September 5, 2017 | Thorndyke
I hope you all had a fabulous first day of school. Going to school is a big deal, even if it's not the first time. It can be exciting and fun or a little bit scary with potential problems. I put together a back-to-school playlist of sorts, full of books about the fun of going to school and overcoming whatever challenges might present themselves. Stop by and see me to let me know how your new school year is going!
This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. It's a story to inspire you to look closely at that problem and to find out why it's here. Even though we don't always want them, problems have a way of bringing unexpected gifts.
It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.
When the boys on the playground tell her that girls can't be superheroes, Lucía is discouraged until her abuela reveals to her the power of the luchadoras.
She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. She defied the rules, spoke out for education for every girl, and was almost killed for her beliefs. This powerful true story of how one brave girl named Malala changed the world proves that one person really can make a difference.
A picture book biography about a girl who defied social conventions and pursued the study of science. She pioneered a movement to encourage schools to conduct science and nature classes for children outdoors, thereby increasing students' interest in nature.
Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.
A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress at school.
Photographs and simple text reveal the mischief that toy dinosaurs get into during school.
Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.
On her very first day of school, Sophie is reluctant to make friends with the other children, preferring to play with two squash she grew in her garden.