Monday, August 11, 2008

Back to School

August 27 will be here before we know it! Kids can get in the mood by reading a good school story. There are 671 items listed under "Schools--Fiction" in our catalog! Yikes! You can browse through the titles or go with ones suggested here.

There are a lot of series books that feature kids and school. Favorites include characters like Clementine, Junie B. Jones, Horrible Harry, Marvin Redpost, Ramona, Amber Brown, and Judy Moody and her cute little brother Stink. (I especially like the scenario when Stink brings home the class hamster for the weekend and loses him--very funny.) Many of these characters can be heard on CD and tapes, too.

The following might be of interest for kids just beginning school:

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
My First Day of School by Nancy Skarmeas
I am Absolutely Too Small for School by Lauren Child
Kindergarten Countdown by Anna Jane Hays
My Kindergarten by Rosemary Wells
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

Ever wonder what would happen if you went to school every single day of the year? A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech tackles that one. Billy Tartle in Say Cheese by Michael Townshend makes a boring school picture day not-so-boring. Andrew Clements is very clever with his school stories. Imagine making up a new word (Frindle) or having a no talking contest between the fifth grade boys and girls (No Talking). Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard will help kids prepare for the substitute teacher. And who can resist that cute little puppy, Biscuit? (Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa Satin Capucilli)

We have lots of titles (671 to be exact). Browse through the selections and pick one or more that are right for your scholar!