Four Back-to-School Picture Books

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Efficient George has taken considerable care in making sure he's done everything to get ready for school. Still he can't help feeling like he's forgot something. This colorful picture book is another one to have in your back-to-school arsenal, guaranteed to make you smile.

What George Forgot by Kathy Wolff, illustrated by Richard Byrne. Published by Bloomsbury Publishing.
Zoey, the adventurous chicken, is spunky enough to start her own school, inviting all her barnyard pals to be part of the best parts of school. With humor and zeal you'll easily identify with this book and find it the perfect tool for transitioning little ones to preschool or kindergarten.

Chicken in School
by Adam Lehrhaupt (@lehrhaupt) and illustrated by Shahar Kober. Published by Harper Collins Publishing.
When a mother bear can't handle being parted from her little cub, her young son, Benno, gently reassures her and then kindly let's her spend part of the morning with him in his new classroom. A heartwarming role reversal book; perfect as a back-to-school read aloud and one that my three-year-old can't get enough of.

Don't Go to School! by Máire Zepf and illustrated by Tarsila Krüse. Published by Sterling Publishing.

This new concept book, featuring Mac the plush apple with an adorable mini backpack, is perfect for talking with your kids about the normal process of nervous excitement when starting a new school year. For anyone that loves Elf on the Shelf at Christmas time, this is similarly structured, and one that is completely customizable.

Back to School With Mac by Kim DiLoreto, illustrated by Alvina Kwong. Published by Little Pumpkin Press.




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