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First Day of a New School Year – 08/26/11

Posted on: Friday, August 26th, 2011

This week we continue with “Back to School” books but our theme is about being new and trying to make friends.  These books are for the younger set but other kids may also benefit from and enjoy these stories.

You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown is for kids pre-K and up.  The story is about the day the Lucy is going to make a new friend! But she finds it’s harder than she had thought.  After a few attempts when she’s just about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her.  A warm story that teaches persistence and friendship.

Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School by  David Mackintosh is another book for pre-K and up kids. “Marshall Armstrong is new to school and definitely stands out from the crowd, with his pale skin, perpetual hats, and special ‘space food’ lunches that come in silver wrappers.  He doesn’t play sports, and he doesn’t watch television.  So when he invites everyone in class over for his birthday party, it’s sure to be a disaster. Or is it?  Marshall Armstrong might have a trick or two up his long, ‘sun protective’ sleeve.”  David Mackintosh’s story is a different take on the difficulties of being the new kid in school and making friends.

Sea Monster’s First Day by Kate Messner is for kids pre-K and up.  Sea monster Ernest is starting his first day of school but is afraid of fitting in because he’s so much bigger and different from everyone else.  Along with that, there’s a lot to learn like reading, singing, playing hide-and-seek with the fishermen, and more.  Sea Monster’s First Day encourages kids to be excited about that first day and all the days that follow.  A good read for any child starting school or for anyone experiencing first day of school jitters.

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