School Rules!

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School Rules!

Titles to help get your student ready for school

Summer is coming to an end, which means a new school year is right around the corner. This time of year can cause anxiety in those moving to a new classroom. These titles remind us that we can all conquer the dreaded first day.

First Day Jitters By: Julie Danneburg
It’s the first day of school at a new school and Sarah is apprehensive about going. She hates the idea of starting over. She does not know anyone and is worried that it’ll just be hard. Read to find out if Sarah conquers her first day jitters and makes it to school. Suggested for ages 5-8.
 
Froggy Goes to School By: Jonathan London
Is Froggy nervous about the first day of school? Of course he is. Terrible thoughts invade his dreams as he has a nightmare about missing the bus to school and showing up in his underwear. Although everything seems to be going wrong he doesn’t let these negative thoughts stop him. Read to find out what fun and exciting things happen on Froggy’s first day of school. Suggested for ages 3-5.
 
Kindergarten Rocks By: Katie Davis
Dexter is all set to start kindergarten. He is not scared at all, so he says. But “his stuffed dog is.” Dexter’s older sister Jessie reassures them that it is going to be great. Go on a journey with Dexter as they explore a list of his first day concerns. Suggested for ages 4-7.
 
Mouse’s First Day of School By: Lauren Thompson
One morning Mouse decides to hide in a backpack. This backpack takes him to a place he has never been before. When he gets out of the backpack he explores all the different things in this classroom environment. Read to find out what Mouse sees on his first day of school. Suggested for ages 2-6.
 
First Grade Stinks By: Mary Ann Rodman
Hayley is entering first grade. If it is anything like kindergarten, she’ll love it. She soon finds out that it isn’t. The colors in the classroom don’t seem as bright, her new teacher doesn’t seem to smile as much as her old one, and the work is harder. Read to find out what happens when she has had enough and shouts “FIRST GRADE STINKS” during class. Suggested for ages 5-8.
 
Monsters Love School By: Mike Austin
Just as us humans have school, monsters have school too! The summer has ended and it is time for these monsters to go to school for the first time. Their school days are similar to ours and are full of reading, writing, and making friends. Read to find out all the reasons why these monsters love going to school. Suggested for ages 4-8.
 
Wow! School! By: Robert Neubecker
Izzy is beyond excited for her first day of school. Everything she sees makes her shout “WOW!” The classroom, her teacher, and books all make her say wow. Enjoy this text that explores the many different amazing things we see in a school. Suggested for ages 3-6.
 
If You Take a Mouse to School By: Laura Numeroff
Chances are if you take a mouse to school he’s going to need a lot. He’s going to want a lunchbox, items to go in the lunchbox, other snacks, school supplies etc. He’ll also most likely want to do all the fun things you do in school like read, complete math problems, play sports, etc. Read to find out what happens when you take a mouse to school. Suggested for ages 4-8.
 
September Sneakers By: Ron Roy
It is the first day of school which means it is time for the classroom hamster, Goldi, to be returned. When the groups of kids watching her for the summer are ready to return her Goldi is not in her cage. All that is left is a green and orange sneaker key chain. Read to find out if they are able to track down Goldi. Suggested for ages 6-9.
 
Miss Daisy is Crazy! By: Dan Gutman
All of Miss Daisy’s students know that she is not your average teacher. She likes watching television and even gets the students to help her with her spelling and math problems. When A.J., a student who doesn’t really care for school tells her about his idea to turn the school into a video game arcade she takes him seriously. Read to find out what the students have to do in order to make A.J.’s idea come true.   Suggested for ages 6-10.