Giant pencils are hanging from the ceiling in Target and all Lilac's pants are inexplicably too short to be worn in public. So that can really only mean one thing: some how back to school time has suddenly crept upon us, despite all my efforts to relish in all things summer. I'd beter make sure her tennis shoes still fit...I'm sure they won't and I will be taking all my small tornadoes into the shoe store...oh yay! (robyn hijacking here... I'm supposed to be checking if my kids clothes still fit? What happened to July?)
So, back to school, sorry I got distracted there. We've got one of our big lists for you. These are books (that we have read and liked) about starting school and heading back. Remember, and asterisk means we have a post about that one. They should be fun library picks over the next few weeks to get the kids in a school-ish mood...
Countdown to Kindergarten by Allison McGhee
Timothy Goes to School by Rosemary Wells
Mostly Monsterly by Scott Magoon
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton *
Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat! by Rob Scotton
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes *
Jessica by Kevin Henkes *
David Goes To School by David Shannon
The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaolo
Curious George's First Day of School by H. A. Rey
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems *
How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? by Jane Yolen
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn *
The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson
I Am Too Absolutely Small for School (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
On the Way to Kindergarten by Virginia Kroll
Of course this is not all the back to school or starting school books-- we've probably missed a few that you think are just wonderful. We want to read those too, so please share in comments.
Also, total side note here, but we currently have an extremely cool giveaway happening! (enter! share! free books!) Remember both of us are going to send books (as in more than one) so some luck winners! Pop over to that post and get entered.