Back to school can cause feelings of both excitement and nervousness. No matter what age your student is, back-to-school jitters can be alleviated with some good books. You might want to add a quick trip to the library or bookstore to your list of things to do.
PRESCHOOL: “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn. A soothing book for anyone, not just little ones. “Wemberly Worried” and “Owen” by Kevin Henkes. It’s all about the security blanket issue. Classic! “Don’t Go” by Jane Zalban. Commonsense tips for helping children adjust to preschool.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: “Amelia’s School Survivor’s Guide” by Mirissa Moss. “Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story About Bullying” by Beck McCain. “The Homework Handbook: Practical Advice You Can Use Tonight to Help Your Child Succeed Tomorrow” by Harriet Cholden.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: “The Middle School Survival Guide” by Arlene Erlbach. It covers it all! “Making the Most of Middle School: A Field Guide for Parents and Others” by Anthony Jackson. Want to understand what makes them tick? Please read “How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Poinst of the Tween Years” by Julie Ross FUNNY STUFF!!
HIGH SCHOOL: “High School’s Not Forever” by Jane Bluestein. Real life. “Where Should I Sit at Lunch? The Ultimate 24/7 Guide to Surviving the High School Years” by Harriet Mosatche. More been there done that stories. “When Things Get Crazy with Your Teens: The Why, the HOw and What to do Now” by Mike Bradley.
COLLEGE: “College in a Can: What’s in Who’s out, Where to, Why not, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Life on Campus” by Harry and Sandra Choron. Realistic advice. “The Naked Roommate: And 100 Other Issues You might Run Into at College” by Harlan Cohen. Humorous.