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August 9, 2014

Kid’s Corner: Back-To-School Books

Filed under: Cedar Mill Reads, Kid's Corner, Kids — cmclreads @ 12:19 pm

Cedar Mill Newsletter for August 8, 2014

The end of summer vacation is near, which means it’s almost back-to-school time. Ease your child’s transition from summer to school with these great picture books!

Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School
Parish, HermanIllustrator Avril, Lynne2009-06 – Greenwillow Books9780061544552
Check Our Catalog Since 1963, Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper for the Rogers family, has been entertaining generations of readers. Now, for the first time, she stars in her own full-size picture book as a little girl on her first day of school. Full color. …More
Dinosaur vs. School Dinosaur vs. School
Shea, BobIllustrator Shea, Bob2014-06 – Disney Press9781423160878
Check Our Catalog Dinosaur is starting preschool today. ROAR There are new friends to meet, dress-up outfits to wear, glitter and googly eyes to paste, musical instruments to play, and snacks to eat. What’s not to like? But then, oh, no It’s Dinosaur vs. Clean-up Time Fortunately, when friends work together, EVERYONE WINS With all the bright colors, bold lines, and toddler-like exuberance that have …More
Foxy Foxy
Dodd, Emma2012-06 – HarperCollins Publishers9780062014191
Check Our Catalog Emily is starting school tomorrow, and she’s worried that she won’t have everything she needs. Luckily, Foxy comes to her rescue! Foxy is a fox with a magical talent: anything he needs, he can produce instantly from his tail. Unfortunately, sometimes he gets things a little mixed up! Full color. …More
The Invisible Boy The Invisible Boy
Ludwig, TrudyIllustrator Barton, Patrice2013-10 – Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers9781582464503
Check Our Catalog Awards:Black-Eyed Susan Award (2015), Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2015), Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award (2015)Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes. From esteemed author and speaker Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Barton, this gentle story shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. Full color. …More
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School? Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School?
Martin, Bill, Jr.Author Sampson, MichaelIllustrator Bryant, Laura J.2013-08 – Amazon Childrens Publishing9781477817223
Check Our Catalog On the first day of school, Kitty Cat discovers that there are lots of things to enjoy. She plays, she enjoys a snack, she paints, she sings, she listens to a story, and she shares something special during Show-and-Tell. The day ends with a big hug from her mom. Children will love Laura J. Bryant’s appealing illustrations that bring Kitty Cat to life, along with the other adorable kittens at …More
Little Lola Little Lola
Saab, JulieIllustrator Gothard, David2014-04 – Greenwillow Books9780062274571
Check Our Catalog Hello, Little Lola Lola is curious about everything . . . especially school. What is school like? Find out when Lola the cat heads to school herself and gets a paw (or two) into just about everything. Lively, funny, irresistible, and mischievous, Lola will appeal to fans of Olivia and Peppa Pig.When an apple hits Lola the cat on the head and wakes her up, she knows it is going…More
Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!
Yum, Hyewon2012-07 – Farrar Straus Giroux9780374350048
Check Our Catalog Awards:Alabama Camellia Award (2014), Ezra Jack Keats Book Award (2013)It’s a child’s first day of kindergarten, but who is worried about all the new people and the different things he’ll meet–the child? No! The mother. In a refreshing reversal of roles, the child takes it upon himself to comfort and reassure his mother that everything will be fine. …More
Monstergarten Monstergarten
Mahoney, Daniel J.Illustrator Kaminsky, Jef2013-07 – Feiwel & Friends9781250014412
Check Our Catalog Patrick is worried about his first day of monstergarten. Everyone has to be “scary” in monstergarten. Patrick’s friend, Kevin, offers to show Patrick how to be scaryNthey roar, they sneak up on people, they bare their teeth. But Patrick still isn’t ready. His parents tell him to just be himself. But what if he’s not scary “enough?” Full color. …More
Monsters Love School Monsters Love School
Austin, MikeIllustrator Austin, Mike2014-06 – HarperCollins Publishers9780062286185
Check Our Catalog Summer is over, and now it’s time for the biggest adventure of all – Monster School Join these hilarious, energetic monsters as they go to school for the first time in author-illustrator Mike Austin’s picture-book sequel to ‘Monsters Love Colors’. Reading and writing and learning your monster history has never been so much fun …More
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)
Brown, Peter2014-07 – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers9780316070294
Check Our Catalog A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She’s loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won’t allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day… he finds his teacher there Over the course of one day, Bobby learns that monsters are not always what they seem.Each page is …More
Noni Is Nervous Noni Is Nervous
Hartt-Sussman, HeatherIllustrator Cote, Genevieve2013-07 – Tundra Books (NY)9781770493230
Check Our Catalog A unique hardcover picture book for two to five year olds, this is the story of a lovely little girl who is nervous about many things. Noni finds a way to control her nerves and work through her anxiety, making life much more bearable for everyone! …More
Oliver and His Alligator Oliver and His Alligator
Schmid, PaulIllustrator Schmid, Paul2013-06 – Disney Press9781423174370
Check Our Catalog Oliver is nervous about the first day of school, so he picks up an alligator at the swamp, just in case. And boy, does it come in handy! Whenever anything scares Oliver, the alligator makes the problem go away. Quickly, school becomes much simpler . . . and a little lonely. Full color. …More
Otto Goes to School Otto Goes to School
Parr, Todd2013-07 – LB Kids9780316229319
Check Our Catalog The first day of school is both scary and exciting for Otto. At first, he is very nervous, but then he realizes how much fun school can be. Parr’s bold illustrations and simple text are the perfect fit for children just starting their reading journey. Full color. …More
Planet Kindergarten Planet Kindergarten
Ganz-Schmitt, SueIllustrator Prigmore, Shane2014-05 – Chronicle Books (CA)9781452118932
Check Our Catalog This clever picture book will prepare young explorers to boldly go where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten. Suit up for a daring adventure as our hero navigates the unknown reaches and alien inhabitants of this strange new world. Hilarious and confidence-boosting, this exciting story will have new kindergarteners ready for liftoff …More
You're Wearing That to School?! You’re Wearing That to School?!
Plourde, LynnIllustrator Cornelison, Sue2013-06 – Disney Press9781423155102
Check Our Catalog Penelope is so excited about the first day of school that she’s doing her happy hippo dance. She can’t wait to wear her rainbow sparkle outfit. “Oh, no, no!” says her best pal Tiny, who started school last year. He has a few tips for Penelope about fitting in without sticking out. Full color. …More

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