The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill

Back of Book: Mean Jean was Recess Queen and nobody said any different. Until a new kid came to school! With her irrepressible spirit, the new girl dethrones the reigning recess bully by becoming her friend in this infectious playground romp. My Review: I am gearing up for back to school, and finding all myContinue reading “The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill”

On the First Day of First Grade by Tish Rabe

Back of Book: From choosing books to read to building things with clay to performing in a play, there are many exciting firsts to look forward to. Saying goodbye to mom and dad can be hard, but when the school bus pulls up, it’s time for some first-grade fun! My Review: I received a copyContinue reading “On the First Day of First Grade by Tish Rabe”

My Teacher’s Not Here! By Lana Button

Back of Book: As soon as she arrives at school, Kitty knows there’s trouble. Smiling Miss Seabrooke should be here to meet me. But my teacher is missing and NOT here to greet me. With no Miss Seabrooke, everyone should be sent home, right? But no! Kitty and her classmates line up as usual andContinue reading “My Teacher’s Not Here! By Lana Button”

Miss Little’s Gift By Douglas Wood

Back of Book: Douglas was the youngest, smallest, and newest member of Miss Littles second-grade class, and the almost impossible task of learning to read made things even harder. But reading was only one of his problems. He didn’t like sitting still. He talked when he wasn’t supposed to. He got into scrapes on theContinue reading “Miss Little’s Gift By Douglas Wood”

A Tiger Tail: (Or What Happened to Anya on Her First Day of School) By Mike Boldt

Back of Book: Anya wakes up to discover that she has grown a tiger tail. Yes, a striped tiger tail. It also happens to be the first day of school. What will the other kids think? Are girls with tiger tails even allowed to go to school?! My Review: I have yet to meet aContinue reading “A Tiger Tail: (Or What Happened to Anya on Her First Day of School) By Mike Boldt”

K is for Kindergarten By Erin Dealey

Back of Book: Here comes kindergarten! Whether your little reader is gearing up for the first day or making her way through the school year, K is for Kindergarten will help guide them with silly rhymes and fun activities from A to Z. My Review: I picked this book during a recent trip to theContinue reading “K is for Kindergarten By Erin Dealey”

How to Get Your Teacher Ready By Jean Reagan

Back of Book: Written in tongue-in-cheek instructional style, a class of adorable students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready—for the first day of school, and all the events and milestones that will follow getting their teacher ready is really getting themselves ready. Filled with charming role-reversal humor, this is a playful andContinue reading “How to Get Your Teacher Ready By Jean Reagan”

School’s First Day of School By Adam Rex.

Back of Book: It’s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone’s just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him? The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on,Continue reading “School’s First Day of School By Adam Rex.”

A Letter to my Teacher By Deborah Hopkinson

Back of Book: This funny, touching picture book –the perfect gift for a child to give to his/her own teacher– celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect giftContinue reading “A Letter to my Teacher By Deborah Hopkinson”