September 2017

K is For Kindergarten

Author: Erin Dealey

Illustrator: Joseph Cowman

Summary: This ABC book about kindergarten is not just for students, but also for parents and teachers! Each alphabet letter has a short poem introducing kids to what kindergarten will be like. But each page also has activities for parents and teachers to do with their students!

Recommended Ages: 4 to 6 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This is a great book to use to talk about getting ready for Kindergarten and the alphabet.

Extension Activities: This book is filled with fabulous activities that you can do with your kids!

School's First Day of School

Author: Adam Rex

Illustrator: Christian Robinson

Summary: Frederick Douglass Elementary is a brand new school who’s excited about being built. But then the janitor tells him about all the teachers and students that will soon be coming, and school begins to feel a little anxious. Will school like the new visitors? Will the students and teachers like school? Read to find out!

Recommended Ages: 4 to 7 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This is such a cute book to use to open discussions about starting school.

Extension Activities: Check out the fun book activities. Click here!

In My Room: A Book About Creativity and Imagination

Author: Jo Witek

Illustrator: Christine Roussey

Summary: Jo Witek has another fun cutout board book! You and your child will be taken on a journey through a little girl’s drawings and imagination. The beautiful illustrations show how she is an explorer, speed racer, and even a veterinarian. What will you do with your imagination?

Recommended Ages: 3 to 7 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This is a fun book to talk about using your imagination to draw.

How to Get Your Teacher Ready

Author: Jean Reagan

Illustrator: Lee Wildish

Summary: You may be ready for school to start, but is your teacher? The narrator of the book cleverly describes and illustrates activities and events that happen throughout a school year.

Recommended Ages: 4 to 8 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This would be a great book to read to start talking about the different activities that will happen at school.

Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids

Author: Kristen Fischer

Illustrator: Susi Schaefer

Summary: Lyla and her animal friends are ready to show you some cool yoga moves! Are you? With each turn of the page, a new animal appears showing you a yoga move, along with Lyla. From balancing bear, to swimming dolphins, and even flexing lizards…you and your child will enjoy demonstrating the yoga poses as you read together.

Recommended Ages: 4 to 8 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: Fun book to read about zoo animals AND get your kids stretching! Perfect book to show kids different ways they can calm down and relax.

Extension Activities: Check out these fun book activities Click here!

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