Hooray for the First Day of School!

Not much new in the back-to-school category so far, but your kids will love these little gems.


Follow the Line to School.  Laura Ljungkvist.  Viking, 2011.
A single continuos line takes us on a tour of the school to the classroom, library, art room, cafeteria, playground, music room and out the door to home.  The text points out detail on each page and also asks a question that may not be easy to answer.  Engaging.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud K-2nd grade




Foxy.  Emma Dodd.  Harper, 2012.
A fox with a magic tail tries to help Emily who is can’t sleep because she is worried she won’t have what she needs on the first day of school.  His magic is not perfect, but his advice is.  When Emily asks, “What if nobody likes me?” he replies, “Now you don’t need my magic for that, Emily.”  Colorful and charming and reassuring.  Picture Book.
Go to : http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com   for a worksheet and video trailer.
Read-aloud K-1st grade


Rocket Writes a Story.  Tad Hills.  Schwartz & Wade, 2012.
If you loved “How Rocket Learned to Read,” you will love this new title just as much.
Since he learned to read, Rocket has been collecting words.  It is time to write a story, but the writing process can be frustrating at times.  His teacher, the little yellow bird, encourages and guides Rocket.  He is proud of his final product.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud 1st-2nd grade
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