It’s hard to believe it’s already time to send our children back to school! While some students are excited to meet their new teachers and reunite with classmates, many experience beginning-of-the-school- year jitters. Help ease their fears with books from our collection that feature students in new classrooms.
For our patrons just starting school, we have Chu’s 1st Day of School by best-selling author Neil Gaiman. This new picture book follows a panda named Chu as he heads off for his first day of school. In addition to being nervous about whether or not his new teacher and classmates will like him, Chu is worried about how they will respond to his unusual quirk—his giant sneeze. Chu’s humorous experience will ease tensions about the big first day.
Have a child who is entering middle school? Check out our guide Middle School: The Real Deal: From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks by Juliana Farrell. Written in a casual tone, this book explores the academic and social challenges faced by this age group.