Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Back to School Books For Preschool

My favorite Books
The following books are some of my favorite books 
for the beginning of school

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dowdney
An adorable book about how a child might feel when they first see their parent leave after school drop-off.  Little llama is sad to see Mama go, but his friends make sure to show him how fun preschool can be -- and before you know it, Mama is back for pick-up and the day is over!  A reassuring book that discusses how young children might feel on the first few days of school.

 Franklin Goes to School  by Paulette Bourgeois   
One of the most loved characters, Franklin the turtle is starting school today!  Kids can read along to see that Franklin is a little nervous on his first day of school.  But after reassuring words from his parents, and getting involved in first-day-of-school activities, Franklin learns that he will love school!  A popular choice for teachers to read the first day/week of school.

The Kissing Hand  by Audrey Penn
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.

When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth by Jamie Lee Curtis

"When I was little, I could hardly do anything, Bur now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nursery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!" Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself.

Chrysanthemum   by 

She was a perfect baby, and she had the perfect name, Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name.  And then she started school.

Pete the Cat by 

Pete the Cat is back—and this time he’s rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song . . . because it’s all good.


Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon  by Patty Lovell
Molly Lou Melon is different, but this doesn't slow her down.

Wimberly Worried  by Kevin Henkes

Wemberly worried about everything.
Big things.
Little things.
And things in between.
Then it was time for school to start.And Wemberly worried even more.
If you ever worry (or know someone who does), this is the book for you.

If You Take A Mouse To School  by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Bringing a plucky mouse to school isn't the wisest idea, no matter how much fun it might seem. Thankfully, the bestselling duo of author Laura Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond -- creators of If You Take a Mouse to the Movies and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie -- have teamed up to show us the hijinks a whiskered school guest could cause.

Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka

An effective, unusual 34-word story of the beginnings of a friendship, accompanied by wild and wonderful illustrations. Against pastel backgrounds, in vibrant, colorful images, an African-American boy and a white boy meet on the street. [Their] one- and two-word exchanges on each spread lead to a tentative offer of friendship, sealed as both boys jump high in the air and yell Yow!"