class, and he doesn’t like reading. He doesn’t like sitting still. And he doesn’t like Miss Little, especially when she makes him stay after class day after day, forcing him to sound out lines and blobs and squiggles when he’d rather be throwing a football. Luckily Douglas likes the pictures in the book Miss Little has chosen for him, pictures that remind him of the lake his family visits every summer. Award-winning author Douglas Wood -- the boy in the story -- alludes to scenes from The Little Island, the first book that enticed him to read, in a tale that will resonate with many children with ADHD.
If there's an elephant in the classroom -- along with an alligator, a koala, a centipede, an octopus, and who knows what else -- it must be Miss Mingo's class on the first day of school! Miss Mingo is eager to start off the year by inviting all creatures great and small to share something special about themselves. Do you have any idea how long Giraffe’s tongue is? Or how much water Pelican's pouch can hold? Visit Miss Mingo’s classroom for just one day and meet a delightfully diverse group of students -- and discover a world full of wonderful facts!