Friday, August 13, 2010

On Notebooks, Backpacks, and an Apple for the Teacher

School collage: chairs, books, apple, school bus, spider-man and Dora backpacks, school lunchIs this year the very first time your child is going to school? Or maybe your child is now entering middle school or high school? Don't fret. We've got you covered with some recommendations of back-to-school or entering school stories. We also have some advice books for parents in helping your child at different stages of his or her education.

For Kids (or Parents to Read with Kids)
I Don't Want to Go to School!Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School by Herman Parish

Clifford's First School Day by Norman Bridwell

Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Duncan Edwards

I Don't Want to Go to School! by Stephanie Blake

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick

The Kissing HandKindergarten Countdown by Anna Jane Hays

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins

Margret & H.A. Rey's Curious George's First Day of School by H.A. Rey

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for KindergartenMiss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

Miss Mango and the First Day of School by Jamie Harper

My First Day at Nursery School by Becky Edwards

Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston
For Parents
Practical Wisdom for Parents : Demystifying the Preschool YearsHow to Help Your Child Achieve Academic Success in School: Educating Your Child During the Elementary, Middle, and High School Years by Christopher Harrison

The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life by Laura Scribner Kastner

Middle School and the Age of Adjustment: A Guide for Parents by Eileen Bernstein

Overcoming School Anxiety: How to Help Your Child Deal with Separation, Tests, Homework, Bullies, Math Phobia, and Other Worries by Diane Peters Mayer

A Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years by Joe Bruzzese

Practical Wisdom for Parents : Demystifying the Preschool Years by Nancy Schulman
As always, please visit the Youth Services desk and ask a librarian if you want help finding books or resources about going to school!

Posted by ws (formerly wk)