The pictures in this gorgeous book work with the gentle text to convey nervousness, hope, uncertainty, enthusiasm, and ultimately the joy of belonging. Poignantly capturing what it’s like to be new and to feel different, it’s a great book for bigger kids who are moving to a new school or town, and it also works for brand-new kindergarteners.
The first day of school can produce some really big feelings. A snake is worried about where his backpack will go. A sloth is concerned about being late to class. Even the teacher has some anxiety. This book lets us explore some of these feelings in a charming and funny way, while letting us know that everything will be okay.
This is a great example of a picture book that takes a humorous approach to a new school year. Penelope is extremely nervous about the beginning of her first day of school. Things start out a little rocky, but once she realizes that she should treat her classmates the way she would like to be treated, friendship replaces fear and the school year takes a turn for the better.
It’s really interesting to see some of the ways that learning at home is both different from and similar to going to a public school. This semi-autobiographical picture book gives us a peek inside the day of a homeschooled kid.
Change isn't easy--especially for kids. This book does a great job reminding us that it's good to remember not to assume how someone else is feeling, because you never really know. Especially when you don’t know the person very well.
This charming graphic novel perfectly encapsulates a 4th-grade classroom in all of its wonderful, silly chaos. The pictures are bright and engaging, and kids will really be able to see themselves in the honest, lovable characters.
Show and tell at school is always fun, but this one is magical! Easy fiction readers who like animal, friendship, humorous, or school stories will enjoy this one a lot. Included facts about dachshunds are an added bonus!
This informational picture book shows what school is like for kids all over the world. From riding your family's scooter to school in the Pacific islands, to a forest school in Denmark, you can explore how kids learn in ways that are both different from and similar to your own.