Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back to School Books Linky party

I am linking up with  Blog Hoppin for their Back to School Linky Party and Giveaway.  The following are some of my favorite books to read to my kiddos on the first day of school and beginning of a new school year.

1. The Night Before First Grade-This is a great book to read to first graders.  It talks about the previous year in kindergarten in the book.  It makes the kids think about the previous year and a brand new year.  It also discusses it being okay if you are not in the same room with a friend from the previous year.

2.  Mouse's First Day- This is a good book that has surprises on each page.  The kids guess what mouse sees at school just by looking at a small piece of the item.  For example: a pencil.  Just a fun read aloud.

3. First Day Jitters- This book has my name written all over it.  I think I am more nervous on the first day than my kiddos.  I truly have sweaty palms and the nervous shakes.  But after a few weeks its smooth sailing.....hopefully.

4. Howard B, Wigglebottom Learns to Listen- I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!  My mom bought it for me and it so good with teaching students the proper rules for school.  In the beginning of the book Howard doesnt listen.  It shows the bad things that could happen from not listneing.  By the end of the book, it shows Howard listening.  He is happy at the end because he is a good listener.

5.  David Goes to School- This book is a must for the beginning of the school year.  It goes well with a rules lesson.  Each page shows a rule that David breaks.  At this time, for each page, we discuss why David should not act this way.  THis book really helps the students a lot.

6. Chrysanthemum-I like to use this book to discuss bullying and names.  It is important to teach students about bullying because even at a young age it happens a lot.  We have a lot of fun using this book to complete activities using each student's name.

7. Pete the Cat- This is the newest book I have added to my collection.  We had so much fun jammin with Pete. I love my BLUE shoes! I love my BLUE shoes!  They really danced along and sang the song.  The cd of the book is awesome and it was a fun book for the first week of school.

8.  The Kissing Hand- I think this book will forever be my favorite back to school book.  It is just so sweet and the students really love the kissing hand secret.  I dont know if this book was out when I was little but I know i would have loved it.  I defintely needed it! I was such a daddy's girl and wanting to stay at home with him.

9.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?- What more can I say?  One of the most popular children's book I know. Love it!!!

10. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom- A great book for letter recognition and matching uppercase/lowercase letters.  The video is super cute! It is on Safari.

And there it is.... my favorite back to school books!!! :-)


  1. Wow! We must have the same list! :) I want some that you have, but I'm trying to control myself and not do any more purchasing...for a few days. ;)

    1. Yes! It's so hard not to. I try to go to the library whenever I can but my weakness is garage sales. I can really spend at those.

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    1. Thanks! The kiddos love these books!

  3. Hi! I love your blog and post of your fave back to school books. I also use a few of those also. I like to read a new one everyday during the first week or two of school. I also found a funny Amelia Bedelia book about her first day of school. I remember reading Amelia Bedelia when I was young so I was excited to share her with my students this year.

    1. I loved Amelia Bedelia growing up! Thanks again!

  4. Great list!! I've already read 6 of them to my class in our 3 days of school :) I found you through the linky :)

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