Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Going Back to School Can Be Fun

Ready or not, school starts (at least for Fayette County students) tomorrow. Are you or your children nervous about that first day? If so, stop by the library to borrow these back to school titles to share with your family. The call number for the books is after the book description. Ask one of the librarians if you need help finding a title.

Argus by Michelle Knudsen- Sallie’s egg doesn’t hatch a chick like the eggs of the other children in her class. Her egg hatches into a. . . dinosaur. Yikes! JF K

Butterflies in My Stomach by Serge Bloch-Phrases that we take for granted like, “Opening a can of worms,” or “Butterflies in my stomach,” seem strange and almost scary to a boy who is unfamiliar with them. Humorous illustrations will probably have you and your child laughing out loud. JF B

A Few Blocks by Cybele Young-Ferdie and his older sister Viola trek to school on the first day of classes. Ferdie’s fortunate that his big sister can show him the ropes at school. Or is he? JF Y

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? By Audrey Vernick- Buffalo’s first day of kindergarten is a little tough, but when he listens to his teacher and follows the rules, he knows that school will be ok. JF V

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney-Loveable Llama Llama’s first day of preschool is kind of hard because he misses his mama. JF D

Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School by David Mackintosh-The new kid Marshall Armstrong is a little different from his classmates. When he invites them to his house for a birthday party, the other children wonder what kind of party he will have. JF M

Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten by Hyewon Yum- Is it the kindergartener or his mother who is more nervous about him going to kindergarten for the first time? JF Y

Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine by Allison Wortche- Rosie’s classmate Violet usually gets all the attention and praise in class. An unexpected turn of events changes who gets noticed though, and it is quiet Rosie who shines in the end. JF W

School Bus by Donald Crews-For the youngest child who may be starting preschool this year, this title has simple words and an object that children can quickly relate to, a school bus. JF C

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