In my position as a technical processing assistant at the DeWitt Community Library, I catalog a lot of new picture books. Unfortunately, I cannot review them all, but I do try to read them all. Below are a few I’ve cataloged recently. I have assigned a 🙂 to my favorites. (Whenever possible, summaries have been taken directly from the books.)
Whether your kids are just starting school or are going back to school, don’t forget to put picture books at the top of your school supply list.
🙂 Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.
🙂 Sisters Maple and Willow miss each other when Maple starts school, leaving Willow behind at home.
🙂 Murphy is full of excuses for staying home from school but his father has a cure for each of them until Murphy finally gives in–and Dad reminds him it is Saturday.
Everyone knows geese don’t go to school. So when Sophie hears flappy footsteps in class, it can’t be Goose, can it?
When Mommy and Daddy take Jake and Jenny back-to-school shopping, they are determined to stick to their list but when Mommy steps away, requests for items not on the list abound, including one from Daddy.
Sadie, who is about to start second grade, decides it is up to her to make sure her little sister, Eva, is ready for Kindergarten.
Birdie is both excited and nervous about starting school, but once she sees the classroom and meets her teacher, she knows that everything will be fine.
After he finds a brand new shiny penny, Theodore has a perfect day in Kindergarten.
School is for kids, not for dogs. But Stanley is curious. What do the kids do in school all day?
It’s Bear’s first day of school, and he’s a bit reluctant to go. Mama says all bears love school; Bear isn’t so sure. But school turns out to be full of fun–painting pictures, listening to stories, and making new friends. Maybe this bear will like school after all.
Ginny Louise stands up to bullying by the Truman Elementary Troublemakers and wins them over with her unwavering cheerfulness.
🙂 On Flo’s first day of preschool, her lunch bucket is lost…and a new friend is found!
As the talent show nears, Penny and her trusty canine companion Jelly scramble to find Penny’s talent.
Rose wants to get a star on Mrs. Benson’s blackboard, but sometimes her mind wanders, she doesn’t always know the right answers, and her reading-aloud voice is too quiet.
Rosie, a helpful preschooler, offers advice to children facing their first day of preschool.