Toddler Reads: Ready for School

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With the start of preschool just a few months away, books about school are a real hit in our house these days. Here are a few of our favorites.

B. Bear and Lolly Off to School. Written by A.A. Livingston, illustrated by Joey Chou (2014).

B. Bear and Lolly are best friends. They like the same porridge, the same bed, and the same comfy bed. They are also starting school at the same time. B. Bear is nervous, but Lolly is there is offer her friendly support. A fun reimagining of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

It’s Time for Preschool! Written by Esme Raji Codell, illustrated by Sue Rama (2012).

A great introduction to a preschool day – playtime, circle time, snack time, nap time, and ALWAYS, sharing time. Codell is an educator, and based on my tours of schools this year, she definitely got the preschool day down!

Keisha Ann Can! Written and illustrated by Daniel Kirk (2008).

Keisha Ann goes to kindergarten and can do SO much cool stuff (including making her own lunch. Can’t wait for that day!) An enjoyable rhyming tale.

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Little Lola. Written by Julie Saab, illustrated by David Gothard (2014).

Little Lola is a curious cat is search of a big adventure. What could be a bigger adventure than school?

Llama Llama Misses Mama. Written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney (2009).

Llama Llama has started preschool and he is missing Mama something awful. Luckily the other kids at preschool are happy to reach out and show him how much fun preschool can be.

Monsters Love School. Written and illustrated by Mike Austin (2014).

Monsters love big adventures – and what could be a better adventure than starting school? Blue is a little nervous but he soon learns the fun of art class, monster history, library book club, and recess!

Toddler Reads: Ready for School

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